Physical Therapy

Individuals graduating from high school, or transfer students who have already earned some college credits, may apply for admission into the six-year BS in Kinesiology/DPT degree program as an undergraduate.  Individuals who hold a bachelor's degree may apply for entry into the three year DPT degree program as a graduate applicant.

DPT/BS Kinesiology (six-year program) applicants - Freshman Applicants

Applicants applying for entry to the first year of the program must meet the following criteria:
  • combined SAT I scores of 1000 for Math and Verbal sections, or 1500 for a combined Math, Verbal, and Writing sections (or ACT equivalent)
  • a high school average of 85 (3.0) GPA
  • two letters of recommendation
  • successful completion of courses in math, biology and chemistry; Physics and trigonometry are also recommended
  • and, a recommended minimum of 20 volunteer hours in at least two areas of Physical Therapy
Early application is encouraged for the pre-professional phase. The University currently accepts approximately 50 students into the first year of the program. Applications are reviewed on a continual basis. Click here to access the Husson Undergraduate Application form.

DPT/BS Kinesiology - Transfer Student Applicants

Students who have not completed a baccalaureate degree but have received undergraduate credits may apply as transfer students into the first or second undergraduate year depending on the number of credits being transferred. Once accepted, transfer students may enter either in fall or spring semesters. The number of transfer applicants selected is restricted to applicants with strong academic performance to ensure the highest quality of education during the professional phase of the program and to facilitate clinical placement of all students.

Transfer students may seek admission to the BS in Kinesiology/DPT degree program by completing the following:
  • Have earned at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA.
  • Complete the Husson Undergraduate Application form. 
  • Include in Husson essay, or separately describe, why physical therapy as a career and profession appeals to you.
  • Provide proof of 8 hours of observation in physical therapy.
Students already enrolled at Husson, and who wish to transfer into the BS in Kinesiology/DPT degree program, may seek permission for a change of major by completing the following:
  • Have earned at least a 3.3 cumulative GPA.
  • Complete the Husson Change of Major form.
  • Write a letter requesting a change of major.  Address the letter to the Chair of PT Admissions Committee, School of Physical Therapy, Husson University.
  • Include in the letter, or separately describe, why physical therapy as a career and profession appeals to you.
  • Provide proof of 8 hours of observation in physical therapy.
Requests for transfer or change or major will be reviewed at the end of the semester in which materials are submitted.  Acceptance into the BS in Kinesiology/DPT program is dependent upon the availability of openings so that completion of all of the above is not a guarantee of acceptance.

Click here to download "Essential Requirements of Physical Therapy Education at Husson University."

All candidates should be aware that, following graduation from the Husson University Physical Therapy Program, the State of Maine may not issue a physical therapist license to a person with a prior conviction of a felony (Class A, B or C crime), which is defined as a crime that is punishable by one year or more of imprisonment (Maine Physical Therapist Practice Act, Chapter 45-A, 32 § 3117-A).