Jun 22, 2021  
College Catalog 2018-2019 
College Catalog 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Doctor of Physical Therapy/B.S. 3+3 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.

To maintain conditional acceptance to Thomas Jefferson University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy, at Elizabethtown College the student must (1) earn a “B” (a “B-” will not be accepted) in all required pre-requisite course work (denoted by an asterisk (*)), (2) maintain a science GPA of 3.3, and (3) complete all required pre-requisite course work for Thomas Jefferson University at Elizabethtown College. Students need to complete their Core requirements during their three years at Elizabethtown before beginning their courses at Thomas Jefferson University. Students accepted to this program should consult closely with the Chair of HPAC to ensure that courses being taken to fulfill other specific requirements of the two institutions are met.