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Department of Physical Therapy

Doctor of Physical Therapy Advising

Group and Individual Advising Sessions (Virtual Sessions)

Fall 2023 Advising Dates Now Available! 

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 Behlen at or (559) 278-2633

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.  The advising session is a question/answer format via Zoom and participants are requested to have cameras on for best interaction.  Topics for discussion range from why physical therapy as a career, what it is like to be a physical therapist, and current job outlook.  The advising session may 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 advising session 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 process 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, Just Login to the Zoom

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Date Time Location Faculty
Tuesday, September 12th, 2023 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm PST Dr. Jenna Sawdon-Bea
Wednesday, October 11th, 2023 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm PST

Dr. Jennifer Adame-Walker

Tuesday, November 7th, 2022 10:00 am - 11:00 am PST Dr. Hannah Ko
Tuesday, December 5th, 2022 11:00 am - 12:00 pm PST

Dr. Caio Sarmento

Zoom Attendance (Fall 2023 Link... No need to register, just join at one of the above times)

  • Zoom Link:

In-Person Attendance (None at this time)

  • 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 Dates will be Posted in Late August

Spring Dates will be Posted in Late January

No Summer Group Advising

Individual Physical Therapy Advising Sessions are conducted by Physical Therapy Department faculty and are scheduled by appointment only.  No Summer Advising

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 Only. Contact individual faculty to set up appointments. Dr. Jennifer Adame-Walker, Dr. Hannah Ko, and Dr. Caio Sarmento are available for this purpose if needed.  

**Offered February- May** No Summer or Fall Advising

Individual Application Advising Appointments (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: Fill out Sign Up Link below (February through May) Advising not available from June 1st through July 31st

Sign Up Link: Advising with the Admissions Coordinartor will be available in February 2024. Contact the Main Office at if you have questions

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.  

Advising is not available from June 1st through July 31st.  Please contact the main office during this time at 559-278-2625 or

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.