2019-20 Applicants

Gannon University - Ruskin


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...

Desiree Herter
Associate Director, Office of Graduate Admissions
105 Commercial Center Drive
Ruskin FL, 33573
(813) 658-4902
herter001@gannon.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
06/01/2020
Institution's religious affiliation
Catholic, Diocesan University
Social networking
Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School
Twitter Page for Parent University/College/School
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
30
Anticipated size of next entering class
30
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
46%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
54%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Sex

% Male
43%
% Female
57%

Program Description more...

Gannon University is a Catholic, Diocesan University with 90 years of rich tradition in academic excellence. This success has presented the opportunity to develop a second community-based DPT program at our Ruskin, Florida campus. The Gannon University, Ruskin DPT program offers an integrated 3 year curriculum plan that is organized around body systems. The Ruskin DPT program boasts an experienced group of core faculty who will provide extensive hands-on experience for a small cohort of 30 DPT students each year. The curriculum provides an innovative interprofessional service learning component threaded through three years of course work ending in a capstone community day. These experiences have a strong emphasis on wellness and prevention. Students will have 40 weeks of full time clinical experience strategically aligned with didactic coursework. The clinical experiences will be used to develop the necessary evidence based clinical decision making skills needed in the current health care system. Clinical education experiences will be available in most states in the US.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
12/02/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates

On-campus interview sessions occur throughout the fall and early spring semsters prior to the program start of June 1. 


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$150.00
Additional Information about Deposit
The enrollment deposit will be deducted from the accepted student's first semester tuition statement.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
11/15/2019

Interviews

Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Additional information about Interviews
Selected candidates will be offered an on-campus interview. Interviews will occur throughout the fall semester (September - December) and into the early spring semester (January). Accepted student decisions will be finalized by April as the program's start date is early June.

GPA

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.00
3.47
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.47
Natural Science
3.00
3.34
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Grades below a “C” are not acceptable.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
No

Observation Hours

 
Experience in multiple physical settings is recommended.
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
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
Three letters of recommendation are required. We prefer at least one professional, one academic, and one character.

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • U.S. citizens
  • U.S. permanent residents
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?
Yes
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) coursework
Do not send any foreign documentation. PT program only considers U.S. courses
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Do not send any Canadian documentation
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
Evidence of English-language proficiency for academic purposes for students whose native language is not English and who want to begin their coursework for their degree upon arrival may submit one of the following qualifying English tests and scores accepted by Gannon University: TOEFL internet-based minimum score of 79, IELTS minimum band score of 6.5, Pearson Tests of English minimum score of 53, Duolingo minimum score of 49 or ELS Language Center completion of Level 112.

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
Anatomy and Physiology courses must be completed at a four year degree granting institution and be an upper division course number. If the applicant has concerns about the course submitted, please submit a course syllabus for consideration to the Gannon University, Admissions Committee in Ruskin, Florida.

NOTE: All prerequisite courses must be completed by May 15 in year of enrollment

A maximum of 6 credits may be accepted for transfer, if a grade of B or higher were achieved, based on program director approval.
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
Anatomy must consist of both a lecture and lab component. If the lab is not listed separately from the lecture, applicants may need to provide a course description or syllabus to identify that the lab requirement has been met. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
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
  • Biology: Any
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Any
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
Each Biology course requirement must consist of both a lecture and lab component. If the lab is not listed separately from the lecture, applicants may need to provide a course description or syllabus to identify that the lab requirement has been met. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Any
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Biology II
Each Biology course sequence must consist of both a lecture and lab component. If the lab is not listed separately from the lecture, applicants may need to provide a course description or syllabus to identify that the lab requirement has been met. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Any
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry I
Each Chemistry course sequence must consist of both a lecture and lab component. If the lab is not listed separately from the lecture, applicants may need to provide a course description or syllabus to identify that the lab requirement has been met. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Any
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Each Chemistry course sequence must consist of both a lecture and lab component. If the lab is not listed separately from the lecture, applicants may need to provide a course description or syllabus to identify that the lab requirement has been met. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Any
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
Physics I
Each Physics course sequence must consist of both a lecture and lab component. If the lab is not listed separately from the lecture, applicants may need to provide a course description or syllabus to identify that the lab requirement has been met. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
Each Physics course sequence must consist of both a lecture and lab component. If the lab is not listed separately from the lecture, applicants may need to provide a course description or syllabus to identify that the lab requirement has been met. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
Physiology must consist of both a lecture and lab component. If the lab is not listed separately from the lecture, applicants may need to provide a course description or syllabus to identify that the lab requirement has been met. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
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
  • Biology: Any
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Psychology
Behavioral or social science courses at a 200 level or above meet this requirement. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
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: Developmental
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General II
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
Statistics
Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics