Physical Therapy Affiliation Programs

3+3 Doctor of Physical Therapy Program with Thomas Jefferson University

The Cooperative 3+3 Program with Thomas Jefferson University leads to a Bachelor of Science degree from Elizabethtown College and a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Thomas Jefferson University. In this program, students spend three years at Elizabethtown College fulfilling general education Core, the Pre-Physical Therapy curriculum, and the requirements of the Biology major. If accepted by the cooperating institution, students spend three more years at Thomas Jefferson University. Thomas Jefferson University’s 3+3 DPT program accepts applications during the fall of the senior year of high school. After completing four years – three at Elizabethtown and one at Thomas Jefferson University – and acquiring at least 125 credits, the student is awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Elizabethtown College. After the student fulfills the remainder of the professional upper division program of clinical experience, the cooperative institution awards the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

Minimum requirements for our 3+3 Doctor of Physical Therapy Program with Thomas Jefferson University:

  1. SAT score of 1200 or 25 ACT (or better)
  2. Cumulative GPA 3.2 (or better)
  3. December 15th Application deadline for Elizabethtown
  4. Successful Interview at Thomas Jefferson University in the Spring
  5. Contact Information:

3+3 Doctor of Physical Therapy Program with Widener University

The Cooperative 3+3 Program with Widener University leads to a Bachelor of Science degree from Elizabethtown College and a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from Widener University. In this program, students spend three years at Elizabethtown College fulfilling general education Core, the Pre-Physical Therapy curriculum, and the requirements of the Biology major. If accepted by the cooperating institution, students spend three more years at Widener University. Students may apply for acceptance into Widener University’s 3+3 DPT program during the fall semester of their junior year as an undergraduate at Elizabethtown. Interested students should consult with the Chair of HPAC before organizing their first-year fall class schedule as this program has specific additional requirements. After completing four years – three at Elizabethtown and one at Widener University – and acquiring at least 125 credits, the student is awarded a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Elizabethtown College. After the student fulfills the remainder of the professional upper division program of clinical experience, the cooperative institution awards the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

Physical Therapy Suggested Coursework

Minimum Requirement E-town Recommended Typical Semester Taken
Biology (12 hours including anatomy and physiology) BIO 111
BIO 201
BIO 202
Fall, First Year
Fall, Third Year
Spring, Third Year
English (8 hours) ENG 100
2nd ENG Course
Fall/Spring, First Year
Prior to end of third year
Chemistry (8 hours) CH 105
CH 113*
Fall, First Year
Spring, First Year
Physics (8 hours) PHYS 103
PHYS 104*
Fall, Third Year
Spring, Third Year
Mathematics (4 hours) MA 251 Fall, second year or later
Psychology (8 hours) PSY 105
PSY 221 or PSY 225
Fall, first year or later
Spring, first year or later

* Pre-requisite exists. Consult most recent E-town College Catalog for details.

Note: To find school-specific requirements for each U.S. physical therapy school see a physical therapy school's website.