Application Forms

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Application

***Program Requirements and Prerequisites

Fall 2015 DPT Admission Cycle


DownloadFall 2015 DPT Admission Application Instructions -

  1. Two (2) Separate Applications are required:

    1) DPT Departmental Application via PTCAS
         Application Available July 2, 2014 via PTCAS

    Firm Deadline: October 15, 2014 

    NOTE: It is recommended that applicants applying for the DPT program meet with Admissions Coordinator, Crystal Bishop, periodically throughout the application process.

    2) CSU Graduate Application - Fall 2015
    Available through

    Deadline: November 30, 2014

  2. Official Transcripts

    Submit all official transcripts from each college and/or university attended to PTCAS and Fresno State by indicated application deadline dates (2 sets of all transcripts; 1 set to PTCAS and 1 set to Fresno State).   

  3. Verification of Observation Hours Form

    It is REQUIRED to submit a PT Observation Hours form verifying your observation hours for every location and number of hours observed. Login to PTCAS and use the online PT Hours signature process or print each customized PT Observation Hours form, and have your hours verified by a licensed physical therapist. If using the paper verification option, mail the signed form directly to PTCAS. Please read all directions set by PTCAS to avoid any delays in the submission of your application.

    The verification of observation hours form is ONLY for students who are not yet ready to apply this Fall. Click HERE for form.  

  4. Supplemental Form: 2015 DPT Admission Prerequisite Coursework Form   

    - Fill-In Version: DOWNLOAD HERE
    - PDF Version: DOWNLOAD HERE

    Mail/Hand-deliver completed form directly to the PT Department at Fresno State. DO NOT mail to PTCAS.

    Deadline: October 15, 2014

  5. Recommendation Letters

    Arrange for three (3) letters of recommendation to be sent to PTCAS on your behalf; one/two each from a licensed physical therapist, and a non-Physical Therapy professor. Fresno State pre-physical therapy/IHRS faculty are not acceptable references. Only original letters will be accepted and must be in a sealed envelope. To see complete list of acceptable reference sources, please our Fresno State's informational page on PTCAS. Please read all directions set by PTCAS to avoid any delays in the submission of your application.

  6. Early Grade Report Form


    Must be postmarked no later than January 2, 2015. 
    Local applicants may turn in the form to the PT Office in McLane Hall Room 186A. Please be sure to check for office holiday hours.