Physical Therapy

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill

Ph.D. Online
36 months
1771 USD/credit
1771 USD/credit
902 USD/credit
Tuition fee
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Physical Therapy is a health profession that assesses and provides treatment to individuals to develop, maintain, and restore maximum movement and function throughout life. We offer a phd degree in Physical Therapy at University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. 


It can be restorative after a major injury, habilitative for those who are developmentally delayed, and preventative for those experiencing a decline in ability.

Key Features 

  • The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill is a graduate-level program designed to provide a comprehensive program of excellence to prepare direct-access ready physical therapists to meet the needs of North Carolina in a manner consistent with high professional values.
  • The faculty of the UNC Division of Physical Therapy are committed to developing graduates who are effective communicators, critical thinkers, and skilled at integrating evidence into practice. 

Programme Structure

  • Coursework is completed over three years beginning with basic sciences and progressing to clinical sciences and clinical rotations. Students should expect to be in the classroom between 25 and 35 hours per week during the didactic work throughout the first two years of the program. Clinical rotations require 40 hours per week of clinical contact time. 
  • During the final year of the program, courses are taught through a combination of in-class and online formats. Students should continue to expect to participate in class-related activities on a full-time basis. The curriculum overview provides an outline of the timing of various courses. For a brief description of individual courses, consult the course descriptions.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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More details

All of your application materials need to be received by PTCAS by September 15, 2021 (tentative), at 11:59 pm.




108 alternative credits



Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Four-year degree or a senior on track to graduate from an accredited university or college with a minimum overall cumulative GPA of 3.0 or a cumulative GPA of 3.0 in the last 60 hours. P/F grades will be omitted from GPA calculations.
  • A minimum of three letters of recommendation must be submitted.  It is recommended that one be a physical therapist but not required.
  • PTCAS will process your application and forward it to us – it is your responsibility to make sure that everything has been supplied to PTCAS. It is recommended that you continually check your PTCAS application until YOU are certain all materials have been completed or received.
  • The GRE is not required.  This is different from preivous admissions cycles.
  • Observation hours are recommended not required.  We recommend 100 hours in at least 3 different settings.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    1771 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1771 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    1771 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 1771 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    902 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 902 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

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