The "3-3" Early Admission Program in Physical Therapy
CMU provides its students with a three-year curriculum in pre-physical therapy. Upon completion of this pre-physical therapy program at Central Methodist University, during which the student must complete all liberal arts requirements of CMU, an outstanding student may apply to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program at the University of Missouri-Columbia (UMC). If selected the student then completes the three year DPT program and is awarded both a BS from CMU and the DPT from UMC.
The "4-3" Early Admission Program in Physical Therapy
This is an early admission partnership between Central Methodist University and Southwest Baptist University Department of Physical Therapy. The student applies for early admission to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in the spring of the junior year. If accepted, a place is held for that student. Students receive the BS or BA from CMU and the DPT from SBU.
Please consult with Dr. Michael Tilley, Assistant Professor of Biology, for further information on either of these programs.