Idaho State University Doctor of Physical Therapy (BA or BS/DPT)
The College of Idaho Cooperative Program in Physical Therapy is an undergraduate-graduate articulation agreement with Idaho State University (ISU). Students will complete all of the requirements for a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science degree at The College of Idaho, including the prerequisites for entrance into the Idaho State University Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program. Prerequisites overlap significantly with the Health Professions Studies minor under PEAK. Students who complete The College of Idaho portion of this program will receive a BA or BS degree in the major they have completed. Upon completion of the Idaho State University portion of the program, students will earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy from Idaho State University.
Entrance into the Idaho State University program is competitive. Idaho State University has offered at least two admission seats to College of Idaho students each year, but it is possible that more than two College of Idaho students will apply. Applicants must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in all areas of the prerequisite courses, as well as the most recent 60 units of completed course work, and must apply for the Idaho State University program by January of their senior year. Students must meet minimum standards on the GRE or the Miller Analogy Test and complete at least 80 hours of experience, in two different areas of practice, under the supervision of a licensed Physical Therapist, before making application. For a complete description of the Idaho State University program and detailed requirements for admission, see their web site.
Required prerequisite courses:
- Biology (16 credits)
- Chemistry (8 credits)
- Physics (8 credits)
- Mathematics (3 credits)
- Psychology, Medical Terminology*, Sociology or Anthropology, Exercise Science (13-14 credits)