DPT Admitted Students

Welcome to Marymount University and the
Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2027!

Please be mindful of all deadlines and instructions. Marymount University email (only) will be used to alert admitted students to any updates to the checklist.

Contact the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program


Student Account & MU Email

Student Account & MU Email

Create your Marymount University Email with your MU ID number by February 15.
Your Marymount University email is the official means of DPT and university communication.
Student Account Generator

Once you generate your account, log in to your Marymount student account through Gmail

Submit Official Transcripts*


Submit Official Transcripts* by July 31

* If applicable. ONLY official transcripts for remaining prerequisite coursework and/or degree conferral are required. If both boxes are checked on your CAF indicating you have completed the prerequisite coursework and degree requirements, we do not require transcripts from you. Consult your Conditional Acceptance Form (CAF).

  • By MAIL to: Office of Graduate Admissions, 2807 N Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22207
  • Electronic delivery: grad.admissions@marymount.edu

LATE transcripts will NOT be accepted

We are looking for B or better grades for outstanding prerequisite coursework. We will not accept a grade of C or C+ unless you have NO C or C+ grades in any other pre-requisite courses. A maximum of one C or C+ grade in a pre-requisite course is acceptable.

DPT Clinical Education Requirements


Upload required documents to myRecordTracker by July 31.

  • Information and instructions for Clinic Requirements will be sent the first week of March.
  • All requirements must remain current for the duration of the DPT program for you to complete required Integrated Clinical Experiences (ICE) and Clinic Placements.
  • If any of these requirements expire by November, you must update them before July 31.

Physical exams are required for integrated clinical experiences, some clinic sites, and to be enrolled in the DPT program at Marymount University.

*Your completed and signed MU DPT Student Medical Form is required for BOTH myRecordTracker and healthhx@marymount.edu (see Student Health Services section).

If you have already had a physical exam within the last year, please contact pt@marymount.edu for instructions.

All immunizations must be completed and uploaded to myRecordTracker by July 31.

  • COVID-19
    • 2 doses Moderna or Pfizer or 1 dose Johnson and Johnson. Booster required.
  • Hepatitis A
    • 2 doses or proof of positive titer required.
    • Doses must be at least 6 months apart.
    • First dose is due by July 31.
  • Hepatitis B
    • 3 doses or proof of positive titer required.
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)
    • 2 doses or proof of positive titer required.
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap)
    • 1 dose within the last 10 years required.
  • TB Test
    • Quantiferon Gold or T Spot or Two Part TB Test (requires 4 visits, 1-3 weeks apart)
    • If you have a history of a positive TB test, you must show documentation of negative chest x-ray within the last 10 years; lab report required.
  • Varicella (VAR)
    • 2 doses or proof of positive titer required.
  • Influenza*
    • Not required by July 31. Required in October.

The DPT program requires that you obtain the proper CPR certification by July 31, and you must continue to maintain the proper CPR certification throughout your enrollment in the program. Certifications are valid for 2 years. ONLY American Heart Association basic life support (BLS) for healthcare professionals are accepted.

  • Use the AHA Instructor Network to find an approved CPR course.
  • Complete an American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers course.
  • Upload proof of completed approved AHA CPR course in myRecordTracker by July 31.

*AHA Heart Saver and American Red Cross CPR courses are NOT accepted.

Complete the background check and drug screen through ApplicationStation by July 31.
*Background checks and drug screens from any other provider will NOT be accepted.

Health insurance is required for the entirety of the DPT program. Upload proof of health insurance in myRecordTracker by July 31.

Complete the online form with your Emergency Contact Information. Refer to the email you receive the first week of March.

University Student Health Services


Student Health Services & University Requirements

Student Health Services also requires a copy of your health documents. Their office does not have access to myRecordTracker; only DPT Clinical faculty and staff.

*Your completed and signed MU DPT Student Medical Form is required for BOTH Student Health (healthhx@marymount.edu) and myRecordTracker (see Pre-Clinic Requirements).

Tuition & Financial Aid


Tuition & Financial Aid

Marymount DPT tuition and fees are available online. Refer to our Marymount University Financial Fact Sheet for more information.

Complete the FAFSA Application. Your Financial Aid Award Letter will be mailed to you at the address we have on file.

The Kincaid Scholarship is a one-time gift to be applied to tuition costs for the first year of the program. Applications are available in February, and you will receive more information by email.

VTAG is a state grant available for Virginia residents. Students submit their applications to Financial Aid via email.

Unsubsidized Direct Loan and Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan are loan options available for graduate students.

Contact veterans@marymount.edu and visit the Military and Veteran Services webpage for assistance with military benefits.

APTA, the professional organization for Physical Therapists, has a Financial Management resource page available on their website.

Course Registration


Fall Course Registration

  • The DPT Program will register you for fall semester coursework in June.
  • The fall semester class schedule will be released to you during the summer.
  • Classes begin Monday, August 28 and follow the Academic Calendar.

Fall courses and the full curriculum are available on the DPT program webpage under Curriculum Snapshot and in the Academic Catalog.



Technology Hardware & Software


  • All Doctor of Physical Therapy students are required to have a laptop or desktop, but a laptop is highly recommended.  Some lectures can be viewed on mobile devices; however, quizzes and exams must be taken on a laptop or desktop.
  • Tutorial is hosted online through Zoom, and all students are required to have a microphone and webcam to participate.
  • All hardware requirements are listed on the Marymount ITS website for Technology Purchases.

Download required software prior to the beginning of classes.


The 4040 Center has two WEPA printers available for students to use. To re/load your student WEPA dollars each semester, you will log into WEPAnow.com using your MU log in credentials.



Housing Options & Information


Placemakr Marymount Ballston/Ballston Campus Apartments

  • Application dates and rental rates are listed online.
  • Walkable to the DPT Program in the 4040 Center.


Watch for an invitation from the DPT Class of 2025 to join the Marymount DPT Student Facebook page in your email inbox during the spring semester! You’ll be able to connect with current DPT students looking for roommates, learn about housing opportunities and communicate with the other cohorts.

Parking & Transportation


Parking & Transportation Options


  • Student parking is located in the 4250 Fairfax Garage with purchase of a permit.
  • Permits can be purchased online each semester for approximately $150 (based on 2022-2023 academic year).


  • Near the Custis and Bluemont Junction Trails, the 4040 Center is easily accessible by bicycle.
  • DPT students have access to the 4040 Bike storage room.
  • Marymount now has a Capital Bikeshare station on Main Campus for rentals.


  • Both Arlington Rapid Transit (ART) and Metrobus offer transportation to the Ballston Metro, located near the DPT Program in the 4040 Center.
  • ART 42, ART 41, ART 51, ART 52, ART 53, ART 62, ART 72, ART 75
  • Metrobus 38B, 10B, 1A, 1B, 22A, 23A, 23B, 23T, 25B, 2A


  • The 4040 Center is blocks from the Ballston/MU Metro Station.
  • The Ballston/MU Metro Station is on the silver and orange Metro rail lines.



New DPT Student Orientation

  • Information on New DPT Student Orientation is ongoing.
  • Dates: Monday to Friday, August 21-25, 2023
  • Daily schedule: 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
  • Location: DPT Program, Room 230, 2nd Floor, 4040 Center
  • More information will be posted in Canvas and sent by email over the summer.

Dates & Deadlines


Important Dates & Deadlines

February 15: Deadline to set up MU Email & Student Account
Spring: Apply for FAFSA
March: Start scheduling CPR training, appointment with healthcare provider for matriculation requirements
April/May: Start scheduling background check and drug screen for matriculation requirements
May/June: Request official transcript(s)
July 31: All prerequisite coursework, official transcripts, and preclinical requirements are due
August 4: MU ID Form (online) due
August 7: Fall tuition and fees due
August 20: Review MU DPT Student Handbook
August 23-25: DPT New Student Orientation
August 24: APTA Application due
August 27: Welcome Picnic
August 28: Fall semester classes begin
Fall Vaccination: Influenza (required)
Winter Break: HIPAA/OSHA Training

Printable Checklist

Click here to download a printable version of the checklist

Have Questions?

Please direct your inquiries to:
Whitney Maine
Program Coordinator
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
School of Health Sciences

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Main Office

Office Hours:
Monday – Friday
7:30 AM – 3:30 PM