Admissions

To be considered for admission to the Professional Program in Physical Therapy, you must complete the application procedure for the Department of Physical Therapy'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, 2019
  • Early decision application deadline date is Aug. 15, 2019, with supplemental application due Sept. 1, 2019
  • The PT program application deadline is December 1, 2019
  • The supplemental application is due January 2, 2020

To learn more about the PTCAS application process, please visit the PTCAS website in June.

PTCAS

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 2019, 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, 2020. 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.

Supplemental Application

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 distancelearning@uky.edu 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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  • There is a $50 fee for submitting the Physical Therapy Supplemental application
  • There is a $500 seat fee for those accepted into the program

Please contact Dion Coleman (dion.coleman@uky.edu or 859-218-0473) for questions regarding the application process or admissions requirements.

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