Doctor of Physical Therapy Advising

new iconSpring 2018 Advising Sessions

The Fresno State Department of Physical Therapy offers various four types of advising to meet the needs of prospective students. 

However, prior to participating in an advising session, please review the Application Instructions and Timeline, Requirements and Prerequisite Courses and Frequently Asked Questions links on this website.

Undergraduates at Fresno State are encouraged to attend an advising session in the Physical Therapy Department after they seek advising at the College of Health and Human Services Advising (ACDC) advising office in McLane Hall Room 194 or their respective college advising office. This will assist you in planning your major courses and physical therapy prerequisites accordingly. Post-baccalaureate students should contact the Physical Therapy Department directly.

For Admission Related Questions please contact the Admissions Coordinator, Ashley Hart at ahart@csufresno.edu or (559) 278-2633

Group Advising: What is Physical Therapy? How to Apply to Fresno State's DPT Program? Led by Physical Therapy Department faculty  ~Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Group Physical Therapy Advising Sessions are conducted by Physical Therapy Department faculty and focus on students who think physical therapy is a possible career option.  Topics included will range from why physical therapy as a career, what it is like to be a physical therapist, and current job outlook.  The presentation will also include specifics about Fresno State’s DPT program including student profiles, curriculum, cost and financial aid, faculty highlights, department facilities, and unique opportunities for Fresno State DPT students such as research and on-campus clinics. The presentation will also cover the application process, prerequisite courses, deadlines, and evaluation criteria. Individual application status information is not available at these sessions.  If you have a general inquiry or would like to learn more about the admission requirements for the Fresno State DPT program, please participate in these sessions prior to calling the department or sending an email as other students could benefit from your questions and vice versa.

Suggested Audience

Anyone who is interested in Physical Therapy as a career and the program at Fresno State.

How to Sign Up

RSVP Not Required

Date Time Location Faculty
Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 12-1pm PTIA 109 Dr. Monica Rivera 
Thursday, February 22nd, 2018 1-2pm PTIA 109 Dr. Jennifer Roos
ThursdayApril 12th, 2018 1-2pm PTIA 109 Dr. Nupur Hajela
Wednesday, May 2nd, 2018 (Cancelled) 11am-12pm PTIA 109 Dr. Deborah Walker

In Person Attendance

  • Sessions will be in the Physical Therapy and Intercollegiate Athletics Building (PTIA) Room 109, located at California State University, Fresno, 5315 N. Campus Drive, Fresno, CA 93740-8019, on the following dates and times.
  • Short-term parking is available at parking meters or you can also buy a $3 permit for the day and park in any student lot.  See map for location of the PTIA building and the closest parking lots/parking permit dispensers.  The Department of Physical Therapy is not responsible for any parking violations and/or fees that may occur.  

Fall 2018 Dates will be Posted in August/September

Individual Advising Sessions with Physical Therapy Department faculty ~Offered Fall and Spring Semesters

Individual Physical Therapy Advising Sessions are conducted by Physical Therapy Department faculty and are scheduled by appointment only. 

Suggested Audience

Students who need additional individual advising about a career in physical therapy. 

How to Sign Up

Attendance at the Group Pre-Physical Therapy Advising Session is suggested prior to attending an individual advising session with Physical Therapy Department faculty. 

By Appointment OnlyContact individual faculty to set up appointments. Dr. Monica Rivera, Dr. Deborah Walker, Dr. Nupur Hajela, and Dr. Jennifer Roos are available for this purpose. 

Group Application & Admission Advising Sessions with Q&A (In Person or Virtual Access) with Admissions Coordinator ~Offered May through August

**Offered May-July**

Group Application Advising Sessions with Q&A (In Person or Virtual Access) are for 1 hour in length and are geared towards prospective students who are applying to the current application cycle for the Fresno State DPT Program.  Attendance is available in-person or via virtual access.  A short presentation will be provided by the Admissions Coordinator, with most of the time available for student questions.  The presentation will cover the application process, prerequisite courses, deadlines, and evaluation criteria. Individual application status information is not available at these sessions.  If you have a general inquiry or would like to learn more about the admission requirements for the Fresno State DPT program, please participate in these sessions prior to calling the department or sending an email as other students could benefit from your questions and vice versa.  These sessions are not recorded but we do track who attends for data collection purposes and ask that you complete a brief poll after the meeting.

Suggested Audience

Students applying for the Current Application Cycle who have admission, prerequisite, PTCAS, or supplemental application specific questions

How to Sign Up

RSVP Not Required, but Recommended if Attending In-Person

Please attend or log on if interested, see dates and times below. 

Before participating in a Group Application Advising Session, you will need to review the Prospective Student, Application Instructions and Timeline, Requirements and Prerequisite Courses and Frequently Asked Questions links on this website.

In Person Attendance

  • Sessions will be held online AND in the Physical Therapy and Intercollegiate Athletics Building (PTIA) Room 109, located at California State University, Fresno, 5315 N. Campus Drive, Fresno, CA 93740-8019, on the following dates and times.
  • Short-term parking is available at parking meters or you can also buy a $3 permit for the day and park in any student lot.  See attached map for location of the PTIA building and the closest parking lots/parking permit dispensers.  The Department of Physical Therapy is not responsible for any parking violations and/or fees that may occur.  
  • Verification of Attendance: Sign In at Meeting and Complete Group Application Advising Post Survey (Password Required)
  • Optional
    • Tour of DPT Building and Fresno State Campus after Advising Session (Contact Admissions Coordinator Prior to Attending if interested)
    • Individual Advising Appointments Available After Advising Session (Contact Admissions Coordinator Prior to Attending if interested)

Virtual Attendance

On the following dates and times, either attend in-person or use the link to sign into the virtual meeting room. 

Summer 2018 Group Application Advising Dates- TBD

**The link will only work during the following dates and times.

Date Time Location
June 2018   PTIA 109 or Virtual
July 2018   PTIA 109 or Virtual

Additional dates and times will be posted as they are scheduled.

Individual Application and Admissions Advising Appointments (In Person or Virtual) with Admissions Coordinator ~Offered February through August

**Offered February- July**

Individual Application Advising Appointments (In Person or Virtual) are for prospective students whose questions could not be answered through the group format or by the physical therapy faculty. 

Before scheduling an Individual Application Advising Appointment, you will need to review the Prospective Student, Application Instructions and Timeline, Requirements and Prerequisite Courses and Frequently Asked Questions links on this website.

Suggested Audience

Students applying for the Current Application Cycle who have admission, PTCAS, schedule planning, prerequisite review, or application advising.  If you have participated in a group advising session and/or met with a faculty advisor and your questions could not be answered, please fill out the following survey to provide the Admissions Coordinator with more information about your individual advising needs.

How to Sign Up

Sign Up Link: Click Here to Request an Individual Application Advising Appointment! 

By appointment only, drop-in advising is not available at this time. Your appointment is not confirmed until you receive an email confirmation from the Admissions Coordinator.  

Prerequisite Coursework Form: Fill Out and Return Prior to Appointment or Bring to Your Appointment

The Admissions Coordinator works part-time and these hours are subject to change depending on student and department needs.  

Email and phone inquiries will be answered on a first-come, first-serve basis.  Thank you for your patience. 

Drop-In Advising is NOT available at this time.