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Regis University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program is about more than working with weak or injured muscles and improving motion and mobility. It is about treating the whole person. The Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum focuses on a cutting-edge, evidence-based model, taught by our nationally recognized faculty who present up-to-date clinical techniques to their students.

In addition to up-to-date knowledge of current practice issues in class, you will complete a total of 38 weeks of clinical experience, which is integrated throughout the curriculum. The School of Physical Therapy is affiliated with clinical facilities located throughout the United States, and some abroad. New clinical sites are continually being added for new and varied experiences. You will be prepared to be an autonomous general practitioner equipped with the necessary tools to practice physical therapy in the 21st century.

Applicants to the entry-level DPT must have a previous baccalaureate degree in any field of study other than physical therapy, as well as specific prerequisite courses. Prospective students are eligible to apply prior to completion of degree and prerequisite course work as long as the requirements will be met by the start of the program.

Regis University’s Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions offers you an outstanding education at a university known for its academic excellence and commitment to service learning. Your leadership, professional, and clinical skills will be our priority. All this in a setting that allows you to enjoy the cultural aspects of a big city and the abundant outdoor adventure that Colorado has to offer. Become a leader in physical therapy at Regis University!

Degree: Graduates are awarded a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE).

Format:  Full-time program consisting of 110 semester hours of study, is completed over the course of 8 consecutive semesters (including summers), which incorporates 38 weeks of full time clinical exposure. Course work is completed on our campus in Denver, Colorado. Clinicals are completed across the United States in urban and rural areas, and a limited number of international clinical opportunities. Students are required to participate in a minimum of one rural experience and one out-of-state experience to facilitate an appreciation of various practice settings.

Class Size: A new class of approximately 80 students starts each Fall semester.

Clinical Education

Knowledge in Practice

To enter the field of physical therapy with a competitive edge, graduates need to be confident, autonomous practitioners. At Regis University, in addition to your outstanding education in the classroom, you will also participate in 38 weeks of clinical experience. You will complete an initial six week clinical rotation in the second year of the program, followed by an eight week experience; and, you will end the program by completing two consecutive 12 week clinical rotations. The clinical component of the program takes place off campus in quality clinical settings across the country in three different concentration areas: musculoskeletal, neuromuscular and complex systems. To enhance your learning experience, students must complete one clinical session outside of Colorado, and one experience in a rural setting.

What makes Regis University’s clinical experience unique? We utilize our Clinical Educator Scholar Program, and our network of Transition DPT and Manual Therapy Fellowship Alumni. This program allows us to foster a close relationship with our clinical faculty to provide learning experiences for you that are aligned with our curriculum and mission.

Another unique aspect of our program may allow you the opportunity to complete alternate clinical experiences in specialized areas of practice, including a select number of international opportunities. Examples of alternative experiences include women’s health, APTA’s Political Action Committee, orthotics, hippotherapy and more. Selections vary each year but every effort is made to work with you to find specialized areas of practice to meet your interests. Our international opportunities have included trips to the Peru, Nicaragua and Ethiopia. Alternative experience availability varies year to year and is not guaranteed, but many students are able to take advantage of these exciting and often life changing opportunities. In most cases, the alternate experience is a two to four week session that replaces a portion of the 12 week session at the end of the program.

Selection for clinical rotations occurs approximately six months prior to each clinical. You will be provided a list of available sites and have access to detailed information regarding the site, including past student feedback. Final clinical assignments are determined by a computerized selection process based on your ranking and the internal ranking of sites.

During clinical rotations you will also participate in online coursework and discussions with academic faculty to enhance your hands-on experience. This allows you to stay closely connected to your faculty; and, in collaboration with the clinical instructor on-site, helps integrate knowledge gained from your courses and refine your skills in examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, outcomes, and communication with diverse populations.

The clinical education component of the Regis University DPT program is recognized nationally for its contemporary and innovative approach to hands-on education, from the first ever Clinical Education Scholar program, to the continued online course contact with University faculty while on clinical. These experiences all add up to allow you to hit the ground running after graduation!


Knowledge in Practice

Regis University's School of Physical Therapy faculty represent a blend of expert clinicians, content experts and talented educators ready and excited to mentor you into the field of physical therapy.

Passion for Teaching: Our faculty believes that excellence in teaching is one of the most important attributes of a faculty member and continually pursues growth, development, and expertise in teaching, considering different student learning styles, new and innovative teaching technology and curriculum design.

Clinical Excellence: Faculty who are licensed physical therapists maintain their contemporary clinical expertise through clinical practice experiences in on-campus or off-campus clinical sites, pro-bono practice, and patient encounters in the classroom or lab. All faculty teaching in clinical management courses either have specialist certification in the content area or ongoing relevant practice experience.

Faculty with doctorates in the basic sciences (anatomy, biomechanics) who are not licensed physical therapists have advanced training and research experience that enrich our students’ foundation knowledge in the basic sciences.

Regis University is fortunate to have a broad range of clinical experts across many of the available specializations from the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialists (ABPTS).  ABPTS specialization is for clinician’s who have demonstrated advanced clinical knowledge and skills in physical therapy specialty practice. Our faculty hold certifications as Orthopedic Specialist (OCS), Sports Specialist (SCS), Geriatric specialist (GCS), Pediatric specialist (PCS), and Neurological Specialist (NCS).

Program Comparison

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DPT Program Outcomes

*Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE): Aggregate Program Data. 2015-2016 Physical Therapist Education Programs Fact Sheets. 

Regis University Physical Therapy Graduation Rate

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*Graduation rate: *Rate based on the percentage of students admitted to the professional program who complete the program within 150% of the time normally expected for completion.

Regis University National Physical Therapy Exam Pass Rates


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Regis University Physical Therapy Employment Rate

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*Employment rate: The percentage of graduates who sought employment and were employed (full-time or part-time) as a physical therapist within 1 year following graduation. Data source: Regis PT graduate surveys. 

Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Regis University. The total degree requires 110 semester hours.
Year I Fall Semester (16 credit hours)
DPT 701 Human Anatomy and Histology
DPT 703 Biomechanics/Kinesiology - Extremities
DPT 708 Management Applications of Physiology: MAP I
DPT 770 Professional Issues/Case Management I 
DPT 776 Critical Inquiry
Year I Spring Semester (16 credit hours)
DPT 704 Neuroscience
DPT 705 Biomechanics/Kinesiology - Spine
DPT 706 Movement Science
DPT 710A Pharmacology
DPT 730 Physical Therapy Examination
DPT 732 Management Applications of Physiology: MAP II
Year I Summer Semester (15 credit hours)
DPT 707 Kinesiology II
DPT 714 Psychosocial Aspects of Health Care
DPT 719 Exercise Foundations
DPT 733 Musculoskeletal Management I 
DPT 771 Professional Issues/Case Management II
DPT 790 Evidence Based Practice I
Year II Fall Semester (13 credit hours)
DPT 710B Pharmacology
DPT 712 Diagnostic Imaging and Procedures
DPT 734 Musculoskeletal Management II
DPT 736 Neurological Management I
DPT 750 Clinical Education I (6 weeks)
DPT 772 Professional Issues/Case & Practice Management III
Year II Spring Semester (18 credit hours)
DPT 735 Musculoskeletal Management III
DPT 737 Neurological Management II
DPT 738 Management Applications of Physiology: MAP III
DPT 773 Professional Issues/Case Management IV
DPT 791 Evidence Based Practice II 
HCE 709 Health Care Ethics for Physical Therapists
Year II Summer Semester (11 credit hours)
DPT 715 Health Care Policy
DPT 731 Differential Diagnosis
DPT 739 Exercise Applications
DPT 751 Clinical Education II (8 weeks)
DPT 774 Professional Issues/Case Management V
Year III Fall Semester (14 credit hours)
DPT 716 Business Management
DPT 740 PT Management Across the Lifespan
DPT 752 Clinical Education III (12 weeks)
DPT 775 Professional Issues/Case Management VI
DPT 780E-W Topics in Physical Therapy I
DPT 781E-W Topics in Physical Therapy II
DPT 792 Evidence Based Practice III
DPT 799 Comprehensive Exam
Year III Spring Semester (7 credit hours)
DPT 753 Clinical Education IV (12 weeks)
DPT 796 Physical Therapy Capstone

Please note: For official program requirements based on academic year, please refer to the academic catalog.

Download a printable fact sheet with program details.

How to Apply

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  • Completion of a baccalaureate degree (BA or BS) prior to matriculation with a major in a field other than Physical Therapy from a regionally accredited Institution of higher education. No academic major is given priority consideration during the selection process.
  • Completion of prerequisite course work with a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale. Prerequisite course work must be completed prior to matriculation; however, course work may be in progress or planned at the time of application.
  • An undergraduate cumulative grade point average of 3.00 on a 4.00 scale is preferred, but not required.
  • Completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE).
  • Eligibility for the DPT program is pending the successful completion of a drug screening and a criminal background check. For a complete list of Disqualifying Offenses, click here.
  • Eligibility for the DPT program is pending the successful completion of the Essential Functions and Safety Forms. For a complete list of Essential Functions, click here.
  • If English is not your native/first language, you must meet the following language proficiency requirement:
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – Internet-based: Minimum score of 82 (24 Writing, 20 Speaking, 22 Reading, 16 Listening), Computer-based: Minimum score of 213. Regis University's TOEFL code is 4656.
    • Applicants that have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited US institution do not need to provide a TOEFL score.

Admission to Regis University does not guarantee professional licensure. To learn more about licensure requirements, visit the Disqualifying Offenses and Eligibility of Licensure Notification.

Application Process

The application deadline for Regis University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program starting in Fall 2020 is November 1, 2019.

Applicants must submit all required admission information as instructed on the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) and requested on the PTCAS application. This, in part, includes the following:

  • Official university and/or college transcripts sent directly to PTCAS. Official transcripts should not be sent directly to Regis University. Arrange for PTCAS to receive a separate official transcript from each regionally accredited U.S. university and/or college you attended. PTCAS will not verify or forward your application to Regis University until all official transcripts and other required materials are received. See PTCAS for Transcript Request Forms. PTCAS will not accept student-issued transcripts or transcripts sent by an applicant.

    P.O. Box 9112
    Watertown, MA 02471
    617.612.2040 | TTY Phone: 617.612.2060
    Twitter: @ptcas

  • Official Graduate Record Examination (GRE) score report to GRE code #7671 for the DPT program at Regis University. By using the #7671 code, ETS will automatically transmit your official GRE scores to PTCAS. (There is no extra step necessary for you to send your scores to PTCAS.) Regis University may deny your application if your GRE scores arrive late. Applicants need to complete the General Test of the GRE which includes the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing sections. Additional information on the GRE can be found by going to
  • Three electronic letters of recommendation sent directly to PTCAS on the standard PTCAS form. Paper references are no longer accepted by PTCAS. One letter of recommendation must be completed by a licensed physical therapist and one completed by a college-level faculty. The third recommendation should be completed by either a second physical therapist, a second academic reference or a professional reference. Arrange for PTCAS to RECEIVE all of your references by the application deadline date. Personal letters of recommendation are not accepted.
  • Failure to submit all required materials as instructed may jeopardize eligibility for admission consideration.
  • No additional applications, application fees, or supplemental items are requested outside of the PTCAS application materials. 
  • Materials in support of an application for admission become the property of Regis University and will not be provided or returned to an applicant. No additional applications, application fees, or supplemental items are requested outside of the PTCAS application materials.

Foreign Applicant Requirements

Foreign applicants should submit an evaluation of foreign education credentials to PTCAS from one of the agencies approved by Regis University. Approved agencies can be found at Photocopies of the evaluation are not acceptable. Refer to additional information for Foreign Applicants on the PTCAS site.


The DPT program has a competitive admissions process where selection is made based on a number of factors including prerequisite GPA, GRE scores, cumulative GPA, completion of highly recommended courses, and recommendations. Additional consideration is given to applicants who complete the undergraduate Health and Exercise Science major or minor at Regis University, and/or come from a diverse background, have earned a graduate level degree, or have earned an undergraduate degree from a Jesuit university. As a private institution no preference is given based on residency.

Additionally, applicants should:

  • Demonstrate familiarity with the profession of physical therapy.
  • Show evidence of the potential for success in graduate education.
  • Show evidence of potential for success as a professional in the field of physical therapy.

Applicants who appear best qualified for the DPT program will receive a written invitation for a faculty interview conducted in late January. Notice of admission occurs in mid to late February. Invited applicants are required to attend the campus interview on their assigned date. Phone or Skype interviews are not granted. All applicants will be notified regarding interview status.

Since the number of qualified applicants exceeds available slots, the committee selects a diverse student group from the interviewed applicant pool. Admission decisions are not based solely on final applicant rank.

For those offered admission to the class starting in Fall 2019, the average cumulative GPA was 3.70 (range 3.17-4.0) and prerequisite GPA was 3.70 (range 3.21-4.0), the average GRE scores are as follows: Verbal 70% (range 27%-98%), Quantitative 57% (range 20%-97%), Analytical Writing 69% (range 17%-98%).

Regis University reserves the right to deny admission, continued enrollment, or re-enrollment to any applicant or student who would pose an unreasonable risk of harm to self or others, or any unreasonable risk of disruption to the academic or clinical processes of the School of Physical Therapy, the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions, or the University. Also, adherence to the Code of Ethics for the Physical Therapist, and Standards of Practice for Physical Therapy as described by the American Physical Therapy Association is required for all students in the program.

Visit our Cost of Tuition page to see the tuition and fee schedule for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.


Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission

The Doctor of Physical Therapist (DPT) Education program at Regis University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703.706.3245; email:; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 303.964.5720 or email

Regis University's Fellowship in Orthopaedic Manual Physical Therapy (FOMPT) program has been accredited by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education (ABPTRFE) as a post-professional clinical fellowship program for physical therapists in Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy since 2006, and currently through 2018.


Prerequisite coursework must be completed prior to matriculation into the School of Physical Therapy. However, coursework may be in progress or planned at the time of application without it negatively impacting your application. Regis University's DPT program requires a minimum prerequisite GPA of 2.75 for all applicants.

Human Anatomy with Lab 4 SH
Human Physiology with Lab 4 SH
Biology (lectures and laboratories) 8 SH
General Chemistry I with Lab 4 SH
General Chemistry II with Lab 4 SH
General Physics I with Lab 4 SH
General Physics II with Lab 4 SH
Behavioral Science I 3 SH
Behavioral Science II 3 SH
Statistics (Descriptive and Inferential) 3 SH

**Regis University requires one (four semester hour) course in Human Anatomy with lab plus a course (four semester hour) in Human Physiology with lab for a total of one year of study, OR 8 semester hours (one year sequence) of a combined anatomy and physiology (A&P I and II).

**Behavioral Science includes courses in psychology, sociology and anthropology. Developmental and Abnormal Psychology are recommended.

**Any two biology courses (lecture and lab required) taken from a biology department will fulfill the biology requirement. Examples of appropriate biology courses include: Cell Biology, Embryology, General Biology I, General Biology II, Genetics, Histology, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology.

Other courses that are highly recommended but not required for admission include the following:

Exercise Physiology
Speech Communication
Research Methods/Advanced Statistics
Motor Control/Motor Learning

The pass-fail option is not accepted in required courses. In addition, grades of D or F are not accepted toward required courses. We recommend that prerequisites be taken within the last five years; however, we will consider all courses regardless of the amount of time since completion.

Prerequisite Questions

When must prerequisite coursework be completed?
All prerequisite coursework must be completed before you begin the program in August. Application, however, may be made prior to completion of all prerequisites. We do not have a minimum number of prerequisite courses that must be completed at the time of application. Students that are admitted with outstanding prerequisite coursework are admitted conditionally and must successfully complete all outstanding prerequisites prior to matriculation to meet the conditions of acceptance.

Do I need to complete some or all of the highly recommended courses in order to be accepted?
No. Highly recommended courses are not a requirement to apply. These courses are strongly recommended to enhance your foundational knowledge in preperation for a doctoral degree in physical therapy. Though not required, completing some or all of these courses prior to the application deadline will grant you additional consideration during review of your application.

Where can I take my prerequisites?
You can take prerequisites at any regionally accredited university or college.

Can I take prerequisites at a community college?
Yes, prerequisites may be taken at a community college; however, taking prerequisites at a four year institution may better prepare you for the coursework you'll need to take as a graduate student.

What is the time limit on prerequisites?
We recommend that prerequisites be taken within the last five years; however we will consider all courses regardless of the amount of time since completion. Because of the nature of the program, it is important that students have knowledge of all prerequisite subjects in order to build on that foundation.

Can online courses meet the prerequisite requirements? 
Yes. We accept online courses for prerequisite requirements as long as they meet the following: completed at a regionally accredited institution, meet the semester hour and grade requirements, and contain a lab component if required.

If I’ve ever taken a higher level biology course for four semester hours can I be exempt from the eight semester hour requirement?
No. All Applicants must complete a total of 8 semester hours of biology to include lab coursework. Any biology course with lab will count toward the eight semester hour prerequisite requirement, but a total of eight semester hours is required.

What courses count for the Behavioral Science prerequisite requirement?
Any course taken in a psychology, sociology or anthropology department will count toward this requirement. Although Development and Abnormal Psychology are recommended, any six semester hours from these departments will fulfill this requirement.

What statistics course do I need?
The statistics course must include inferential and descriptive statistics. It is recommended that the statistics prerequisite be taken in a department of psychology, sociology, education, or public health but we will accept statistics courses from other departments as well.

Do you accept combined Anatomy and Physiology courses?
We will accept combined courses as long as the full series was completed and the courses included lectures and labs. All prerequisite courses must be completed with a C or above.

Can I take ________ course for _______ course?
Students often want to determine if a particular course will substitute for one of the prerequisites. Typically, course substitutions are not accepted and students need to complete the courses as listed. However, if you would like to send a course description from the school catalog, and preferably a course syllabus, with a note regarding your rationale for substitution to, we will be glad to evaluate your request.

Do Advanced Placement (AP) courses taken in high school count toward prerequisite requirements?
Yes. We currently accept AP courses as prerequisite requirements if your undergraduate institution accepted them as credits toward your undergraduate degree.

How do you calculate repeated course into the prerequisite GPA for Regis University?
We will use the most recent course and grade for repeated prerequisite courses when we calculate your Regis University prerequisite GPA. PTCAS GPAs include all United States college courses with grades and credit hours at all United States regionally accredited institutions, including repeated courses. Therefore, all courses, including repeated courses, are used to calculate the cumulative GPA we use. It can strengthen your application to retake a prerequisite course if you feel you can improve upon your grade. The prerequisite GPA is important in our review of an applicant’s academic history.

Application Questions

What is the deadline for submitting applications? 

Application for the class starting in Fall 2020 are available through the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) beginning July 5, 2019. Go to for details. Applications must be e-submitted on or before the November 1, 2019, deadline date. It is the applicant’s responsibility to confirm that all application items (including all transcripts, references, and GRE) have been received and the application is complete by the deadline.


Application Available

Application Deadline

PTCAS Application

July 5, 2019

November 1, 2019

Interview Invitations

December 2019 – January 2020



Friday, January 24, 2020

Monday, January 27, 2020


Decision Letters mailed

Mid-to-late February 2020


Does Regis University require the essay portion of the PTCAS application?

Yes. You are required to submit the essay portion of the PTCAS application.

Does Regis University require additional applications, application fees, or supplemental item?

No, Regis University does not require any additional fees, applications, or supplemental items. Once a PTCAS application has been submitted and verified, we do not require any additional information. Communication will be sent to confirm receipt of your application and additionally to determine a complete or incomplete application.  

Do I need to send transcripts directly to Regis University or only to PTCAS?

As part of the application process you should submit official transcripts directly to PTCAS. You do not need to submit official transcripts directly to Regis University at the time of application.

Are there any requirements as to who should complete the letters of recommendation and how many are needed?                                                

Three electronic letters of recommendation sent directly to PTCAS on the standard PTCAS form. Paper references are no longer accepted by PTCAS. One letter of recommendation must be completed by a licensed physical therapist and one completed by a college-level faculty. The third recommendation should be completed by either a second physical therapist, a second academic reference or a professional reference. Arrange for PTCAS to RECEIVE all of your references by the application deadline date. Personal letters of recommendation are not accepted.

Should I submit additional material like a resume, observation hour forms, etc?

No. You only need to submit the items required for your PTCAS application which includes the PTCAS application, essays, all official transcripts from schools attended, official GRE score, and required references.

GRE Questions

What is the institution code and department code for sending GRE scores?
Regis University Physical Therapy GRE code is 7671. Your official score will be sent to PTCAS and provided to Regis University via your PTCAS file. Applicants need to complete the General Test of the GRE which includes the verbal, quantitative and analytical writing sections. Additional information on the GRE can be found by going to

What is the last test date for the GRE for the current application cycle?
You must take your GRE prior to the November 1, 2019 deadline.

If I take the GRE more than once, how do you interpret the scores?
We will use the best score from each individual section if multiple scores are available.

General Questions

Do you prefer any major?
No. You may complete an undergraduate degree in any major. No academic major is given priority consideration during the selection process. The requirements for the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program are a baccalaureate degree and the program prerequisites.

Do you have a minimum GPA to apply?
We do not have a minimum cumulative GPA to apply but we do have a minimum prerequisite GPA for application. All applicants must have a 2.75 prerequisite GPA to be eligible to apply.

What is the average GPA/GRE scores for accepted students?
For those offered admission to the class starting in Fall 2019, the average cumulative GPA was 3.70 (range 3.17-4.0) and prerequisite GPA was 3.70 (range 3.21-4.0), the average GRE scores are as follows: Verbal 70% (range 27%-98%), Quantitative 57% (range 20%-97%), Analytical Writing 69% (range 17%-98%).

Did you give preference to Colorado residents?
No. Preference is not given to Colorado residents over other applicants.

Do you give preference to Regis College undergraduates?
We give additional consideration to applicants who complete the undergraduate Health and Exercise Science major or minor at Regis University, but we do not guarantee admission to these students.

As a Jesuit institution, do you use “religion” as a criterion for acceptance?
No. Regis University does not use religion as a criterion for admission. However, additional consideration is given to graduates of Jesuit institutions, regardless of faith.

How many hours of volunteer service do I need for the program?
We don't require a specific number of hours; however, we expect candidates to have enough experience to serve as evidence of their commitment to the career choice of physical therapy. You should obtain a broad exposure to the various roles and responsibilities of the practicing physical therapist and have a general understanding of the future direction of physical therapy as a profession. A great reference for information about the field of physical therapy is the American Physical Therapy Association (

How many applications do you receive?
We received more than 1,600 applications this year, and we interviewed 288 of those applicants.

How many students do you start?
We expect to start a class of 80.

If I applied last year, do I have to send in an entire application?
Yes. Regis University participates in the common application (PTCAS). Therefore, all re-applicants will need to submit new complete applications via the PTCAS system. 

What are my chances of being accepted into the program (if I have a low GPA, or GRE)?
We look at a number of factors when evaluating applications including prerequisite grades, cum GPA, GRE score, recommendations, and completion of highly recommended courses. Additional consideration is given to applicants who complete the undergraduate Health and Exercise Science major or minor at Regis University, and/or come from a diverse background, have earned a graduate level degree, or have earned a undergraduate degree from a Jesuit university. It is the combination of these factors that determine whether you will be invited for an interview. 

When will I find out if I have been selected to interview? When will my application be reviewed?
We will begin to review applications after the deadline. Invited candidates will be notified of their assigned interview date by email starting mid December to mid January. No exceptions are made to assigned interview dates. All invited candidates must interview in person. Those candidates that are not selected to interview will be notified by email as well.

Are your interview dates flexible?
No. No exceptions are made to assigned interview dates.

Do you offer phone or Skype interviews?
Rarely. In general all candidates are required to interview in person on campus. The only exception to this rule is if an applicant is unavailable to interview due to a service focused commitment. Examples include candidates serving abroad in the Peace Corps. In these cases, we will consider an alternate interview request and approval will be made on a case-by-case basis. We feel it's important for prospective students to experience our campus, see our facilities and personally meet our faculty and students. Only a personal visit would make this possible.

What is the tuition?
The tuition for the Fall 2019-Summer 2020 academic year is $890 per semester hour and the program is 110 semester hours. Books and fees cost approximately $10,000 over the eight semesters.

How long is the program and when does it begin?
The program is completed in eight consecutive semesters, full-time, full calendar year. The program begins in August (Fall semester) of each year.

Can the program be completed on a part-time basis?
No. The program is full-time, full-calendar year (i.e., Fall, Spring, and Summer).

Can I work while in the program?
External employment is not recommended, particularly during your first year. An exception to this may be departmental graduate work-study positions.

How do students pay for the program?
The majority of student in the program are paying for tuition and living expenses through student loans. Once admitted to the program, you will have a financial aid counselor available to work with you on securing loans. Additionally, we offer ten Dean's Scholarships, in the amount of $20,000 per scholarship, to each incoming class. All students admitted to the program are considered for the scholarships. Awards are based on academic achievement and/or diversity.

Is there housing available for graduate students on campus?
First-year Physical Therapy and Pharmacy graduate students have the opportunity to apply for a room in the Vince J. Boryla Apartments. While rooms are limited, an application must be submitted for a lottery selection. These two, three and four bedroom apartments come fully furnished, includes utilities, internet and streaming cable. Located one block south of Regis University, the modern, and contemporary apartments are easily within walking distance to class.

The majority of DPT students live within a 5- to 20-minute commute from campus in apartments or homes for rent. Once admitted to the program, the Office of Admissions works with incoming students to help those that are interested get connected with roommates. Additionally, incoming new students are paired with a current student to help them make a smooth transition to Regis.

To browse off-campus housing options and look for potential roommates, visit*. You will find information on apartments in the area and can sign up for information on other individuals seeking roommates in the area.  You will be asked to “sign up” by entering a user name and creating a password to optimize your use of this site.  

To answer further questions about off-campus housing options, please contact:
Matthew Sullivan, Director, Student Conduct & Off-Campus Community | Dean of Students Office 
Phone: 303.458.4086 

*Please note that Regis University and Off Campus partners do not inspect such rental properties, investigate their owners, or investigate any roommate. Inclusion of any property or rental unit or any roommate posting on this website does not constitute, and shall not be construed or reported as an endorsement or approval by Regis University or Off Campus Partners stings, and cannot guarantee the completeness or accuracy of any such information posted on this website.

What is the program's focus/teaching style?
The primary teaching style can be described as facilitated discussion. Faculty will pose a question and seek feedback from the class. As an answer develops, the faculty will help hone that answer toward the most correct or appropriate answer. This style is based on Andragogy or Adult Learning Theory. This theory would have the learner identify what they want to know, seek out possible answers or solutions and then come up with the most probable solution. In this manner, the learner takes ownership of the process and the answer, rather than depending on an expert to divulge an answer early.