Application Process

Application Process and the PTCAS Website

Individuals can apply to the E&H Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program via the centralized application service, PTCAS.

Please be advised that all communications regarding your application, offers of Interview, Admission status, etc. will occur via PTCAS. Make sure to add GUu5H31Mf]b|-RlL6I8vzQx]#['Ed!9$q=SWytm1N-~/-!jD` to your Safe senders list and to check your Spam or Junk mail folders.

Important Dates

  • July 1, 2016 - PTCAS launches the 2016-17 application

  • August 15, 2016 - PTCAS Early Decision Deadline

  • September 26, 2016 - Programs must submit admission decisions on all Early Decision Applicants

  • November 1, 2016 - PTCAS Application Deadline

Option for transfer to the E&H DPT Program

Up to 9 transfer credits of equivalent professional-level coursework, as deemed equivalent by the PT faculty, may be accepted from a student who requests to be considered for transfer to the Emory & Henry Physical Therapy Program. Any student seeking transfer to the PT Program at Emory & Henry College must be in good academic and professional behavior standards in his/her current physical therapy program.  Please contact Dr. Eric Coley, Chair of the PT Admissions Committee at: x8k^QV3D?_RTCz]#[^v[K3PN$~C[6~p or (276) 933-6146.

Application Review Process

Once the application deadline passes, application material will be reviewed.  Students will be vetted and approximately 110-120 students will be invited to campus for an interview. If a student has been offered an interview, an interview in person on the Marion campus is required.  We currently accept 32 students in each cohort.

Steps for Applicants to be considered for Onsite Interview

  • Have GRE scores sent to Emory & Henry College (ETS code 1613)
  • Complete PTCAS application
  • Pay Emory & Henry College’s Supplemental Fee
  • Verification by PTCAS of a minimum of 40 observation hours with a licensed PT

Note:  Application deadline is November 1, 2016 for all of the above to be completed.

Supplemental Application Fees & Materials

  • Supplemental Fees:

    Applicants need to submit a $30 supplemental application fee to apply for the DPT program at Emory & Henry College.

    Pay Online: Applicants may pay online using a credit card. Pay Supplemental Application Fee Now

      Pay with Check: Applicants may pay by submitting a check to Emory & Henry College and mailing it to:
    Emory & Henry College Graduate Admissions, P.O. Box 947, Emory, VA 24327.
  • Supplemental Materials:

    • Graduate Record Exam (GRE) submission of score(s)
      ETS code 1613
    • Foreign Applicants whose native language is not English must submit iBT TOEFL or IELTS scores AND must also submit an approved credential report for coursework completed outside the United States.
    • In order to be considered for the program, applicants must achieve a minimum of 79 on iBT TOEFL examination or a Band 6 on the IELTS.  

For More information

For more information about the admissions process, contact Tracie Rinehardt, Coordinator of Admissions for the E&H School of Health Sciences at (276) 944-6791 or hA1#RI2EC'[JN&{?i]#[J|yoF9v1.CA/.2az_.

For more information about the program, contact:


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Marion, Va. Campus: 565 Radio Hill Rd., Marion, Va. 24354 (map)    276.944.6342 ·  276.781.7200


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