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Doctor of Physical Therapy Program: Early Assurance.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program offers an Early Assurance program designed for high school students interested in early admission to the Creighton University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Students admitted to a Creighton University undergraduate college are given assurance of acceptance to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program if they meet certain criteria for admission and progression.

  • Prior admission to an undergraduate program of study at Creighton University through the Office of Undergraduate Admissions 
  • Must apply by January 15 prior to freshman year enrollment to the Early Assurance Program
  • Minimum High School GPA of 3.5 or higher 
  • Complete 10 hours of shadowing a licensed physical therapist*

* Requirement is waived for the 2021 admission cycle.

  • Take ALL prerequisite/pre-professional coursework at Creighton. (Courses taken for college credit/advanced placement prior to high school graduation will not result in ineligibility, however any prerequisite courses taken at other institutions after high school graduation will.)
  • Students who meet a 3.5 science prerequisite GPA at the end of the second year will have the GRE waived. The GRE will be required for all other students. GRE scores will be reviewed by the admission committee for progression and identification of opportunities for development
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.5
  • No grade below a C in any prerequisite course
  • Full participation in the Student Success Pre-Physical Therapy learning community while enrolled in the pre-professional portion of the curriculum (years 1, 2, and 3)
  • 60 hours of work or shadowing in a physical therapy setting after acceptance into the program and by the end (August 1st) of year 2
  • Submit a PTCAS application by October 1st, the year prior to enrollment in the DPT professional curriculum
  • Successful completion of a progression interview, demonstrating growth in knowledge of the profession and strong communication/interpersonal skills
  • Pass a criminal background check prior to official enrollment in the professional program
  • Review and sign the technical standards document to acknowledge compliance with technical standards needed to successfully complete the DPT curriculum and practice the profession of physical therapy
  • Notify the Office of Admission should you withdraw from a prerequisite course

Student Success learning community furthers understanding of the profession, and provides helpful instruction on how to be a competitive applicant. The Office of Admission and the faculty in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions are actively engaged in providing ideas for Student Success programming and work closely with the Student Success program leadership to implement ideas that are in the best interest of our future applicants.

Some recent and planned programming includes interviewing tips workshops, application tips workshops, panels, program information sessions, and seminars devoted to helping students develop their own individual plan for successful application to professional school.

Contact Information

Office of Admission

Criss III Rm. 151