Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Frequently Asked Questions
The required science prerequisite courses for Marist’s DPT program include Anatomy & Physiology I & II (a semester of Anatomy and a semester of Physiology may be substituted), Biology I & II, General Chemistry I & II and Physics I & II. Each of these courses should be four credits and include a corresponding lab. Two Psychology courses and a Statistics course, each three credits, are also required. All of the above courses must be completed with grades of “C+” or above. Please note that a “C” will not be accepted.
Do all of my prerequisite coursework and observation hours need to be completed by the time I apply to the program?
Do I have to take the GREs to apply to the program? How are scores from multiple GRE exams evaluated?
If I attended a foreign school or earned my degree outside of the United States, can someone review my transcript prior to applying?
Any individual or organization unsatisfied with their experience or encounter with any student, faculty, or staff member of the Marist DPT should file a written complaint and send it to the attention of the Program Director. A complaint about the Program Director should be sent to the Dean of the School of Science. A response will be rendered within 30 days. There is a prohibition of any retaliation against the person filing the complaint.
CAPTE can be contacted at 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: email@example.com; website: www.capteonline.org. To obtain the materials necessary for submitting a complaint, contact the APTA Accreditation Department at 703-706-3245 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Marist College has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: email@example.com; website: http://www.capteonline.org. Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation. Graduation from a PT education program accredited by CAPTE is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states. Pending receipt of accreditation status, students will be eligible to take the licensure examination in January 2021. If needing to contact the program/institution, please call (845) 575-3800 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.