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University of South Carolina Physical Therapy Program
Blatt PE Center 1300 Wheat St Department of Exercise Science Arnold School of Public Health Columbia SC 29208 United States
Phone+1 803.777.5521
Fax+1 803.777.0486
Public
CAPTE Accredited
Supplemental Requirements
Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$82
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Is GRE Required?
Yes
Your program's GRE codes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
1670
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
09/30/2022
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
GRE must be no lower than a 146 in the verbal & 146 in the quantitative section. We calculate scores with the best score per section across separate test dates.

**Send official GRE scores to the DPT program PTCAS GRE code #1670. Scores submitted to UofSC's Graduate School will not be verified or accepted.
Minimum and average GRE scores
Verbal reasoning scaled score
146
156
Verbal reasoning % score
28%
72%
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
146
156
Quantitative reasoning % score
22%
59%
Analytical writing scaled score
3.5
4.0
Analytical writing % score
38%
55%
Reference Requirements
Physical Therapist-1
Evaluator type accepted
Physical Therapist-2
Evaluator type accepted
Professor in Major
Evaluator type accepted
Professor
Evaluator type accepted
Academic
Evaluator type accepted
Supervisor/Employer
Evaluator type accepted
Teaching Assistant
Evaluator type accepted
PTA
Evaluator type accepted
Pre-PT Advisor
Evaluator type accepted
Politician
Evaluator type not accepted
Health Care Professional
Evaluator type accepted
Friend
Evaluator type not accepted
Family Member
Evaluator type not accepted
Co-worker
Evaluator type accepted
Clergy
Evaluator type not accepted
Other
Evaluator type not accepted
Number of references required by program
2
Additional information about program's reference requirements
We strongly encourage but do not require that at least one letter of reference is from a PT and a professor. All letters should be professional in nature. 
PT Observation Hours
Information about your PT requirements
Applicants are encouraged to gain a variety of experiences if possible. The inability to obtain diverse experiences will not be considered negatively against the applicant.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are not required but are highly recommended
Total number of PT Hours REQUIRED
0
Total number of PT Hours RECOMMENDED
50
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
09/30/2022
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered
GPA Requirements
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.00
3.72
Program-specific prerequisite
3.00
3.72
Science GPA
3.68
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Program uses the highest grade earned in prerequisite GPA calculations if a course was repeated. Undergraduate GPA is cumulative of all course attempts up unto the point of graduation, at which point the undergraduate GPA becomes final. Overall science GPA is reviewed but not included in scoring algorithm.
Background Checks
Background check required prior to matriculation.
No
Program participates in PTCAS Background Check process through Certiphi Screening.
No
International Students
Program considers Canadian coursework?
Yes
CanadianTranscriptsDictionary
Send original Canadian transcript to PTCAS (recommended)
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) coursework
Send WES foreign transcript evaluation to PTCAS (recommended)
Are non-native English Speakers required to submit TOEFL scores?
Yes
Citizenship requirements
Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, Canadian citizens, Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens with a visa, Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens, Other non-citizens (e.g., refugees)
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework

English translation required for original foreign transcripts.