In the event of an extraordinary life circumstance, a student selected for admission into the DPT program may request up to a one year deferral of his/her enrollment. This request must be made in writing to the Chairperson of Physical Therapy prior to the start of the intended semester of enrollment and will require the concurrence of the Provost, or designee.  Notification of approval will be in writing.

In the event of an extraordinary life circumstance, a student currently enrolled in the physical therapy program may request a leave of absence limited to one year in duration. This request must be made in writing to the Chairperson of Physical Therapy prior to the start of the intended leave of absence and will require the concurrence of the Provost, or designee. Notification of approval will be in writing.  Reinstatement into the program will be dependent on terms agreed upon at the time of leave.

In accordance with the Graduate Catalog there is a time limit on the degree. All degree requirements must be completed within five years of acceptance into the DPT graduate program. An exception may be made at the discretion of the Chairperson of Physical Therapy and the Provost, or designee.