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DPT Freshman Direct Entry

University of Jamestown provides a remarkably unique opportunity for incoming freshmen who plan to pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. The most common majors for direct entry students are biology, biochemistry, chemistry, exercise science, or nursing; however, other majors will be considered.



DPT Freshman Direct Entry Criteria

  • Acceptance to the University of Jamestown
  • A minimum cumulative GPA of a 3.00 on 4.00 scale
  • ACT composite score of 25 or greater, or SAT score of 1200



Application Process


The first deadline for completed applications to the Direct Entry program is January 1, year of freshman entry. Ten slots will be filled within this first deadline period. Successful applicants will be notified by February 1.


The second deadline for completed applications to the Direct Entry program is April 1, year of freshman entry. Five slots will be filled within this second deadline period. Successful applicants will be notified by May 1.


The Physical Therapy Program at the University of Jamestown is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE): 1111 North Fairfax Street; Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://capteonline.org. The program’s current status is probationary accreditation; for more information see http://www.capteonline.org/WhatWeDo/RecentActions/PublicDisclosureNotices/. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 701-356-2136 or email svoorhee@uj.edu.



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