Admissions Criteria

PTA Admissions Criteria & Evaluative Components

The following items are established and applied annually. Revisions can and are made following each application cycle and are then used in the subsequent application year. The admission process is evaluated annually by program students, the faculty and advisory committee for fairness and effectiveness in meeting the needs of the program, the institution and the profession of physical therapy. Each item below is determined and weighted according to the policy in place for the respective academic year. The information below is currently in effect for the upcoming Application Cycle:

Initial Screening: Verification of meeting the following criteria

Cumulative GPA (min. 2.0)

Y/N

Observation Experiences Documented

Y/N

Personal Recommendations Documented

Y/N

"C" or above in all completed prequisite coursework

Y/N

Eligible to advance:

Y/N

If an applicant does not meet all the initial screening criteria, as noted above, they will not be considered for admission to the program.

Those applicants that meet all the intital screening criteria will advance in the admission process to be evaluated further upon the following items:

Item Weight (%) Secondary Screening:

Cummulative GPA (min. 2.0)

20

Basic Science Prerequisite GPA (min. 2.75)

25

General Education Prerequisite GPA (min. 2.50)

15

Academic Aptitude Score (derived from Health Science Aptitude exam)

20

Personal Recommendations Score

5

Professional Interview

15

Total:

100%

Note:  The Health Science Aptitude Exam and Interviews will be scheduled to occur during the month of April.

Admission decisions will be announced as soon possible after final spring grades have been posted to the transcripts. This is anticipated to be around mid May.