2019-20 Applicants

New York University


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Contact Information more...

Jessica Pearl
Admissions and Student Advisement Administrator
Department of Physical Therapy
Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development
New York University
380 Second Avenue, 4th Floor
New York NY, 10010
(212) 998-9413
(212) 998-9400
jessica.pearl@nyu.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
06/08/2020
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
42
Anticipated size of next entering class
40
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Program Description more...

The course of study for the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program begins in the summer semester and continues on a full-time basis for three years, including three summers of supervised clinical practice. This innovative entry-level program encompasses the study of normal and abnormal structure and function and the theory and practice of physical therapy. Students obtain clinical experience in a variety of hospitals, rehabilitation centers, schools for children with physically disabling conditions, nursing homes, private practices, and public health agencies. The student is awarded a professional doctoral degree upon completion of the program, is eligible to sit for licensure, and is prepared to practice in a clinical setting. The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program aims to develop competent, autonomous practitioners with the expertise and skills to:

* Perform examination of patients/clients across the life span for impairments, functional
limitations, and disabilities and for prevention, wellness, fitness, and health promotion needs.

* Provide interventions across the life span for the management of injury, impairments, functional
limitations, and disabilities;

* Maintain and promote fitness, wellness, health, and quality of life;

* Ensure availability, accessibility, and excellence in the delivery of physical therapy services to
patients/clients across the life span;

* Serve as an educator, screener, administrator, consultant, delegator, and manager;

* Assume leadership roles in prevention and health maintenance programs and rehabilitation services;

* Utilize research to support practice;

* Impart information to colleagues;

* Assist in the development of and advocate for health policy standards tied to physical therapy
practice; and

* Establish a plan for professional development and life long learning.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
10/01/2019
Deadline type
Soft
Application close date (for soft deadlines only)
12/02/2019
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

Firm deadline date is December 2, 2019. All required documents must be received by PTCAS by this date. These materials include all transcripts, letters of recommendation, observations, and GRE scores. The supplemental fee must also be received by NYU by this deadline.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$750.00
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
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
To be considered for admission to the New York University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, you must meet the following requirements:

* A baccalaureate degree with a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a scale of 4.00

* A minimum GPA of 3.00 in the prerequisite natural science courses

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
1575
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
Send official scores to NYU's new PTCAS GRE code #1575.

Observation Hours

 
A minimum of one day (8 hours) of observation in each of three different physical therapy locations, including at least one inpatient setting, with documentation from each facility.
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
24
Total number of PT hours RECOMMENDED
24
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Required
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$50.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Description of supplemental requirements
Please see below for the link to the supplemental fee payment page.
Deadline for supplemental materials
2019-12-02
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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
  • 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 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
NOTE:
All prerequisite science courses must be completed within 10 years of application to the DPT program at NYU.

Public speaking course (credit or non-credit) is strongly recommended.
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
Yes
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Biology I
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Zoology
Biology II
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry I
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
Physical Activity/Movement/Dance/Sports
One course (credit or noncredit) in physical activity/movement/dance/sports, or collegiate level participation in physical activity/movement/dance/sports or intramural/club team participation in physical activity/movement/dance/sports or intermediate level of participation in fitness/wellness (e.g. Pilates, Tai Chi, Yoga, etc.) activities. Noncredit physical activity/movement/dance/sports experience should be logged in the extracurricular activities section in PTCAS.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
Physics I
Calculus or Trigonometry based.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
Calculus or Trigonometry based.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
8 credits of Anatomy/Physiology I & II OR 4 credits of Physiology (Cell, Mammalian or Human).
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
Psychology
At least one Psychology course is required.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
Social/Behavioral Science
1 of 2 social/behavioral science courses required (which may include additional Psychology courses).
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
Social/Behavioral Science
2 of 2 social/behavioral science courses required (which may include additional Psychology courses).
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
Statistics
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics