The new Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) 4+3 Program at Rutgers University accepted its first class in the Spring of 2019. The DPT 4+3 Program is a seven-year program that combines four (4) years of coursework in a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) in Exercise Science from Rutgers University - New Brunswick with three (+3) years of graduate school at the Rutgers School of Health Professions Doctor of Physical Therapy Program - Newark Campus. This program provides First Year students who are admitted to either the School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) or School of Environmental and Biological Sciences (SEBS) the opportunity to begin preparing for a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Degree from the moment they start their college education.
The DPT 4+3 Program is only open to First Year students who complete the required Fall semester curriculum satisfactorily. If requirements are met, students must express formal interest before they declare their major in Exercise Science in the Spring semester of their First Year. After being accepted into the major, students are eligible to apply to the Pre-PT Concentration in Spring of First Year. Accepted students have the opportunity to apply to the DPT Graduate Program in the Summer after Second Year of their undergraduate career. Upon completion of all requirements in the Fourth Year, accepted students will have the opportunity to begin their graduate career in the DPT Program and receive a DPT degree. Unfortunately, upperclassmen and transfer students are not eligible for this program.
If you are a high school student interested in attending Rutgers and studying Physical Therapy, we invite you to explore our website and learn more about our program.