B.S. in Biology/Doctor of Physical Therapy
(with FDU’s Henry P. Becton School of Nursing and Allied Health in partnership with the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Health Related Professions [UMDNJ-SHRP])
This physical therapy program is a collaborative program between Fairleigh Dickinson University and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey-School of Health Related Professions (UMDNJSHRP).
Students who successfully complete the program are awarded a B.S. in biology from FDU and a Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) degree from UMDNJ. This program offers an outstanding opportunity for talented and motivated students with a strong career interest to fast-track their careers. Students who wish to become physical therapists are provided with a state-of-the-art education that prepares them to be at the forefront of the physical therapy profession.
Students in the entry-level component of the program spend their first years at FDU, completing 97 credits of required courses (38 credits of University and Core requirements and 59 credits of major requirements). Students must formally apply for acceptance into the professional component at the UMDNJ-SHRP Physical Therapy Program.
Once accepted to the professional component, students complete their fourth year of undergraduate study at UMDNJSHRP. Upon completion of 38 credits at UMDNJ-SHRP, Fairleigh Dickinson University will award the B.S. in biology degree.After earning the B.S. degree, students are required to successfully complete an additional 72 credits in the D.P.T. program at UMDNJ, upon which UMDNJ-SHRP will award the D.P.T. degree.
|Admission Requirements for the D.P.T. Program of UMDNJ-SHRP|
|1st Semester||(16 credits)|
|2nd Semester||(15 credits)|
|3rd Semester||(18 credits)|
|4th Semester||(15 credits)|
|5th Semester||(16 credits)|
|6th Semester||(17 credits)|
|UMDNJ-SHRP DPT in Physical Therapy Courses - Year I|
|Summer mini Semester (August)||(14 credits)|
|Fall Semester||(16 credits)|
|Spring Semester||(18 credits)|