Articulation Agreement in Physical Therapy with Chatham University

Washington & Jefferson College has a formal agreement with Chatham University for senior students who are interested in matriculating in their Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (D.P.T.) following graduation. Guaranteed acceptance for up to two (2) students each year is possible if the following criteria are met:

  1. A minimum of a grade of C in each prerequisite course (see list of courses below).
  2. An overall grade point average of 3.50.
  3. A grade point average of 3.50 in all completed pre-requisite courses, with a minimum of 20 credits (5 courses) completed. (NOTE: All GPAs used by Chatham (overall and Core Prereq GPAs) are calculated by PTCAS. See the PTCAS website for courses included in their GPA calculations.)
  4. Submission of GRE scores to Chatham.
  5. Successful on-campus interview and writing sample.
  6. Completion of all Chatham University Doctor of Physical Therapy early admissions requirements, which include: completion of the online application through PTCAS, volunteer hours in a physical therapy facility, and 3 letters of reference (2 academic and 1 physical therapist). All information must be submitted by the early admissions deadline (typically around Oct 1).

In addition to the above, students at Washington & Jefferson College will be guaranteed an interview for consideration of acceptance into the Chatham University Doctor of Physical Therapy program if all of the following criteria are met:

  1. A minimum of a grade of C in each prerequisite course (see list of courses below).
  2. An overall grade point average of 3.00.
  3. A grade point average of 3.00 in all completed pre-requisite courses, with a minimum of 20 credits (5 courses) completed.
  4. Submission of GRE scores to Chatham.
  5. Completion of all Chatham University Doctor of Physical Therapy regular admission requirements, which include: completion of the online application through PTCAS, volunteer hours in a physical therapy facility, and 3 letters of reference (2 academic and 1 physical therapist). All information must be submitted by the regular admissions deadline (typically around Dec 1).
  6. Prerequisite courses:
  • BIO 121 and 131 (Foundational Biology)
  • CHM 160 and 170 (Organic Chemistry)
  • PHY 101 & 102 or PHY 107 & 108 (General Physics)
  • MTH 125 (Probability and Statistics)
  • PSY 101, 102, & 265 (Elementary and Developmental Psychology)
  • BIO 235 & 209 (Animal Physiology and Vertebrate Anatomy)

Information about the DPT program at Chatham University can be found at the Chatham DPT website. It is highly recommended that students interested in Chatham's PT program meet with a faculty member from Chatham during their sophomore or junior year.