2019-20 Applicants

Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus


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...

Lisa Bradley, PT, DPT, MSW
Director of PT Enrollment & Accreditation Management
Department of Physical Therapy, HS 222
Long Island University - Brooklyn Campus
1 University Plaza
Brooklyn NY, 11201
(718) 488-1063
(718) 488-1490
lisa.bradley@liu.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
07/05/2020
Additional information about the class profile
The program supports and strives for diversity among the applicants.
Social networking
Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
43
Anticipated size of next entering class
43
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
50%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
48%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S./non-Canadian)
2%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Program Description more...

The DPT program at LIU has been designed to prepare highly competent professionals to act as autonomous practitioners in health care settings that include direct access by the public to physical therapy services. Graduates will be prepared to provide a full range of physical therapy services including screening and referral, evaluation, diagnosis, intervention, consultation, and education. The program also puts an emphasis on the new and expanding roles of physical therapists in cultural competence, health promotion and wellness, administration and management, health care financing, health care consultation and client education at the individual, community and public levels.

The DPT program is a 3-year full-time program over 11 academic terms with a total of 118 credits. The program includes 35 weeks of clinical education in multiple physical therapy settings including one specialty area of the student’s choice. The DPT program is a clinical doctorate that requires candidates to possess a baccalaureate degree upon entrance. The program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education and is registered with the New York State Education Department.

The Department of Physical Therapy at Long Island University is located on the 2nd floor of the Zeckendorf Health Sciences Center. The facilities include:

* Classrooms and teaching labs with state-of-the-art audiovisual and physical therapy equipment

* A student computer and work center.

* A Human Movement Research Laboratory

* A gross anatomy laboratory in adjacent space

* Free access to the LIU Steinberg Wellness Center. The Steinberg Wellness Center features an aquatic center, aerobics studio, cardiovascular area, strength training area, and men's and women's locker rooms. The facility is also handicapped accessible. More information at http://www.liu.edu/Brooklyn/About/Resources/SWC

* An outpatient physical therapy clinic serving as an orthopedic residency site under an APTA credentialed post professional residency program. The LIU Center for Physical Rehabilitation is located in the Steinberg Wellness Center providing student education and treatment of orthopedic and sports injuries, neurological disorders, balance disorders, chronic pain, and dance injuries

The Department of Physical Therapy has 5 core faculty members with teaching responsibilities. They all have advanced academic degrees and clinical expertise in one or more areas of Physical Therapy. Four core faculty members are board certified clinical specialists in different areas of Physical Therapy including neurology, pediatrics, orthopedics, and sports. Interaction between faculty and students is encouraged throughout the curriculum. Emphasis is placed on individual advisement and mentorship.

* Michael Masaracchio,PT, PhD, DPT, OCS, SCS, FAAOMPT, Deparment Chair, Associate Professor, Director of Anatomy Lab

* Lisa Bradley, PT, MSW, DPT, Director of PT Enrollment & Accreditation Management, Assistant Professor

* Rosa Elena Torres-Panchame, PT, DPT, PhD(c), OCS,, Director of Clinical Education, Assistant Professor

* Peggy Lynam, PT, DPT, NCS, Associate Professor

* Rebecca States, PhD, Professor

* Nia Mensah, PT, DPT, PCS, Assistant Director of Clinical Education, Assistant Professor


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Tuition Per Credit Rates
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DPT tuition per credit rates vary between 700 level courses and 800-900 level courses. Tuition for each clinical practice is applied at a flat fee. Please contact Lisa Bradley, PT, DPT, MSW at 718-488-1490 or lisa.bradley@liu.edu for the most accurate tuition and fees.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
02/17/2020
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates

Due to our rolling admissions process, we begin interviewing and accepting applicants as early as the Fall 2019; we do not wait for the expiration of the application deadline.  

Please note, due to the large number of applicants and our extended application deadline from July 2019 to March 2020, we are in constant review of all applicants.  

Applicants who qualify are reviewed and those who are most competitive from the qualifying group are invited to interview.  For information on the minimum application requirements, review this program page thoroughly and supplement your review by visiting our webpage and click on "Application Requirements":  www.liu.edu/brooklyn/dpt . 

Applicants, who may not receive an invitation to interview near the time of the application submission, may be called closer to the application deadline.  All applicants can expect to receive notification on any decision towards their application within a certain time range, starting from the time of the application submission and up to 3-4 weeks after the application deadline. Make sure to submit all required documentation in a timely manner.  


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes
Special eligibility requirements for Early Decision candidates
Early decision candidates must have at least 4 science prerequisite courses completed by the end of the Summer semester in 2018.

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$500.00
Additional Information about Deposit
Applicants who are accepted to our program will be instructed to submit a non-refundable check, money order, or electronic deposit of $500 to secure their seat in our program. This information will be provided in the acceptance letter for the respective candidates.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/04/2020

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
Science and Math GPA
3.00
3.40
Additional GPA 2 (defined by program)
3.00
3.50
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Application prerequisite coursework completed with a letter grade less than a "C" is not accepted to satisfy our prerequisite coursework criteria. The average of any repeated prerequisite coursework grades is utilized in all GPA calculations.

Prerequiste coursework completed online or >10 years to the time of application will not be accepted.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
0333
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
01/15/2020
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
07/01/2010
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
For applicants applying for early decision, the last acceptable GRE test date is 07/31/2018.

The required minimum composite (verbal reasoning + quantitative reasoning) score is 290 for the GRE revised general test.

Observation Hours

 
Evidence of a minimum of 36 hours of volunteer or work experience in 2 different physical therapy settings including an inpatient setting and an outpatient setting with at least 18 hours in each setting.
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
36
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
06/15/2020
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Required
Outpatient
Required

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
No
Supplemental fee amount
$0.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
Yes
Description of Supplemental and Document Upload Requirements
Please upload a recent head shot of yourself in JPG format in the document upload section of the application.
Supplemental Requirements
Recent Head Shot ,
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
2

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens
  • Other non-citizens (e.g., refugees)
  • 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
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
Every applicant with international credentials must submit a course-by-course foreign transcript evaluation to PTCAS with the evaluation completed by World Education Services, an international credential evaluating agency that LIU accepts. If you have a foreign transcript evaluation already completed through another agency, please contact our program's department at 718-488-1063 to confirm our ability to accept it. Not all agencies will be accepted. Note that it can take quite some time for the foreign transcript evaluation fo be completed and submitted to PTCAS. We cannot move your application forward until it is received by PTCAS.

All international and non-native applicants must submit TOEFL scores. The minimum total score accepted is 79.

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
(1) Prerequisite coursework and a Bachelor's Degree must be complete within an accredited college or university.

(2) Online courses are not accepted to fulfill any of the course prerequisites.

(3) All course prerequisite must be college-level courses. Advanced placement courses are subject to review and approval. Any course prerequisite taken more than 10 years prior to the application will not be accepted.

(4) All prerequisite courses must be completed with a letter grade of "C" and above. Please review our webpage for credit and lab requirements for each prerequisite coursework.
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 & Physiology I
Applicants are required to take 1 semester of Human Anatomy or part 1 of a 2-semester sequence of combined anatomy-physiology. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
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: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Anatomy & Physiology II
Applicants are required to take 1 semester of Human Physiology or part 2 of a 2-semester sequence of combined anatomy-physiology (at least 3 credits; lab preferred but not required for Human Physiology; lab required for the combined anatomy-physiology). Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
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: Any
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
Applicants are required to complete 1 semester of general Biology which is designed for science majors. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
Chemistry I
Applicants are required to complete a 2-semester sequence of general Chemistry which is preferably designed for science or health-related majors. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
See Chemistry I Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
Physics I
Applicants are required to complete a 2-semester sequence of general physics which is preferably designed for science or health-related majors. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
See Physics I Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Statistics
Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics