2019-20 Applicants

Clarke 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...

Ali Boyd
Graduate and Adult Admissions Counselor
Graduate Admissions
Attn: Ali Boyd
Clarke University
1550 Clarke Drive
Dubuque IA, 52001
(563) 588-6539
graduate@clarke.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/24/2020
Institution's religious affiliation
Catholic
Additional information about the class profile
Preferential admission is given to students who were accepted in the Early Assurance Pathway as first-year undergraduate students and individuals from institutions who have a signed 3 + 3 articulation agreement with Clarke University who meet the "priority admission requirements". Approximately 40-50% of students are admitted via the early assurance pathway.
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
33
Anticipated size of next entering class
33
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
39%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
61%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
3%

Sex

% Male
45%
% Female
55%

Race / Ethnicity

% Hispanic
3%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
94%
% Two or More Races
3%

Program Description more...

The Clarke University Physical Therapy Department is committed to excellence in physical therapy education and dedicated to educating individuals who are prepared to contribute to society as physical therapy professionals in a variety of settings. We are an integral part of the university that encourages personal and intellectual growth, promotes global awareness and social responsibility, and deepens spiritual values. We provide a supportive environment for learning while fostering the critical thinking and ethical decision-making skills required to participate in the rapidly changing health care environment.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
11/01/2019
Deadline type
Firm
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 candidates to the program must have a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$300.00
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2020

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
3.60
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.60
Prerequisite Science
3.00
3.60
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
3.0 cumulative GPA, with no grades lower than a C. If the course was repeated, the program uses the highest grade earned in local GPA calculations. No more than two courses may be repeated for a higher grade.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7577
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
Submit official GRE scores to the new PTCAS GRE code 7577 for the DPT program at Clarke University.

Observation Hours

 
Record of observing in at least three of the following areas: pediatrics, geriatrics, inpatient, acute/subacute care, neurological rehabilitation, orthopedics, sports medicine, for a total of 30 minimum hours.
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
30
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 completed recommendation forms are required. At least one must be from faculty in major and one must be from a physical therapist whom the applicant has observed.

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
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
Minimum TOEFL PBT score of 550 or IBT score of 80 if English is not a first language.

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
3.0 prerequisite Science GPA (General College Biology 4 cr. hrs. w/ lab; College Chemistry I & II 8 cr.hrs. w/lab; College Physics I & II 8 cr.hrs w/lab; Anatomy & Physiology 8 cr. w/lab; Psychology 6 cr.)
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
Varies
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
Yes
Anatomy & Physiology I
Coursework older than 8 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: SEPARATE courses
Anatomy & Physiology II
Coursework older than 8 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: SEPARATE courses
Biology / Biological Science
Coursework older than 8 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
  • Biology: Cell
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General
  • A&P: Human
Chemistry I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Any
Chemistry II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Any
Physics I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics II
Physics II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
2 of 2 psychology courses required
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Psychology
1 of 2 psychology courses required
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General