DPT Admitted Students

Welcome to Marymount University and the 
Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2023!


Please be mindful of all deadlines and instructions.  

We will be adding new information and/or requirements to the checklist below as the spring semester progresses. Marymount University email (only) will be used to alert admitted students to any updates to the checklist.


Generate Your Student Account and Set Up Your MU Email


Generate Your Student Account and Set Up Your MU Email

Create your Student Account and set up  your Marymount University Email

  • Your Marymount University email is the official means of university communication and should be set up as soon as possible



Submit Official Transcripts*


Submit Official Transcripts* by July 31, 2020

  • * If applicable.  Please consult your offer letter which contains your Conditional Acceptance Form (CAF) with your individual listing of outstanding coursework and/or degree conferral. 
                 If both boxes are checked on your CAF indicating you have completed these requirements, we do not require transcripts from you.
  • Transcripts uploaded to your PTCAS account will not be accepted for missing coursework.  All official transcripts for outstanding coursework/degree conferral must be sent directly to Marymount University
    • By MAIL to: Office of Graduate Admissions, 2807 N Glebe Road, Arlington, VA 22207
    • Electronic delivery: All transcripts should be sent directly to Graduate Enrollment Services (if that option does not exist, select Marymount Admissions).  If necessary, please use as the email point of contact for delivery.
  • Late transcripts will NOT be accepted

Schedule a Physical Exam and Register at the Student Health Portal


Schedule a Physical with your Healthcare Provider and Create an account on the Marymount Student Health Center Portal

Physical Exams are a requirement for integrated clinicals which begin in the middle of the spring semester of your first year.  Some clinic sites require an annual exam prior to the clinic experience start date.  


  • Download and PRINT the MU DPT Student Medical Form . Make an appointment with your Healthcare Provider and take your form with you to your appointment and have it signed
  • Create an account on the Marymount Student Health Center Patient Portal (you will need your MU Student ID number) by following the REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS link.  Upload the completed and signed MU DPT Student Medical Form to the MU Patient Portal.  Upload to the ‘Proof of Required Immunizations’ drop down ONLY. 
  • NOTE: DPT Students are required to complete and upload the MU DPT Student Medical form ONLY  (You may ignore references to the University Student Medical Form)
  • KEEP A COPY OF YOUR COMPLETED MEDICAL FORM.  You will need this copy to upload to an additional electronic medical document manager called myRecordTracker (information and instructions have been to your Marymount email address)

Immunization Requirements before Entry


Immunization Requirements before Entry-DPT Class of 2023

All immunizations will be uploaded into CertiphiScreening's myRecordTracker, a secure, online system for uploading, sharing and tracking required documents. 

Information and instructions for all immunizations and health requirements will be sent to your Marymount University email.  Please set up your account as soon as possible to be able to receive this information.

All immunizations must be completed and uploaded to myRecordTracker by July 31, 2020


  • Hepatitis A  
    • 2 doses or proof of postive titer required. 
    • Dose #1 is due by July 31, 2020
  • Hepatitis B
    • 3 doses or proof of positive titer
  • Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)
    • 2 injections or proof of positive titer 
  • Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis (Tdap)
    • within the last 10 years
  • 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 positive TB test, you must show documentation of negative chest x-ray (within the last 10 years; lab report required)
  • Varicella (VAR)  
    • 2 injections OR proof of postive titer. 
    • Date of disease does not meet requirement


Get or Update your CPR Certification


CPR Certification Requirement for Entering DPT Students

The DPT program requires that you obtain the proper CPR certification prior to entry in the fall 2020 semester and that you continue to maintain the proper CPR certification throughout your enrollment in the program. 

We will accept only the following certification to satisfy the requirement:

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers

(AHA Heart Saver and American Red Cross will NOT meet our requirement). 

Find a course near you via the AHA Instructor Network

All CPR Certifications must be completed and uploaded by July 31, 2020

All CPR Certifications will be uploaded into CertiphiScreening's myRecordTracker, a secure, online system for uploading, sharing and tracking required documents. 

Information and instructions for Certiphi will be sent to your Marymount University email.

Background Check, Drug Screen and Health Insurance Requirements


Criminal Background Check, Drug Screen and Health Insurance Requirements for DPT Students before entry (Fall 2020)

All entering DPT Students are required to obtain a background check and drug screen prior to entry as well as to obtain and provide proof of health insurance which must be maintained throughout the duration of enrollment in the DPT program.  

Both background check and drug screen services will be ordered through ApplicationStation, a secure online data capture tool to order and view your background investigation and drug screen results.  ApplicationStation is operated by CertiphiScreening.

Admitted students have been sent instructions for completion of background checks and drug screenings from CertiphiScreening via email message directly to Marymount University email (only).  If you have not received this email OR if you have not set up your Marymount University email, please contact Becca Barnes at 703-284-5980;

Due Date for uploaded result documents:  All results and documents must be uploaded to myRecordTracker no later than July 31, 2020

We do not accept background check or drug screen results from any other service provider.

All DPT students are required to obtain and maintain health insurance, without lapse in coverage, throughout the duration of enrollment in the program. 
  • Must provide proof of health insurance, uploaded to myRecordTracker no later than July 31, 2020
  • Marymount University offers students a school-sponsored insurance plan should you wish to enroll.  Please visit the Student Health Center website for more information and instructions on how to enroll (fall enrollment for student health insurance may not be available until mid-summer)

DPT Class of 2023 Fall 2020 Program Orientation


Fall 2020 DPT Class of 2023 Program Orientation

Mandatory for all DPT Class of 2023 Students
  • Wednesday, August 19, Thursday, August 20 and Friday, August 21,  2020
  • **8:30 am-4:00 pm
  • Location:  PT Department, 2nd Floor, 4040 Center
**Our current plan is to hold DPT Orientation on the planned dates.  Times may be abbreviated and some content may be held online.

Tuition and Financial Aid


Tuition and Financial Aid 

  • For information on Financial Aid options and how to apply, please visit the Financial Aid Website
  • The DPT program cohort tuition costs are paid according to a set schedule and tuition remains unchanged as long as a student is enrolled in a cohort.  The DPT tuition includes all coursework (including summer courses) and lab fees.   
  • This list of additional expense estimates has been compiled to assist in your financial planning.
  • The Doctor of Physical Therapy Financial Aid point of contact is:
    • Ingrid Eversley, Senior Financial Aid Advisor  
    • 703-526-6832

Housing Information and Options



  • Marymount University Graduate Student Housing --The Rixey
    • walkable to 4040 Center and the DPT Program (about 8 minutes)
  • Off Campus options--  Look for an invitation from the DPT Class of 2022 to join the Marymount DPT Student Facebook page in your email inbox soon!  You'll be able to connect with current DPT students looking for roommates, learn about housing opportunities and communicate with the 2nd and 3rd year cohorts.  

Course Registration and Fall Schedule



  • The DPT program will register all first year DPT students for fall semester courses.  
  • Due to the changes to the schedule necessitated by the need to physically distance, we will be releasing the fall schedule later in the summer.  Please check your email in late July for a revised schedule.  We do plan, however, to hold in person classes during the fall semester.  

Mark Your Calendar-Important Dates


Deadline: CPR/Background Check/Drug Screen/Health Insurance/Immunizations/Health Form upload

  • All uploads DUE:  July 31, 2020
  • All documents must be uploaded to myRecordTracker (through Certiphi Screening).  Instructions for ordering your background check and drug screen as well as how to create your account and upload documents have been sent to your Marymount University email.

DPT Class of 2023 Fall 2020 Program ORIENTATION

  • (Mandatory for all DPT Class of 2023 Students)
    • Weds, Thurs and Friday, August 19, 20 and 21, 2020
    • 8:30 am-4:00 pm

First Day of Fall 2020 Classes

  • Monday, August 24, 2020
  • All DPT Classes are held at 4040 Center


Download and Print the Checklist

Click here to download a printable version of the checklist

Have Questions? 

Please direct your inquiries to:
Rebecca Barnes
DPT Program Coordinator

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