Program Profile

Wingate University


Natalie Clark
Admissions Coordinator
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Wingate University
215 N. Camden Road
2nd Floor - Burnside Dalton Building
Wingate, NC  28174


PTCAS application deadline04/02/2018
Deadline typeFirm
Program has rolling admissions process? Yes


Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?Yes
Special eligibility requirements for Early Decision candidatesApplicants must be within two courses of completion of all prerequisite science courses to be considered for Early Decision.


If a document upload is required, submit through the "Program Materials" section of the application. Document uploads must be submitted by the program's application deadline.

Supplemental FEE required?No
Supplemental fee amount$0.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?No
Deadline for supplemental materials 


Custom (program-specific) questions on the PTCAS application
To view the school-specific (custom) questions, select the program on the "Program Selection" screen of the application, go to the "Program Materials" section, and select "Questions". Not all programs have school-specific questions.


After you select the program and enter your coursework on the application, you may be required to match your courses to the program's course prerequisites in the "Prerequisites" tab of the "Program Materials" section.
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?Yes
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology departmentNo
Course subjectCourse level4-YearLab HoursAcceptable coursesCourse description
AnatomyGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4A&P: Advanced
A&P: Animal
A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
A&P: Comparative
A&P: Human
A&P: Mammalian
A&P: SEPARATE courses
Anatomy & Physiology courses must be a 1-2 sequence.  
Biology / Biological ScienceGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4Biology: Advanced
Biology: Cell
Biology: Embryology
Biology: General I
Biology: General II
Biology: Genetics
Biology: Histology
Biology: Immunology
Biology: Microbiology
Biology: Molecular
Biology: Zoology
Any course in Biology with the exception of Botany. Suggest 4 hours minimum with lab.  
Biology / Biological ScienceUpper DivisionNoNot Req.SH: 3Biology: Advanced
Biology: Biostatistics
Biology: Cell
Biology: Embryology
Biology: Genetics
Biology: Histology
Biology: Immunology
Biology: Microbiology
Biology: Molecular
Exercise Physiology
Suggested course to be at 300 level or above. Exercise Physiology may fulfill this requirement.  
Chemistry IGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4Chemistry I
Chemistry: Advanced
Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry courses must be a 1-2 sequence.  
Chemistry IIGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4Chemistry II
Chemistry: Advanced
Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry courses must be a 1-2 sequence.  
MathGeneral or CollegeNoNot Req.SH: 3Mathematics: Algebra
Mathematics: Calculus
Mathematics: Pre-Calculus
Math must be College Algebra level or above.  
Physics IGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4Physics I
Physics courses must be a 1-2 sequence.  
Physics IIGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4Physics II
Physics courses must be a 1-2 sequence.  
PhysiologyGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4A&P: Advanced
A&P: Animal
A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
A&P: Comparative
A&P: Human
A&P: Mammalian
A&P: SEPARATE courses
Anatomy & Physiology courses must be a 1-2 sequence.  
PsychologyGeneral or CollegeNoNot Req.SH: 3Psychology: Abnormal
Psychology: Adolescent
Psychology: Advanced
Psychology: Developmental
Psychology: General
Psychology: General I
Psychology: General II
Social/Behavioral Science: Sociology
StatisticsGeneral or CollegeNoNot Req.SH: 3Biology: Biostatistics
Mathematics: Statistics
Psychology: Statistics


Is GRE required?Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code0747
GRE ScoresMINIMUM GRE score consideredAVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score  153  
Quantitative reasoning scaled score  154  
Analytical writing scaled score  4.0  


Number of references required by program2
Evaluator typeApplicant must send one reference from this SPECIFIC type of evaluatorApplicant must send reference from ONE OR MORE evaluators in category to fulfill program's requirementsEvaluator type ACCEPTEDEvaluator type NOT accepted
Physical Therapist-1X   
Physical Therapist-2   X 
Professor in Major   X 
Professor   X 
Academic   X 
Supervisor/Employer   X 
Teaching Assistant   X 
PTA   X 
Pre-PT Advisor   X 
Politician   X 
Health Care Professional   X 
Friend   X
Family Member   X
Co-worker   X 
Clergy   X 
Other   X 


Program's PT hours requirementPT hours are required - a licensed PT must verify hours w/ signed form uploaded or online via PTCAS
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED50
Total number of PT hours RECOMMENDED50+
PAID experienceAccepted/Considered
VOLUNTEER experienceAccepted/Considered
INPATIENT experienceAccepted/Considered
OUTPATIENT experienceAccepted/Considered


GPAMinimum GPAAverage GPA for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative 3.00 3.46 
Program-specific Prerequisite 3.00 3.45 
Additional information about program's GPA requirementsProgram uses the highest grade earned in local GPA calculations, if course was repeated.

Program requires that all prerequisite coursework be completed with grade "C" or better.

Program requires completion of a Bachelor Degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution recognized as such by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (available at


Citizenship types eligible for admissionU.S. citizens
U.S. permanent residents
Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens with a visa
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?Yes
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) courseworkSend WES foreign transcript evaluation to PTCAS
Program policy for CANADIAN courseworkDo not send any Canadian documentation


Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants$ 1500.00
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?No
PT program start date for entering class1/8/2019
Size of most recent entering class42
Anticipated size of next entering class42
Percent of IN-STATE applicants accepted55%
Percent of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted45%
Additional information about the class profileWingate University DPT program offers preferential admission to qualified graduates of Wingate University, up to 35% of the class.
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The Department of Physical Therapy at Wingate University is dedicated to excellence in all aspects of the educational program. We are specifically committed to giving every student every opportunity to succeed in the program. It is our desire and mission to retain and graduate every student and allow them to become a productive physical therapist. We seek to produce physical therapists who are ready to immediately assume the health care practitioner role and who are highly respected in the PT community for their skill in clinical decision making and high level of professionalism.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Wingate University reflects the institution’s commitment to knowledge, faith and service; achieved through the preparation and development of physical therapists who possess a strong character and balanced perspective, prepared to assume the role of health care practitioner through the provision of evidence based practice, and through effective service to society in their civic, professional, spiritual, and social dimensions of life, delivered by faculty and staff committed to student success through excellence in teaching and learning practices.

Our cohorts of 42 students begin in January of each year and graduate in December, 35 months later.

If we could sum up our program in one statement, it would be the statement that hangs on the wall in every faculty member’s office that reads:

“We should all be able to say at the end of each day that we have done everything within our power to make every student successful. If we can’t honestly tell ourselves that, then we have failed our students and our mission.”
Last Updated: 05/16/2017