2019-20 Applicants

Chatham 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...

MJ Elmer
Assistant Director of Graduate Admission
Graduate Admission
Chatham University
1 Woodland Road
Pittsburgh PA, 15232
(412) 365-1825
(800) 837-1290
gradadmission@chatham.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/24/2020
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
40
Anticipated size of next entering class
40
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
60%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
40%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Program Description more...

Chatham University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program can be distinguished from other PT programs nationally on the basis of problem-based learning (PBL), our prime urban location, short program duration, and strong program outcomes:

Innovative Curriculum – Our PBL teaching methodology is a small group, student-centered approach that is more enjoyable for students, and studies show it advances communication, research, and lifelong learning skills.

The Pittsburgh Advantage – Chatham students reap the benefits of studying in a premier healthcare hub with access to a large and diverse network of hospitals, clinics and rehabilitation facilities. Pittsburgh also offers big city amenities with low cost of living.

Just Seven Semesters – Return on investment is high and fast when you can start earning a lucrative salary after only 28 months of study. Students pay a flat tuition rate per term, and our program is priced very competitively.

Alumni Success – Licensure pass rates are well above the state and national levels, and our program boasts a 100% job placement rate within six months of graduation.

The admission contact for Chatham's DPT program is MJ Elmer, Assistant Director of Graduate Admission, who can be reached at mwrobleski@chatham.edu or 412-365-1394. For information on the admission process and requirements, please visit www.chatham.edu/dptreqs.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
10/01/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

* Deadline: October 1, 2019

* Interview (by invitation only): Saturday, November 2, 2019

* Schedule a DPT visit at chatham.edu/gradvisit

* Register for our next Health Science Open House at chatham.edu/gradopenhouse


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$700.00
Additional Information about Deposit
The non-refundable deposit will be applied to the student's first semester tuition.
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
3.65
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.62
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
If a course was repeated, Chatham uses the highest grade earned for the prerequisite GPA calculation.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
0412
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
Please have your official GRE scores sent directly to Chatham University's PTCAS GRE Code: 0412.

Observation Hours

 
We recommend that applicants complete PT observation hours prior to the mandatory interview date. More specifics can be found at www.chatham.edu/dptreqs.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - no verification by a physical therapist
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
Three references are required: one from a Physical Therapist, one from a faculty member who had you in class, and the third can be from either a Physical Therapist or a faculty member who had you in class.

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
English translation and a course by course evaluation is required for original foreign transcripts.

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
Applicants need to have completed at least 60% (24 credits) of the prerequisites by August 31, 2018 in order to be considered for an admission interview.
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
If taking anatomy with physiology, both Anatomy & Physiology I and II with labs are necessary to fulfill the anatomy and physiology requirements. Coursework older than 10 years not 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: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Zoology
Biology II
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry I
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Physics I
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
If taking anatomy with physiology, both Anatomy & Physiology I and II with labs are necessary to fulfill the anatomy and physiology requirements. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
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: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Psychology
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Statistics
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics