These programs are doctoral level (DPT) and require a minimum of three years to complete.
- East Carolina University (ECU)
- Duke University
- Elon University
- UNC Chapel Hill
- Western Carolina University
- Winston-Salem State University
To be a competitive candidate you should have thorough exposure to physical therapy as a profession. While volunteering at a local hospital is an excellent introduction to a career in physical therapy, it may not represent the diversity that actually exists in the profession. You are encouraged to explore other physical therapy clinics in nursing homes, county health departments, private practices and sports medicine clinics. Most programs require that you submit at least one reference letter from a physical therapist so be sure to get to know a therapist well enough to request a letter of reference.
Since some of these programs change their prerequisite course requirements, application dates, etc., without prior notice, all students interested in applying are strongly urged to contact the program of interest to be sure all the requirements for admissions are being met.
Website Link: How to Become a Physical Therapist
OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY - Masters Level
**Please check with individual schools for additional requirements - please check NCSU Course Equivalents page to see what NCSU courses transfer to each school for pre-reqs at Transfer Course Equivalents