Welcome to the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service Programs Directory!

The Physical Therapist Centralized Application Services (PTCAS) is a centralized application service that streamlines the admissions process for many PT programs. Carefully review the PTCAS Directory pages by clicking the ‘List of Programs’ link above to view important program-specific admission requirements and descriptions.
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Visit the PTCAS community feed to review the latest updates and resources from PTCAS Programs and PTCAS staff. To review program specific updates, please visit the community feed listed on individual program’s pages.
  • Posted8 days AGO
    The UCSF/SFSU Admissions Response to COVID-19
    
    UCSF/SFSU Graduate Program in Physical Therapy is committed to continued use of a more holistic admissions process. Many of our admission requirements serve not only to help us better understand our applicants, but also to give our future students the educational and experiential foundation that leads to their success in our program and their career as Physical Therapists.
    
    In this unprecedented time, we understand that our prospective applicants are working through and responding to a multitude of changes in their daily lives and academic journeys. We will periodically revisit our admissions requirements and processes to best respond to these changes and support our applicants. 
    
    For our most recent updates, please view our COVID Response page on our website: 
    https://ptrehab.ucsf.edu/ucsfsfsu-admissions-response-covid-19
    
    The UCSF/SFSU Admissions Response to COVID-19 | Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science
    The UCSF/SFSU Admissions Response to COVID-19
    ptrehab.ucsf.edu
    The UCSF/SFSU Admissions Response to COVID-19
    
    UCSF/SFSU Graduate Program in Physical Therapy is committed to continued use of a more holistic admissions process. Many of our admission requirements serve not only to help us better understand our applicants, but also to give our future students the educational and experiential foundation that leads to their success in our program and their career as Physical Therapists.
    
    In this unprecedented time, we understand that our prospective applicants are working through and responding to a multitude of changes in their daily lives and academic journeys. We will periodically revisit our admissions requirements and processes to best respond to these changes and support our applicants. 
    
    For our most recent updates, please view our COVID Response page on our website: 
    https://ptrehab.ucsf.edu/ucsfsfsu-admissions-response-covid-19
    
    The UCSF/SFSU Admissions Response to COVID-19 | Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science
    The UCSF/SFSU Admissions Response to COVID-19
    ptrehab.ucsf.edu
  • Posted8 days AGO
    Want to learn more about the UCSF/SFSU Graduate Program in Physical Therapy? Do you have questions about our admissions process?
    
    Sign up to attend one of our upcoming information sessions – now online! Faculty members and admissions officers will present about the program and admissions process and will be available to answer questions. The Student Perspective session will be a student-led panel where you can ask questions about their academic experience and living in the San Francisco Bay Area.
    
    To view upcoming webinars and register, check out our Information Sessions page: https://ptrehab.ucsf.edu/information-sessions-0
    
    Information Sessions | Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science
    Prospective applicants interested in our program can attend group informational sessions held online through Zoom. Topics covered during these sessions include an overview of the program and application process as well as more information regarding p ...
    ptrehab.ucsf.edu
    Want to learn more about the UCSF/SFSU Graduate Program in Physical Therapy? Do you have questions about our admissions process?
    
    Sign up to attend one of our upcoming information sessions – now online! Faculty members and admissions officers will present about the program and admissions process and will be available to answer questions. The Student Perspective session will be a student-led panel where you can ask questions about their academic experience and living in the San Francisco Bay Area.
    
    To view upcoming webinars and register, check out our Information Sessions page: https://ptrehab.ucsf.edu/information-sessions-0
    
    Information Sessions | Department of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science
    Prospective applicants interested in our program can attend group informational sessions held online through Zoom. Topics covered during these sessions include an overview of the program and application process as well as more information regarding p ...
    ptrehab.ucsf.edu
  • Simmons University, shared an update
    Posted9 days AGO
    Due to COVID-19, telehealth observation hours will be accepted for the Summer 2021 application cycle. Additionally, for any student who is unable to document a minimum of 30 observation hours by May 1 can submit a brief essay addressing the below prompts. This should be no longer than 500 words and can be emailed to snhs@simmons.edu. One of the reasons we require observation hours is for students to obtain a better understanding of the breadth of physical therapy. This will hopefully help you to gain some of this knowledge. In lieu of observation hours, please: 1) Reflect about why you desire to become a PT; 2) Research the various types of practice a PT can engage in, and describe the similarities and differences between at least 3 different practice settings. (This does not mean 3 different outpatient clinics.) Please provide references and working links to Web sites for your research; 3) Write a short paragraph about 2 things you didn't know about physical therapy or what PTs do.
    Due to COVID-19, telehealth observation hours will be accepted for the Summer 2021 application cycle. Additionally, for any student who is unable to document a minimum of 30 observation hours by May 1 can submit a brief essay addressing the below prompts. This should be no longer than 500 words and can be emailed to snhs@simmons.edu. One of the reasons we require observation hours is for students to obtain a better understanding of the breadth of physical therapy. This will hopefully help you to gain some of this knowledge. In lieu of observation hours, please: 1) Reflect about why you desire to become a PT; 2) Research the various types of practice a PT can engage in, and describe the similarities and differences between at least 3 different practice settings. (This does not mean 3 different outpatient clinics.) Please provide references and working links to Web sites for your research; 3) Write a short paragraph about 2 things you didn't know about physical therapy or what PTs do.
  • Anderson University , shared an update
    PostedFriday, July 24, 2020 at 3:21 PM
    Please note the CASPer test is now required for our DPT program. Go to: https://takecasper.com/ to register for this test. This exam may be taken on your home computer as long as you have a webcam available. When you register, be sure to indicate that you want your scores reported to Anderson University. The cost of this test is $25 plus $12 for each school you want your scores reported to.
    Please note the CASPer test is now required for our DPT program. Go to: https://takecasper.com/ to register for this test. This exam may be taken on your home computer as long as you have a webcam available. When you register, be sure to indicate that you want your scores reported to Anderson University. The cost of this test is $25 plus $12 for each school you want your scores reported to.
  • Northeastern University, shared an update
    PostedTuesday, July 21, 2020 at 9:51 AM
    Coffee Break Sessions with Northeastern University DPT Students and Faculty
    
    Hello Everyone from the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement & Rehabilitation Sciences. We welcome prospective students to join us at our virtual Coffee Break Sessions to speak to our faculty and students that will be taking place over the coming months leading to up to our October 1st deadline for applications. 
    
    
    Friday, July 24th 6:00pm-7:00pm (Students)
    
    Friday, July 31st 1:00pm-2:00pm (Faculty) 
    
    Thursday, August 20th 1:00pm-2:00pm (Faculty)
    
    Friday, August 28th 6:00pm-7:00pm (Students) 
    
    Friday, September 18th 1:00pm-2:00pm (Faculty) 
    
    Friday, September 25th 6:00pm-7:00pm (Students) 
    
    
    Please reach out to Academic Assistant Matthew Messier at 
    M.MESSIER@NORTHEASTERN.EDU
     to make your reservation and a link will be sent to you accordingly.
    Northeastern University - A University Like No Other
    
    Northeastern University - A University Like No Other
    Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential, research university built on a tradition of engagement with the world, creating a distinctive approach to education and research.
    M.MESSIER@NORTHEASTERN.EDU
    Coffee Break Sessions with Northeastern University DPT Students and Faculty
    
    Hello Everyone from the Department of Physical Therapy, Movement & Rehabilitation Sciences. We welcome prospective students to join us at our virtual Coffee Break Sessions to speak to our faculty and students that will be taking place over the coming months leading to up to our October 1st deadline for applications. 
    
    
    Friday, July 24th 6:00pm-7:00pm (Students)
    
    Friday, July 31st 1:00pm-2:00pm (Faculty) 
    
    Thursday, August 20th 1:00pm-2:00pm (Faculty)
    
    Friday, August 28th 6:00pm-7:00pm (Students) 
    
    Friday, September 18th 1:00pm-2:00pm (Faculty) 
    
    Friday, September 25th 6:00pm-7:00pm (Students) 
    
    
    Please reach out to Academic Assistant Matthew Messier at 
    M.MESSIER@NORTHEASTERN.EDU
     to make your reservation and a link will be sent to you accordingly.
    Northeastern University - A University Like No Other
    
    Northeastern University - A University Like No Other
    Founded in 1898, Northeastern is a global, experiential, research university built on a tradition of engagement with the world, creating a distinctive approach to education and research.
    M.MESSIER@NORTHEASTERN.EDU
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About PTCAS

The Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) is a service of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). PTCAS allows applicants to use a single application and one set of materials to apply to multiple DPT programs.

Visit the PTCAS Applicant Help Center and directory pages before you apply. The 2018-2019 application is now open. 

If a disability prevents you from accessing the application, email PTCAS or call 617/612-2040.