2019-20 Applicants

Indiana State University


Contact Information more...

Ms. Holly Wolf
Admissions Coordinator
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Indiana State University
Sycamore Center for Wellness & Applied Medicine
567 N. 5th Street
Terre Haute IN, 47809
(812) 237-4978
ISU-DPTAdmissions@indstate.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
05/25/2020
Institution's religious affiliation
None
Additional information about the class profile
Some preference is given to Indiana Residents and Indiana State University graduates.
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Facebook Page for PT Program
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
30
Anticipated size of next entering class
30
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
75%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
25%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Program Description more...

The mission of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program is to provide a supportive, student-focused learning environment that encourages and educates individuals to develop into compassionate, clinically and culturally competent licensed physical therapists who are productive citizens. The physical therapy curriculum will allow opportunities for scholarship, community engagement, and professional service, in addition to in-depth learning in human movement. The program will emphasize ways in which future physical therapists can contribute to the health equity of all, including rural and/or underserved populations.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Indiana State University prides itself in offering an affordable solution to quality healthcare professional education in Indiana.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
10/01/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

Check our website regularly for updates. Call to speak with our admissions coordinator or to schedule a visit.  Attend an Open House when available.  Onsite interviews will be held during November/December of 2019 and students are notified of their status during December or January of 2020.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$500.00
Due Date of First Required Deposit
02/20/2020

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
3.55
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.20
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Preferred minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 and a preferred minimum pre-requisite GPA of 3.0.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
1710
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
10/01/2019
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
10/01/2014
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
GRE exam score report is required of all applicants including verbal, quantitative and writing.

Official score reports must be sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) - www.gre.org.

Please use Indiana State University PTCAS code: 1710. All GRE scores must fall within the past 5 years. A minimum of 290 is required for the combined verbal/quantitative score.

Observation Hours

 
Physical Therapy Observation/Experience is required.

You must complete a minimum of 60 hours of volunteer/observation experience or paid work under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. These experiences should include at least 2 different practice settings.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - a licensed PT must verify hours w/ signed form uploaded or online via PTCAS
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
60
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$45.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
Yes
Description of supplemental requirements
ISU Graduate School Application
Link to supplemental forms or instructions
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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
Recommendations from a licensed physical therapist, an academic source, and one other professional or academic reference.

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • U.S. citizens
  • U.S. permanent residents
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens with a visa
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?
Yes
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) coursework
Do not send any foreign documentation. PT program only considers U.S. courses
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Do not send any Canadian documentation
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
Foreign citizens are welcome to apply if they completed their B.S. degree and all prerequisite work in a U.S. Accredited Institution.

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
Applicants are encouraged to complete as many prerequisite courses as possible prior to submitting the application for admission. It is preferred that all science/math prerequisites be completed prior to submission of the application (human anatomy/physiology, biology, chemistry, physics, and statistics coursework), however, up to 8 hours of prerequisites, including math/science courses, are allowed to be pending at the time the application is submitted. Science courses must be what a student would take as part of a science major, and therefore courses for “non-science majors” are not accepted.

Please note that all prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of C or higher (C minus not accepted) prior to starting the DPT program and must be completed within the past 7 years.

Prerequisite coursework may be retaken 2 times for a total of 3 attempts.

Advanced Placement courses are not accepted.

All courses must be completed at a U.S. accredited college or university.

• Highly Recommended (Coursework in Clinical Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology, and a Life Science including a cellular/developmental component.)

• Technology. Students must own a laptop computer & tablet. Any questions regarding technology requirements should be directed to the program prior to purchase. No formal coursework is required, however students are expected to be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel and Power Point.
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
Yes
Anatomy
Human Anatomy (with lab). One course in Human Anatomy or the first course in the series of Anatomy and Physiology I&II. Anatomy content should include skeletal and muscular systems of the human body. Equivalent of ISU BIO 231 & lab or ATTR 210 & lab. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Human
Biology / Biological Science
Biology (4 credits, with lab) – One course in biology to include either general biology, microbiology and/or cellular biology, (Botany not acceptable). Equivalent of ISU BIO 112 & lab or BIO 101 & lab, BIO 102 & lab. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Microbiology
Chemistry I
General Chemistry I (4 credits, with lab). Content must include atomic and molecular structure. This course should be the first in the Chemistry I&II series. Equivalent of ISU CHEM 105 & lab. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
General Chemistry II (4 credits, with lab) - In addition to Chemistry I listed above. This course should be the second course in the Chemistry I&II series and must include a lab. Equivalent of ISU CHEM 106 & lab. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry II
Medical Terminology
Medical Terminology. Equivalent of ISU ATTR 225 Medical Terminology. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 2-3
Acceptable Courses
  • Medical Terminology
Physics I
General Physics I (4 credits, with lab). Non-calculus or calculus based. Equivalent to ISU PHYS 105 & lab. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
General Physics II (4 credits, with lab). Non-calculus or calculus based. Equivalent to ISU PHYS 106 & lab. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted. Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
Physiology (with lab). One course in Physiology or the second course in the series of Anatomy and Physiology I&II. Physiology content should cover various systems including: cardiovascular, endocrine, respiratory, etc. Equivalent of ISU BIO 241 & lab or PE 220 & lab. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Human
Psychology
Psychology (6 credits). Students must complete 2 courses in Psychology. One of these courses must be the equivalent of either ISU PSY 368 Abnormal Psychology or ISU PSY 266 Developmental/Lifespan Psychology. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Psychology
Psychology (6 credits). Students must complete 2 courses in Psychology. One of these courses must be the equivalent of either ISU PSY 368 Abnormal Psychology or ISU PSY 266 Developmental/Lifespan Psychology. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Statistics
Statistics (3 credits). Course content should include mean, median, mode, standard deviation, t-tests, etc. Equivalent of ISU HLTH 340 Biostatistics preferred; however, psychology and business statistics courses may be accepted. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics