Apply and Pay for Physical and Occupational Therapy School
Applying to PT or OT school occurs in the fall or winter prior to start of the program. Identify programs that match your interests and complete an application. Some steps take more time to complete than others, so plan ahead!
Schools & Programs
Consider curriculum, clinical training options, location and cost
The following essay question is required for the PTCAS application: Every person has a story that has led them to a career. Since there are a variety of health professions that "help" others, please go beyond your initial interaction or experience with physical therapy, and share the deeper story that has confirmed your decision to specifically pursue physical therapy as your career.
Your personal essay should address why you selected OT as a career and how an Occupational Therapy degree relates to your immediate and long term professional goals. Describe how your personal, educational, and professional background will help you to achieve your goals.
7500 characters (~1 page)
Additional Application Information
Get more info and resources on your personal essay, interview tips, letters of evaluation and taking a gap year.