2019-20 Applicants

Marist College - Doctor of Physical Therapy Program


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...

Mallory Maggiacomo
Director of Graduate Admission for Allied Health Programs
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Marist College
3399 North Road
Office of Graduate Admission
Poughkeepsie NY, 12601
(845) 575-3484
graduate@marist.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
01/04/2021
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
35
Anticipated size of next entering class
42
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
40%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
60%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Sex

% Male
31%
% Female
69%

Race / Ethnicity

% Hispanic
3%
% Asian
17%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
3%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
74%
% Declining to State
3%

Program Description more...

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is a full-time, 36 -month, 115 credit program designed to prepare students for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) and for successful careers as Doctors of Physical Therapy.

The program consists of 36 months of didactic and clinical work. Students will merge hands-on skills, ethical care, clinical judgment, and critical inquiry to promote optimal functioning of current and future clients throughout their lifespan. The clinical phase offers four 8 to 10 week full-time rotations.

At the successful completion of the program, students will demonstrate competency in the following areas:
* Utilizing critical thinking, current evidence, and clinical judgment to determine a diagnosis and prognosis.

* Completing a patient examination comprised of a patient interview, complete medical history, review of systems and appropriate tests and measures.

* Utilizing all aspects of the patient examination, the patient’s/family’s expectations and goals, and current evidence to develop appropriate interventions.

* Becoming autonomous movement specialists prepared in all aspects of patient care for disorders of the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, pulmonary, and integumentary systems.

* Practicing the highest standards of ethical and legal practice and ascribing to the American Physical Therapy Association’s Core Values and Code of Ethics.

* Recognizing the benefits of providing physical therapy to the entire person, not solely the impairment, functional limitations, and disorders they present.

* Valuing physical, cultural, ethnic, age, economic, and psychosocial differences and using a humanistic and holistic approach to the delivery of services to all patients/clients.

DISTINCTIVENESS
The DPT Program will instill the importance of providing advocacy and service to the profession as well as to local and global communities.

The Physical Therapy facility is self-contained with high-tech classrooms, a Physical Therapy lab, and a suite of simulation labs including trauma, surgery, and traditional examination rooms. In addition, the facility has a full gross anatomy laboratory that will support the learning experience.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
05/15/2020
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates

For applicants applying to the class beginning January 4, 2021, all applications must be submitted no later than May 15, 2020.  Please ensure PTCAS receives all official transcripts, GRE scores, reference letters, and PT observation hours no later than June 1, 2020. 


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$1000.00
Additional Information about Deposit
A non-refundable $1,000 deposit is required upon acceptance to the Program.
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
 
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
 
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
The academic standard for admission is a 3.0 GPA overall. The overall GPA required for science prerequisite courses (anatomy & physiology, biology, chemistry, physics) is a minimum 3.0.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
2682
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Analytical writing scaled score
3.5
 

Observation Hours

 
PT volunteer/work experience forms demonstrating a minimum of 80 hours of volunteer or work-related PT experience. The hours must be in a minimum of 2 different settings
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
80
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
2
Additional information about program's reference requirements
* Two letters of reference must be received in order for an application to be complete.

* This form is to be completed and submitted by a non-relative professional reference including a professor, employer, or physical therapist with whom a clinical observation was performed.

* This individual should be able to attest to your character, strengths/weaknesses, integrity, and work ethic.

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • U.S. citizens
  • U.S. permanent residents
  • Canadian citizens
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
If the applicant is a high school graduate from a non-English speaking country, then TOEFL scores are required on the PTCAS application.

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
* The academic standard for admission is a 3.0 GPA overall, combined with a 3.0 GPA for science prerequisite courses. All of the above courses must be completed with grades of “C+” or above.

* Please note that a “C” will not be accepted. All prerequisite courses must be completed before an application in PTCAS is submitted for verification.

* You can still apply if you have no more than 2 pending prerequisite courses in progress. Grades from Fall classes (courses taken during the application cycle) will not be used in the evaluation of the application, nor will they be used in the GPA calculations. However, at the time of admission, all pending prerequisite coursework must be completed with a "B" or higher grade before the start of the program in January.
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
No
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Anatomy & Physiology I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Anatomy & Physiology II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General
Biology II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
Chemistry I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
Physics I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
Statistics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics