2019-20 Applicants

Augusta University (formerly known as Georgia Regents 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...

Amanda Cheatham, BS
Program Manager, Admissions
Department of Physical Therapy
Augusta University
Health Sciences Building (EC-1304)
987 St. Sebastian Way
Augusta GA, 30912
(706) 721-2141
(706) 721-2144
ptadmissions@augusta.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
05/11/2020
Additional information about the class profile
Augusta University is a publicly funded institution.
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
41
Anticipated size of next entering class
40
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
73%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
27%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Sex

% Male
41%
% Female
59%

Race / Ethnicity

% Hispanic
2%
% Asian
5%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
2%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
86%
% Two or More Races
5%

Program Description more...

As a public institution dedicated to the discovery, dissemination, and application of scientific knowledge, Augusta University (formerly the Medical College of Georgia, Georgia Health Sciences University and Georgia Regents University) values leadership, social responsibility, compassion, diversity, professionalism, and excellence. The Doctor of Physical Therapy program is designed to challenge talented and ambitious learners to grow into reflective physical therapy practitioners. The Department of Physical Therapy is housed in state of the art teaching and research facilities including a human movement science laboratory, and cardiovascular health and wellness laboratory. Each graduate completes a scholarly project (research with faculty or a clinical case report) and presents the results and conclusions of the study to a body of professional peers.

The program requires 36 months (9 consecutive semesters) of full-time study. A new class of 40 students enters in May of each year. Classes are scheduled in a traditional weekday format at the main campus in Augusta. Graduation occurs in May.

Over 90% of admitted students graduate from the program. 100% of program graduates pass the licensure exam, with 97.3% doing so on their first attempt (3 year average).

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
12/16/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

* Applicants must submit a non-refundable $25 supplemental fee to the program along with your application.  The deadline for applications is December 16, 2019, however it is in the prospective student's best interest to complete and submit all application materials early, prior to October 1st, including the University required supplemental fee that is sent directly to Augusta University Admissions. 

* Please note that the application is not complete until receipt of the $25 non-refundable supplemental fee is received. Your application will not be processed without this fee.  Please submit the $25 non-refundable fee along with your application, as soon as possible during the application process. Complete the Doctor of Physical Therapy Supplemental Application Fee Form at https://www.applyweb.com/public/register?s=mcgdptpf * A personal interview is required for admission. Interviews are scheduled by invitation only and include an assessment of the candidate's personality, motivation and ability to adapt successfully to the demands of physical therapy school. Interview spots are usually filled by October 1.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes
Special eligibility requirements for Early Decision candidates
* Prerequisite Science/Statistics: 3.2

* Overall GPA: 3.5 (overall only)

* GRE:
Verbal: 50th
Quantitative: 50th
Analytical: 50th

* Observation Hours: 100

* References: 3

* Onsite Interview: Yes

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$500.00
Additional Information about Deposit
The deposit is non-refundable.
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
3.00
3.51
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.44
Or last 40 semester hours
3.40
3.70
 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7613
University GRE code
5406
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
12/16/2019
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning % score
40%
68%
Quantitative reasoning % score
40%
60%
Analytical writing scaled score
4.0
4.5
Analytical writing % score
45%
72%
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
Scores must be from same sitting, no mixing of scores.

Observation Hours

 
At least 100 hours of observational, volunteer or other work experiences in physical therapy settings is expected. We strongly recommend experiences in both inpatient and outpatient environments in order to appreciate the differences in physical therapists' responsibilities in each setting.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - no verification by a physical therapist
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
100
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$25.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
Yes
Description of supplemental requirements
Please note that the application is not complete until receipt of the non-refundable $25 supplemental fee is received. Your application will not be processed without this fee. Please submit the fee as early as possible, along with the application, during the application process.

In accordance with Board of Regents Policy 4.1.6, all applicants who are accepted for admission or readmission to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program for Fall 2011 or any academic semester thereafter will be required to provide verification of lawful presence in the US. Acceptance to the program is conditional until lawful presence is verified. Please see the list below for acceptable documentation.

* A copy of current Driver’s License issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008.

* A copy of current ID issued by the State of Georgia after January 1, 2008.

* A copy of current U.S. Passport.

* A Certified U.S. Birth Certificate showing the student was born in the U.S. or a U.S. territory. A photocopy is not acceptable

* A copy of U.S. Certificate of Citizenship form (USCIS form N-560 or N-561).

* A U.S. Certificate of Naturalization (USCIS form N-550 or N-570). A photocopy is not acceptable.

* A copy of U.S. Certificate of Birth Abroad issued by the Department of State (DS-1350) or a Consular Report of Birth Abroad (FS-240).
Supplemental Requirements
Supplemental Application Fee Form (see link below).
Deadline for supplemental materials
2019-12-16
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
* Three recommendations that focus on the applicant’s aptitude for clinical work, academic ability and responsibility in work or community settings.

* One needs to come from a physical therapist, one from a professor in the candidates major, and one from supervisor/Employer.

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens with a visa
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens
  • Other non-citizens (e.g., refugees)
  • U.S. citizens
  • U.S. permanent residents
  • Canadian citizens
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
Send foreign transcript evaluation from either Josef Silney & Associates, Inc., World Education Services (WES), or American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (AACRAO) to PTCAS.

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
No
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Anatomy
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: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology / Biological Science
Botany or environmental biology courses are not acceptable.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
Chemistry I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
Medical Terminology
A basic understanding of medical terminology is required as part of the DPT curriculum. This requirement may be met by taking a course prior to entry or by completion of a self-­paced module during the 1st semester. It is highly recommended to take this course prior to starting the program.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 1
Acceptable Courses
  • Medical Terminology
Physics I
Courses must include mechanics, electricity, heat, sound, and light.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Courses must include mechanics, electricity, heat, sound, and light.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Psychology
Two courses are required in psychology. The second course must be an upper division course with the preferred course being Developmental Psychology. Both Psychology courses must be from the Psychology Department.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
Psychology
Two courses are required in psychology. The first course must be an introductory course. Both Psychology courses must be from the Psychology Department.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
Statistics
Departmental research courses covering statistics fundamentals will be accepted (e.g.- Research in Exercise and Sport Science or Statistical Principles of Psychological Research).
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics