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PTCAS, the physical therapist centralized application service provided by APTA, allows you to apply to multiple physical therapist education programs with one application and set of resources.

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The PTCAS application is only one step in the PT program admissions process. You must meet all PTCAS and program requirements before your application will be reviewed.

Apply early! It can take up to 5 weeks for PTCAS to verify your file, once it is in "complete" status. 

Additional Prospective Student Resources

Becoming a Physical Therapist

Physical therapists help people live healthy and active lives. Are you ready to be a PT?

Admissions Process for Doctor of Physical Therapy Education Programs

PTCAS makes it easy to apply to DPT programs across the country. Here’s what you need to know.

Financial Management

From long-term planning to student loan refinancing, we have resources to assist your financial management.

Resources for PT and PTA Students

APTA offers numerous opportunities to get involved and provides resources to support you now and into your career.

Explore APTA Membership

Our association supports you throughout your career — serving you, connecting you, and empowering you to thrive.

For Physical Therapist Programs

Access information and resources for prospective PTCAS programs, as well as for current participating programs.

Access PTCAS Resources

PTCAS Applicant Deadlines