Most Physical Therapy schools, especially with respect to DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy) require your GPA to be 3.0. However, some may also accept students at 2.75 GPA.

Moreover, if you have a GPA below 2.5, the best possible suggestion would be to improve your GPA by repeating some subjects. If your GPA is between 2.5 and 3.0 or exactly 2.5, the first thing you should do is filter out the schools that accept students with a minimum GPA requirement. Given your GPA, that maybe your best shot.

Following is a list of Physical Therapy Schools with minimum GPA requirement:

California State University Sacramento Physical Therapy Program

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  • Type of Degree: Masters in Physical Therapy
  • University Type: Public
  • GPA/Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree. Minimum of 2.5 CGPA for the last 60 credits of your Bachelorette degree. However, the minimum GPA for Pre-requisite courses is 3.0

Samuel Merritt University Physical Therapy Program

  • Website:
  • Type of Degree: Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • University Type: Private
  • GPA/Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree required. Minimum Cumulative GPA requirement is 2.8. However, for pre-requisite subjects, the minimum requirement is a 2.5 GPA. This coupled with High GRE scores can get you admission to this university.

Western University of Health Sciences Physical Therapy Program

  • Website:
  • Type of Degree: Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT)
  • University Type: Private
  • GPA/Requirements: Undergraduate/Bachelor’s Degree required. The minimum cumulative GPA requirement is 2.8. The minimum pre-requisite GPA requirement is 2.8. These requirements coupled with some hours of internship and experience. (Available on school’s website)

Educational requirements for Physical therapy program, for more visit here.

As you may have noticed, a 2.5 GPA is a very low bar to get into a PT school. The stakes are high and the competition is thriving. Therefore, it is best that you score high scores in the GRE test and find more schools that take students in with a low GPA.

Perhaps, another option for you may be to search for schools that consider the only last 60 credit hours CGPA. In this way, if you have a high score in the last courses of your degree, you’ll have more chances to apply even with a low GPA.

Dr Kiran
Dr. Kiran Wills working as Licensed Physical Therapist PT, DPT in Brooklyn New York. Also providing consultancy to many private fitness centers and career counseling institute.
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