2019-20 Applicants

Northeastern University


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Kinaesiaa Carrington
Academic Assistant Department of Physical Therapy Movement & Rehabilitation Sciences
Department of Physical Therapy Movement & Rehabilitation Sciences
Northeastern University
Bouvé College
301 Robinson Hall
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA, 02115
(617) 373-3748
PB_DPT_Inquiries@northeastern.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
06/29/2020
Additional information about the class profile
The size of the most recent entering class is 49 PB-DPT Cohort. There are approximately 100 in the total Cohort: PB-DPT and Undergraduate Entry.

Graduate students join an existing cohort of undergraduate students and together will work as a graduating class toward the DPT.
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
49
Anticipated size of next entering class
35
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
41%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
57%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S./non-Canadian)
2%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Program Description more...

Northeastern University Physical Therapy (PT) graduates are innovative, global leaders who excel in clinical practice, research, and community service. One of the longest accredited programs in the United States, where Cooperative Education is a required curriculum component and our students graduate with exceptional clinical decision-making skills and experience in the field of physical therapy. Cooperative Education (Co-op) is a unique program which allows students to alternate periods of academic study with periods of employment. This program is for applicants who hold a baccalaureate or master’s degree in any field other than physical therapy.

Our Doctor of Physical Therapy program builds on the university’s core values of interdisciplinary education, urban engagement, international knowledge, and cutting-edge research. Our exceptional faculty are dedicated to promoting excellence in practice, education, scholarly research, and community service. A hallmark of our program is the integration of experiential learning and didactic education through the involvement with standardized patients, community consultants, service-learning programs, and engagement in research.

Unique Program Features

INTERPROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:

At Bouvé College of Health Sciences, interprofessional simulation-learning takes place in the Arnold S. Goldstein Laboratory Suite. Our faculty considers simulation-learning a vital component of experiential education and critical to interprofessional education, collaborative practice and promoting a team-based approach to health care delivery.

GLOBAL:

We offer multiple global academic and service-oriented experiences including PT academic exchange programs to Switzerland, PT service programs to Ecuador and clinical education opportunities.

CONCENTRATION OPTION:

Sports Conditioning and Management of the Athlete—enhances a graduate’s ability to work with athletes in various venues from gyms to the athletic field and improve collaboration with multiple medical disciplines. This concentration prepares physical therapy students to sit for the certified strength and conditioning specialist exam.

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES:

• Neuromotor Systems Lab
• Lab for Locomotion Research • The ReGameVR Lab
• Movement Neuroscience Lab
• Rehabilitation and Epidemiology Trainee Program
• Occupational Biomechanics and Ergonomics Lab
• Neurophysiology Lab
• Teaching and Learning Innovation Lab
• Musculoskeletal Epidemiology and Biomechanics Lab
• Cadaver Lab
• Neuroscience Wet Lab

CLINICAL EDUCATION

Throughout the United States, including Division I athletic programs. Thirty-six weeks of internship plus six months of paid clinical experience through our unique cooperative education program.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
11/15/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

The DPT program at Northeastern University does not require an interview.  For an on campus perspective of our program, we recommend attending the Bouve College Open House held in the fall or spring semesters.  These sessions allow you to become better acquainted with our program, tour our facilities, learn about our ongoing research projects, and meet with current faculty and students. Specifics regarding dates, time & registration please check our website: http://www.northeastern.edu/bouve/graduate/open-house/.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$500.00
Additional Information about Deposit
The deposit is due within two weeks of corresponded acceptance date.
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/30/2020

Interviews

Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
No
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GPA

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.00
3.60
Science Prerequisite GPA
3.00
3.60
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Program uses the highest grade earned in local GPA calculations, if course was repeated.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7427
University GRE code
3629
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
10/15/2019
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
01/01/2009
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
GRE scores must be sent to PTCAS received by the application deadline.

Scores at the 50 percentile are not required but recommended.

Observation Hours

 
Your PT experience hours are required to ensure you understand the profession of physical therapy and are certain that physical therapy is the field you wish to pursue. While multiple settings are advantageous to fully understand the profession, observation in more than one setting is not required.
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?
No
Supplemental fee amount
$0.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
Yes
Description of Supplemental and Document Upload Requirements
Please upload a current version of your resume in pdf format in the documents section of the application. Your resume should include the facility, dates, and location of observation for observation hours, as well as a summation of the observation experience(s).
Supplemental Requirements
Resume/CV
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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
Three reference letters are required. We strongly recommend one letter must be from an academic evaluator (a professor or an academic advisor), who can speak to your ability to succeed in graduate school. The other two letters can be from an academic, a health care, or employer evaluator who can speak to your ability to be a health care provider and/or a successful graduate student.

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • U.S. citizens
  • U.S. permanent residents
  • 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
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
Any international transcript must be translated into the American academic system. Minimum requirement is a TOEFL composite score of 100.

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
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
Anatomy
Human Anatomy (3-­4 credits): one course with a lab When A&P are taken as a combined course, 2 semesters, each with a lab, are required Labs MUST be on site: Online or virtual labs do not meet the requirements. Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
Chemistry I
Chemistry is a two semester course sequence. Labs are required for each chemistry courses. Labs MUST be on site: Online or virtual labs do not meet the requirements. Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Chemistry II or Organic Chemistry. Labs are required for each chemistry course. Labs MUST be on site: Online or virtual labs do not meet the requirements. Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
Exercise Physiology
Exercise Physiology without a lab can be taken in an on-­campus or an online format. Kinesiology and Biomechanics courses do not fulfill the requirement for Exercise Physiology. Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Exercise Physiology
Physics I
Physics I and II must be a two course sequence with lab. Physics I and II need not be calculus based. Labs MUST be on site: Online or virtual labs do not meet the requirements. Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Physics I and II must be a two course sequence with lab. Physics I and II need not be calculus based. Labs MUST be on site: Online or virtual labs do not meet the requirements. Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
Human Physiology: one course with a lab. When A&P are taken as a combined course, 2 semesters, each with a lab, are required. Labs MUST be on site: On­ line or virtual labs do not meet the requirements. Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
Psychology
General Psychology (3­-4 credits). Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Psychology
Must provide a lifespan perspective (infancy through old age) of typical psychological development. Abnormal Psychology not accepted. Child Psychology with an additional course in Adult Psychology is acceptable. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Statistics
This course must be a basic statistics course. May be taken through the math, biology, psychology or business department. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics