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Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Application Process

Choosing the right physical therapy school can be a daunting task. At Regis, our admissions team is here to help you understand the application process and help you prepare for your admissions interview. With nationally-recognized faculty and 38 weeks of clinical experience integrated into the curriculum, the Regis DPT program is cutting edge and evidence based, preparing you to practice physical therapy in the 21st century.


 

Interview Days During COVID-19

For the health and safety of our candidates and campus community, we have committed to holding virtual candidate interview days this academic year, 2020-2021. If directives from public health officials change in the spring of 2021, we will consider on-campus interviews at that time.

Application Process and Timeline

July-November
Set the Wheels in Motion

 

Once submitted, your application is carefully considered based on the materials submitted through PTCAS. Application materials include an online application, three letters of recommendation (one must be completed by a licensed physical therapist and one by a college-level faculty), official GRE scores, and official university/college transcripts. All application materials must be submitted directly through PTCAS. After your application materials are reviewed, qualified candidates will be invited to participate in an admissions interview.

Detailed Application Requirements 

 

December
Admissions Interview


Once selected, the final stretch of your application process will consist of group interviews with faculty and optional activities. Candidates may choose to join both student-led and faculty-led breakout sessions on a variety of specialty topics. Each student-led session will consist of a student panel, campus tour and social hour. The interview day and various breakout sessions will give candidates the opportunity to learn more about our unique program and our beautiful Rocky Mountain home.

Interviews for candidates starting the program in 2021 will be held on December 14-15, 2020.

Interview Day Prep

 

Any Time
Experience Mountain Time


It's always a good time to sign up for a tour of our beautiful campus and physical therapy facilities. Take a spin through Denver and see why U.S. News & World Report ranked it the #2 place to live in 2019. There’s a lot to see, so take a little time to check out the mountains, 
42 parks, over 50 craft breweries, and all the eclectic art districts of the Mile-High City. Or, if you’re thinking about where to live while you’re at Regis, it’s never too early to learn more about Denver’s neighborhoods.

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Road Trip, Anyone?

When you’re ready to come say “hi,” we’re ready to help you plan. Before you visit Denver, check out some helpful travel info and tips on hotels, shuttles, directions and more.

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Preparing for Your Interview

Your resume can only get you so far. Now’s the time to let your personality do its part.

Our Admissions Interview Day will help you determine if Regis is right for you – we really want this to be the perfect fit. It also lets faculty determine which candidates are a good fit for us, and gives you the chance to be considered for one of our scholarships. Each year, we award varying amounts of scholarship funds to our incoming Doctor of Physical Therapy students with their acceptance packages!

Check-in for your virtual interview day typically starts at 8 a.m. MT. You will be given a 30- minute interview block and will be required to attend opening and closing remarks on the day of your interview. The morning will start off with a welcome message from the School of Physical Therapy Leadership Faculty. You will also be encouraged to join optional breakout sessions that will be offered throughout the week. This will give you the opportunity to meet current students, attend a virtual campus tour and hear faculty present on various topics.

Though all interviews will be held virtually this year, we invite you to visit us for a tour of campus, including the Physical Therapy facilities and classrooms. To get here, view the campus map and directions and be sure to check out tips for planning your trip.

  1. Be yourself. No need to “act the part.” Just be yourself and see if Regis moves to the same beat that you do.
  2. Dress the part. Dress professionally. Although you’ll be in a virtual environment, you will want to dress as you would for an in-person interview to make the best impression.
  3. Create Your Zoom Account. Familiarize yourself with the video conferencing platform so you don’t experience any technical difficulties on the day. Keep a look out for detailed log-in information sent via email in the days leading up to your scheduled virtual interview.
  4. Mountain Time. We run on Mountain Time. Adjust your sleeping schedule accordingly.
  5. Meet current Doctor of Physical Therapy students. Here’s your chance to ask our current students what it’s really like. What’s life like in the Mile-High City? How have small group tutorial sessions helped them? Bring your questions, we’re sure they’ll have answers.

Once You're Accepted

Now the fun begins. Plus, a bit of work – but don’t worry, we'll walk you through every step along the way. In this phase, you’ll check off prerequisites, send us your transcripts and submit your deposit. Ready, set, enroll!

Still have questions? We have answers!

Get all of your questions answered! Regis offers plenty of opportunities for you to explore life as a DPT student through both on-campus and virtual visit opportunities. See all of our upcoming visit opportunities, from campus and lab tours to financial aid workshops and more.

The clinical education component of the Regis DPT program is nationally recognized for its innovative approach to hands-on education. These experiences are a formula for success: since 2007, 100% of graduates from Regis' School of Physical Therapy have found jobs in the field within six months of completing their licensure exams.

The Global Health Pathway is a concentration available to selected students in the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions who seek a rich, transformative experience learning about and working with diverse populations, whether locally or abroad. 

In addition to the $100,000 in scholarships we award to DPT candidates each year, learn more about grants, loans and other ways to finance your education. We also offer multiple info sessions during winter and spring on the topics of financial aid and available financing programs.