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Physical Therapy

3 + 3 DPT

Earn the Bachelor of Science (BS) degree from Immaculata University and the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Thomas Jefferson University within six years after graduation from high school.

Apply for admission to the 3+3 BS/DPT program using the regular Immaculata undergraduate application. If admitted, you will spend the first three years at Immaculata and then proceed to Jefferson for the final three years of Physical Therapy coursework.  Earn your bachelor's degree in Exercise Science from Immaculata after successful completion of the first year at Jefferson College of Health Professions. Jefferson awards a doctor of physical therapy degree after successful completion of the third year at JCHP.

Admission Requirements

High school students:
- Cumulative high school GPA of 3.2 or higher
- SAT total score of 1650 or higher
- Interview

Current Immaculata students:
- Total earned credit hours: 30 or fewer
- Cumulative GPA of 3.3 or higher
- A grade of C or better in all prerequisite courses for the program at Jefferson
- Interview

Application Requirements & Deadline

High school students:
- Submit a completed Immaculata undergraduate admissions application by December 15
- Official high school transcripts
- Official SAT I test scores
- Essay
- Activities resume
- Volunteer/observation hours (PT applicants should have 25 hours completed at the time of
            application. An additional 50 hours in 2 settings will be required prior to matriculation at Jefferson)
- Application fee

Current Immaculata students:
- Submit a Jefferson admissions application with an endorsement/letter of recommendation
   from a designated Immaculata representative
- Interview

Curriculum Options

- 3-year BS in selected track at Immaculata
- Credits earned during the first year at Jefferson will be counted toward the
   completion of the Immaculata BS degree

Curriculum Requirements

In order to transfer into the Jefferson program, you must:
- Complete the articulated Immaculata curriculum
- Have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.0
- Earn at least a C in all prerequisite coursework

For more information, please contact

Don Sharples, Director of Graduate Admissions
Jefferson College of Health Professions
(215) 503-1044

Read more about the partnership on Immaculata's website or read about the DPT program on JCHP’s website. 

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