2019-20 Applicants

AT Still University of Health Sciences


Contact Information more...

Erlinda Cisneros-Johnson
Department of Physical Therapy Program Manager
Arizona School of Health Sciences
AT Still University of Health Sciences
5850 E. Still Circle
Mesa AZ, 85206
(480) 219-6162
(480) 219-6000
ecisnerosjohnson@atsu.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
07/13/2020
Social networking
Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
62
Anticipated size of next entering class
62
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
47%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
53%

Sex

% Male
55%
% Female
45%

Race / Ethnicity

% Hispanic
10%
% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3%
% Asian
10%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
2%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
54%
% Two or More Races
8%
% Declining to State
13%

Program Description more...

Home of the world's first osteopathic medical school, founded in 1892, A.T. Still University is a renowned healthcare education and training university and a leading educator in multidisciplinary healthcare founded on whole person care. ATSU comprises the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM), the Arizona School of Health Sciences (ASHS), the Arizona School of Dentistry & Oral Health (ASDOH), The Missouri School of Dentistry and Oral Health (MOSDOH), and the online College of Graduate Health Studies (CGHS). The Arizona School of Health Sciences, located in Mesa, Ariz., offers doctoral and master of science degrees in a wide range of healthcare disciplines and strives to advance healthcare by educating compassionate, competent healthcare professionals. The school's interdisciplinary and technology emphasis, with incorporation of a philosophy of wholeness and treatment of body, mind, and spirit, creates an excellent professional educational environment.

The Curriculum

The Physical Therapy Residential Program is an entry-level doctoral program three years in length. The program requires full time attendance and includes supervised clinical experiences. Courses are designed with emphasis on both a strong academic foundation and clinical practice. Class sizes allow faculty and staff to work closely with students to help them develop the professional attitudes and clinical problem-solving skills necessary for optimum patient care. Graduation from the Physical Therapy Residential Program requires completion of didactic and clinical coursework, as well as a terminal capstone project. Upon graduation, students are awarded the Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) degree. Physical therapy students receive their basic and clinical science education in the greater Phoenix metropolitan area. Clinical education is completed in healthcare facilities throughout Arizona and selected sites outside Arizona.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
12/16/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates

Application deadline is December 16th, 2019, however, program reviews complete applications based on their submission date as they are received until seats are filled. 


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$1000.00
Additional Information about Deposit
Accepted applicants must submit acceptance fee no later than January 15th, 2020. After January 15th, 2020, accepted applicants must submit their fee within 14 days of receiving the offer of acceptance. Acceptance fee is applied towards first quarter tuition upon matriculation.
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
2.80
3.43
Program-specific Prerequisite
2.80
3.46
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Program only uses GPA calculations reported by PTCAS per their GPA calculation policy. Program will not recalculate GPAs.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7695
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
04/01/2016
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
140
150
Verbal reasoning % score
10%
42%
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
140
151
Quantitative reasoning % score
8%
38%
Analytical writing scaled score
3.5
4.0
Analytical writing % score
 
59%
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
Applicants must have official GRE scores that meet the minimum requirement on file at the time of their application submission or the application will be put on hold.

A.T. Still University's PTCAS GRE code 7695 is listed under Arizona in the GRE code directory.

Multiple test sets may be submitted by an applicant and the program will use the best overall test set during review.

Observation Hours

 
Applicants are encouraged to observe/work in a variety of PT practice settings with a variety of patient populations.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - no verification by a physical therapist
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
30
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$70.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes - for selected applicants only
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Description of supplemental requirements
Selected applicants are those that meet the program's GPA and GRE minimum requirements. Once PTCAS verifies your application and the ATSU Admissions Office receives it, selected applicants will be prompted via email communication and are required to complete a supplemental application and fee at the same time. Applicants must allow time for PTCAS to verify their application first and notify ATSU of its completion.
Supplemental Requirements
Secondary application for selected applicants.
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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
2

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • Canadian citizens
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens with a visa
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens
  • U.S. citizens
  • U.S. permanent residents
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
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to institution
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
Abnormal Psychology and Life Span Development/Child Psychology prerequisites are specific. Substitutes will NOT be accepted (e.g. Introduction to Psychology or General Psychology unacceptable).
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
No
Anatomy & Physiology I
A&P courses taken outside of Biology, Anatomy or Physiology departments require syllabi review for approval (e.g. Exercise Science or Kinesiology department)
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
Anatomy & Physiology II
A&P courses taken outside of Biology, Anatomy or Physiology departments require syllabi review for approval (e.g. Exercise Science or Kinesiology department)
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
Biology I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Biology II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry I
General Chemistry I.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
General Chemistry II.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
Exercise Physiology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Exercise Physiology
Physics I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
QH: 5
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: General
  • Physics II
Psychology
1 of 2 psychology courses required. No substitutes accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
Psychology
2 of 2 psychology courses required. No substitutes accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Statistics
Elements/Biosciences/Applied/Introductory
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics
  • Applied
  • Biosciences
  • Elements
  • Statistics: Introductory