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3+3 Bachelor + Doctor of Physical Therapy

3+3 物理治療師

Department of General Education


Physical Therapy BHS (Interim Degree)
The Bachelor of Health Science-Wellness degree is designed as a pre-professional interim degree for students pursuing a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree through the “3+3” track. The BHS-Wellness degree prepares the pre-PT student with the prerequisite knowledge required for the DPT degree. Once accepted into the DPT program the 3+3 track allows students to enter the professional DPT program before completion of the BHS degree. The 3+3 students’ senior year is the first two semesters of the DPT program. This program is designed to be completed in eight semesters. Students successfully completing the appropriate prerequisites, and DPT-1st semester and DPT-2nd semester of the professional program (36 credits) qualify for the Bachelor of Health Science Degree.

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
Students entering the professional phase of the program as a “3+3” student must have completed 92 semester credits of specific college prerequisites. Students taking the appropriate prerequisites will earn a Bachelor of Health Science (BHS) after the first two semesters in the professional program and the DPT degree upon successful completion of the program. All core prerequisites must be completed within ten years prior to application. The DPT program is 9 full-time consecutive semesters.


The DPT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax, Alexandria, VA 22314. After receiving the DPT degree graduates may apply to take the physical therapy licensure exam in the state of their choice.

Affiliation with Andrews University

Why study physical therapy at Andrews?
At Andrews, you get More for Less when 3+3=2. That means you can get your bachelor’s and your Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in just 6 years! Do you enjoy helping others? Are you fascinated by anatomy or neuroscience? Physical therapy may be just right for you. At Andrews, you’ll enjoy small class sizes and learn from experienced faculty. Physical therapy is a hands on field, and you’ll have many opportunities to do so with the lab heavy curriculum, utilizing one of many lab spaces including a brand new anatomy lab.

Like being hands-on? Andrews’ students complete 80 observation hours before entering the DPT program. Then they perform 38 weeks of clinical internships before graduating with their doctorate. Networking is an important aspect of any career. Join an on-campus physical therapy club or a professional organization like the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

The DPT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Accreditation assures you’re receiving a quality education that has met certain requirements.



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