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Admissions traffic rules

To improve the efficiency of admissions through a more unified process, the ACAPT membership approved updating the traffic rules in October 2020:

  • Physical therapy admissions traffic rules for programs 

  • Physical therapy admissions traffic rules for applicants  

  • Frequently-asked-questions:

  • Physical therapy admissions traffic rules FAQs for programs

  • Physical therapy admissions traffic rules FAQs for applicants
  •  Highlights

    Required entry-level prerequisite courses

    Anatomy and physiology 

    One course in anatomy with lab AND one course in physiology with lab (or)

    A two-course sequence in anatomy and physiology, each with lab

    Two courses in biological sciences (not botany) 

    Two courses in general chemistry with lab 

    Two courses in general physics with lab 

    One course in psychology 

    One course in statistics

    Prerequisite courses - approved by ACAPT membership in 2012

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