Please note that if an applicant retakes a course, both grades will be used in calculating their GPA. This applies to computing the overall GPA and required coursework GPA.
All undergraduate coursework is included in the calculation of the overall GPA. Any course that was retaken, but not reflected as dropped or withdrawn on the official transcript, must also be included in the computation of the overall GPA. Courses taken and withdrawn failing, yet not retaken are counted as an "F". Pass/fail courses are not included in the calculation. Prerequisite courses taken at the graduate level are not counted in the overall GPA. Pluses and minuses are not counted (ie. B+ does not = 3.5). In recent years, applicants selected to attend this program have had a mean overall GPA of 3.67 on a four point scale.
There are eleven required prerequisite courses. ALL prerequisite courses must have been completed within ten years of the initial fall semester of the program (semester that the applicant would be beginning the physical therapy program). All Chemistry, Physics, Biology, Anatomy, and Physiology courses taken by an applicant will be factored into their prerequisite GPA. Non-credit military training will not be counted as prerequisite coursework. Our program does accept CLEP exams or Advanced Placement exams to fulfill prerequisites. Please note that applicants cannot CLEP out of laboratory courses. Quarter hours and class hours that denote single units (i.e. 1.25 or 1.0) must be converted to semester hours. In general, applicants must have three quarter hours of a course to be equivalent to two semester hours. For example, CHEM I/II/III on a quarter system would be equivalent to CHEM I/II on a semester system. In recent years, applicants selected to attend this program have had a mean prerequisite GPA of 3.67 on a four point scale.