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The USC Upstate Pre-Physical Therapy program is an advisement track within the exercise and sport science degree program
that meets entry requirements for physical therapy programs. There are
two physical therapy degree programs offered in South Carolina.The University of South Carolina (USC) and Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) each
offer a Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (DPT). Graduates will be
prepared to contribute to the physical therapy profession as a clinical
practitioner, as a faculty member and/or as a researcher.
Physical Therapy Program Admission:A bachelor’s degree and Graduate Record Exam (GRE) are required
for admission. Admission decisions are based on prerequisite GPA,
science GPA, GRE scores, letters of reference, experience with physical
therapy, volunteer/service activities and honors and awards.
For more information on the physical therapy field, see the Bureau of Labor and Statistics.
Dr. Ben SnyderProgram CoordinatorExercise and Sports Science DirectorPhone: 864-503-5528Fax: 864-503-5574
Dr. Jim KamlaPhysical Education Teacher Education DirectorPhone: 864-503-5851Fax: 864-503-5574
School of Education800 University WaySpartanburg, SC 29303Faculty/Staff Directory
The University of South Carolina Upstate is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate and masters degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia, 30033 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of USC Upstate. Comments or Complaints?