Dual-Degree BS in Athletic Training/Doctor of Physical Therapy (4+3)

Program Contacts: Stephen Straub 203-582-8443 (Department of Rehabilitation, Health and Wellness) and Ken Kosior 203-582-3931 (Department of Physical Therapy)

Select candidates from high school may apply to the Dual-Degree BS in Athletic Training/DPT (4+3) program. Upon completion of four years of study, students receive a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training/Sports Medicine and are guaranteed admission into the three-year graduate DPT program. All preprofessional requirements of the professional graduate DPT program are required for those students selected for admission into the combined AT-DPT degree.

Undergraduate students should follow the course selection grid as outlined under the undergraduate AT program with the appropriate dual major alternatives. Athletic training classes must be completed with a B- or better. Additionally, students must achieve a 3.2 cumulative GPA and a 3.2 average for 46 credits of selected math and science courses at the completion of all credits for admission to the graduate DPT program.

The Department of Physical Therapy Graduate Admissions committee is responsible for evaluating and ensuring that all early-assurance candidates meet the requirements of the preprofessional component of the program.

AP Credits and Course Substitutions

A student who scores a 4 or 5 on the AP exam for biology or has transfer credits will take BIO 101-BIO 102 at Quinnipiac University and be awarded alternate credits.

A student who scores a 4 or 5 on the AP exam or has transfer credits for calculus may choose to be awarded credit for MA 141. If AP credits are awarded and accepted for CHE 110-CHE 111, the student will discuss other sciences to be considered as replacements. 

A student who receives a 4 or 5 on the AP exam or has transfer credits for biostatistics may choose to be awarded credit for MA 275. No other AP credits in the math and science categories will be accepted for program substitution without permission. AP credits and transfer credits for other non-math and science core curriculum requirements will be accepted.