Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant programs enroll newest classes

Elon’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program and Physician Assistant Studies program welcomed new classes of students following a highly selective admissions process. The three-year, full-time DPT Program enrolled 48 students while the 24-month, full-time PA Program enrolled 38 students.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2023

Elon’s newest cohort of physical therapy graduate students represents undergraduate institutions such as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, The Ohio State University, Auburn University, and Elon University. The average age of these new Elon students is 25 years old, and they hail from 14 states including New York, Florida, Colorado, and Pennsylvania. These students have an average undergraduate GPA of 3.52 and an average GRE score of 303.

Elon’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program has built a reputation for excellence. In 2016, the program was reaccredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy (CAPTE) and was commended for its Self-Study Report. The Department of Physical Therapy Education was created in 1996 offering a master’s degree, and enrolled its first doctoral students in 2003.

Physician Assistant Studies Class of 2022

The Physician Assistant Studies program welcomed its newest class of students who represent undergraduate institutions such as Clemson University, Duke University, North Carolina State University, Syracuse University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The students have an average age of 26 years old and start the program with a variety of health care experience, with each bringing an average of 3,500 hours worked in health care. Their average undergraduate GPA is 3.82 and the average GRE score is 311. These new students come to Elon from 17 states including California, Indiana, Wisconsin, Florida, and Massachusetts.

The Class of 2022 is the ninth class for Elon’s Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program, which enrolled its charter class in January 2013. In 2016, the program achieved a major milestone with recognition and continued accreditation by The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, the national accrediting body.