DPT Early Assurance Program

The Department of Physical Therapy Early Assurance program (DPT-EAP) offers a select number of talented high school seniors a position in the Emory & Henry College Doctor of Physical Therapy program. This program offers selected undergraduate students a position in the graduate Doctor of Physical Therapy Program after completion of the DPT Program prerequisite course requirements and an undergraduate degree from Emory & Henry College.

Initial Admission Criteria as a High School Senior

Continuing Requirements during the E&H Undergraduate Program

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 (or last 60-hour cumulative GPA of 3.5 at time of application to the DPT Program)

  • Combined GRE score of 300 or higher and an analytical writing score of 3.5 or higher

  • Physical Therapy prerequisite coursework GPA of 3.0

  • Complete of a bachelor’s degree at Emory & Henry College including all pre-requisite coursework being completed at E&H.

  • Complete online PTCAS application during senior year

  • 50 hours of observation across a variety of PT settings

  • Active participation in campus life and civic engagement

  • Participate in designated activities with the School of Health Sciences-Marion Campus students and faculty

Selection Process

All application materials must be received by February 1 of the student’s senior year of high school in order to be considered.

The Selection Committee will meet shortly after the stated deadline. The Committee will select up to 25 students to invite for an initial interview. 

Interviews will take place in the afternoons on: (Fill out the application to RSVP to interview).

  • Saturday, December 1, 2018
  • Saturday, February 2, 2019
  • Saturday, February 23, 2019
  • Saturday, March 2, 2019

The ten most highly ranked of those interviewed will be selected to participate in the program.