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 }l~#Lpa=\I&Wkst4`_XEy.C]#[b\muAcG#ICDOQVVsNIMNi{% 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

The SHS Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy Programs may accept up to 9 credits of program-specific courses that will be considered on a case-by-case basis.  The coursework must have been completed at a regionally accredited institution and also from a program currently accredited by the program’s accrediting body and taken within the the 2 years prior to requesting consideration for transfer.  The courses will be evaluated by the Admissions Committee of the program, including a faculty member with knowledge/expertise in the content area of the course being considered, to determine equivalency to program courses in the Occupational Therapy or Physical Therapy Programs at Emory & Henry.

In order to consider transfer of credit to these programs, the applicant must meet the following criteria:

  1. An applicant cannot have been dismissed by another program secondary to not meeting academic or professional standards.

  2. An applicant seeking transfer to these programs must meet the minimal standard requirements for acceptance into the program.

For more information, please contact Dr. Eric Coley, Chair of the PT Admissions Committee at: =hS3w}7*0`YPuM]#[zLCz]wRjsDb2ZC 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 L8Iq3mCidDH`-WUoZ]#[*w3[%a&YS[*Ik`7TP.

For more information about the program, contact:

Emory, Va. Campus: P.O. Box 947, Emory, Va. 24327 (map)    276.944.4121
Marion, Va. Campus: 565 Radio Hill Rd., Marion, Va. 24354 (map)    276.944.6342 ·  276.781.7200