3+3: Accelerated Undergraduate to Graduate Physical TherapyApproved Undergraduate Majors
- Exercise and Movement Science and Communication Sciences and Disorders in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences
- Biological Sciences or Nutrition and Food Sciences in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
- Within the College of Arts and Sciences there are many majors available to students pursuing the DPT in the 3+3 format.
Students work with their undergraduate major advisor to complete the prerequisite DPT courses and their undergraduate degree requirements in three years. Students are required to attend mandatory meetings with the Physical Therapy department each semester. Their progress, cumulative GPA, and prerequisite DPT course GPA are reviewed each semester.
Pre-DPT courses must be completed along with an undergraduate major by spring semester of the junior year:
- Two semesters of anatomy/physiology
- Two semesters of college chemistry with labs
- Two semesters of physics with labs
- One semester of biology
- One semester of psychology
- One semester of statistics
- One semester of exercise physiology
Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and a 3.0 GPA in their prerequisite courses for the DPT. Students can re-take prerequisite courses for a higher science GPA, however both grades will factor into their cumulative GPA. For students who entered in 2010, the CNHS Office of Student Services will review your academic performance at the end of your junior year. For students who entered in 2011, the CNHS Office of Student Services will review your academic performance at the end of your spring semester of your sophomore year and the fall and spring semester of your junior year. After each review, you will be notified as to whether you are eligible to remain as a 3+3 student. To continue, you must have a 3.0 GPA overall and prerequisite GPA taken to that point. If you do not meet the criteria at any one of the review points, your advisor will assist you in making necessary schedule adjustments to complete your major.
Matriculating into the DPT
In the junior year, students complete required forms to confirm that they plan to matriculate into the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. These forms are provided by the Physical Therapy Program and include the biographical section of the graduate college application and requirement form completed by the student’s advisor. The completed packet is due to the Office of Student Services in the College of Nursing and Health Sciences in the spring semester of the junior year. No letters of recommendation are required.
Students' grades and requirements will be assessed at the end of the spring semester. Students will receive official notification for matriculating into the Physical Therapy portion at that time.
Frequently Asked Questions
CNHS Office of Student Services
The University of Vermont
Physical Therapy Department
002 Rowell Building
106 Carrigan Dr.
Burlington, VT 05405-0068
Phone: (802) 656-3858
Fax: (802) 656-2191
Last modified October 02 2013 03:00 PM