2019-20 Applicants

Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences/Mary Baldwin University


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...

Sara Blake
Assistant Director of Admissions
Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences
Mary Baldwin University
100 Baldwin Boulevard
Fishersville VA, 22939
(540) 887-4110
mdchsadmit@marybaldwin.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
06/08/2020
Additional information about the class profile
Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences has articulation agreements with partner institutions and gives guaranteed interviews to applicants who meet the criteria of those agreements.

For the current list of participating schools, please visit our website: http://www.marybaldwin.edu/health_sciences/articulation-agreements/
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
35
Anticipated size of next entering class
35
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
66%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
34%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
11%

Program Description more...

A FOCUS ON INTERPROFESSIONAL EDUCATION:

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program prepares students as entry-level physical therapists that can work in any practice setting upon graduation and licensure. Course content is offered through innovative teaching and learning that integrates current technologies in a new building designed specifically for health sciences education. The DPT program focuses on developing the important skills of critical thinking, and application of evidence-based practice, for optimizing patient outcomes within the context of compassionate care delivery. Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences provides an emphasis on interprofessional education, meaning students from various health professions will work collaboratively in class and lab settings. Interprofessional activities will extend to opportunities for service to the local and regional community. Mary Baldwin University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.

The DPT is a post-baccalaureate entry-level professional doctoral degree. Applicants must have completed a bachelor’s degree prior to matriculation into the program. Students will be required to complete a full-time curriculum (125 credits) over three years (nine semesters). The DPT student must successfully complete each didactic year prior to matriculation to the clinical education course that follows. Students will complete two shorter full-time clinical experiences during the program at the completion of the first and second years of didactic course work to help integrate course content into the clinical setting. Two longer clinical experiences of 16 weeks each will be completed during the final year of the program leading to achievement of entry-level practice skills.

Students will be required to complete clinical experiences in outpatient orthopedics and in a setting treating medically ill and complex patients. There will also be opportunities for specialty rotations such as pediatrics, sports medicine, manual therapy practice, neuro rehab, and aquatics. Successful completion of the terminal clinical practicum sequence and evidence of meeting the competencies for entry-level physical therapy practice must be met in order to graduate.

The DPT program will include content on the four primary areas of physical therapy practice:

*Musculoskeletal — orthopedics for extremities and spine

*Neuromuscular — neuro conditions such as stroke, spinal cord injury, brain injury, and pediatric conditions

*Cardiovascular and Pulmonary — acute and chronic conditions of heart and lung

*Integumentary — acute and chronic conditions such as wound care, amputees, and burns

These content areas are met by both a combination of didactic and clinical components in the curriculum.

In addition, there are several important threads woven throughout the curriculum. Content will focus on practice across the lifespan from birth to the elderly in all practice areas noted above. Students will also have content that focuses on health and wellness with a focus on integrating medical wellness across the lifespan.

Program Goals:

The goals of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, in keeping with the mission of Mary Baldwin University and the Murphy Deming College of Health Sciences, are to:

* Provide the appropriate learning opportunities for students to acquire the theoretical knowledge, applicable skills, and attitudes necessary to function as an entry-level, post-baccalaureate physical therapist (DPT).

* Instill in students a commitment to the core values and ethics of the physical therapy profession.

* Model the integrative, interdisciplinary, and collaborative nature of the health care industry through interprofessional educational opportunities in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical settings.

* Provide a learning environment that fosters critical thinking, intellectual curiosity, reflection, personal and professional growth with a commitment to life-long learning for faculty and students.

* Provide opportunities for faculty and students to contribute positively to the health of the regional community through service, research, and clinical practice.

* Provide an environment that supports students in obtaining the knowledge and skills for understanding and applying current and emerging evidence to clinical practice, as well as participate in and utilize research to advance the scholarship of the profession.

For more information: http://www.marybaldwin.edu/health_sciences/dpt/

Application Deadlines

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

With rolling admissions, we strongly encourage students to apply early. Interviews will begin in late summer/early fall.

Information for upcoming information sessions can be found using this link: http://www.marybaldwin.edu/health_sciences/info_sessions/


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes
Special eligibility requirements for Early Decision candidates
Students interested in our program are strongly encouraged to apply Early Decision. Students must meet all minimum requirements to be considered.

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$500.00
Deposit Refundable?
No
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
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
A minimum of 3.0 overall GPA is required for review of application. The overall GPA is calculated by PTCAS to include all courses, both initial attempt and repeat, and, includes post-baccalaureate/graduate coursework. We expect that most accepted students will surpass this minimum. In addition, all prerequisite courses must reflect a “C” or better.

Our program also calculates a Prerequisite GPA (using "best attempt" grades) and Last 60 Hours GPA in evaluation of the application.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
3866
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
12/02/2019
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
12/02/2014
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
Please use the PTCAS/MBU GRE Code 3866 when requesting GRE scores. GRE must have been taken within five years of application to our program. Applicants that submit multiple score reports will have the best score for each section used in evaluation of their application.

Observation Hours

 
40 hours are required in at least two different settings, such as hospital inpatient, outpatient, pediatrics, long-term care, etc. Instructions on how to provide this information can be found on the PTCAS online application form.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - no verification by a physical therapist
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
40
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$45.00
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 references are required. At least one reference must be from a physical therapist. The PTCAS online application generate/send a reference form to references provided by the applicant.

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
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
Mary Baldwin University will not be able to accept international students to the DPT program at this time.

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
All prerequisite courses must reflect a “C” or better.
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
Can be combined A/P for 6-8 credits. Online courses will meet this requirement, however, we strongly recommend an in-person course in order to be best prepared for graduate level lab science courses.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
SH: 3-4
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
Anatomy & Physiology II
Can be combined A/P for 6-8 credits. Online courses will meet this requirement, however, we strongly recommend an in-person course in order to be best prepared for graduate level lab science courses.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
SH: 3-4
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 / Biological Science
At least one course; upper level biology such as cell biology or histology are recommended, but not required. Online courses will meet this requirement, however, we strongly recommend an in-person course in order to be best prepared for graduate level lab science courses. AP coursework can meet this requirement, as long as the degree-granting institution gave credit for the course and the course is reflected on the transcript.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
SH: 3
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: Biochemistry
Chemistry
1 of 2 chemistry courses required
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Any
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry
2 of 2 chemistry courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Any
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Physics
1 of 2 physics courses required
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: Any
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
  • Physics II
Physics
2 of 2 physics courses required
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: Any
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
  • Physics II
Psychology
1 of 2 Psychology courses. A total of 2 psychology courses are required: 1 intro and 1 upper OR 2 upper level(200+) psychology courses.
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: 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
2 of 2 Psychology courses. Second psychology course must be upper-level (200+); Abnormal and developmental psychology are preferred but not required.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Any
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General II
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
Statistics
Can be from biology, mathematics, psychology, or business; NOTE: if a psychology course is used to meet this requirement it cannot also be used for the psychology requirement.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics