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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.


 

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 

 

January
Admissions Interview


Select candidates will be invited to Regis University for an on-campus group interview with faculty. Interview invitations will be sent in early-to-mid December. All candidates invited to interview will be notified by email; candidates not selected for an interview will also be notified by email. Invited candidates will have the opportunity to interview with faculty, attend class, tour campus, and meet current DPT students. Plus, candidates can visit our beautiful Rocky Mountain home and explore the city of Denver!

Interviews for candidates starting the program in 2022 will be held on January 21, 2022 and January 24, 2022.

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 2020. 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.

Interview Days During COVID-19

The Doctor of Physical Therapy interviews will be held on campus in January 2022. For the health and safety of our candidates and campus community, we will be requiring candidates to wear masks, provide proof of vaccination or provide proof a negative Covid test within 72 hours of the interview. Instructions to provide these documents will be provided in the interview invite. If directives change, all candidates will be notified via email.

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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!

The interview day is always exciting and packed with information. Check-in for your interview day typically starts at 8 a.m. MT. You will be given a 30-minute interview block and a detailed schedule upon check-in. The morning will start off with a welcome message from the School of Physical Therapy’s Dean. You can expect to attend various activities throughout the day that include a campus tour, simulation lab activity, observation in the skills lab, the opportunity to meet current students and hear faculty present on various topics.

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. A clean, polished look can help you feel confident and shows you’re genuinely interested in the position
  3. Create Your Zoom Account. Prepare for Plan B. In case interviews are moved to a virtual format due to COVID-19 restrictions or weather-related conditions, familiarize yourself with the Zoom platform. You will want to be prepared for the unexpected so you don’t experience any technical difficulties if the interview format changes.
  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.