Pre-Physical Therapy


Interested in a career in physical therapy? The pre-physical therapy professional track is designed for students preparing to apply to the Trine University Doctor of Physical Therapy program (DPT) or another DPT program in the United States. This track can be associated with any major.

First-year students who have achieved superior academic performance in high school may apply for the Trine University DPT Direct Entry program. Learn more about the Direct Entry program.

From Pre-PT to DPT

Trine's pre-physical therapy professional track enables students in any major to prepare for application to its Doctor of Physical Therapy program and other DPT programs in the United States. Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better to stay in the track. Students in the program are evaluated in their final year via benchmark interviews that address the following characteristics of a successful physical therapy program applicant:

  • development of personal and professional qualities
  • physical therapy or graduate school applications
  • community service, research, and leadership experiences

Learn more about the courses required for the pre-physical therapy professional track.

Establishing Expectations

The program gives the opportunities for guidance from physical therapy faculty and interaction with Trine University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program and establishes realistic expectations for success. First-year students may also qualify for a $2,000 scholarship.

Additional Information


The students in the Pre-Physical Therapy Professional Track are encouraged to demonstrate their interest in the physical therapy field by completing clinical observation experiences. Students are in charge of arranging their own clinical observations. Trine's Career Services can provide assistance.

For additional information contact the Career Services office by calling 260.665.4124, or visit the Trine Career Services website.

First-year students who have achieved superior academic performance in high school may apply for the Trine University DPT Direct Entry program.
Information about tuition can be found at Cost and Investment.

Program Information


Pre-Physical Therapy Professional Track

Program Feature

Direct Entry


41 hours



Campus Location

Angola, IN