2019-20 Applicants

Belmont University


Contact Information more...

Sarah Schulte
Admissions Coordinator
School of Physical Therapy
Belmont University
1900 Belmont Blvd.
Nashville TN, 37212
(615) 460-6722
(615) 460-6726
pt@belmont.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/19/2020
Institution's religious affiliation
Christian
Additional information about the class profile
Program gives preference to applicants who are currently enrolled as an undergraduate at Belmont University through the Health Professions Pathway. For more information go to http://www.belmont.edu/pt/admissions/pre-pt.html.
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
48
Anticipated size of next entering class
60
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
35%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
65%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
80%

Sex

% Male
25%
% Female
75%

Race / Ethnicity

% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
4%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
92%
% Two or More Races
4%

Program Description more...

Belmont University is preparing outstanding clinical doctors in physical therapy. Our graduates have established successful practices in a wide range of specialty areas of practice encompassing the growing health profession of physical therapy. These individuals have established a reputation of excellence for the School of Physical Therapy, demonstrating the exceptional benefits you will gain as a Belmont student.

Faculty:
The Physical Therapy faculty at Belmont have earned the highest degrees in the fields of their expertise and across the faculty, advanced specialty certifications are held in the areas of sports, orthopedic, geriatric, neurologic and clinical electrophysiologic PT. Ongoing research is an important responsibility for faculty in the School of Physical Therapy, but at Belmont, teaching is the top priority of your professors. Your learning takes precedence over all else with an individual connection to faculty members that enhances the learning experience, enriches mentoring opportunities, and facilitates academic advising.

Curriculum:
As a physical therapy student at Belmont, you will be challenged with a rigorous academic program that is built on a strong science foundation and parallels the medical model of instruction. You will be prepared to practice physical therapy as an entry-level generalist and equipped to stay ahead of the constant changes in healthcare. Your classroom and laboratory education at Belmont is augmented with 38 weeks of clinical experience designed to provide hands-on practice with patients in all areas of physical therapy, including acute care, rehabilitation care, and outpatient settings, among others. These opportunities are available nationwide and internationally.

Facilities:
The School of Physical Therapy is housed in McWhorter Hall, part of a health sciences complex that includes all of the schools in the Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences & Nursing – Exercise Science, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Public Health, Social Work and Physical Therapy - and the College of Pharmacy. The state-of-the-art facility provides laboratories for motion analysis, cardiopulmonary, orthopedics and neuromuscular assessment, as well as physiologic research. In addition, the School of Physical Therapy has a gross anatomy lab for cadaver dissection in anatomy courses.

The School of Physical Therapy enrolls an entering class of students once each year in the fall. Applications are accepted through PTCAS beginning in July of the year prior to the student’s desired enrollment. Candidates are considered upon completion of their application file with selected students invited for a personal interview to complete the process. The entering class is generally filled by January or February with a wait list created to serve additional candidates as space may be available.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
10/01/2019
Deadline type
Soft
Application close date (for soft deadlines only)
11/15/2019
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes
Special eligibility requirements for Early Decision candidates
Early Decision is available to applicants whose first and only choice is Belmont University if accepted for admission. The entering class may be filled by candidates who apply for Early Decision. If not accepted for Early Decision, applicant may then apply to other programs. Admission through early decision is competitive and candidates must demonstrate academic achievement that meets the accomplishment of those typically accepted by Belmont University School of Physical Therapy throughout the admission cycle.

The interview date for early decision candidates will be scheduled for mid-September.

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$500.00
Additional Information about Deposit
Deposit is non-refundable and is credited to first semester tuition.
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/01/1900

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
3.20
3.82
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.20
3.81
 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7589
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
 
152
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
 
152
Analytical writing scaled score
 
4.0
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
To meet application deadlines for early decision to Belmont University's DPT program, a GRE test date prior to August 1 is required.

Observation Hours

 
Minimum of 50 observation hours are required prior to application.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - no verification by a physical therapist
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
50
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

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
2
Additional information about program's reference requirements
At least one of the two recommendations required for application (through PTCAS) must be from a licensed physical therapist.

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens
  • Other non-citizens (e.g., refugees)
  • 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
Candidates must have no prerequisite courses with a grade less than a “C” (2.0). All prerequisite courses must have been completed within ten years prior to application. No course may be used to satisfy more than one pre­requisite.
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
A study of the cells and tissues as well as the skeletal, muscular, neural, and special sensory systems of the human body. No course may be used to satisfy more than one pre-requisite. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
Biology I
An introductory study of molecular and cellular biology. Topics include the molecular basis of cellular processes, structure and physiology of cells, molecular and Mendelian genetics, and microevolution. No course may be used to satisfy more than one pre-requisite. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Molecular
Biology II
An introductory study of macroevolution, organismal biology and ecology. Topics include the structure and physiology of plants, the structure and physiology of animals, biodiversity, and ecological systems. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • A&P: Advanced
  • Exercise Physiology
Chemistry I
Fundamental concepts and principles are emphasized. Emphasis is placed on structure, nomenclature, oxidation numbers and the mole concept. No course may be used to satisfy more than one pre-requisite. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Includes solutions, behavior of electrolytes, ionic and molecular equilibria, and nuclear chemistry, as well as, a brief introduction to the chemistry of carbon and its compounds. No course may be used to satisfy more than one pre-requisite. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
Physics I
One year sequence in Physics required. No course may be used to satisfy more than one pre-requisite. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
One year sequence in Physics required. No course may be used to satisfy more than one pre-requisite. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
A study of the endocrine, cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, renal, and reproductive systems of the human body. No course may be used to satisfy more than one pre-requisite. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
QH: 6
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
Social/Behavioral Science
Please note - no course may be used to satisfy more than one pre-requisite. 1 of 2 social/behavioral science courses required. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • Ethics
  • Psychology: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
Social/Behavioral Science
Please note - no course may be used to satisfy more than one pre-requisite. 2 of 2 social/behavioral science courses required. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • Ethics
  • Psychology: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
Statistics
An introduction to statistical reasoning. Topics include descriptive measures, elementary probability distributions, sampling distributions, one and two sample inferences on means and proportions, simple linear regression, and correlation. No course may be used to satisfy more than one pre-requisite. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics