Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Health Professions
Department of Physical Therapy

Program Options

Option for High School Students

High School seniors who are committed to earning a Doctorate in Physical Therapy have the opportunity to do so in 6 years after graduation from high school, through partnerships with select colleges and universities. During their senior year of high school, students may apply to one of our partner institutions. 

The partner institutions for the 3+3 Program are:

Option for College Students

You may join our DPT Program after earning your baccalaureate degree from any accredited college, university or community college. However, there are added benefits to attending one of our 40 partner schools

Benefits of obtaining your undergraduate degree from one of these General Agreement (GA) schools include:

  • Advisors who know our programs very well
  • Visits from Thomas Jefferson University at least once a year, offering updates and presentations
  • Access to all of the prerequisite classes for a Thomas Jefferson University DPT