DPT Early Assurance Program

The Department of Physical Therapy Early Assurance program (DPT-EAP) offers a select number of talented high school seniors a position in the Emory & Henry Doctor of Physical Therapy program. This program offers selected undergraduate students a position in the graduate Doctor of Physical Therapy Program after completion of the DPT Program prerequisite course requirements and an undergraduate degree from Emory & Henry College.

Initial Admission Criteria as a High School Senior

Applying after enrollment as a first-year student? 

Use this application

Continuing Requirements during the E&H Undergraduate Program

  • Cumulative GPA of 3.5 (or last 60-hour cumulative GPA of 3.5 at time of application to the DPT Program)

  • Physical Therapy prerequisite coursework GPA of 3.0

  • Completion of a bachelor’s degree at Emory & Henry including all prerequisite coursework being completed at E&H.

  • Complete online PTCAS application during senior year

  • 50 hours of observation across a variety of PT settings

  • Active participation in campus life and civic engagement

  • Participate in designated activities with the Health Sciences Campus students and faculty

Selection Process

Application materials are reviewed on a rolling basis until the cohort is full. 

The Committee will select up to 25 students to invite for an initial interview. 

The ten most highly ranked of those interviewed will be selected to participate in the program.