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 2018 Program Entrance


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

December 1, 2017 (soft)

Jan. 15, 2018 (firm)

Scheduled Interview Dates
(invitation only)

January 5, 2018
January 12, 2018
February 2, 2018

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, 2013
Letters of Recommendation  3
PT observation hours  60 (200 recommended)
Application Fee  $35.00
Deposit amount for accepted applicants (nonrefundable)  $500.00

Updated: June 29, 2017.

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*The Department of Physical Therapy at Briar Cliff University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245;; website: To contact the program directly, please call 712-279-5500 or email

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: