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Thank you for your interest in our programs. Following is information regarding the two Post-Professional Physical Therapy programs currently offered at Loma Linda University:
As of September 21, 2004, we are only accepting students for Autumn Quarter. Starting October 01, 2017 we will begin accepting applications for the Autumn quarter 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year with a start date of September 2018. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2018, the deadline for documents is May 1, 2018.
PP-DPT (Prior Masters) (45 unit Track)
Our PP-DPT 45 unit track is a clinical based (11 months, no research) doctor of physical therapy degree. In order to be eligible for this program, in addition to your bachelor’s degree in physical therapy, you must also have earned a master’s degree. Graduates of our PP-MSR program are eligible for this program.
PP-DPT (Prior BS in PT) (66 unit Track)
Our PP-DPT 66 unit track (18 months, no research) is designed for the individual with a bachelor’s degree in Physical Therapy who wishes to pursue a clinical doctorate degree in the profession. To be eligible for admission, the applicant must have earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Physical Therapy from a 4 (or more) year BS program in physical therapy. As of January 11, 2011, we are only accepting students for Autumn Quarter. Starting October 01, 2017 we will begin accepting applications for the Autumn quarter 2018 for the 2018-2019 school year with a start date of September 2017. The deadline to apply is April 1, 2018, the deadline for documents is May 1, 2018.
Please refer to the websites listed below for more information about our Post-Professional Physical Therapy programs.
PLEASE read this entire document, paying special attention to the underlined and bolded material to help assure a timely acceptance.
You may apply online for the Post-Professional programs at:
NOTE: As of June 01, 2006 only online applications will be accepted at LLU)
As of September 28, 2015, we are only accepting students for Fall Quarter for the PP-DPT 46 and 66 unit track program for students requiring a student visa.
There is no GRE requirement for this program, but an English Proficiency Exam is required if:
(a) Applicants who do not satisfy the exemption conditions stated in (b) below, are required to take one of the English proficiency examinations listed below and achieve the indicated minimum score:
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), computer-based 213
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), internet-based 80
(b) Regardless of nationality or citizenship, applicants who have earned a degree in the US are exempted from taking a test of English proficiency. Applicants to Loma Linda University programs in which the language of instruction is not English are not exempted from taking a test of English proficiency.
Requests to waive the requirement for an approved test of English proficiency must be submitted to the University Academic Affairs Committee. The request must include adequate justification for the waiver. An applicant may be not offered acceptance before the waiver request is approved.
To be eligible for these programs you must have graduated from a 4 (or more) year BS program in physical therapy. You will need to make certain an official mark sheet is sent to the Office of Admissions, School of Allied Health Professions. An official mark sheet can ONLY be issued by the affiliating university that legislated your course of study; the official mark sheet CANNOT be issued by the affiliated college at which your study actually occurred. LLU Policy mandates that the affiliated university must mail the transcripts directly to Loma Linda University. Official transcripts that are sent by your college or university transcripts that are sent or hand carried by you must be, unfortunately, considered unofficial.
Please note if you use World Education Services for your foreign evaluation, you will not be required to submit a set of transcripts directly from your university.
Below I have attached a list of approved foreign credentialing agencies for those students trained outside of the United States of America. A “course-by-course” report will be required for this program.
FOREIGN EVALUATION CENTERS
World Education Services
Bowling Green Station
P.O. Box 5087
New York, NY 10274-5087
Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc.
P.O. Box 514070
Milwaukee, WI 53203-3470
Phone: (414) 289-3400
Fax: (414) 289-3411
American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers
One Dupont Circle, NW, Suite 520
Washington, DC 20036-1135
Phone: (202) 296-3359
Fax: (202) 822-3940
Students are required to have an iPad for the courses in the orthopaedic and neurology tracks as well as for testing activities in all courses. It is highly recommended that students have access to a personal computer (minimum: 800 MHz multimedia) with Internet access (minimum: 56 k.b.p.s. [connected at 44+ k.b.p.s.]).
Thank you again for your interest in the exciting and rewarding field of post-professional physical therapy education. In order to process your application, issue you an I-20 and allow you time to obtain a student visa; you should plan to have necessary documents in our hands at LLU 4 months prior to the start of the program. This will allow you a full 4 months to make the necessary arrangements. As additional questions regarding one of our programs arise, please do not hesitate to contact me. I wish you the best, as you start your application process.
For Further Enquiries, Contact:
Sondra Caposio ─ Program Coordinator
Post-Professional Physical Therapy Department
LOMA LINDA UNIVERSITY│School of Allied Health Professions
24951 North Circle Drive, Nichol Hall, Loma Linda, California 92350
(909) 651-5921 ・ fax (909) 558-0459 ・ firstname.lastname@example.org