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Due to forecast winter storm conditions, the University of Hartford will be closed for day classes (those classes before 4 p.m.) and daytime operations on Monday, Feb. 2. An advisory on the status of evening classes and activities after 4 p.m. will be released by early afternoon on Monday.

During the time that the University is closed, the Commons will maintain regular dining hours for residential students. snow closing guide

current as of 8:43 p.m., 2/1/15


Post Baccalaureate Entry into the DPT Program

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program at the University of Hartford is an entry-level professional physical therapy program. It has been designed for those individuals possessing a baccalaureate degree in another subject area who have also satisfied all the prerequisite courses and wish to be qualified for licensure as physical therapists.

The on-line application and all required accompanying materials must be submitted no later than February 1 to begin study in June. The materials listed below must be submitted with your completed application by the deadline:

  • Three letters of reference. One must be from a course instructor or academic advisor, one from a supervisor in a professional or other work capacity, and one from another individual in either capacity.
  • Scores on the aptitude portion of the GRE. Minimum scores of 145 on the verbal, quantitative, and analytic portions of the GRE.
  • For applicants who speak English as a second language, a minimum of 550 on the TOEFL is necessary.
  • One essay addressing issues specified in the graduate application.
  • Health care related experience (10 hours required)
  • Transcripts for all undergraduate and post-graduate academic work.

    Interviews are required at the discretion of the graduate admissions committee.

All materials must be submitted to:

Center for Graduate and Adult Academic Services
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford, CT 06117-1599

Transfer Credit Policy  Transfer credits from other programs or institutions are generally not accepted toward the Doctor of Physical Therapy program requirements.  The decision is determined through individual consideration at the discretion of the department chair.

Prerequisite Courses  The following prerequisite courses must have been completed. at the college level.  That includes university, 4-year college, or community college courses. It does not include preparatory courses.

Biology: one course with lab             4
Human Anatomy*: one course with lab 4
Human Physiology*: one course with lab 4
*If anatomy and physiology are combined; two semesters (8 credits) are required
Chemistry: general chemistry 2-course sequence with lab 8
Physics: 2-course sequence with lab 8
Statistics 3
Calculus/Precalculus 3
Psychology; general, developmental, and abnormal psychology 9
Exercise Physiology: one course 3-4
Humanities 9-12
Social Sciences 9-12

Acceptance and Matriculation Rates

Post baccalaureate entry students matriculated into the DPT program

Matriculation year

Number of post baccalaureate applicants

Accepted students (acceptance rate)

Matriculated  post baccalaureate students
(yield rate)



25 (45%)

16 (64%)



19 (32%)

11 (58%)



36 (62%

27 (75%)

All students matriculated into the DPT program

Matriculation year

Matriculated undergraduate BSHS/DPT students

Matriculated  post baccalaureate students

Total students matriculated

Overall GPA of total matriculated

Pre-requisite GPA of total matriculated



















Questions about academic preparation/prerequisite courses may be addressed to:

Diana Veneri
Associate Professor
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Office: Dana Hall, rm. 401A