pre pt concentration

What is the Pre-PT Concentration?

This concentration within the Exercise Science Major is designed to prepare students who will be applying to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) 4+3 Program. Once accepted into the Pre-PT Concentration, this will provide these students with beneficial opportunities such as seminars, career development workshops, volunteering opportunities, and etc.

Who is eligible to apply for this concentration?

  • Declared Exercise Science Majors in the Spring of their First Year
  • At the Kinesiology and Health Declaration Meeting, students who are eligible will be granted access to the Pre-PT Concentration application.
  • Students planning to apply must satisfy the following requirements:
    • Must maintain a minimum of 3.3 GPA during First Year Fall Semester at Rutgers University
    • Can have no more than one C in any course
      • If a grade of C is received, that course must be re-taken by the time of application into the DPT 4+3 Program, and a letter grade of B or higher needs to be achieved in that course.
    • Must have completed the following courses at Rutgers University during their First Year Fall Semester
      • 01:119:115 General Biology
      • 01:377:140 Foundations of Kinesiology and Health
        • If you are unable to register for these courses, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..