College of Health Professions

Physical Therapy Advising

The entry level degree to become a licensed practicing Physical Therapist is a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT). Entry into DPT programs is highly competitive, and prerequisites vary according to the specific school you are applying to. Towson University does not offer a DPT program, however, we provide general advising to students who are interested in applying to a DPT program.

The minimum requirement for application to apply to a physical therapy program is completion of a baccalaureate. degree from a regionally accredited college. Because of the strong emphasis on science courses, which typically includes one year of chemistry, one year of physics, statistics and other mathematics courses, and at least four courses in biology, many students choose Exercise Science, Athletic Training or Biology as their major. However, any major is acceptable, as long as specific undergraduate prerequisites for individual schools are completed. A list of recommended prerequisites can be downloaded here.

A typical first-year student curriculum at Towson University might include chemistry, biology and mathematics. Towson provides advising to assist students with their undergraduate preparation for this field. Students will also receive advising from their major.

For more information, contact Melissa Egerton, Admission and Recruitment Coordinator, College of Health Professions :

Frequently asked questions page

Listing of course equivalencies for some surrounding DPT programs click here

PT program search provided by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Listing of nationally ranked PT schools according to US News and World Report click here

Physical Therapy Graduate Programs located in Maryland

University of Maryland School of Medicine - Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science (PTRS)

For information concerning admission requirements for UMB School of Medicine PT program click here

University of Maryland Eastern Shore- School of Health Professions - Doctor of Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy Graduate Program located in Pennsylvania

Arcadia University
Chatham University
Drexel University
Duquesne University
Gannon University
Lebanon Valley College
Misericordia University
Neumann College
Saint Francis University
Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
Temple University
Thomas Jefferson University
University of Pittsburgh
University of Scranton
University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
Widener University

Physical Therapy Graduate Programs in Virginia

Hampton University
Marymount University 
Old Dominion University 
Shenandoah University 
Virginia Commonwealth University 

Physical Therapy Graduate Programs in Delaware

University of Delaware

Physical Therapy Graduate Programs in Washington D.C.

George Washington University

Howard University




Melissa Egerton, Admission and Recruitment Coordinator

College of Health Professions

Linthicum Hall, Room 115E

Phone: 410-704-2653









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