AdventHealth Programs

Stetson University and AdventHealth University are partners in programs that offer qualified students admission to their programs in physical therapy and occupational therapy. These programs are available for prospective and current Stetson students who meet the criteria.  Details of these programs are given below. Please contact the Chair of Stetson's Health Professions Advisory Committee with questions at

Mission of the Programs

The mission of the programs is to provide Stetson University undergraduate students interested in a career in physical or occupational therapy with a solid baccalaureate foundation, acceptance into a professional program, and a sound education with the appropriate technical and professional competencies for future practitioners.

Admission Processes

Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents.  They must be on track to earn a bachelor's degree from Stetson and earn a C or better in the prerequisite courses (see below).  They must submit a letter of intent to participate in one of the programs and then pass an in-person interview with AHU.

Specific requirements for the programs are:


  • Stetson cumulative GPA ≥ 3.65
  • GRE verbal ≥ 157, GRE quantitative ≥ 161, GRE analytical writing ≥ 4.5
  • written letter of intent to enter program at least 8 months prior to application deadline (usually Feb. 1) for semester student plans to matriculate
  • a grade of C or better in HLSC 201 and 202 (Anatomy and Physiology I and II), BIOL 141 and 142, CHEM 141 and 142, PHYS 141 and 142, PSYC 101, a statistics course, and a human development course
  • complete a PTCAS application


  • Stetson cumulative GPA ≥ 3.3
  • GRE combined score ≥ 297, GRE analytical writing ≥ 4.0
  • 20 hours of observation/volunteering at a site with an OT
  • written intent to enter program before the beginning of senior year at Stetson
  • a grade of C or better in HLSC 201 and 202 (Anatomy and Physiology I and II), PSYC 101, PSYC 312 (Abnormal Psychology), PSYC 315 (Developmental Psychology), SOCI 101, an introductory biology, chemistry or physics course, a statistics course and HLSC 441 (Medical Terminology and Pathology)
  • complete at OTCAS application by August 31 of year prior to matriculation at AHU