Physical Therapy Admission Events

Samuuel Merritt University Students Lake Merritt Oakland

Physical Therapy Interactive Information Sessions

The Department of Physical Therapy offers interactive Information Sessions multiple times per year. These half-day events include a presentation by program faculty, tours of the campus facilities, Q&A sessions with current DPT students, and a chance to get more information from various student services offices, including the Disability Resource Center, Veterans Services, and Academic Support Services, among others. Most importantly, learn more about the admission process and what it takes to be a competitive applicant to Samuel Merritt University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program. All sessions will take place on the Oakland Campus

When considering applications, the DPT program gives strong preference to applicants who have shown demonstrated interest in Samuel Merritt University by attending an Interactive Information Session. Applicants who are considering Samuel Merritt University are highly encouraged to attend one of the following program dates. 

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DPT Webinars

Can't make it to campus for an information session? Then check us out during one of our webinars. During these online sessions, we'll cover the basic program information and dive into the admission requirements and application process. These 60-90 minute sessions are a great way to get your questions about the program and admission answered from the comfort of your own home (or dorm room!). 

  • Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 5 p.m. 
  • Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at Noon
  • Wednesday, March 14, 2018 at 5 p.m. 
  • Thursday, April 26 - APTA Physical Therapy Virtual Fair - Learn More

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Counseling Appointments

Appointments to meet with an admission counselor (either in-person or by phone) can be arranged Monday through Friday by calling our Campus Service Center at (510) 879-9200 or by email at

Drop-in Counseling (Oakland only)

If you have a quick question or just need to know one or two things, drop-in counseling may be perfect for your busy schedule. No appointment is needed. Drop-in counseling is available on Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on our Oakland campus. These are brief visits designed to provide you with some quick information. Drop-in counseling is not available during the weeks of Thanksgiving, Christmas or New Year's.


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