Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Rehabilitation Sciences
Department of Physical Therapy

Exercise Science to Doctor of Physical Therapy (3+3)

Earn your Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science and your Doctor of Physical Therapy in an accelerated program in less time than it would take to complete both degrees separately. Upon graduation, you will be prepared to sit for the National Physical Therapy Examination. Jefferson’s Physical Therapy (PT) Program is one of the most respected PT programs in the region. Students from around the country come here to experience a positive, collaborative learning environment that contributes to success.

Program Length

6 years

Program Format

On-site, Full-Time




This 6 year (3+3) accelerated early assurance program affords students the opportunity to complete undergraduate coursework in the natural and physical sciences, humanities, and social sciences to meet program prerequisites and general education hallmarks. These courses provide a solid foundation in critical thinking, communication, and writing. Students meeting all program prerequisites and academic standards will progress into the professional phase of the program. (Students who do not meet these requirements will be eligible to complete a 4 year BS degree in exercise Science.      

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Application Process

Completed applications must be received by December 16, 2019 for consideration. Academically eligible candidates will be contacted via email by early February, 2020 to schedule an admissions interview. Final decisions will be released in early March, 2020.  

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