2019-20 Applicants

Brenau 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...

Ebie Thieme
Admissions Specialist
Brenau University Office of Admissions
500 Washington Street SE
Gainesville GA, 30501
(800) 252-5119 ext. 6
(770) 538-5407
ethieme@brenau.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
05/11/2020
Additional information about the class profile
We welcome and consider equally applicants from in-state, out-of-state, or out-of-country.
Social networking
Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
40
Anticipated size of next entering class
40
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
50%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
50%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Program Description more...

The mission of the three year full-time Brenau University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is to strategically prepare physical therapy practitioners to lead extraordinary lives and careers. The program employs an innovative experiential learning environment through which students develop knowledge, skills, and values from direct experiences outside of the traditional academic setting. Our broad mix of early and ongoing experience-based programs include: a year-long hospital-based early mobility program; a student-run pro-bono clinic; a Life Enrichment and Wellness program; and three full-time internships. These experiences build the connections that enable Brenau DPT students to transform from student to professional by practicing their profession as student members of various health care teams. This experiential learning model allows students to transfer their classroom knowledge and experiences to current clinical situations, and likewise, to bring on-going clinical events back into the classroom for reflection, critical analysis, and synthesis. The basic design of the learning experience includes the possibility to learn from natural consequences, mistakes and successes.

Though our program is new, our faculty is not new at doing this. Highly qualified faculty members have been recruited and hired to serve as co-founders and developers of the Brenau DPT program. The existing five core faculty members hold wide-ranging clinical, teaching and research expertise (see webpage). Members of our current DPT faculty are still actively practicing physical therapists, and are expert practitioners in the various specialty areas including: sports, orthopedics, neurology, oncology, and geriatrics. They have led NIH and PT Foundation funded research and will continue to pursue their research agendas. Each faculty member is dedicated to the student, the patient, and the profession. We will continue to build our faculty over the next three years which ultimately will be comprised of twelve full-time core faculty members and multiple adjunct faculty who are specialists in particular areas of practice. This planned blend of qualified faculty will ensure that we meet our mission, program goals and expected outcomes.

Those who enter our learning environment will find an open, safe, and welcoming place in which they are encouraged to stretch and grow. We are dedicated to engendering a positive learning environment that incorporates support, curiosity, mutual respect, accountability, opportunity, honesty, fun, friendliness, creativity, challenge, and fairness.

Classes are held in the newly renovated Brenau Downtown Center on the square in Gainesville, GA with access to a state-of-the-art human anatomy lab. A faculty practice, student-run pro-bono clinic, and Life Enrichment Wellness program will also be housed in the Downtown Center providing students with continuous hands-on experiences while in the program. The facilities are among the best in the country and allow faculty and students alike to learn and study in contemporary laboratories and classrooms.

We are fortunate to be located in a vibrant, smaller community which provides a wide variety of recreational opportunities while being only about 1 hour north from the city of Atlanta and 1 hour south of the Smoky Mountains.

To learn more about our program please go to our web page: http://www.brenau.edu/healthsciences/physicaltherapy/

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
02/03/2020
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates

* All transcripts, letters of recommendation, essay, observation, hours verification, completed PTCAS application, GRE scores, TOEFL (If required) and foreign transcript evaluations (if required) must arrive to PTCAS by February 3, 2020.  

* Though this deadline may appear late compared to other programs, we encourage you to apply early. We have a rolling admission process, wherein qualified applicants are invited to interview on a first-come, first-served basis.  

* Once our class is full, we will not interview additional qualified applicants.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$350.00
Additional Information about Deposit
This deposit will secure a seat in the incoming class. The deposit will be directly applied to the first semester's tuition.
Deposit Refundable?
No
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
3.50
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.50
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Program averages all attempts at courses when calculating GPAs.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7557
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
146
150
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
144
150
Analytical writing scaled score
3.5
4.0

Observation Hours

 
The Program requires the hours to come from a minimum of two types of settings.
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
40
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
3
Additional information about program's reference requirements
The Program requires 3 references (PTCAS form AND narrative included within PTCAS form) from:

(1) someone practicing physical therapy and can address the applicant's potential as a physical therapist

(2) someone who can address the applicant's academic ability.

(3) someone who can address the applicant's character.

It is the applicant's responsibility to inform their evaluators that both the reference request form AND a narrative (included within the PTCAS form) is required. For the electronic reference form referrers can add narrative in the comments section.

For paper reference form referrers can attach a letter and the applicant can upload the letter with their application through the document upload section of the application.

Your letters of recommendation make a difference. We receive many more applications from qualified applicants than we have positions. The insight that is provided in your letters of recommendation is essential to the admissions committee to make difficult decisions.

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
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens
  • Other non-citizens (e.g., refugees)
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
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
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Anatomy
1 sem of Anatomy w/ lab and 1 sem of Physiology w/ lab Or 2 sem of Anatomy/Physiology w/ labs. No anatomy, see Physiology and Biology II. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted. Coursework older than 7 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: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
Introduction and Survey courses are not accepted. Lab is required. Biology for majors or health sciences. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted. Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General
Biology II
Required only when no Anatomy taken. 2 sem of Biology w/labs and Physiology w/lab. Introduction and Survey courses are not accepted. Lab is required. Biology for majors or health sciences. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted. Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General II
Chemistry I
Introduction and Survey courses are not accepted. Lab is required. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted. Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Introduction and Survey courses are not accepted. Lab is required. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted. Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
Physics I
General Physics and Physics with Calculus are acceptable courses. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted. Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
General Physics and Physics with Calculus are acceptable courses. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted. Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
1 sem of Physiology w/lab and 1 sem of Anatomy w/lab Or 2 sem of Anatomy/Physiology w/labs Or 1 sem of Physiology w/lab and 2 sem of Biology w/lab. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted. Coursework older than 7 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: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Psychology
1 of 2 psychology courses required. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted. Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General I
Psychology
2 of 2 psychology courses required. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted. Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General II
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
Statistics
Coursework older than 7 years not accepted. Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics