• University of Colorado

    Program Information

    Contact Information
    Lauren Wahlquist
    Admissions Advisor
    Physical Therapy Program
    University of Colorado School of Medicine
    Mail Stop C244
    13121 E. 17th Ave
    Room 3132
    Aurora, CO 80045
    (303) 724-9144
    Deposit Required Yes
    Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants $1000.00
    Additional Information about Deposit Deposit is required to accept an offer of admission and is applied to the first semester tuition and fees.
    Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process? Yes
    PT program start date for entering class 05/30/2018
    Dual-degree programs offered in conjunction with PT degree The DPT/PhD degree option provides students with the opportunity to become doctorally prepared Physical Therapists clinicians (DPT) and Rehabilitation Scientists (PhD) in tandem. Admission to the DPT does not guarantee admission to the PhD, and a separate application to the PhD is required later. Applicants interested in this dual degree option MUST have previous research experience and respond to the additional essay question. All requirements for the DPT also apply to the DPT/PhD applicant.
    Institution's religious affiliation None
    Size of most recent entering class 68
    Anticipated size of next entering class 65
    % of IN-STATE applicants accepted 50%
    % of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted 50%
    Additional information about the class profile Percent of IN-STATE and OUT-OF-STATE applicants accepted annually varies, and there is not a specific or set number of applicants accepted solely on this criteria. WICHE applicants accepted varies annually depending on qualified applicants who are offered admission and who meet WICHE criteria. Program is committed to a holistic review of applicants and gives preference to those who excel in academics, leadership and community service. This commitment extends to individuals from all backgrounds, to Colorado residents, and to expanding diversity in the physical therapy profession.
    Social networking
    Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School http://www.facebook.com/CUMedicine
    Twitter Page for PT Program http://www.twitter.com/@cuphysther
    Program Description
    The University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program begins with Orientation the last Wednesday in May, followed by Summer semester beginning the first Monday in June. The academic program (including clinical education) continues for 8 consecutive semesters with graduation in December. Full-time and part-time clinical education experiences are interspersed throughout the first two years and begin as early as the second semester (fall). During the Fall semester of the third year all students complete a final 16 week clinical internship. Upon completion of the Program, students are awarded the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree, and are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE). Following graduation, some students will continue in a year-long paid internship at the same site for an additional 36 weeks and other students may continue in a specially designed internship and/or post-professional residency experience. While the curriculum is rigorous, the Program affords opportunities for community service, electives, global health, participation in a student-run interdiscplinary clinic, and involvement in faculty research activities. As part of the School of Medicine, the University of Colorado Physical Therapy Program is located on the Anschutz Medical Campus, the only academic health sciences campus in the Rocky Mountain Region. Our Program provides students an interprofessional learning environment uniquely designed to prepare them for their roles as future health care professionals.