2019-20 Applicants

Andrews 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...

Karen Moliere
Physical Therapy Admissions Director
Department of Physical Therapy
Andrews University
8515 East Campus Circle Drive
Berrien Springs MI, 49104-0420
(800) 827-2878
(269) 471-6078
ptinfo@andrews.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/20/2020
Dual-degree programs offered in conjunction with PT degree
Bachelor of Health Science, if no previous 4-year degree.
Institution's religious affiliation
Seventh-day Adventist
Additional information about the class profile
Andrews gives preference to Seventh-day Adventist Students, but accepts students of all faiths.
Social networking
Facebook Page for PT Program
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
40
Anticipated size of next entering class
40
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Program Description more...

Andrews University is a Christian university with an enrollment of approximately 3,000 students. The Physical Therapy Department meets the criteria of a quality program - a reputation of solid academics and distinguished faculty.

Our mission is to Unite Christian Values with Healthcare Education. Our three-year entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy Program delivers, within a Christian environment, the knowledgebase and clinical skills that will prepare students for contemporary practice across the full spectrum of physical therapy services. The faculty of the program is exceptionally well prepared to teach in their area of expertise and is committed to helping students reach their maximum potential. Faculty members also serve as mentors to students for clinical practice, research and professional service to the community. In addition to a quality educational experience, graduate classes are kept small to provide a personal learning experience. Andrews PT students are not in competition with any classmate for grades or ranking. Students are encouraged to help each other succeed through student-to-student peer coaching. Students learn the art of caring while developing the skills required to perform a physical therapy examination and evaluation, establish a differential diagnosis, and provide direct physical therapy intervention for their clients as independent practitioners. Undergraduate students receive two degrees: a Bachelor of Health Science after completion of their first year and the Doctor of Physical Therapy upon completion of the program. Andrews also offers two postprofessional doctoral degrees, the transitional DPT and the DScPT.

Berrien Springs is a rural community located 2 hours east of Chicago or 30 minutes north of the University of Notre Dame. A commercial airport and Amtrak train station is located in South Bend, Indiana, 25 minutes away. The Andrews University campus and surrounding communities offer work and recreational opportunities. The sandy beaches of Lake Michigan, major shopping malls, sporting arenas and a large variety of restaurants and entertainment are available within 30 minutes. Dormitories and apartments are located on and around the Berrien Springs campus. Parking is easily accessible at all campus locations.

We welcome your interest in Andrews University and are here to assist you in any way that we can.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
11/01/2019
Deadline type
Soft
Application close date (for soft deadlines only)
12/16/2019
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates

Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$500.00
Additional Information about Deposit
If the application is successful and the student completes matriculation, the Confirmation Deposit may be refunded to the enrolled student's account during the second semester of the DPT Program.
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
3.40
 
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.40
 
 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7614
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
142
 
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
142
 
Analytical writing scaled score
3.0
 
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
Minimum Verbal and Quantitative scores of 142 each is required, and a minimum Writing score of 3.0. If an applicant has a combined Verbal and Quantitative score of 300 or more, they may be eligible for a graduate scholarship.

Observation Hours

 
Andrews requires a minimum of 80 observation hours, supervised by a licensed Physical Therapist, in at least 3 different settings. At least 20 hours must be in an inpatient setting.
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
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
05/01/2020
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
Additional information about program's reference requirements
At least one reference must be from a physical therapist that the student completed observation hours with. Another should be from a professor who taught the student. It is recommended that the third be from an employer/supervisor, clergy, or a second physical therapist or health care professional.

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
  • Other non-citizens (e.g., refugees)
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
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
If transcript is in English: Send original Canadian transcripts to PTCAS, and enter all Canadian courses on your PTCAS application. If transcript is not in English: Send WES ‘ICAP’ evaluation to PTCAS. Andrews University will not accept WES ‘Basic’ evaluations, only ‘ICAP’ evaluations will be considered.

Applicants who have been given any part of their education outside the US or Canada or whose first language is not English must demonstrate English proficiency by meeting the minimum proficiency scores outlined by the Andrews University Physical Therapy Department (see http://www.andrews.edu/shp/pt/entry-level/admission_dpt.html). TOEFL internet-based (iBT) is preferred. Official TOEFL scores must be sent directly to PTCAS from Educational Testing Service (ETS). The PTCAS ETS code is 531.

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?
No
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 & Physiology I
A complete sequence of Anatomy and Physiology with labs. Coursework older than 10 years will not be 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: Human
Anatomy & Physiology II
A complete sequence of Anatomy and Physiology with labs. Coursework older than 10 years will not be 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: Human
Biology / Biological Science
One 3-semester credit upper division human biology, human physiology, or exercise physiology course. 2 of 2 Biology Requirements. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Kinesioloogy
Biology / Biological Science
Human Biology Preferred. 1 of 2 Biology Requirements. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Any
Chemistry I
General Chemistry I: A full sequence of general chemistry with labs as required for pre-med students. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
General Chemistry II (see description for Chem I) Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry II
Medical Terminology
A course in basic medical terminology Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 1
Acceptable Courses
  • Medical Terminology
Physics I
General Physics I: A full sequence of general physics as required for pre-med students, with labs. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
General Physics II (see description for General Physics I) Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
One course which covers human development throughout the lifespan. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Psychology
An introductory psychology course Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Statistics
One course covering basic or elementary statistics. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics