The physical therapy department at Southwest Baptist University is dedicated to providing society with physical therapists who engage in the art and science of physical therapy with a Christian worldview. The graduate will be a clinician generalist who is prepared to provide physical therapy services for a diverse population in an evolving society and healthcare environment.
The following requirements must be met before being admitted to the physical therapy program at SBU (courses in progress during semester applying must be documented):
Any science-based courses taken seven years or more prior to application to the PT program must submit a Seven-Year Waiver Form for the course to be considered as counting toward a prerequisite.
Ranking of applications will consider criteria established by the core faculty as follows:
Application to the SBU DPT program is made through the PTCAS centralized application database.
Annual Tuition, Fees and Costs:
|Course fee||$2,700 (3 year total)|
|Books and other supplies||$1,000|
Special or one-time fees and/or costs:
|Deposit (goes toward tuition)||$1,000|
|APTA membership (optional)||$100|
|Wellness Center membership (per semester, optional)||$135|
|Intramural fees (per season, option)||$10|
As an SBU DPT student, you will have opportunity for various scholarship and financial aid offers. Additionally, you are encouraged to seek out private sources of scholarships and aid.
Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to receive any aid for which you may qualify, including the Federal Direct Grad PLUS Student Loan. SBU's recommended deadline for submitting the FAFSA is March 15. If you have questions, contact the SBU Office of Financial Aid at (417) 328-1822.
For more details about SBU DPT program financial information, including scholarship opportunities, please download the financial information guide.
Browse the archives of the annual magazine, "A Healing Mission," sent to alumni of the SBU Doctor of Physical Therapy program. The magazine provides news and updates from the program, stories about Global Health Outreach trips, faculty and alumni spotlights, and more.