2019-20 Applicants

Carroll University


This page is ONLY intended for college students who will be earning a bachelor’s degree outside of Carroll University. High school students and transfer students wishing to earn or have earned a Carroll bachelor’s degree should NOT apply using PTCAS and MUST contact Carroll University directly for information regarding guaranteed freshman-level of entry and the non-direct admission program.

Contact Information more...

Cindy Holahan
Interim Director of Graduate Admission
Carroll University
Office of Admission
100 N. East Avenue
Waukesha WI, 53186
1-800-CARROLL
(262) 524-7226
ptinfo@carrollu.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
09/09/2020
Institution's religious affiliation
Presbyterian Church
Additional information about the class profile
Carroll University students are given preference. At least 60 of the 80 students admitted to the program will be Carroll University students. Carroll University will admit up to 20 students who will not earn a bachelor's degree at Carroll. Wisconsin Lutheran College and Hawaii Pacific University students are given an advantage in the review process.
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
80
Anticipated size of next entering class
80
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
49%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
50%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S./non-Canadian)
1%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Sex

% Male
27%
% Female
53%

Race / Ethnicity

% Hispanic
4%
% Asian
9%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
1%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
83%
% Two or More Races
2%

Program Description more...

Carroll University is Wisconsin's Pioneer College founded in 1846 and is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. At Carroll, you will enjoy the many educational benefits of Wisconsin's oldest institution of higher education. Carroll University is rich in tradition and boasts a well-earned reputation for academic excellence. A degree from Carroll will prepare you to meet the challenges of our ever-changing world. Carroll offers undergraduate, graduate and professional development studies and is located near downtown Waukesha, just minutes from Milwaukee.

The Carroll Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is a three-year, full-time program and each entering class starts in the fall semester. The DPT program is designed to educate students to become licensed physical therapists who are prepared to provide compassionate, respectful care in a dynamic health environment and contribute to the profession and community. You'll be taught to provide best care, to be respectful of patient/client values, to ground your decisions in evidence-based proactive and clinical reasoning and to contribute to the profession and the community.

In addition to traditional course work, the Carroll University Physical Therapy Program offers students opportunities for simultaneous application of didactic knowledge and hands-on skills through the Teaching Laboratory Practicum (TLP). The Teaching Laboratory Practicum is an extension of the integrated nature of the Carroll University Physical Therapy Program’s commitment to hands-on, experiential learning. Clinical internships reflect this commitment as well. At Carroll, clinical internships begin after three and one-half semesters. Students then spend every other semester on full-time clinical internships culminating in the terminal internship, for a total of 35 weeks of clinical affiliations. Thus, clinical education within the Carroll University Physical Therapy Program is integrated throughout the curriculum through clinical internships and through the Teaching Laboratory Practicum, reflecting the active learning philosophy we emphasize.

Program Highlights:

* The Carroll University three-year (2013-2015) Physical Therapy Program licensure examination pass rate for the NPTE is 98.6%
* The six-month job placement rate is 99%
* Faculty academic advising and student peer mentoring
* 17:1 student to faculty ratio
* Required board exam prep class and comprehensive exam

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
01/15/2020
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

January 15, 2019: Deadline for all application materials to be submitted and verified by PTCAS.  Applicants MUST submit all verified observation hours, letters of reference and official GRE scores (code #8829),  along with the Carroll supplemental APPLICATION FEE, no later than this deadline date to be considered for admission. (Carroll will include academic updates if fall transcripts are submitted and verified by PTCAS.)

Mid-February 2019 thru May: Offers extended to qualifying applicants on an ongoing basis, space permitting.

Late May: Accepted students must enroll in Advanced Anatomy and Advanced Physiology courses at Carroll, if not previously completed (Courses run May thru early August).

September 2019: DPT classes start


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$500.00
Additional Information about Deposit
Upon acceptance into the DPT Program, candidates must submit the required deposit and Intent to Enroll form by the deadline date included in their acceptance notification to secure their seat in the program.
Due Date of First Required Deposit
05/31/2020

Interviews

Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
No
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GPA

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.00
3.68
Pre-professional science GPA
3.00
3.53
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
A cumulative and pre-professional science GPA of 3.0 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) is required at the time of application. A minimum course grade of "C" or better in the pre-professional science course work and course completion within the past 7 years is required. Advanced placement credit, test credit or online course completion for the biology, chemistry and physics disciplines will not satisfy pre-professional science course work requirements.

A separate GPA is calculated for the pre-professional science course work, which includes: A&P I and II or General Biology I and II, Chemistry I and II, Physics I and II, Psychology (one semester is required and one additional course at a 200-level or above will also be included in the GPA calculation if completed), and Advanced Anatomy and Advanced Physiology.

If course work does not exceed 7 years in age, a maximum of one course within the pre-professional science course work may be repeated and used in the pre-professional science GPA calculation. Any credit with an earned C, D or F may be retaken for credit with a similar course at an accredited institution. The DPT program uses the last grade awarded in the pre-professional science GPA calculation if the course was repeated.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
8829
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
Applicants MUST take the GRE Revised General Test.

Observation Hours

 
Participation in a minimum of three clinical observation experiences from three different types of physical therapy practice settings which include inpatient acute care, inpatient rehab facility, outpatient orthopedic, outpatient neurological, skilled nursing facility, pediatric/school setting, home health, industrial/work rehab. Observation must be under licensed physical therapists. A total minimum of 45 hours is required. Please reference PTCAS for documentation requirements.
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
45
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$50.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Description of supplemental requirements
DPT Program Supplemental Application Fee may be made by clicking on the URL link below.
Deadline for supplemental materials
2020-01-15
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
At least one reference must be from a licensed physical therapist and another from a professor who taught the student. The third letter may be from a personal contact.

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 WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
The minimum required TOEFL score is: 79 (Internet-based test) or 213 (computer-based test) or 550 (paper-based test). Score results must be from a test taken within the last two years.

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
Accepted DPT candidates must complete Carroll's ANP402 & ANP403 (adv. anatomy & adv. physiology w/ labs) in the summer (Jun. – Aug.) prior to DPT program matriculation. Equivalencies for ANP402/ANP403 are generally at the graduate level of study.
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
Anatomy
Accepted DPT candidates must complete Carroll's ANP402 & ANP403 (adv. anatomy & adv. physiology w/ labs) in the summer (Jun. – Aug.) prior to DPT program matriculation. Equivalencies for ANP402/403 are generally at the graduate level of study. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Anatomy: Advanced
Biology I
Either a complete sequence of General Biology I and General Biology II with labs or a complete sequence of Anatomy and Physiology I and II with labs is required. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-5
QH: 2.67
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General I
Biology II
Either a complete sequence of General Biology I and General Biology II with labs or a complete sequence of Anatomy and Physiology I and II with labs is required. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-5
QH: 2.67
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General II
Chemistry I
Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-5
QH: 2.67
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-5
QH: 2.67
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry II
English Composition / Writing
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 2.67
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition
  • Literature
Humanities
Two of three courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 2.67
Acceptable Courses
  • Humanities
Humanities
Three of three courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 2.67
Acceptable Courses
  • Humanities
Humanities
One of three courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 2.67
Acceptable Courses
  • Humanities
Physics I
Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-5
QH: 2.67
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-5
QH: 2.67
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
Accepted DPT candidates must complete Carroll's ANP402 & ANP403 (adv. anatomy & adv. physiology w/ labs) in the summer (Jun. – Aug.) prior to DPT program matriculation. Equivalencies for ANP402/403 are generally at the graduate level of study.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physiology: Advanced
Psychology
One semester required, equivalent to introductory psychology or higher. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 2.67
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
Social/Behavioral Science
Two of three courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
QH: 2.67
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
Social/Behavioral Science
Three of three courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
QH: 2.67
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
Social/Behavioral Science
One of three courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 2.67
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
Statistics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 2.67
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics