Sep 21, 2021  
College Catalog 2019-2020 
College Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Doctor of Physical Therapy/B.S. 3+3 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. To be eligible for the 3+3 progam, the student must have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.3 by the end of his or her fall of the junior year of college. 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.

To meet eligibility requirements for admission to Widener 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 an overall GPA of 3.3, and (3) complete all required pre-requisite course work for Widener University at Elizabethtown College. Students need to complete their Core requirements during their three years at Elizabethtown before beginning their courses at Widener University. Interested students should consult with the Chair of HPAC before organizing their first-year fall class schedule as this program has specific additional requirements.