Physical Therapy Program
Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program
Applicants to the graduate physical therapy program (DPT) must have:
- A bachelor’s degree with a “B” average (3.0 or higher) from an accredited institution.
- Two personal recommendations (one from a currently practicing physical therapist and one from a professor).
- No graduate examination is required for application to the DPT program.
- For non-native speakers of English, a minimum TOEFL score of 550 on the paper-based examination, and a minimum TOEFL score of 213 on the computer-based examination.
- Knowledge of the profession through work or volunteer experience. A broad overview of the profession is preferable to experience in a limited area. More than one experience is required (total 40 hours). Complete a Clinical Observation Sheet for each experience. Complete at least 10 hours of this experience in an acute care/ hospital setting with the remainder of the experience in one or more other clinical settings.
- An academic history that includes the courses listed below. All courses should have been taken through the appropriate departments, e.g. Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Psychology. All prerequisite courses must have been completed prior to the start of the Physical Therapy Program. All science courses must have been taken within 10 years prior to applying. Science courses must have been passed with a grade of “B” or above, and a cumulative grade point average in these course areas of no less than “B” (3.0). Psychology and Statistics courses must have been passed with a grade of “C” or above.
|Biological Sciences: two courses, (anatomy/physiology course with laboratory would meet this requirement). ||8|
|Upper Level Science: one upper level course (300-400) of at least 3 credits with a biology focus ||3|
|General Chemistry: Two courses with laboratory ||8|
|Physics: Two courses with laboratory ||8|
|The above courses must have been passed with a grade of “B” or higher|
|Psychology: Three courses ||9|
|Statistics: One course (Content should include descriptive statistics, differences between two means, correlation, and beginning concepts of analysis of variance).||3|
|The above courses must have been passed with a grade of “C” or higher|
Important Note:Prerequisite courses equivalent to the following Utica College courses (Check UC Catalog):
BIO 101/L and BIO 102/L
CHE 211/L and CHE 212/L or CHE 263/L
PHY 151/L and PHY 152/L
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Applicants must read the DPT Info Guide thoroughly before applying.
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"I liked the amount of research involved in the problem-based learning approach. Problem-based learning really prepared me to look up what I needed to know once I was a professional physical therapist." "I liked the amount of research involved in the problem-based learning approach. Problem-based learning really prepared me to look up what I needed to know once I was a professional physical therapist."
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DPT PROGRAM OUTCOMES
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Supplemental Items For PTCAS Applicants ALL DPT Applicants must download, read, sign, and date these three (3) forms:
- the Essential Functions of a Physical Therapist form
- the Disciplinary History form
- the Office of the Professions Statement form
- the Clinical Observation Form
...and return all three to:
Utica College Graduate Admissions
120 White Hall
1600 Burrstone Road
Utica, NY 13502
NOTE: Your application will NOT BE COMPLETE until these signed and dated forms are returned to the Graduate Admissions office.