Non-Traditional Admission | Doctor of Physical Therapy

Non-traditional students have earned or will earn a bachelor's degree at an institution outside of Carroll. Non-traditional applicants are reviewed in the competitive review process with Carroll non-direct admission students and submit their application through the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS).

The DPT program encompasses three-years of professional graduate level study. Each new cohort begins the graduate DPT program in September.

Please be advised – All accepted non-traditional applicants are required to complete an advanced level of Human Anatomy and Physiology sequence (ANP402-403) in the summer prior to DPT enrollment in the fall. Courses run from late May thru early August. Most course equivalencies to ANP402/403 are at the graduate level.

Application Process

Non-traditional applicants are required to apply through PTCAS.

Carroll University admits up to 20 non-traditional students who will not earn a bachelor’s degree at Carroll.

Required Application Materials

Admission Questions

Please contact Jillian Groskreutz, Senior Associate Director of Graduate Admission, at 262.524.7223 or email

The entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy Program admits qualified students regardless of race, color, creed, sex, age, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, or disability that does not interfere with the performance of professional physical therapy practice as provided by law. Applications and credentials for admission to the physical therapy program must be submitted for processing to the Carroll University Office of Admission. Decisions are made on applications by selection committees in the program, and applicants are notified through the Office of Admission.

Admission and standards are subject to change based on regulatory, licensing and or certification needs.

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