2019-20 Applicants

Methodist University


As of May 18, 2018, Methodist University was granted full accreditation status by The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).   


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...

Kerri Napoli
Director of Admissions
Department of Physical Therapy
Methodist University
5400 Ramsey St
Fayetteville NC, 28311
(910) 480-8493
knapoli@methodist.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/17/2020
Institution's religious affiliation
Christian
Additional information about the class profile
Program gives interview preference to Methodist University Pre-Physical Therapy Track students.

Methodist University holds articulation agreements with the following institutions (further information available on website):

• Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
• Bridgewater College
• College of Saint Elizabeth
• Lyndon State College
• Waynesburg University
• Winthrop University
Social networking
Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School
Twitter Page for PT Program
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
40
Anticipated size of next entering class
40
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
50%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
50%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Sex

% Male
42%
% Female
58%

Program Description more...

Methodist University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is dedicated to graduating competent clinicians that demonstrate model character, assume professional leadership roles, and accept their societal responsibilities. Our graduates will embody the distinct knowledge and skills of the physical therapy profession and engage in critical thinking that incorporates evidence-based, autonomous decision making. The character traits of our graduates will enable them to internalize and unite professional and Christian tenets that support critical thinking, ethical and legal behaviors, compassionate decisions, and respect for diverse cultural traditions. As autonomous practitioners and servant-leaders, our graduates will collaborate within the medical system to enhance health care delivery, empower patients and families, advance the profession of physical therapy, and enrich the communities they serve.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is housed in the brand new Thomas R McLean Health Sciences Building. The building was designed with the intention of providing innovative, collaborative, and inviting learning spaces to meet the needs of all of the Physical Therapy Program.

The Program welcomes a new cohort of 40 students starting every August. The 3 year (36 months), 8 semester program consists of 108 didactic credits and 19 clinical credits, which includes 38 weeks of clinical rotations. The curriculum provides learning opportunities designed for the synthesis of content in a sequential and progressive manner and strikes an integrated balance between foundational, applied, clinical, and behavioral sciences.

Our philosophy of education embraces the core value that learning is a shared responsibility between the faculty and students. The curriculum embraces beliefs in the learner as a self-directed adult ready to initiate learning and assume responsibility of learning. The curriculum and teaching strategies support these principles, allowing the student the opportunity to experience learning from many facets and levels, and through repetition. While the faculty guides learning opportunities, students are expected to be highly motivated and committed to the profession of physical therapy. We believe that this approach will enable the Doctor of Physical Therapy program to consistently challenge, engage, and empower the physical therapists of tomorrow.

Application Deadlines

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

Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$500.00
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/03/2020

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
3.41
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.20
3.48
Science GPA
3.00
3.46
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
- Program does not accept prerequisite courses with a grade less than a "C".

- Program uses the highest grade earned in prerequisite GPA calculations, if course was repeated

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
1683
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
144
151
Verbal reasoning % score
20%
52%
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
145
152
Quantitative reasoning % score
20%
46%
Analytical writing scaled score
3.0
4.0
Analytical writing % score
14%
59%
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
Official scores must be sent to the program's PTCAS GRE code 1683 before the application deadline in order to be considered for an interview. Request official scores be sent to code several weeks in advance in order to meet deadline. Scores must be within 5 years of applying.

Observation Hours

 
Hours are not required but if applicant is submitting hours with their application they must be verified to be counted. We strongly recommend at least 100 hours.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are not required but are highly recommended
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?
Yes
Supplemental Requirements
Official GRE scores sent to the program's PTCAS GRE Code 1683
Deadline for supplemental materials
2019-10-01
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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
3
Additional information about program's reference requirements
Provide three references:
- Faculty member in the applicant's major, and
- Licensed physical therapist (not related to the applicant), and
- Another faculty member or licensed physical therapist (not related to the applicant)

All references must be submitted before the application deadline.

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
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens
  • Other non-citizens (e.g., refugees)
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
Candidates are expected to have no more than two prerequisite courses remaining to be taken after the application deadline (during the spring semester). However, exceptions may be considered at the discretion of the Admissions Committee.

All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to starting the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.
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
Work experience or graduate level education in a related field (e.g., athletic training, exercise physiology etc.) may be accepted, at the discretion of the admissions committee, in lieu of the ten-year prerequisite course time limitation. Coursework older than 10 years not 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: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Human
Anatomy & Physiology II
Work experience or graduate level education in a related field (e.g., athletic training, exercise physiology etc.) may be accepted, at the discretion of the admissions committee, in lieu of the ten-year prerequisite course time limitation. Coursework older than 10 years not 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: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Human
Biology I
Work experience or graduate level education in a related field (e.g., athletic training, exercise physiology etc.) may be accepted, at the discretion of the admissions committee, in lieu of the ten-year prerequisite course time limitation. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Any
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
Biology II
Suggested courses include Microbiology, Embryology, and Cellular Physiology. Exercise Physiology may be accepted, at the discretion of the admissions committee, in lieu of the upper level biology course. Work experience or graduate level education in a related field (e.g., athletic training, exercise physiology etc.) may be accepted, at the discretion of the admissions committee, in lieu of the ten-year prerequisite course time limitation. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Any
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
Chemistry I
Work experience or graduate level education in a related field (e.g., athletic training, exercise physiology etc.) may be accepted, at the discretion of the admissions committee, in lieu of the ten-year prerequisite course time limitation. Coursework older than 10 years not 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
Work experience or graduate level education in a related field (e.g., athletic training, exercise physiology etc.) may be accepted, at the discretion of the admissions committee, in lieu of the ten-year prerequisite course time limitation. Coursework older than 10 years not 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 II
Physics I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: Any
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: Any
  • Physics: General
  • Physics II
Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Any
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: General II
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Any
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: General II
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
Statistics
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics