B.S. in Kinesiology – Early Contingent Physical Therapy


If you are a highly qualified incoming freshman who wants to go on to the URI Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) graduate program, this option may be for you. You would have the opportunity to choose this option during freshman orientation. The BIG benefit: you could complete both a B.S. in Kinesiology and a DPT in six years rather than seven.

If you are able to meet the rigorous requirements of the ECPT option, you would would be eligible to apply to URI’s DPT in your fourth year at URI. If accepted, you would take the first-year DPT courses and these courses would count toward your bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology as elective courses. Once you have completed the required number of credits, you will receive the bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. You would then continue on in the DPT program and work to complete both degrees in six rather than the usual seven years.