Health Sciences to DPT 4+2.5 Direct Admit Program

Enjoy Guaranteed Admission into the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program for Highly Qualified High School Students

Physical Therapy is a competitive industry and you want to select a program that offers a path to success. The Franklin Pierce 4+2.5 Health Sciences/Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Direct Admit Program enables you to complete your studies through the doctorate level in just six-and-a-half years. You will complete a four-year Health Sciences undergraduate degree and enter into the two-and-a-half-year DPT program. Conditional acceptance into the graduate program is granted to qualified students during senior year of high school. Guaranteed acceptance will be offered upon successful completion of all program requirements during undergraduate studies.

In order to be considered for admission into the Direct Admit Program, you must submit the one-page Application Addendum, which can be found on the webpage listed below, in addition to all undergraduate application materials.

B.S. in Health Sciences

Learn more about our undergraduate program in Health Sciences.

B.S. in Biology

Learn more about our undergraduate program in Biology.

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Learn more about our Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

Application Addendum

Submit this application addendum along with other application materials. Deadline: May 1, 2021

  • Overview of the DPT program at Franklin Pierce University that operates in Goodyear, AZ and in Manchester, NH. This video profiles the Manchester program.



  • Kendra Lajoie '15

    A 2015 graduate of the College at Rindge, NH of Franklin Pierce University, Kendra is now in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the university's Manchester, NH campus.

    Kendra Lajoie '15

    Franklin Pierce DPT Student '18 


Requirements for Admission

How to Apply

  1. Submit your Franklin Pierce University Application for Admission;
  2. Submit your Health Sciences/DPT (4+2.5) Application Addendum along with other application materials. 
Want to Know More?

Download the Health Sciences to Doctor of Physical Therapy 4+2.5 Pathway Program SheetDownload a Health Sciences to Doctor of Physical Therapy program sheet to view on-screen or print, or view the College at Rindge Academic Catalog for specific degree requirements and course information.

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