2019-20 Applicants

Briar Cliff University


Contact Information more...

Meggen Lloyd
DPT Program Assistant
Briar Cliff University
Department of Physical Therapy
4280 Sergeant Rd
Suite 100
Sioux City IA, 51106
(712) 279-5280
dpt@briarcliff.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
06/24/2020
Institution's religious affiliation
Catholic Franciscan
Social networking
Facebook Page for PT Program
Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
32
Anticipated size of next entering class
32
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
22%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
78%
% of CANADIAN applicants accepted
0%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S./non-Canadian)
0%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Sex

% Male
44%
% Female
56%

Race / Ethnicity

% Asian
3%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
91%
% Two or More Races
3%
% Declining to State
3%

Program Description more...

Briar Cliff University was granted accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) in May of 2018. As a result, this is your chance to be part of a program that has and will continue to have an impact in Siouxland — and beyond — for years to come. The 136-credit hour DPT program includes:

* A progressive, clinical-based curriculum. Designed with input from faculty and practicing expert clinicians across the country, this program prepares you to work with a variety of patients, from newborns to athletes to older adults.

* Hands-on, service-learning experiences. In collaboration with community partners, you'll work side-by-side with faculty and clinicians to provide services to underserved populations across Siouxland in the Briar Cliff University Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
12/02/2019
Deadline type
Soft
Application close date (for soft deadlines only)
01/15/2020
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates

Briar Cliff University uses a rolling admissions process. Three interview dates will be used for this admissions cycle: Novemeber 22, 2020 is the early admissions interview. Selection for the early admissions interview date is competitive and is based on the applicant pool. 

General admissions interviews will be held on January 3 and January 10, 2020. Future dates may be added if deemed necessary. 


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes
Special eligibility requirements for Early Decision candidates
The program's Early Decision requirements are:

(1.) Cumulative GPA: 3.55
(2.) Prerequisite GPA: 3.55
(3.) Verbal GRE: 45%
(4.) Quant GRE: 45%

The program will make decisions on Early Decision applicants by September 18.

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$500.00
Additional Information about Deposit
Deposit is nonrefundable.
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
3.59
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.50
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Applicants are allowed to have no more than two outstanding prerequisite courses as calculated in prerequisite GPA. NO exceptions will be made. GPA's are based on PTCAS calculations.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
1700
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
12/01/2019
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
07/01/2015
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning % score
15%
47%
Quantitative reasoning % score
15%
43%
Analytical writing scaled score
3.0
4.0
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
Send official GRE scores to Briar Cliff University's PTCAS GRE code #1700.

Observation Hours

 
A minimum of two different settings are required.
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
60
Total number of PT hours RECOMMENDED
200
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$35.00
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

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
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?
Yes
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) coursework
Do not send any foreign documentation. PT program only considers U.S. courses
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Do not send any Canadian documentation
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
Briar Cliff University considers coursework only from U.S. accredited institutions.

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
All applicants applying to the program, must have no greater than 2 outstanding prerequisite courses at the beginning of the Spring 2020 term.
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
Varies
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Anatomy
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Biology II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • 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
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 1
Acceptable Courses
  • Medical Terminology
Physics I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
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: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: General II
Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
Statistics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics