• Review the PTCAS instructions to properly report your PT observation or work experience.

    Carefully review the program pages for important information about the PT observation requirements. PTCAS does not determine if you have completed the appropriate number of hours for a particular program.

    PT hours are required - a licensed PT must verify hours w/ signed form uploaded or online via PTCAS
    PT hours are required - no verification by a physical therapist
    PT hours are not required but are highly recommended
    PT hours are not required but are considered
    PT hours are not required or considered
    Other
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    PT Observation Hours
     InstitutionRequiredMinimumRecommended
    Adventist University of Health Sciences  
    Alabama State University80 
    Alvernia University100 
    American International College20 
    Andrews University80 
    Andrews University - Postprofessional PT Degrees  
    Angelo State University50 
    Arcadia University  
    Arkansas State University0 
    Armstrong State University 75
    AT Still University of Health Sciences30 
    Augusta University (formerly known as Georgia Regents University)100 
    Azusa Pacific University (for class beginning in Jan 2018)100 
    Bellarmine University2550
    Belmont University50 
    Boston University30 
    Bradley University40100
    Brenau University40 
    Briar Cliff University60200
    California State University, Fresno100 
    California State University, Long Beach100 
    California State University, Northridge200 
    California State University, Sacramento100 
    Campbell University 50 
    Carroll University45 
    Central Michigan University50 
    Chapman University (for class beginning fall 2018)40 
    Chapman University (for class beginning summer 2018)40 
    Chatham University  
    Clarke University30 
    Clarkson University50 
    Cleveland State University  
    College of St Scholastica60100 or more
    Columbia University75100
    Concordia University Wisconsin40 
    Creighton University60 
    D'Youville College60 
    Daemen College120 
    Des Moines University - Osteopathic Medical Center50 
    Dominican College of Blauvelt60100
    Drexel University50100
    Duke University1100
    Duquesne University100 
    East Carolina University100 
    East Tennessee State University0 
    Eastern Washington University7575
    Elon University100 
    Emory & Henry College40 
    Emory University100100+
    Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University2060
    Florida Gulf Coast University10 
    Florida International University60100
    Franklin Pierce University (AZ)40 
    Franklin Pierce University (NH)40 
    Gannon University - Erie0200
    Gannon University - Ruskin100 
    George Washington University 70
    Georgia State University8080
    Governors State University  
    Grand Valley State University50 
    Hampton University40 
    Hardin-Simmons University80300
    Harding University100 
    High Point University 100
    Howard University80over 100
    Husson University20 
    Idaho State University8080
    Indiana State University60 
    Indiana University - School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences40 
    Kean University  
    Loma Linda University80 
    Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus36 
    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans60 
    Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in Shreveport60 
    Lynchburg College80100
    Marquette University 0120
    Marshall University60 
    Marymount University4040
    Maryville University of Saint Louis20 
    Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences 100 
    MCPHS University1010
    Medical University of South Carolina40 
    Mercer University40 
    Mercy College80 
    Methodist University 100
    MGH Institute of Health Professions10 
    Midwestern University - Downers Grove  
    Midwestern University - Glendale60 
    Misericordia University50 
    Missouri State University5050
    Mount Saint Mary’s University120240
    Mount St. Joseph University80 
    Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences/Mary Baldwin University40 
    Nazareth College of Rochester40 
    New York Institute of Technology100300
    New York Medical College50100+
    New York University2424
    Northeastern University40 
    Northern Arizona University 100
    Northwestern University 100
    Nova Southeastern University - Fort Lauderdale 200
    Nova Southeastern University - Tampa (Hybrid 4-Year Program) 150
    Oakland University0 
    Ohio State University4040 or more
    Ohio University40 
    Old Dominion University80 
    Pacific University100400-600
    Plymouth State University  
    Quinnipiac University  
    Radford University40>100
    Regis University  
    Rockhurst University 60
    Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions - (for the classes beginning in summer and fall)100100
    Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science40 
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Blackwood/South) 60
    Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey (Newark/North Campus) 300
    Sacred Heart University 10-25
    Sage Colleges, The40 
    Saint Francis University80 
    Saint Louis University30 
    Samford University30 
    Samuel Merritt University40 
    Seton Hall University50 
    Shenandoah University40 
    Simmons College30 
    South College 50
    Southwest Baptist University4040
    Springfield College 1025
    St. Ambrose University50 
    St. Catherine University60 
    State University of New York Upstate Medical University  
    Stockton University80 
    Stony Brook University100100
    Temple University 20+
    Tennessee State University40As many hours in as many settings as possible
    Texas State University  
    Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center100500 (multiple settings)
    Texas Woman's University8080+
    Thomas Jefferson University50 
    Touro College (Bayshore/Manhattan)50 
    Touro University Nevada100
    University of Alabama at Birmingham40 
    University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences 60as many as possible
    University of California, San Francisco/San Francisco State University150200+
    University of Central Arkansas45 
    University of Central Florida30100
    University of Cincinnati50 
    University of Colorado45see comment above
    University of Dayton 80 
    University of Delaware100 
    University of Evansville60 
    University of Findlay6060
    University of Florida40100-300
    University of Illinois at Chicago40 
    University of Indianapolis0 
    University of Iowa 50 hours minimum
    University of Jamestown40 
    University of Kansas Medical Center 40
    University of Kentucky50 
    University of Mary40 
    University of Mary Hardin-Baylor 80200
    University of Maryland - Baltimore100 
    University of Maryland - Eastern Shore50 
    University of Miami100 
    University of Michigan - Flint3075
    University of Montana - Missoula80 
    University of Mount Union 80 
    University of Nebraska Medical Center0 
    University of Nevada, Las Vegas100 
    University of New England40 
    University of New Mexico45 
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill100 
    University of North Dakota6060
    University of North Florida 80
    University of North Georgia 100
    University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth0 
    University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center40 
    University of Pittsburgh at least 150
    University of Pittsburgh - DPT/PhD in Bioengineering Program At least 100
    University of Puget Sound 100
    University of Rhode Island3060
    University of Saint Mary  
    University of Scranton60 
    University of South Alabama50 
    University of South Carolina050
    University of South Dakota50 
    University of South Florida20 
    University of Southern California150 
    University of St Augustine for Health Sciences - California80 
    University of St Augustine for Health Sciences - Florida80 
    University of St Augustine for Health Sciences - Texas80 
    University of Tennessee at Chattanooga0 
    University of Tennessee Health Science Center100100
    University of Texas at El Paso50 
    University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, The50 
    University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, The80 
    University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston, The - Bridge PTA to DPT Program  
    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas 0250
    University of the Incarnate Word100 
    University of the Pacific50 
    University of the Sciences in Philadelphia 75 - 100 hours
    University of Toledo  
    University of Utah 100
    University of Vermont  
    University of Washington50100-200
    University of Wisconsin-LaCrosse40 
    University of Wisconsin-Madison40 
    University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee40 
    US Army-Baylor University100 
    Utica College40 
    Virginia Commonwealth University45 
    Walsh University30 
    Washington University in St Louis080
    Wayne State University  
    West Coast University40 
    West Virginia University60 
    Western Carolina University32Up to 129 hours
    Western Kentucky University 0100
    Western University of Health Sciences100 
    Wheeling Jesuit University80 
    Wichita State University20 
    Widener University4080
    William Carey University20 
    Wingate University5050+
    Winston-Salem State University50100
    Youngstown State University40