What will I learn?

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.

Which department am I in?

University of South Carolina Upstate

Study options

Full Time (Variable)

Tuition fees
US$22,710.00 per year
Start date

Expected January, August 2022

Venue

University of South Carolina Upstate

800 University Way,

SPARTANBURG,

South Carolina,

29303, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

A student needs to have at least a 27 (out of 45 maximum) on the exam and a GPA of 3.0 in order to be competitive. Recent entering classes at the USC School of Medicine and the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) averaged 30 on the MCAT (10 in each of three areas) and a 3.6 GPA.

For international students

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.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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