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 47 students while the 24-month, full-time PA Program enrolled 38 students.
Housed within The School of Health Sciences, Elon’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program and Physician Assistant Studies program have both welcomed new classes of students following a highly selective admissions process.
Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2024
Elon’s newest cohort of physical therapy graduate students represents undergraduate in-state institutions such as the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Appalachian State University, as well as out-of-state institutions including the University of South Carolina at Columbia, Florida State University and Georgia State University, among many others.
The average age of the incoming DPT students is 24 years old and they hail from 14 states including New York, Louisiana, California and Illinois. These students have an average undergraduate GPA of 3.53 and an average GRE score of 304.
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 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 2023
The Physician Assistant Studies program welcomed its newest class of students who represent undergraduate institutions such as the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, East Carolina University, Indiana University, Clemson University and Boston College.
The students have an average age of 27 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 3.70. These new students come to Elon from 18 states including Washington, Maryland, Michigan and Colorado.
The Class of 2023 is the 10th 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.