Requirements for admission

Minimum admission requirements 

  • baccalaureate degree
  • overall GPA of at least 3.0
  • quantitative GRE score of at least 146 (550)
  • verbal GRE score of at least 149 (440)
  • analytical Writing GRE score of at least 3.5
  • at least one letter of recommendation from a licensed physical therapist

Please refer to the Northern Arizona University Program page on PTCAS:

Course prerequisites

Before beginning the program, you must complete the following course requirements:

One year of

  • laboratory and lecture-based anatomy and physiology courses
    NAU courses BIO 201, 202 
  • laboratory and lecture-based general chemistry
    NAU courses CHM 151, 151L, 152, 152L 
  • laboratory and lecture-based college level physics
    NAU courses PHY 111, 112 

One semester of

  • general psychology
    NAU course PSY 101 
  • statistics
    NAU courses STA 270 or PSY 230 or EPS 525 
  • abnormal OR developmental psychology
    NAU courses PSY 240 OR PSY 415 

All prerequisites are required to have been completed within the last 10 years.