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DPT Admission Requirements

Admission to the DPT program is competitive, with 8 to 10 applicants for each available space. The following are required for consideration for admission:


Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and evidence that you will complete a bachelor's degree at an accredited college or university by the time you enter the program, or evidence that you are a University of Indianapolis undergraduate eligible to apply for admission after three years of undergraduate study. (The average GPA of those applicants who are offered admission is 3.7.)


General aptitude test of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) of the Educational Testing Service, CN 6000, Princeton, NJ 08541-6000. Be sure to have your scores sent to PTCAS for University of Indianapolis, code 7580.


Three recommendations, including one from a physical therapist, are required. Recommendations must be completed using the PTCAS system and requirements.

Prerequisite Coursework

Completion of the following prerequisite coursework with a grade of at least a C in each course and a minimum prerequisite GPA of 3.0 (B). Courses taken on a pass-fail basis or any noncourse credit will not count.

  • Biological sciences:
    • Biology: One biology course with lab (3-4 credits)
    • Human anatomy: This requirement can be met with a one-year sequence combining human anatomy and physiology (6-8 credits), by a single course in human anatomy (3-4 credits), or by a vertebrate morphology course if human anatomy is unavailable at your institution. This course must include a lab.
    • Human physiology: this requirement can be met with a one-year sequence combining human anatomy and physiology (6-8 credits), by a single course in human physiology (3-4 credits), or by an animal physiology course if human physiology is unavailable at your institution. This course must include a lab.
  • Chemistry: Standard one-year sequence with labs (6-8 credits)
  • Physics: Standard one-year sequence with labs, (6-8 credits)
  • Behavioral sciences: Two courses (6 credits) emphasizing human interactions in some way. Acceptable courses are usually in the areas of psychology, sociology, or cultural anthropology.
  • Statistics: One introductory course (3-4 credits) to include central tendency, variability, correlation, and parametric statistics through analysis of variance. This course should be taken through the math or science department.

Performance Essentials

Becoming a physical therapist requires the completion of a professional education program that is both intellectually and physically challenging. The purpose of the KSPT DPT Performance Essentials document is to articulate the demands of this program in a way that will allow current students to compare their own capabilities against these demands.

Read the DPT Performance Essentials document  ►

Apply by October 1

Applications are available online and must be completed by October 1. Applicants who have completed 90 or more undergraduate hours at the University of Indianapolis receive additional consideration in the admission process. In addition, UIndy undergraduates will be guaranteed an interview if their cumulative GPA is 3.5 or higher.

There is a supplemental application fee of $20 for all DPT applicants.  Fees may be paid online by clicking here
Fees may also be paid via check or money order.  Checks should be made out to University of Indianapolis
Please submit fees to:
CHS Admissions
University of Indianapolis 
1400 East Hanna Avenue
Indianapolis, IN 46227


After the application deadline, top applicants will be invited to an on-campus interview day. An interview is required to be considered for admission. After interview day, applicants will be notified of the admission decision. Some individuals may be placed on a wait list for admission.

Criminal Background Check & Drug Screening

In order to meet professional licensure requirements as well as protect future patients/clients and clinical sites, admitted students are required to have criminal background checks and drug screens prior to matriculation into the program.  A criminal history or positive drug screen may affect clinical placement, and/or licensure, and in some cases, disqualify a student from admission. 

More Information

For more information, contact:

Amber Clarke
Phone: 317-788-3457 or 1-800-232-8634, ext. 3457
Fax: 317-788-3542

The University reserves the right to verify information for the application file via available media. The University also reserves the right to revoke an offer of admission if any information provided is found to be inaccurate or falsified.

The University of Indianapolis does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, age, religion, ethnic or national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, or gender identity and expression irrespective of whether the status is legally protected.  The University complies with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act.  This policy applies to applicants and students and to all other aspects of student life.