Fort Lewis College (FLC), Durango, Colo, and Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions, Provo, Utah, have signed a partnership enabling FLC students to receive preferred acceptance into Rocky Mountain’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program.

As part of the partnership, up to three FLC students who complete the required courses with at least a 3.5 GPA and who score well on the GRE will be able to transfer into the DPT program, according to a news story from The Durango Herald.

“I believe that this partnership with RMUoHP and other institutions provides excellent opportunities for our students,” says Melissa Knight-Maloney, chairwoman of the FLC exercise science program, in the news story. “I am excited about this partnership as this allows our students to set themselves apart from other applicants.

“We provide our students with an excellent knowledge base and hands-on experiences to prepare them for health professions, and this agreement will allow those students another opportunity to be more competitive in the admissions process,” she adds.

Joel Tenbrink, assistant program director at Rocky Mountain, states that he is impressed by FLC health and science faculty members.

“We feel that the faculty offer a quality education in preparation for a DPT degree,” he notes in a news release issued by FLC, per the news story. “Additionally, those alumni with which we have had interactions have impressed us in their passion and integrity. We wanted this type of person in our program.”

Rocky Mountain’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program has a 98% graduation rate, with 99% of the graduates going on to pass the National Physical Therapy Exam.

[Source: The Durango Herald]