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Wingate University: Doctor of Physical Therapy


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Program: 3 years (9 semesters consisting of 130 credit hours), admits 42 students, and starts in January.

Application: Application opens July 1, due by May 15th . Program admits students on a rolling basis, so apply early.

In-State Tuition (total): $92,646. This does not include additional costs/fees.

Admission Info:

  • Average GPA: 3.5
  • Average Prerequisite GPA: 3.5
  • GRE Scores: Combined verbal and quantitative (superscore, take highest score). 300 or higher required.
  • Health care experience: Minimum of 50 hours observing a licensed physical therapist. This observation may be in any setting, and may be paid or unpaid..
  • Two letters of recommendation: At least one of these letters must be from a currently licensed U.S. physical therapist.

Prerequisites:

For applications to be eligible for consideration, applicants must be within two outstanding prerequisites.  These must be completed even if they were not part of your baccalaureate degree course of study. No exceptions. All prerequisite coursework should have a grade of “C” or higher.

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I (or Human Anatomy) with lab – 4 semester hours (UNCW: BIO/L 240)
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology II (or Human Anatomy) with lab – 4 semester hours (UNCW: BIO/L 241)
  • Physics I with lab – 4 semester hours (may be calculus- or non-calculus-based) (UNCW: PHY/L 101)
  • Physics II with lab – 4 semester hours (may be calculus- or non-calculus-based) (UNCW: PHY/L 102)
  • General Chemistry I with lab – 4 semester hours (UNCW: CHM/L 101)
  • General Chemistry II with lab – 4 semester hours (UNCW: CHM/L 102)
  • General Biology I with lab – 4 semester hours (UNCW: BIO/L 201)
  • Upper-level (300 or above) Biology or Physiology – 3 semester hours (Exercise Physiology may fulfill this requirement) (UNCW: BIO 300 or higher, or EXS/L 320)
  • Human Psychology – 3 semester hours (may be normal or abnormal) (UNCW: PSY 105 or PSY 247)
  • Math – 3 semester hours (UNCW: MAT 111 or higher)
  • Statistics – 3 semester hours (UNCW: STT 210 or STT 215)

UNCW course recommendations: Student must verify the correct coursework needed for each program.