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Course Descriptions - Physical Therapy
Admission to the Doctorate in Physical Therapy program is competitive and through a special application process. Applications are available in August and are due to PTCAS on or before October 1 of the calendar year preceding the August in which the student plans to enter the program.
To be eligible to apply to the DPT through this dual degree program, the student must first meet the requirements for an undergraduate degree in these majors at Kean University. To qualify for the baccalaureate degree at Kean University, the student must be fully matriculated in one of the seven designated major programs and complete that program as described.
A minimum of 32 degree credits, including one-half of the major requirements, must be earned at Kean. In order to begin the UMDNJ DPT program in the senior year, the student must have completed all of the required general education, major courses, and courses which serve as prerequisites to the DPT program. These requirements must be completed by the end of the spring semester before the August in which the student expects to begin the DPT program. The program will begin August 1 every year for the new entering class. The balance of elective course requirements would be fulfilled by the DPT courses taken at UMDNJ during the first year of the graduate program.
This intensive and highly competitive 110 credit professional program includes course work and clinical affiliations with all courses taught at UMDNJ in Newark. The DPT is a year-round program with classes scheduled during the school year and in the summer. Class size is limited. Because of the nature of physical therapy, students must be able to perform tasks and movements that require strength and endurance.