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Physical Therapy, DPT

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #353 (QS) , UT,
The University of Utah Physical Therapy Department hosts general information sessions each month to  provide information on physical therapy as a career; pre-requisites necessary for application to the program; and admission procedures. Most prospective students find their questions are answered during a session. All are welcome to attend. 

About

Physical therapy is “the science of healing and the art of caring”. It combines a solid knowledge of human anatomy with compassionate, individualized care. Physical therapists work with individuals of all ages to improve their health and functional performance: infants with birth defects; youth athletes who want to maximize their performance; seniors with arthritis, people with MS, etc. PTs examine each individual and diagnose the movement dysfunction. Then, PTs develop a treatment plan using techniques to promote the ability to move, to reduce pain, and to restore function.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Tests and Measures 
  • Teaching and Learning in Physical Therapy 
  • Intervention I: Physical Agents 
  • Intervention II: Therapeutic Exercise - Foundation and Principles 
  • Motor Control
  • Interventions III: Advanced Techniques 
  • Integumentary Management 
  • Musculoskeletal Management in Physical Therapy 
  • Management in Pediatrics 

                English Language Requirements

                • Minimum required score:

                  6.5

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                • Minimum required score:

                  80

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                Academic Requirements

                You need the following GPA score:

                Required score: 3

                Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 3 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

                Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

                General Requirements

                • An applicant for admission to The Graduate School must meet the following minimum requirements:
                • An undergraduate GPA of at least 3.0, based on all undergraduate work. If the undergraduate GPA is below 3.0, a GPA will be calculated on the last 60 semester hours (90 quarter hours) of the undergraduate work for admission consideration;
                • Meeting the academic department’s admission standards, and receiving a recommendation for admission to their graduate program.

                Tuition Fee

                • International

                  30371 USD/year
                  Tuition Fee
                  Based on the original amount of 30371 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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                Living costs for Salt Lake City

                • 1000 - 1730 USD/month
                  Living Costs

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