To be considered for admission to the Professional Program in Physical Therapy, you must complete the application procedure for the PT Division’s Professional Program.

Once you are accepted to the PT Professional Program, you must complete ALL the pre-professional (prerequisite) courses BEFORE starting the professional courses.

The University of Kentucky Physical Therapy Program has chosen to participate in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) to facilitate the admissions process. Applicants to the program can begin their PTCAS application on July 1, 2018. Early decision application deadline date is Aug. 15, 2018, with supplemenat application due Sept. 1, 2018.    The PT program application deadline is December 1, 2018. The supplemental application is due January 2, 2019.   To learn more about the PTCAS application process, please visit the PTCAS website at in June.

In order to apply to the UK Physical Therapy Program, you must access the PTCAS and also complete the Supplemental Application unique to the UK program. The Supplemental Application is available in July as well.  If you are taking courses in the fall of 2018, it would be best for you to submit the Supplemental Application after you have access to an unofficial transcript from the fall semester.  Your fall semester grades can be reviewed in a more timely manner if you upload them to the supplemental application.  The deadline for the supplemental app is January 2, 2019. You should only apply to the Professional Program in Physical Therapy, College of Health Sciences, University of Kentucky through the PTCAS process and the UK PT Program sites.

In order to participate in the UK DPT program a student must be accepted to the program and attend at either the Lexington or Hazard campus.  The UK program is offered simultaneously on each campus and much of the instruction is done via interactive television.  Clinical education courses are often completed off campus in locations across the state and country.  For these two reasons, the program is considered a distance learning program.  

Completing the University of Kentucky Doctor of Physical Therapy program and passing the final comprehensive exam followed by the national licensure exam (NPTE) allows a graduate to practice in any US state.  At graduation, there will be additional state board requirements (such as background check, fees, etc.) to complete for licensure.

The University of Kentucky Doctor of Physical Therapy program is in compliance with CAPTE Accreditation standards and the state authorization requirements in all states in which students may affiliate.  Please contact Distance Learning at or visit the UK Out-of-State Students webpage for more detailed information. 

Do not apply to the University of Kentucky Admissions Office or the Graduate School.

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** If you have questions or problems with the supplemental application, contact Tammy Jo Edge at or mail to:

Tammy Jo Edge
College of Health Sciences, Office of Student Affairs
900 S. Limestone St.
Charles T. Wethington, Jr. Building, Room 111
Lexington, KY   40536-0200

Please contact Tammy Jo Edge at 859-218-0473 for questions regarding the application process or admissions requirements.