2019-20 Applicants

Midwestern University - Glendale


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...

Office of Admissions
Midwestern University Office of Admissions
Glendale Campus
19555 N. 59th Ave.
Glendale AZ, 85308
(888) 247-9277
(623) 572-3275
admissaz@midwestern.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
06/01/2020
Social networking
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
54
Anticipated size of next entering class
54
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
28%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
72%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
2%

Sex

% Male
39%
% Female
61%

Race / Ethnicity

% Hispanic
13%
% Asian
7%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
74%
% Two or More Races
6%

Program Description more...

Midwestern University's Physical Therapy (PT) Program offers a course of study leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree for qualified students. The full-time, continuous, 36-month, entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum is designed to deliver the academic and clinical education required to prepare students for their professional role as key members of the health care team and as an integral part of the health care delivery system. It is the philosophy of the PT Program to develop culturally sensitive healthcare practitioners who are critical thinkers, generalist clinicians, and lifelong learners. Graduates of the PT Program will be prepared to meet society's expectations and able to adapt to an ever-changing healthcare environment. It is the belief of the PT faculty that the educational process requires a balance among didactic, academic, experiential, laboratory, and clinical education elements. This balance requires full effort of the academic and clinical faculty to provide relevant and pertinent applied clinical scenarios and experiences throughout the curriculum. The overall learning experience will develop the skills necessary for the PT Program graduates to deliver optimal care to the communities and individuals they serve.

The curriculum plan provides students with the necessary standards, knowledge, and skills to provide PT services to the communities they will serve and to use their education to teach others. The Program's curriculum is designed based on standards for contemporary PT practice and education. The curriculum's foundational sciences and the PT courses introduce the fundamental concepts of PT practice that provide an overview of the theoretical framework for clinical problem solving, clinical reasoning, analysis and synthesis of clinical problems, formulation and testing of hypotheses, and the critical application of scientific research to support clinical decisions. In keeping with the patient-client management focus, the biopsychosocial model is introduced to explore the theories and concepts that address issues related to values, beliefs, culture, mental status, health concerns, conflict resolution, biases, and wellness and to apply that knowledge in later coursework and experiential learning. Following introduction to basic concepts, students begin courses in which they learn the PT examination and evaluation processes that include history taking, systems review, medical screening, diagnostic and PT tests and measures, prognosis, identification of clinical problems, goals, interventions or plans of care, and the importance of evidence-based practice. In subsequent quarters, the complexity of problems posed by the patient cases increases and students apply these concepts to make clinical decisions. Courses focusing on a conceptual framework of health promotion and the prevention of disease and injury across the lifespan, are reflected throughout the curriculum. This framework accentuates the physical therapist's role in patient-client management, health promotion, wellness, health education, cultural issues, and preventative interventions to minimize risks of injury and disease. The curriculum prepares graduates to serve in administrator roles, as educators, and as consultants.

The PT Program integrates clinical education in the curriculum to help students apply didactic course concepts to clinical settings at increasing levels of clinical responsibility. Simulated clinic and clinical experiences that are incorporated at various stages of the curriculum, provides the experience needed to integrate new knowledge and skills into practice. The opportunity to apply knowledge and practice skills in a variety of clinical educational settings allows students to gain a realistic understanding of clinical practice and improve self-assessment skills, forming a framework for the integration of future courses.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is open on a competitive admissions basis to applicants having bachelor's degrees in any field but who have not completed an accredited physical therapy program. The program prepares entry-level practitioners to provide physical therapy services in large, small, traditional, and nontraditional community and institutional practice settings that require independent judgment, leadership, and autonomous practice. The program also provides the foundation for graduates to identify and contribute to solutions to the major, emergent health issues of our society, and contribute to the academic and clinical education of future practitioners. The graduate will be prepared to make valuable, ongoing contributions to society, health care, and the profession through leadership and collaborative efforts with others in physical therapy and interdisciplinary education, practice, and research.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
12/16/2019
Deadline type
Soft
Application close date (for soft deadlines only)
02/17/2020
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
$200.00
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
3.55
Science GPA
2.90
3.37
 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7600
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
05/31/2020
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
05/31/2015
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning % score
 
57%
Quantitative reasoning % score
 
53%
Analytical writing % score
 
67%
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
Applicants are required to submit official GRE general test scores directly to Midwestern University. Only test scores earned during the previous five years and sent directly from the Educational Testing Service (ETS) will be accepted.

Observation Hours

 
It is required that applicants complete a minimum of 60 hours of observation in a physical therapy department. Hours must be distributed in at least two practice environments that may include, but are not limited to inpatient acute care, home health, outpatient/orthopedic and sports, rehabilitation, skilled nursing, or pediatrics.
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
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Required
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
It is required that applicants obtain a reference from a licensed physical therapist.

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?
No
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
An international student must complete a minimum of 30 semester hours of coursework from a regionally accredited college or university in the United States, or from a recognized post secondary Canadian institution that uses English as its primary language of instruction and documentation. Of the 30 semester hours, 15 hours must be in the sciences, six hours in non-remedial English composition, and three hours in speech/public speaking.

Applicants who wish to receive transfer credit for prerequisite coursework completed outside the US or at a Canadian institution that does not use English as its primary language of instruction and documentation must submit an official, detailed, course-by-course evaluation obtained from one of the following evaluation services:

• Education Credential Evaluators (ECE): 414/289-3400 or Fax 414/289-3411 (www.ece.org, e-mail: eval@ece.org)

• World Education Service (WES): 212/966-6311 or Fax 212/739-6100 (www.wes.org)

• Josef Silny & Associates International Education Consultants: 305/273-1616 or Fax 305/273-1338 (www.jsilny.com, email: info@jsilny.com)

International applicants who do not provide documentation of acceptable US or Canadian course/degree equivalency will not receive credit, and will be required to complete all prerequisite courses at an accredited college or university in the United States, or at a recognized post-secondary institution in Canada that uses English as its primary language of instruction and documentation.

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
It is preferred if A&P courses are completed in a bioogy, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department.
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
Anatomy
Vertebrate Anatomy is preferred and the course must have a lab.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
Biology I
Any of the Biology courses listed with lab will be accepted as a prerequisite. If Biostatistics will be used as a prerequisite for Math/statistics course, Biostatistics cannot be used as a Biology prerequisite course.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry I
Any of the Chemistry courses listed will be accepted as a prerequisite. General Chemistry I or II, at a college level, is also accepted as a prerequisite. One Chemistry course, with lab, is needed as a prerequisite.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Any
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
English Composition / Writing
Must include at least one composition course (oral communication/public speaking recommended). There are 9 semester or 13 quarter credit hours of English that are required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4.3
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition
  • English Composition II
  • English Department Course
  • Literature
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing
English Composition / Writing
Must include at least one composition course (oral communication/public speaking recommended). There are 9 semester or 13 quarter credit hours of English that are required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4.3
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition
  • English Composition II
  • English Department Course
  • Literature
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing
English Composition / Writing
Must include at least one composition course (oral communication/public speaking recommended). There are 9 semester or 13 quarter credit hours of English that are required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4.3
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition
  • English Composition II
  • English Department Course
  • Literature
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing
Math
College algebra or above is required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Algebra
  • Mathematics: Calculus
  • Mathematics: Geometry
  • Mathematics: Pre-Calculus
  • Mathematics: Trigonometry
Physics I
Physics I, with a lab, is required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Physics II, with a lab, is required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • 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
Social/Behavioral Science
A total of 9 semester hours or 13 quarter hours of Social & Behavioral Sciences are required. At least one course must be a psychology course. 1 of 3 social/behavioral science courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4-5
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
Social/Behavioral Science
A total of 9 semester hours or 13 quarter hours of Social & Behavioral Sciences are required. At least one course must be a psychology course. 2 of 3 social/behavioral science courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4-5
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
Social/Behavioral Science
A total of 9 semester hours or 13 quarter hours of Social & Behavioral Sciences are required. At least one course must be a psychology course. 3 of 3 social/behavioral science courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
Statistics
Inferential statistics is necessary. Psychology Statistics, Business Statistics and Biology Biostatistics will be acceptable as a prerequisite. If Psychology Statistics will be used as a prerequisite for Math/Statistics course, Psychology Statistics cannot be used as a Psychology prerequisite course.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics