DPT Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. We offer a Direct Entry program to qualified students leading to a bachelor's degree in either exercise science or biology and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.
Learn more about the pre-Physical Therapy professional track and Direct Entry program.
Trine DPT Program
1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314
For the Class of 2017 the graduation rate was 100%, the NPTE-PT* ultimate pass rate
is currently 30 of 32 (94%), and the employment rate is 100%**
For the Class of 2018 the graduation rate was 100%, the NPTE-PT* ultimate pass rate is currently 28 of 29 (97%), and the employment rate is 100%**
For the Class of 2019 the graduation rate was 100%, the NPTE-PT* ultimate pass rate is currently 30 of 31 (97%), and the employment rate is 100%**
For the Class of 2020 the graduation rate was 97%, the NPTE-PT* ultimate pass rate is currently 30 of 34 (88%), and the employment rate is 100%**
The first time pass rate, averaged over the most recent two years (2019-2020), is 80%.
*NPTE-PT is the National Physical Therapy Examination for Physical Therapists, required for licensure.
**Employment rate is the % of graduates who sought employment who were employed within one year of graduation.
Graduation Rate (8/2019 – 8/2021): 98.5%
Licensure Examination Pass Rates
2021 First Time: 93.3%
2021 Ultimate: 96.7%
2020 First Time: 82.4%
2020 Ultimate: 94.1%
2-Year Average First Time (2020 & 2021): 87.5%
2-Year Average Ultimate (2020 & 2021): 95.3%
Employment Rate* (8/2019 – 8/2021): 100%
* Employment rate: % of graduates who sought employment and were employed as PTs within one year of graduation.
We have two pre-physical therapy majors:
- Exercise Science / Pre-PT
- Biology / Pre-PT
These majors prepare a student for the Trine graduate physical therapy program and result in a bachelor's of science degree in either exercise science or biology. These majors are for students who are accepted into the six-year plan of study for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.
If you are not eligible for these pre-PT majors, you can still enroll in any undergraduate major and complete the courses required for application to the DPT program. These courses are similar or the same as the requirements of most DPT programs. Completion of the prerequisites is most easily accomplished in the biology and exercise science undergraduate majors.
Learn more about our pre-physical therapy professional track and direct admit programs.
Tuition and Aid
Financial aid questions should be directed to the Office of Financial Aid located at the Trine campus in Angola, Indiana. Contact information is as follows:
Call: 260.665.4158 or 800.347.4878
Office hours are Monday–Friday, 8 a.m.–5 p.m.
Physical Therapy Profession
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