Physical Therapy

Admission & Application

Admissions

Admissions requirements and standards are designed to ensure scholastic success in the professional program. Selecting a candidate for the future practice of physical therapy involves many important factors.

Admission Requirements

  • Completion of bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 and a minimum science grade point average of 3.0.
  • A TOEFL score of 550 (if the applicant is an international student whose first language is not English)
  • Participation in an onsite interview
  • 100 hours of observation in a variety of physical therapy settings
  • Completion of the GRE
  • Completion all prerequisite coursework (see below)
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation (character and/or academic)
  • All application materials, prerequisite coursework, and volunteer experience must be completed by the end of the spring semester prior to beginning the program.

 

Prerequisite Coursework

Course
Hours
Comments
Biology
16 Total
 
General Biology (for Biology majors recommended)
4
Zoology highly recommended
Anatomy & Physiology 1
4
Will accept 4 hours of physiology and 4 hours of vertebrate or human anatomy
Anatomy & Physiology 2
4
Upper Level Animal Based Biology.  This needs to be a junior or senior level course taken in the biology department of a four year university. 
4
Histology, upper level (junior or senior level) cell biology or Genetics recommended; Lab preferred
Chemistry
8 Total
 
General Chemistry 1
4

Will accept organic chemistry or biochemistry.

General Chemistry 2
4
Physics
8 Total
 
General Physics 1
4
 
General Physics 2
4
Psychology
6 Total
 
General Psychology
3
 
Developmental or
Abnormal Psychology
3
Mathematics
3 Total
 
See comments.
3
College Algebra , Trigonometry or Calculus
Statistics
3 Total
 
See comments.
3
Psychology statistics, biostatistics, or math statistics accepted
Medical Terminology
1-3 Total
 
See comments.
1-3
Hours determined by those offered at applicant’s undergraduate institution
   

Program Costs

Tuition is charged as a flat rate per semester (not based on credit hour) that remains the same throughout the academic year. The per semester (eight semesters) 2016 tuition is $12,875 which includes the cost of the mission practicum to Zambia in the third year.   The tuition costs may be adjusted by the University each year and may be increased 3% to 5%.  Students will also be responsible for the technology fee of $250 per semester and a graduation course fee. There will be additional costs of books, equipment, laptop, living expenses, and travel to clinical sites that are the students' responsibility.

Requirements following Admission

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Application -

Application for Fall 2017 will open July 1, 2016.  The deadline for application submission is December 15, 2016.

All applicants are required to submit the PTCAS application via the PTCAS website: www.ptcas.org Students will    need to go to this web site and complete the web application and submit PTCAS application fees, send official transcripts from each university attended, and official GRE scores.

Note: Submission of a completed application does not guarantee an interview, selection or admission into the Program.