2022 DPT Early Assurance Application

The information requested in this section is utilized to meet Federal and State requirements. Your optional but important responses will not be used in the admission process. College and universities are asked by many, including the federal government, accrediting associations, college guides, newspapers, and our own college/university communities, to describe the racial/ethnic backgrounds of our students and employees.

Parent/Legal Guardian Information

High School Information


Please provide names of two individuals completing letters of recommendation on your behalf. Please include their email, title and name of the organization with whom they are associated. These should include two letters from teachers who have had you in STEM-related courses.  After your application is submitted, references will receive an email to instruct them how to submit the letter of recommendation.  Letters of recommendation must be received by November 15, 2021.

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA)

To be read by the applicant prior to submission of recommenders information. The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is a federal law protecting the confidentiality of student education records. I understand that (1) I have the right not to consent to the release of my education records; (2) I have the right to receive a copy of such records upon request; (3) and that this consent shall remain in effect until revoked by me, in writing, and delivered to Marshall University, but that any such revocation shall not affect disclosures previously made by Marshall University prior to the receipt of any such written revocation. In accordance with FERPA, I the undersigned, hereby authorize the person receiving a request to write a letter of recommendation in which he/she may reference educational records and information, such as grades, GPA, internships, school activities, disciplinary issues, and other related information for the purpose of applying to the Marshall University DPT Early Assurance Program.
Signature is required.
Signature indicates student has read and understood the terms and conditions of this waiver agreement.
If the student is under 18 years of age at the time of submitting this DPT Early Assurance Program application, the parent/legal guardian of the student must also sign the document if the student chooses to waive the FERPA protections. I hereby certify by my signature that I am the parent and/or legal guardian of the applicant and that I have read and understood the terms and conditions of this waiver agreement. I also understand that if it is discovered that this is not the true and actual signature of the parent or legal guardian, the application may be declined.
Signature is required.

Agreement & Signature

By submitting this application, I hereby certify all my answers are true and accurate to the best of my ability. I hereby certify I have read and understand the information as presented in this application and I agree if accepted, to abide by the rules of the DPT Early Assurance Program. I also certify I have read and understand the Special Services, Equal Opportunity Policy Statement, the Annual Security and Fire Safety report, The Consumer Information and Disclosure policy statements included in your undergraduate application information. I understand the DPT Early Assurance Program will be governed by an honor code that requires honesty, integrity, and non-discrimination in my interactions with others, and that a breach of this code could result in expulsion from the program.
Signature is required.


The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Marshall University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305-3085; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.

The MU SOPT is a proud member of the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT).

Program Reciprocity Status

Students who graduate from the Marshall University SOPT and pass the National Physical Therapy Examination are eligible for Physical Therapy Licensure in all 50 states.