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Physical Therapy Program

Health Science Building – PT Wing
9200 University Blvd., Charleston, SC 29406
P 843-863-7355
Edpt@csuniv.edu


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Hunter Center
P843-863-7050
Eenroll@csuniv.edu

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Continuing your path in physical therapy

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Charleston Southern University is 2.5 years of hands-on and interactive education that will allow graduates to sit for the National Physical Therapy Examination. All faculty hold a doctoral degree and teach students to incorporate contemporary evidence with interprofessional collaboration to be leaders in the profession.

In addition to classroom learning, students will complete a variety of clinical and service-learning experiences. The DPT degree culminates in a faculty-mentored research project that can be presented at a state or national conference.

Our application portal is currently closed. The 2022-2023 admissions cycle opens via PTCAS on June 15th. Find out more information about the admissions process.

Learn more about upcoming building tours and events. Read about the essential functions and requirements of PT education at CSU.

*View comprehensive program costs, or generate your total tuition cost with the tuition calculator.


Accreditation:

The Doctor of Physical Therapy is an approved program at Charleston Southern University, accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Effective April 26, 2022, Charleston Southern University has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; Phone: 703-706-3245; Email: accreditation@apta.org). If needing to contact the program directly, please call 843-863-7181 or email jthorp@csuniv.edu.

Candidate for Accreditation is an accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program may matriculate students in professional courses. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status does not assure that the program will be granted Initial Accreditation. 

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Application Requirements

  • A bachelor’s degree must be completed from a USDE regionally accredited institution or an equivalent from a foreign institution.
  • The minimum requirement for prerequisite GPA is 3.0. The preferred minimum requirement for cumulative GPA is 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • The GRE is required for application to the program.

The program application requirements must be met for applications to be reviewed and scored.

In the Physical Therapy program, you’ll take courses like…

  • Applied Kinesiology
  • Neuroanatomy
  • Hospital-Based Care
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Complex Medical Diagnoses
  • Cardiopulmonary
  • Diagnostic Imaging

Program Director

Jacob Thorp

Director of Physical Therapy Program, Professor of Physical Therapy
Health Science Building
P843-863-7181
Ejthorp@csuniv.edu

Facilities

The CSU DPT program is housed in the health science building. Construction on the 28,458-square-foot health science building was completed in December 2017, with an additional 15,000-square-foot PT wing completed in Fall 2019.