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Pathway 2

Pathway 2: LMU Change of Major/Transfer Student Path


This pathway is appropriate for:

  • LMU students who chose a major different from the BS/DPT, but who have completed all prerequisite course work;
  • LMU students who wish to change their major to Exercise and Rehabilitation Science;
  • Transfer students from other institutions


Students must complete 60 observation/shadowing hours prior to entering the Professional phase of the program 

  • 20 hours in an inpatient hospital or sub-acute setting 
  • 20 hours in an outpatient orthopedic setting 
  • 20 hours students' choice of setting/experience 

Students must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.8 in all LMU courses at the point of application to BS/DPT track/conditional acceptance seat with a minimum 3.0 GPA in courses considered prerequisite courses. 

Prerequisite Courses

Students may be required to take the ACT residual offered through College of Education (I.e. transfer students, students with earned associate degrees)

Students must complete an interview with DPT graduate faculty 

Two character references from

  • Physical Therapist who can attest to professional ability 
  • Academic professor or Academic Advisor