Doctor of Physical Therapy B.S./D.P.T. Program

The College of Nursing and Health Professions’ accelerated BS/DPT program allows participants to earn both their Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in six years, as opposed to seven. Students complete three years of undergraduate coursework in the Pathway to Health Professions (Health Sciences) program, followed by three years of graduate coursework in the DPT.

Graduates are well-prepared to seek licensure, and the program boasts a 100 percent pass rate on the state board examination.

The average cumulative GPA of high school students accepted to the program is 3.4, with an average SAT score of 1200 (combined math and critical reading). Transfer students are not eligible to apply.

If a student is not admitted into the accelerated program as an incoming freshman, the department offers a second chance to apply at the end of the winter quarter of the freshman year. Interested students must have earned a cumulative GPA of 3.25 and no grades below a C during their first two quarters at Drexel to be considered

Requirements for Students Accepted into the Program:

  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.33 and a minimum cumulative GPA in all science courses of 3.25.
  • Earn a final grade of C or better in all undergraduate coursework.
  • Complete the GRE and receive a minimum combined GRE score (Verbal and Quantitative) of 300 and a minimum analytical of 4.0.
  • Have documented experience working or volunteering in one or more physical therapy settings.
  • Submit an application to the DPT program by December of the junior year.
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a practicing physical therapist, and an interview with the DPT faculty is also required.

Curriculum Areas

Employment Opportunities


Private Physical Therapy Offices


Rehabilitation Centers

Anatomy & Physiology

Community Health Centers

Clinical Research

Home Health Agencies


Corporate & Industrial Health Centers

Health Assessment

Sports Facilities

Genetics & Health

Research Institutions

Health Care Ethics

Pediatric Centers, Colleges and Universities

Per the U.S. Department of Labor, physical therapy is one of the 30 fastest growing jobs, with a projected increase of 39 percent by 2020.

Undergraduate Curriculum for Accelerated B.S./D.P.T. Program. (PDF)

Graduate Doctor of Physical Therapy Curriculum. >>