2019-20 Applicants

New York Institute of Technology


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...

Dr. Rosemary Gallagher, PT DPT, PhD
Associate Professor, Admissions Coordinator
Department of Physical Therapy
New York Institute of Technology
500 Building
Room 501
Old Westbury NY, 11568
(516) 686-7932
admissions@nyit.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
05/19/2020
Additional information about the class profile
None
Social networking
Twitter Page for PT Program
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
42
Anticipated size of next entering class
40
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
85%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
15%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
36%

Program Description more...

The mission statement of the NYIT Physical Therapy Program, in keeping with the Mission of NYIT and the Mission of the School of Health Professions, is as follows: To offer a Physical Therapy program that prepares skilled, knowledgeable, adaptable, culturally sensitive, technologically innovative clinicians, scientist and researchers. NYIT's physical therapy 100 credit graduate program provides entry-level professional education. Embedded throughout the curriculum are 4 clinical education experiences totaling 36 weeks of full-time clinical education. The program is supported by 10 full-time doctorally-trained core faculty, with varying areas of specialty practice.

Our small class sizes of approximately 40 students allows for personalized attention and greater interaction with the faculty. The lead instructor in each course is a full-time NYIT faculty member, with assistance from clinically-excellent adjuncts in the lab portions. Our most recently reported three year pass rate is 98%, with an employment rate post-graduation of 100%. The physical therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association. The program is located on NYIT's beautifully wooded campus in Old Westbury, Long Island about 30 minutes from Manhattan. Please be aware that there are a few (<5)required Saturday class dates throughout the three years.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
10/15/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates

NYIT admits on a rolling admissions basis and applications will be reviewed as they are received, and qualified applicants invited for interviews. Please be mindful that it may take PTCAS a few weeks to verify documents prior to releasing them to us. We STRONGLY recommend submitting your application early or through early decision. The number of granted interviews is limited so we encourage you to apply early in the process. Once our interview spots are full we will no longer review applications, even if we have not yet reached our posted deadline.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes
Special eligibility requirements for Early Decision candidates
NYIT is participating in the early decision (ED) process. Exceptionally qualified applicants who know they want NYIT are strongly encouraged to apply through ED. If accepted, the decision is binding. Our number of ED candidates continues to rise each year. All materials must be submitted by the August PTCAS ED deadline. Applicants will be notified in early September whether they have been granted an interview.

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$1500.00
Additional Information about Deposit
A $1500 deposit is required by Jan 15, 2020 to secure your acceptance in the program.
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
3.45
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.50
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Program considers all courses taken by the student, and all coursework is included in the GPA reported to the program. Multiple retaking of courses or withdrawals from courses may negatively impact a student's review. The program also strongly considers the rigor and the course load taken each semester.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
No

Observation Hours

 
A prolonged and varied experience is preferred over hours that are done over a short duration and done only in the recent past. Experience as an aide is preferred over observational volunteer hours. The average number of hours of accepted students in past years is approximately 500.
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
100
Total number of PT hours RECOMMENDED
300
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

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
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
TOEFL of 550 (written), 213 (computerized) or 79 (internet-based) is required.

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
NYIT requires science and math grades to be at the level of B or above. A strong showing in the sciences is essential.
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
Varies
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
Separate 4-credit Anatomy and 4-credit Human Physiology courses, or two semesters of Anatomy and Physiology I and II, will be accepted. The Anatomy and Physiology requirement must total at least 8 credits, including lab.
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: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
All required Biology courses must be designated for science majors. Credit Hours include lab.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General
Biology II
Credit Hours 4 include the lab. Must be a course designated for science majors.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
Chemistry I
All Chemistry courses must be designated for science majors. Credit Hours include lab.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry II
Credit Hours include lab. Course must be designated as for science majors.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
Math
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Algebra
  • Mathematics: Calculus
  • Mathematics: Pre-Calculus
  • Mathematics: Trigonometry
Physics I
All Physics courses must be designated for science majors. Credit Hours include lab.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Credit Hours include lab. Course must be designated as for science majors.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
Separate 4-credit Anatomy and 4-credit Human Physiology courses, or two semesters of Anatomy and Physiology I and II, will be accepted. The Anatomy and Physiology requirement must total at least 8 credits, including lab.
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: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • 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: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
Psychology
2 of 2 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
  • Psychology: Sports
Statistics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics