LMU Change of Major/Transfer Entry

  • This pathway is appropriate for:
    • LMU students who chose a major different from the BS/DPT, but who have completed all prerequisite course work;
    • LMU students who wish to change their major to Exercise and Rehabilitation Science;
    • Transfer students from other institutions.
  • Students must complete 60 observation/shadowing hours prior to entering the Professional phase of the DPT program.
    1. 20 hours in an inpatient hospital or sub-acute setting
    2. 20 hours in an outpatient orthopedic setting
    3. 20 hours students’ choice of setting/experience
  • Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.8 in all LMU courses at the point of application to BS/DPT track/conditional acceptance seat with a minimum 3.0 GPA in courses considered prerequisite courses.
  • Prerequisite courses
    • LMU courses satisfying prerequisites include the following:
      • BIOL 111-112 General Biology I and II (General Biology)
      • CHEM 111-112 General Chemistry I and II (General Chemistry)
      • PHYS 211-212 General Physics I and II (Physics w/ labs)
      • BIOL 310 Comparative Vertebrate A & P (Human Anatomy)
      • BIOL 365 General Human Physiology PSYC 100 Intro to Psychology (General Psychology)
      • PSYC 340 Abnormal Psychology OR PSYC 221 Child and Adolescent OR PSYC 222 Adult Development
      • MATH 270 Probability and Statistics OR PSYC 280 Statistical Methods for the Social Sciences
      • AHSC 300 Medical Terminology
    • Students require approval of the DPT program Director to receive prerequisite credit for any course other than the ones listed.
  • Students may be required to take the ACT residual offered through the College of Education (i.e., transfer students, students with earned associate degrees)
  • Students must complete an interview with DPT graduate faculty
  • Two character references from
    1. Physical Therapist who can attest to professional ability
    2. Academic professor or Academic Advisor