2019-20 Applicants

Dominican College of Blauvelt


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...

Karl Rusch, PT, DPT, OCS, ATC
Assistant Professor and Admission Chair
Physical Therapy Program
Dominican College of Blauvelt
470 Western Highway
Orangeburg NY, 10962
(845) 848-6046
(845) 848-6049
karl.rusch@dc.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
05/01/2020
Dual-degree programs offered in conjunction with PT degree
3+3 BA/DPT for undergraduate Dominican College students pursuing this tract.
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
28
Anticipated size of next entering class
28
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
50%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
50%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Program Description more...

The entry-level physical therapy program is dedicated to preparing graduates in a non-traditional format to become skilled, ethical and respectful doctors of physical therapy with a commitment to evidence based practice and lifelong learning. Through a strong science foundation and a challenging yet supportive environment, graduates are prepared to deliver the highest standards of practice to meet the ever-changing societal needs related to movement, function and health.

The Physical Therapy Program of Dominican College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

Dominican College offers an entry level DPT degree.

The DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy) degree: This program is for students who already possess a baccalaureate degree and desire to enter the field of physical therapy.

The professional courses meet on eight alternate weekends per trimester with each instructional weekend including all day Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The four full-time clinical affiliations, totaling 36 weeks, are scheduled during the regular work week. The weekend format allows students to continue part-time employment, to maintain family responsibilities, and to pursue other interests. Students are cautioned, however, that long work hours are generally incompatible with success in the program, which does require extensive study time. Our past experience has been that students who work more than 20 hours/week on a regular basis have difficulty in meeting the rigorous demands of this program. The Entry Level DPT program consists of 99 credits.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
03/02/2020
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates

The start of class will be held on 5/29/2020, but new student orientation which is a required event for new students to attend will be held on 5/1/2020.

Submit your application early to allow enough time for your application to be VERIFIED by PTCAS by 3/2/2020 deadline.



NOTE: Verification by PTCAS may take up to 4–5 weeks once all required materials are received.



 


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
The non-refundable deposit is applied towards tuition.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/01/2020

Interviews

Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Additional information about Interviews
It is a small group rotating interview which takes approximately 5 hours.

GPA

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.00
3.40
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.40
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
* Dominican College's Doctoral of Physical Therapy Program accepts 2 retakes for prerequisite courses. These retake grades are AVERAGED with the original course grade earned. After 2 retakes, the original course grade for any other courses will be taken when averaging the prerequisite GPA.

* Coursework OVER 10 years old will expire and will NOT be accepted.

* All science prerequisites must be in person, 4 credits, including a lab component (online science courses will not be accepted).

* Prior to applying, it is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED you place your prerequisite courses in an online GPA calculator to see if you would meet the prerequisite minimum GPA requirement.

* Cumulative GPA must be above a 3.0 and is ALL transcripts, not just your current institution.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
No
Description of select applicants
The GRE is not required, but is strongly recommended. For students with a low GPA who are still above the minimum standard are recommended to achieve > 150:150 (Qualitative/ Quantitative) on the GRE.
University GRE code
2190
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
 
150
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
 
150
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
The GRE scores will be reviewed at the time of your application submission/ review. If you would like the GRE to be a part of your application it will have to be completed by the time your application is submitted. GRE's within the past 3 years will be accepted.

Observation Hours

 
It is recommended to shadow within various Physical Therapy settings.

Any pending hours must be stated on PTCAS application.
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
100
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
Legend
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
Your application will NOT be reviewed until ALL (3) required letters of recommendation are successfully completed.

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • U.S. 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
  • 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
We will not accept virtual online courses in prerequisite science courses and labs.
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
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Anatomy & Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology prerequisites must contain a separate lab component. (See BI 223S and 224S) A&P course can vary but must have an initial A&P course followed up by sequential advanced course.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Anatomy & Physiology II
Anatomy and Physiology prerequisites must contain a separate lab component. (See BI 223S and 224S) A&P course can vary but must have an initial A&P course followed up by sequential advanced course.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
Biology prerequisites must contain a separate lab component. (See BI 221S and 222S) Biology course can vary but must have an initial biology course followed up by sequential advanced course.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General
Biology II
Biology prerequisites must contain a separate lab component. (See BI 221S and 222S) Biology course can vary but must have an initial biology course followed up by sequential advanced course.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General
Chemistry I
Chemistry prerequisites must contain a separate lab component. (See CH 221S and 222S) Chemistry course can vary but must have an initial chemistry course followed up by sequential advanced course.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Chemistry prerequisites must contain a separate lab component. (See CH 221S and 222S) Chemistry course can vary but must have an initial chemistry course followed up by sequential advanced course.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
Physics I
Physics prerequisites must contain a separate lab component. (See PY 221S and 222S) Physics course can vary but must have an initial Physics course followed up by sequential advanced course.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: Any
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
Physics prerequisites must contain a separate lab component. (See PY 221S and 222S) Physics course can vary but must have an initial Physics course followed up by sequential advanced course.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: Any
  • Physics: General
  • Physics II
Psychology
Any (2) Psychology courses are acceptable.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
Psychology
Any (2) Psychology courses are acceptable.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
Statistics
Acceptable courses any statistics course given by a science, health science, social science or business department which covers basic descriptive and inferential statistics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics