Transfer Opportunities

Ithaca College's program in physical therapyis designed as a six year freshmen-entry level BS/DPT program which culminates in a doctorate in physical therapy (DPT). While freshman entry to the program is the norm, transfer opportunities may be available. Applications for transfer (internal) may be possible, but opportunities may be limited, are very competitive, and based on available space. Transfer is typically very limited and the number of opportunities varies from year to year. We anticipate there will be very few if any opportunities for transfer during academic year 2016-17.

The six year BS/DPT curriculum consists of three years of pre-professional coursework (freshmen-junior) and three full years of professional coursework (senior-grad year II). After the senior year, students graduate with a B.S. in Clinical Health Studies. Please note: All students (including transfer students with undergraduate degrees) must successfully complete the IC undergraduate degree in Clinical Health Studies and achieve a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 to be eligible for the graduate portion of the program; we do not accept students directly into the graduate portion of the program.

See the DPT curriculum item to the right for a link to a listing of required coursework and the breakdown for undergraduate and graduate professional coursework.

Transfer students may enter the physical therapy program at several points in the undergraduate program (but are encouraged to apply as early as feasible):

  • fall or spring semester of the sophomore year,
  • fall or spring of the junior year, or
  • summer session between the junior and senior years

Information for Internal Transfer Students (currently enrolled Ithaca College Students) here

Internal Transfer Status

Based on admissions and enrollment data, the PT Department will not be accepting applications for internal transfer from students in the 2016 Freshman cohort. We will however consider applications from current Sophomore and Junior students; decisions will depend on eligibility of students and availability of seats. Please follow the guidelines to work through the Academic Advising Center.

External (non IC) Transfer suspended

At this time, due to current enrollment numbers, consideration of external transfer ((individuals not currently enrolled at Ithaca College or individuals that were enrolled at Ithaca College considering readmission)) is suspended until further notice. Information about future opportunities will be posted when they become available.

DPT Curriculum

DPT Curriculum (click here for a listing of courses for the six-year BS/DPT program by semester and year)