The 2024-25 admissions cycle will open via PTCAS on June 15, 2024 and will close on December 1, 2024. Applications received during this time will be considered for the January 2026 start term. Please direct all questions to the Graduate Admissions team at or 336.278.7600.


Elon DPT is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in admissions. Our program seeks to build a class of students who represent a variety of backgrounds and experiences in order to develop dedicated and empathetic healthcare professionals.

We evaluate each application on its own merits. Admission decisions are based on all academic work (including undergraduate GPA and science GPA), interview scores, letters of recommendation, demonstrated service, and leadership ability. Motivation, maturity, interpersonal skills, knowledge of the profession and the healthcare system, and the mission of the Elon DPT program are also considered.

Admission to Elon DPT is highly competitive. Prospective applicants are encouraged to review the Class Profile and Frequently Asked Questions to learn more about the average criteria of matriculated students and what is looked for in an application file.

Accelerated Pathways

Accelerated Pathways is a selective undergraduate program at Elon University that provides students an opportunity for admission and enrollment into the DPT program. Students must complete targeted programming throughout their undergraduate career in addition to meeting all requirements for matriculation into the DPT program. The undergraduate coursework and programming completed in the Accelerated Pathways Program does not replace any of the DPT curriculum or count as ÔÇťadvanced placement.” Following completion of all Accelerated Pathway requirements, students participate in a final interview prior to acceptance into the DPT program.

Prospective undergraduate students interested in the Accelerated Pathways program may view information about the program and admissions process here. Please work with your undergraduate Admissions Counselor to apply.

Contact Information

Questions from prospective or current applicants regarding the program, visit opportunities, or the admissions process should be directed to:

Office of Graduate Admissions

Inman Admissions & Welcome Center
2750 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
Telephone: 336.278.7600
Fax: 336.278.7699

Meet the Graduate Admissions team!

PTCAS (Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service)

Telephone: 617.612.2040

PTCAS Website

Office of Financial Aid

Inman Admissions & Welcome Center
2725 Campus Box
Elon, NC 27244
Telephone: 336.248.7640

Financing the Elon DPT Program