Applicants must have either a bachelor’s or master’s degree in physical therapy from an accredited physical therapy program in the U.S. , a current license to practice physical therapy in the U.S. and at least one year of full-time clinical experience. The department will consider applications from foreign-trained physical therapists if all other admission criteria are met and if credentials have been evaluated by the Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy and found to be equivalent to those required of physical therapists educated in the U.S.
Applicants for admission to the program must complete an admission packet that includes the VCU Application for Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program as well as supplementary program materials. Admission packets are available by mail or online:
Virginia Commonwealth University
School of Allied Health Professions
Department of Physical Therapy
P.O. Box 980224
Richmond , Virginia 23298-0224
Application packets must contain:
Applications are reviewed on an ongoing basis. Each year, the application deadline for fall enrollment is June 1, and the application deadline for spring enrollment is Nov. 1.
The applicant is encouraged to check the status of his or her application packet to ensure that all components of the packet have been received. Inquiries should be made to the Department of Physical Therapy. Incomplete packets will not be reviewed.