2019-20 Applicants

Alvernia University


This page is intended for college transfer students and graduates ONLY. High school students MUST contact the institution directly for information about the guaranteed freshman-entry program. Do not apply using PTCAS.

Contact Information more...

Kelly Burr, M.Ed.
Coordinator of Graduate Admissions and Student Services
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
540 Upland Ave
Reading PA, 19611
(610) 796-8296
(610) 796-8228
kelly.burr@alvernia.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/31/2020
Institution's religious affiliation
Catholic
Social networking
Facebook Page for Graduate Admissions Office
Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
30
Anticipated size of next entering class
30
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
63%
% of WICHE applicants accepted
3%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
33%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Sex

% Male
30%
% Female
70%

Race / Ethnicity

% Asian
3%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
90%
% Two or More Races
3%

Program Description more...

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Alvernia University is accredited  by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. The program's current status is probationary accreditation:

* For more information see http://www.capteonline.org/WhatWeDo/RecentActions/PublicDisclosureNotices/. 

* If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 610-568-1546 or email christopher.wise@alvernia.edu. 

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
01/15/2020
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$300.00
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/01/2020

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
3.25
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
Science GPA
3.00
 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
1619
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
150
 
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
150
 
Analytical writing scaled score
3.5
 

Observation Hours

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
100
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Required
Outpatient
Required

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

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • U.S. citizens
  • U.S. permanent residents
  • Canadian citizens
  • 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
Send WES foreign transcript evaluation to PTCAS
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send original Canadian transcript to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework

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?
Varies
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
No
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Anatomy & Physiology I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
Anatomy & Physiology II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
Biology / Biological Science
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Any
Chemistry I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry II
English Composition / Writing
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition
  • English Composition II
Physics I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Social Sciences
Social Sciences (A total of 6-9 credits)
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
Social/Behavioral Science
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Humanities
  • Psychology: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
Statistics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Statistics