2019-20 Applicants

Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences


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Contact Information more...

John Hollman, PT, PhD
Program Director
Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy
Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences
200 First Street SW
Siebens 11-01
Rochester MN, 55905
(507) 284-2054
RSTPTProgram@mayo.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/24/2020
Social networking
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
28
Anticipated size of next entering class
28
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
46%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
54%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Sex

% Male
36%
% Female
64%

Race / Ethnicity

% Hispanic
14%
% Asian
21%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
65%

Program Description more...

The Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences Physical Therapy Program in Rochester, MN, is a 33-month, entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program that prepares students for a career as a physical therapist. The program is committed to educating students to become knowledgeable and skillful physical therapists who embrace high ethical and professional standards.

Graduates from the program will be:

• Skilled in screening, examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention and prevention of disorders or conditions impairing movement, function and health.

• Capable of assuming responsibility for independent judgment in making sound decisions regarding patient management.

• Prepared to care for patients with varying conditions and in diverse health-care settings.

• Able to practice both independently and collaboratively in a multicultural society.

• Ready to assume the multifaceted roles of an active professional, including practitioner, educator, researcher, consultant, administrator, collaborator, advocate and lifelong learner.

• Qualified to promote the advancement of physical therapy through practice, education and research.

Physical Therapy Program faculty members encourage students to commit to ongoing self-evaluation in their professional and personal development. Students will be trained as both a physical therapy consumer and practitioner, able to contribute to the field of physical therapy. Students will become a service-oriented professional who practices within the ethical and legal scope of current physical therapy practice.

The Physical Therapy Program curriculum follows a traditional model that embraces evidence-based physical therapy practice. It includes a strong clinical education component to give students the necessary breadth and depth to achieve proficiency in professional skills.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
10/15/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates

The program uses a "rolling admissions" process in which applications will be reviewed in the order in which they are received. The Admissions Committee will begin reviewing applications in August. IT IS TO THE APPLICANT'S BENEFIT TO APPLY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE in the application cycle.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$250.00
Additional Information about Deposit
The application deposit for accepted applicants is applied to the first semester tuition and is non-refundable.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2020

Interviews

Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
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GPA

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.00
3.78
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.74
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Grades from all courses will be used to calculate the cumulative GPA.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
3721
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
 
157
Verbal reasoning % score
 
72%
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
 
156
Quantitative reasoning % score
 
61%
Analytical writing scaled score
 
4.0
Analytical writing % score
 
66%
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
Official GRE scores are to be sent to the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences PTCAS Code #3721. Applicants will not be considered for an interview until these are received. For interview purposes, we recommend all applicants complete the GRE by July 31.

Observation Hours

 
A minimum of 40 hours of observation or work experience in a PT setting need to be completed prior to starting the program (varied practice settings preferred). 100 hours of observation is preferred.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - no verification by a physical therapist
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
40
Total number of PT hours RECOMMENDED
100
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
08/24/2020
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
No
Supplemental fee amount
$0.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
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Applicant must send one reference from this SPECIFIC type of evaluator
Applicant must send reference from ONE OR MORE evaluators in category to fulfill program's requirements
Evaluator type ACCEPTED
Evaluator type NOT accepted

Evaluator Types

Physical Therapist
Physical Therapist (additional)
Professor in Major
Professor
Academic
Supervisor/Employer
Teaching Assistant
PTA
Pre-PT Advisor
Politician
Health Care Professional
Friend
Family Member
Co-worker
Clergy
Other
Number of references required by program
3
Additional information about program's reference requirements
The required three letters of recommendation should be submitted from the following:
1) educational/academic
2) work-related/volunteer
3) PT related

Applicants will not be considered for an interview until all three recommendations are received.

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • U.S. citizens
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?
Yes
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) coursework
Send WES foreign transcript evaluation to PTCAS
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send original Canadian transcript to PTCAS
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
International applications are welcome, though preference is given to U.S. workers. U.S. workers refers to those who are authorized to work in the United States, including:
1. U.S. citizens
2. U.S. nationals
3. Lawful permanent residents
4. Asylees and refugees

English translation is required for foreign transcripts. The PTCAS TOEFL code is #5312. The program's minimum score requirement for the TOEFL, consistent with general recommendations for graduate students in the health professions, includes a TOEFL score that exceeds 89, with a minimum score of 25 for Speaking. Tests must be less than 2 years old.

After you select the program and enter your coursework on the application, you may be required to match your courses to the program's course prerequisites in the "Prerequisites" tab of the "Program Materials" section.
General information
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
Yes
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
No
Anatomy
A one semester course in Anatomy or one semester of combined Anatomy and Physiology meets this requirement.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
Exercise Physiology may satisfy one biological sciences prerequisite.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Biology II
Exercise Physiology may satisfy one biological sciences prerequisite.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Physics I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: Any
  • Physics: General
Physics II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: Any
  • Physics: General
Physiology
A one semester course in Physiology or one additional semester of combined Anatomy and Physiology meets this requirement.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Psychology
Abnormal psychology or equivalent
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
Psychology
General or introductory psychology
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Statistics
The Statistics prerequisite should include basic statistics with elementary probability, descriptive statistics, confidence intervals, t-tests, ANOVA, and linear regression.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics