• Shenandoah University

    Program Information

    This page is intended for college graduates ONLY. High school students MUST contact the institution directly for information about the Early Assurance Program. Do not apply using PTCAS.
    Contact Information
    Linda Burrow
    Admissions Coordinator for the Doctorate in Physical Therapy Program
    Division of Physical Therapy
    Shenandoah University
    1775 North Sector Court
    Winchester, VA 22601
    (540) 665-5559
    Deposit Required Yes
    Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants $500.00
    Additional Information about Deposit The deposit must be paid by the deadline indicated on acceptance letters from the Graduate Admissions Office to reserve a seat in the upcoming class. Applicants who fail to pay the deposit by their deadline date forfeit their offer of acceptance. Security deposits are credited toward the first semester tuition, but are non-refundable if an applicant declines an offer of acceptance after paying the deposit.
    Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process? Yes
    PT program start date for entering class 08/26/2019
    Dual-degree programs offered in conjunction with PT degree DPT/MSAT (Doctorate in Physical Therapy/Master of Science in Athletic Training)
    Institution's religious affiliation United Methodist
    Size of most recent entering class 61
    Anticipated size of next entering class 60
    % of IN-STATE applicants accepted 52%
    % of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted 48%
    Additional information about the class profile The program maintains articulation agreements with Bridgewater College (Va.), Ferrum College, James Madison University, Shenandoah University, Virginia Tech University, and West Virginia Wesleyan College and gives preference to applicants who meet the criteria of those agreements. Details of the articulation agreements with each School can be found on the Shenandoah University, Division of Physical Therapy website (www.su.edu/pt).
    Social networking
    Facebook Page for PT Program http://www.facebook.com/suptdpt
    Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School http://www.facebook.com/ShenandoahUniversity
    Program Description
    Physical Therapy (PT) is a challenging and satisfying profession - one with many career pathways from which to choose. The wide range of clinical settings, the diversity of the patient populations, and the variety of specialty areas provide a vast array of employment and professional growth opportunities for the new graduate. Shenandoah University's (entry-level) Doctor of Physical Therapy professional degree program prepares students for the challenges of the profession and provides an superior foundation for aspiring clinicians and for continued professional development. The Physical Therapy Program at Shenandoah University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) through December 31st, 2018.

    Applicants to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program must have demonstrated success in academics and have a strong background in the sciences. A demonstration of well-developed problem-solving skills, interpersonal skills and commitment to service is necessary. Those applying to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program should be prepared to work closely with other students in the program, make contributions to the learning process of others and contribute to the enrichment of the curriculum and the profession. The Physical Therapy program is closely affiliated with Valley Health System and has recently developed an affiliation with INOVA Health System as part of the expansion of the program to our Scholar Plaza site in Loudoun County, with the first cohort having entered in the Fall 2014. Both relationships provide extensive clinical opportunities, equipment, space and adjunct faculty.