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Briar Cliff University has launched a clinical Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)* program. Be part of the foundation for a program that will have impact in Siouxland — and beyond — for years to come.

Doctor of Physical Therapy* Program

Program Features

  • A progressive, clinical-based curriculum.  Designed with input from faculty and practicing expert clinicians across the country, our curriculum will prepare you to work with a variety of patients, from newborns to athletes to older adults.
  • Hands-on, service-learning experiences.  In collaboration with community partners, you'll work side-by-side with faculty and clinicians to provide services to underserved populations across Siouxland.

Information for Summer 2017 Program Entrance


Application Deadline
(all materials submitted to PTCAS and Briar Cliff)

December 15, 2016 (soft)

Jan. 15, 2017 (firm)

Scheduled Interview Dates
(invitation only)
January 13, 2017
January 16, 2017
GPA Requirements • Overall GPA: 3.0 (as calculated by PTCAS)
• Prerequisite GPA: 3.0 (as calculated by PTCAS)

GRE Requirements   • Verbal GRE score: 10% or higher
• Quantitative GRE score: 10% or higher
• Analytical writing score: 3.0 or higher
Oldest GRE scores considered July 1, 2012
Letters of Recommendation  3
PT observation hours  60 (200 recommended)
Application Fee  $35.00
Deposit amount for accepted applicants (nonrefundable)  $500.00

Updated: July 1, 2016.

As of July 2015, the DPT* program at Briar Cliff University participates in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service, known as PTCAS.

How to Apply  Request info

 Dates to Know

— Nothing scheduled —

Locate our Campus

The DPT* program is housed in the new Briar Cliff University at Mayfair campus. Type your starting address below for driving directions:

*Effective April 29, 2015, the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Briar Cliff University has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.