|Fall - December 1
|The application and all supporting documentation (fees, statement of purpose, letters of recommendation, transcripts, test scores) must be received by the deadline in order for the application to be reviewed.
|The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program uses the online application system PTCAS (Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service). Please go to the PTCAS Web site to begin the application process. The fee for using PTCAS is based on the number of programs the applicant designates. A limited number of application fee waivers are available. Meeting PTCAS’ eligibility criterion for a fee waiver does not guarantee a waiver will be granted for supplemental application fees.
|In addition to the PTCAS application, all applicants must submit a GW Supplemental Application to the Health Sciences Office of Admissions.
|Standardized test scores:
|The GRE is required for all applicants. Official GRE score reports must be received by the application deadline for an application to be considered for admission. The institution code for GW is 5246.
|Two (2) recommendations must be submitted with your PTCAS application.
|Prior academic records:
|Official transcripts from every college and university attended must be submitted directly to PTCAS. All transcripts must be submitted, whether or not a degree was earned.
|All non-U.S. transcripts (including those in English) must be evaluated by World Education Services and submitted directly to PTCAS.
|Statement of purpose:
|In an essay of 250 to 500 words, describe your reasons for undertaking study in the Health Sciences at The George Washington University. You should state your academic objectives, career plans, and related qualifications, including collegiate, professional, and community activities, as well as any other substantial accomplishments not already mentioned on the application form.
|Applicants to the program must have a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
|Prerequisite course work includes the following:
|-Anatomy and Physiology (two semester sequence, or one semester of each; human focus preferred)
|-Physics (two semesters with lab)
|-Chemistry (two semesters with lab)
|-Biology (two semesters with lab recommended)
|-English (two semesters: one composition, one literature)
|-Statistics (one semester; mathematical focus preferred)
|-Psychology (two semesters: must include psychology beyond the introductory level)
|All science courses must be for science/health science majors.
|All applicants are required to review the Technical Standards/Essential Functions for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program and the Criminal Background Check and Drug Screening Policy before applying.
|Note: Accepted applicants will be required to pay a non-refundable tuition deposit.
|International applicants only:
|Please review International Applicant Information carefully for details on required documents and English language requirements.
|PLEASE NOTE that the Health Sciences programs require the following minimum English language test scores for admission:
|-Academic IETLS: an overall band score of 7.0 with no individual band score below 6.0; or
|-TOEFL: 600 on paper-based, 250 on computer-based, or 100 on Internet-based; or
|-PTE Academic: 68
Supporting documents not submitted online should be mailed to:
Office of Admissions
Health Sciences Programs
The George Washington University
2000 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20006
For questions contact:
9:00am to 5:00pm, Monday through Friday
The following requirements must be fulfilled: 109 credits to be taken in the following sequence:
Program of Study
|Foundations of Examination
|Foundations of Interventions
|Professional Issues in Physical Therapy Health Care Management I
|Clinical Conference I
|Teaching in Physical Therapy Practice
|Neuroscience in Rehabilitation I
|Research in Practice
|Clinical Conference II
|Integrated Clinical Experience I
|Movement Science I
|Movement Science II
|Neuroscience in Rehabilitation II
|Clinical Medicine and Pharmacology
|Clinical Conference III
|Interprofessional Community Practicum
|Management of Musculoskeletal Dysfunction I
|Management of Neuromotor Dysfunction
|Prosthetics and Orthotics
|Clinical Conference IV
|Integrated Clinical Experience II
|Management of Musculoskeletal Dysfunction II
|Management of the Pediatric Client
|Management of the Aging Adult
|Management of Cardiopulmonary Dysfunction
|Management of Integumentary Dysfunction
|Clinical Conference V
|Clinical Education Experience I
|Clinical Conference VI
|Clinical Education Experience II
|Professional Issues in Physical Therapy Health Care Management II
|Health Promotion and Wellness
|Clinical Education Experience III