2019-20 Applicants

Angelo State University


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Contact Information more...

Stacey Sauer
DPT Program Coordinator
Angelo State University
Physical Therapy Department
ASU Station #10923
San Angelo TX, 76909
(325) 486-6878
(325) 942-2545
ptdept@angelo.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
05/31/2020
Additional information about the class profile
None
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
26
Anticipated size of next entering class
28
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
85%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
15%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Sex

% Male
54%
% Female
46%

Race / Ethnicity

% Hispanic
12%
% Asian
4%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
8%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
76%

Program Description more...

Angelo State University's Physical Therapy Department offers a fully accredited, contemporary, 36-month entry-level graduate professional program leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.). Students begin their lock step, sequenced professional course of study in their first summer term to complete the full-time curricular course of study. Up to 28 individuals will be recommended to the Dean of the College of Graduate Studies for admission into the D.P.T. program.

The program offers several opportunities rarely found elsewhere in other Texas physical therapy programs, including:

* An unparalleled Carr Graduate Scholarship Program offering a distinctive scholarship opportunity to highly qualified students to earn their D.P.T. degree.

* 6:1 Faculty:Student ratio

* 100 percent licensure pass rate for the DPT program 2012-2018 and 100 percent employment rate of all licensed graduates seeking employment (calculation based on average since program inception, graduates of 2002-18).

* An affordable program in the state of Texas.

* Clinical integration begins early in the curriculum.

The Physical Therapy Department houses state-of-the-art facilities. This includes six skills laboratories available for manual therapy, orthopedic and wound care instruction, electrotherapy, gait analysis, and neuroscience. Four dedicated faculty/student research labs, a fine motor motion analysis lab, a gross motor motion analysis lab, a human performance lab, and a motor control lab are designed to support student experiences and faculty/student research. A new diabetes research lab has been added for faculty and future student purposes. Two multi-purpose classrooms and a human anatomy lab have also been dedicated to our program.

The mission of the physical therapy program at Angelo State University is to contribute to prepare competent practitioners, to contribute to the knowledge of the field, and provide valuable service to meet the needs of the community.

Through this mission, graduates of the physical therapy program are prepared to:

* Provide the highest level of service with professionalism and sensitivity for the uniqueness of all individuals.

* Apply the principles of logic and the scientific method.

* Engage in clinical decision making and problem solving based on examination and intervention choices that are defensible and reflect evidence-based practice.

* Provide coordination, communication and documentation consistent with a collaborative team approach.

* Serve as advocates and educators for clients and the profession.

* Uphold a high level of legal and ethical practice.

* Become active participants in organizations and/or endeavors that promote the values of the profession.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Angelo State University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.

Application Deadlines

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

The Admission Application deadline is October 1, 2019.   All supporting documents must be received by PTCAS by the deadline to be considered.

Seats in the upcoming class are offered after each interview date; the number of seats available at each interview session are limited.

Contact the program for interview dates.

**Applicants who apply before their summer 2019 grades are available must submit an unofficial transcript for the summer and fall 2019, and spring 2020 term directly to the program (physical.therapy@angelo.edu) by September 1st. Any acceptance offer made by the program will be contingent on the applicant's successful completion of the PTCAS Academic Update in December.**

Applicants who are still performing course work need to place unfinished classes with their PTCAS transcripts.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$200.00
Additional Information about Deposit
A seat deposit, refundable only if student matriculates into the program for at least 20 days.
Additional Information about Refunds
Yes, if they matriculate and stay in the program for 20 days, we will refund the full amount to the student.
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/13/2020

Interviews

Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Additional information about Interviews
One time interviews usually held on Saturdays in mid November

GPA

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.00
3.48
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.53
Prerequisite grades must be at 3.0 or higher
3.00
3.50
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Program uses the highest grade earned in prerequisite GPA calculations, if courses were repeated. Acceptance to graduate program uses overall GPA and is a calculation of every course ever taken for credit, including original and repeat grades, not just your overall undergraduate GPA from your degree university.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7163
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
08/31/2019
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
08/31/2014
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
140
153
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
140
153
Analytical writing scaled score
3.0
4.0
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
Preferred scores should be around 150 on the Verbal and Quantitative section and at least a 4.0 on the writing. GRE scores are used in the graduate formula for admission.

Scores lower than 140 for Verbal and Quantitative and 3.0 for Analytical Writing not considered.

Send official GRE score reports to Angelo State University's PTCAS GRE code #7163.

Observation Hours

 
* Applicants may use any form, but must have PT initials, signature, and license number.

* Applicants must complete at least 50 hours that includes two different areas of clinical practice.

* Examples of different practice settings include:

- outpatient clinics
- hospitals
- rehabilitation facilities
- skilled nursing or extended care of subacute facilities.
- home health
- pediatrics (schools or outpatient).
- wound care
- hospices
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
50
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
10/01/2019
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$40.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
Yes
Description of supplemental requirements
* A Supplemental Fee of $40.00 will be required when you submit your application.

* If you are an international students then please submit a $50 supplemental fee by money order ONLY.

* All students: An additional processing fee of $30.00 will be collected if you are selected to interview with the program.

* Please DO NOT submit your supplemental fee payment of $40 to the College of Graduate Studies at Angelo State University until you have submitted an application with PTCAS.

The supplemental fee can be sent to:
The College of Graduate Studies
ASU Station #11025
San Angelo, TX 76909-1025
Supplemental Requirements
Supplemental Essay (Send with Supplemental Fee or email to graduate.studies@angelo.edu) please see our website
Link to supplemental forms or instructions
Legend
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
References must include 2 PT/health-related and 1 academic or supervisor/employer.

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
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
English translation required for original foreign transcripts.

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 may contact the program for a transcript review for determination as to whether a course meets the prerequisite requirement.

A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale must be earned on the prerequisites listed below. Last grade attained will be used for repeat prerequisite courses. Grades lower than “C” will not be accepted. Prerequisite courses older than 10 years will not be accepted.

**Applicants who apply before their summer 2018 grades are available must submit an unofficial transcript for the summer and fall 2018, and spring 2019 term directly to the program (physical.therapy@angelo.edu) by September 1st. Any acceptance offer made by the program will be contingent on the applicant's successful completion of the PTCAS Academic Update in December.**

Applicants who are still performing course work need to place unfinished classes with their PTCAS transcripts.
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
4 hour upper division Human Anatomy or A&P I course with a lab is required. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology / Biological Science
4 hour Upper Division Science course with lab is required. Upper Division Physiology is accepted. Exercise Physiology only accepted from certain universities. Please check school website or contact department for list of acceptable schools for this course. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
Chemistry I
Minimum requirement of General Chemistry I & II with respective laboratories. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Minimum requirement of General Chemistry I & II with respective laboratories. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
English Composition / Writing
Technical Writing or Technical Communication ***or evidence of intensive writing course (please contact department for evaluation on whether course is deemed "writing intensive" by college) or minimum 4.5 score on GRE Analytical Writing. Freshman and Sophomore-level composition courses not accepted. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Technical Writing
Math
College Algebra or better. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Algebra
  • Mathematics: Calculus
  • Mathematics: Pre-Calculus
  • Mathematics: Trigonometry
Medical Terminology
1-3 hours of a Medical Terminology course. Will accept third-party online courses. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 1-3
Acceptable Courses
  • Medical Terminology
Physics I
Minimum requirement of General Physics I & II with respective laboratories. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
Minimum requirement of General Physics I & II with respective laboratories. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: General
  • Physics II
Physiology
4 hours of Human Physiology or A&P II are required including a lab. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Psychology
6 hours of Psychology is required. General Psychology and upper division psychology either Developmental or Abnormal psychology. 1 of 2 required Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Psychology
6 hours of Psychology is required. General Psychology and upper division psychology either Developmental or Abnormal psychology. 2 of 2 required Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Statistics
Statistics course required (3 hours) Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics