2019-20 Applicants

Concordia University Wisconsin


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...

Tonya Bartoletti
Graduate Admission Counselor
Concordia University Wisconsin
Attn: Graduate Admissions Office
12800 N Lake Shore Drive
Mequon WI, 53097
(262) 243-4425
tonya.bartoletti@cuw.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
05/26/2020
Dual-degree programs offered in conjunction with PT degree
DPT/MBA
Institution's religious affiliation
Lutheran Church Missouri Synod
Additional information about the class profile
Please view the following link for additional details on our program outcomes: https://www.cuw.edu/academics/programs/doctor-physical-therapy/#programoutcomes
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
28
Anticipated size of next entering class
28
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
75%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
20%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S./non-Canadian)
0%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
50%

Sex

% Male
29%
% Female
71%

Race / Ethnicity

% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
92%
% Two or More Races
4%
% Declining to State
4%

Program Description more...

The Concordia University Wisconsin Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is dedicated to the development of thoughtful, skilled, and caring physical therapists. We educate students who are committed to caring for patients in mind, body, and spirit with an emphasis on primary care and preventative medicine, as well as continual lifelong learning. Our program emphasizes movement science, critical thought, evidence-based practice, and the professional development of our students to understand the spiritual, economic, psycho-social, and health needs of the clients they serve.

Program highlights include:

* 100% first-time pass rate on the national physical therapy examination for graduating classes of 2014, 2015, 2016 and 96% pass rate for class of 2017. 100% ultimate pass rate since program inception.

* Students participate in hands-on patient care experiences beginning in their first year.

* Students work with faculty advisors to select clinical education placements based upon professional goals. No lottery system is used.

* Faculty-to-student ratio of 1:10.

* Inter-professional learning experiences with students from programs in occupational therapy, speech-language pathology, pharmacy, physician assistant, nursing, social work, and business administration.

* Tuition rate is locked for all three years of study; no additional fees for parking or use of campus facilities such as the fitness center.

*Advanced practice electives are available in final year of study to learn specialized clinical skills.

* Safe, beautiful campus on the shore of Lake Michigan. Easy commute and affordable off campus housing available in adjacent communities.

* Class schedule allows for optional attendance of daily chapel services.

* CUW is a welcoming community to people of diverse faiths and personal characteristics.

Application Deadlines

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

Important Dates:

* August 15, 2019: Deadline for Early Decision applicants to be complete AND verified by PTCAS.

* September 7, 2019: Campus Visit/Interview Day for selected early decision applicants.

* September 20, 2019: Early Decision offers mailed.

* October 1, 2019: Deadline for Regular Decision applicants to be complete AND verified by PTCAS.

* November 16, 2019: Campus Visit/Interview Day for selected regular decision applicants.

* December 21, 2019: Regular Decision offers mailed.

Please Note: CUW’s policy on application review is to consider applications that are verified through PTCAS by our deadline. If your application status is anything other than verified by midnight on deadline day, you will not be considered. No exceptions. Please submit your application to PTCAS, then request all required materials be sent to PTCAS in a timely manner to allow adequate time for verification. The PTCAS verification process can take upwards of two weeks, and PTCAS will not verify an application that hasn't yet been submitted.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes
Special eligibility requirements for Early Decision candidates
No additional eligibility requirements. Admission preference is given to Early Decision applicants.

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$500.00
Additional Information about Deposit
Upon acceptance into the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, Concordia University Wisconsin requires two $250 deposits to secure a student's seat in the program.
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
3.63
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.64
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Only prerequisite science courses are calculated in the program specific prerequisite GPA ( Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II, Chemistry I and II, Physics I and II). This does not include: statistics and psychology courses.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7697
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
 
150
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
 
150

Observation Hours

 
Preference will not be given to applicants completing more than 40 observation hours, however, accepted applicants often have completed hours well beyond this minimum requirement.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - no verification by a physical therapist
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
Description of supplemental requirements
No supplemental materials are required.
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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
2
Additional information about program's reference requirements
Letters of recommendation must be academic or professional in nature and speak to your desire and ability to pursue education in physical therapy.

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 WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses 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
Prerequisite science courses taught exclusively online are not accepted. Hybrid courses are accepted only if laboratory sessions are conducted in a face-to-face format and are equivalent in the nature and number of hours offered in a traditional course. Please contact admission staff for further clarification or to have a syllabus reviewed.

Applicants must earn a grade of a "C" or better in each science prerequisite course to meet admission requirements.
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 & Physiology I
Full year sequence of either separate Anatomy and Physiology courses or A&P I and II are 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
  • A&P: Human
Anatomy & Physiology II
Full year sequence of either separate Anatomy and Physiology courses or A&P I and II are 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
  • A&P: Human
Chemistry I
A two-semester sequence of General or Inorganic Chemistry with labs is required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry II
A two-semester sequence of General or Inorganic Chemistry with labs is required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
Physics I
A two-semester sequence of General Physics with labs is required. Courses do not need to be Calculus-based.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
A two-semester sequence of General Physics with labs is required. Courses do not need to be Calculus-based.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
A course in psychological statistics will not fulfill the psychology requirement, but may be used to meet the statistics prerequisite.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Any
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
Statistics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics