Application Requirements

Important information about the CSULB Department of Physical Therapy response to COVID-19

Due to the alterations and restrictions placed on many Colleges and Universities in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are making the following changes to the admissions requirements to our program:

  • We will accept online labs for prerequisite courses taken during the Spring 2020, Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021, Fall 2021 and Spring 2022 academic terms only. We will resume requiring in-person labs for prerequisite courses starting with the Summer 2022 academic term. 
  • We will accept the in-home version of the GRE offered by ETS taken during 2020 and 2021 only. We will not accept the in-home version of the GRE in 2022 as the ETS testing centers are now open.
  • We will accept Credit/No Credit or Pass/No Pass grades ONLY for prerequisite courses taken during the Spring and Summer 2020 academic terms. However, we specify a STRONG PREFERENCE for letter grades for these courses.

To prepare for application into the program, the prospective student must follow an undergraduate program that includes appropriate physical, biological, and behavioral science prerequisite courses. Applicants must be in good academic, professional, and clinical standing at the last institution attended.

Requirements for Admission