PTCAS GOES LIVE TOMORROW!
PTCAS invites applicants to view the new 2015-16 PTCAS application instructions and directory pages now available on the PTCAS website.
NEW PROGRAMS IN PTCAS
APTA and PTCAS are pleased to welcome 15 programs to PTCAS for the upcoming admissions cycle for a total of 195 participating programs representing 85% of eligible institutions. Visit the PTCAS directory to view program-specific admission requirements.
- Alvernia University (PA)
- American International College (MA)
- Briar Cliff University (IA)
- East Carolina University
- Emory & Henry College (VA)
- Hardin-Simmons University (TX)
- Saint Francis University (PA)
- Samford University (AL)
- Simmons College (MA)
- South College (TN)
- Texas Woman's University
- University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
- University of South Carolina
- University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, The
- US Army-Baylor University (TX)
Applicants continue to be encouraged to have their PT observation hours verified with an electronic signature through the PTCAS verification portal, if verified hours are required by the DPT program for admissions. If an applicant’s observation hours were previously verified by a physical therapist on a paper signature form, then the applicant may scan the signed form and upload it into the application. PTCAS will no longer accept paper PT hour forms in the mail.
The standard PTCAS essay question will remain, "APTA's vision for physical therapy is 'transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.' How will you embody this vision as a future physical therapist?"
The application will include new disadvantaged questions in response to the development of a new definition of underrepresented minorities in physical therapy education adopted by APTA. The new questions are intended to assist programs in identifying applicants from educationally, economically, or geographically disadvantaged backgrounds.
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS