2019-20 Applicants

Alabama State University


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Contact Information more...

Marilyn Watkins
Staff Associate
Department of Physical Therapy
Alabama State University
John L Buskey Health Sciences Center
Suite 108, PO Box 271
Montgomery AL, 36101
(334) 229-4709
asupt@myasu.alasu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/19/2020
Additional information about the class profile
MALE-8
FEMALE-16
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
24
Anticipated size of next entering class
24
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
92%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
8%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Sex

% Male
33%
% Female
67%

Race / Ethnicity

% Hispanic
4%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
38%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
58%

Program Description more...

The ASU College of Health Sciences offers the Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT). Our goal is to recruit, educate, and graduate top students who will enter the field ready to accept the responsibilities that come with caring for those in need of services. The program is housed in the John L. Buskey Health Sciences Center which includes state-of-the art laboratories in anatomy, biomechanics, clinical practice, and exercise science.

The philosophy of Alabama State University’s Physical Therapy program (ASU PT) is based on the belief that concepts from the physical, biological, and social sciences serve as the foundation for physical therapy education and practice. Therefore, the elements of prevention, examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis and intervention are based on the application of these concepts for a better understanding of patient’s physical, psychological, and social condition, thereby enhancing overall physical therapy management. Furthermore, we recognize that individual and societal differences have a significant impact on health, illness, disability, and recovery. Consequently, the program attempts to address these issues throughout the didactic and clinical curricula to achieve meaningful patient outcomes.

Alabama State University is located in Montgomery, the capitol city of Alabama. The city is located approximately 160 miles from Atlanta, 91 miles from Birmingham, and 168 miles from Mobile and the Gulf of Mexico.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
11/01/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

Application must be complete and verified by PTCAS no later than 11/01/2019. NO EXCEPTIONS

On campus interviews are required for selected applicants as part of the application process. 


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$400.00
Additional Information about Deposit
Non-Refundable
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
07/31/2019

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
3.64
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.52
 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
University GRE code
1006
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
150
 
Analytical writing scaled score
3.5
 
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
GRE scores must be reported on the PTCAS application by the application deadline. Scores not reported will result in incomplete application.

GRE or MAT Scores are required with Recommended GRE minimum scores of Verbal 150 or Analytic writing of 3.5, or Recommended MAT Score 385.

Observation Hours

 
Applicants must submit documentation of observation hours to PTCAS by the November 1 deadline. 2 setting required. Documentation of observation hours not submitted by the deadline will result in an incomplete application status.

Strongly recommended applicants observe at least 3 or more 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
80
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes - for selected applicants only
Supplemental fee amount
$25.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes - for selected applicants only
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Description of supplemental requirements
An offer of admission to the program is contingent upon admission to the School of Graduate Studies (supplemental application and $25 fee). Only Accepted Applicants are required to submit a supplemental application and fee after they are notified by the PT program.

A Supplemental Essay may be required at the discretion of the program.
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
Please be sure that all letters of recommendation are submitted to PTCAS by the application deadline. Failure to do so will result in an incomplete application status. Submit three letters of recommendation to PTCAS.

1 must be from a licensed PT.

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
Other
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to PTCAS
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to institution
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
The Test of Written English (TWE) and Test of Spoken English (TSE) for international students are required by the application deadline.

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
Yes
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Anatomy
Human Anatomy with lab required
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
Biology / Biological Science
Biology elective such as: Biology II or higher, cellular, microbiology, immunology, histology, etc. NOT BOTANY.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Microbiology
Biology I
General Biological Science course with lab
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General
Chemistry I
General Chemistry I w/lab
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
General Chemistry II w/lab
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
Communication / Speech / Public Speaking
Oral Communication, Public Speaking, or Speech
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Comm: Speech
English Composition / Writing
English Writing/Composition course beyond the basic English Composition course
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition II
Math
Pre-calculus trigonometry or higher
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Calculus
  • Mathematics: Pre-Calculus
  • Mathematics: Trigonometry
Physics I
General Physics I w/lab
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
General Physics II w/lab
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
Human Physiology with lab required
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
Psychology
General Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Psychology
Upper Level Psychology,Sociology or Ethics (300 Level or above)
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Ethics
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Anthropology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Sociology
Statistics
General Statistics (Business, Math, Psychology, Sociology, Biology, etc.)
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics