2019-20 Applicants

Regis University


Contact Information more...

Zachary Lundquist
Assistant Director of Admissions
Regis University
Office of Admissions
3333 Regis Blvd. A-12
Denver CO, 80221
(303) 964-5070
(800) 388-2366 ext. 507
info@regis.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/24/2020
Institution's religious affiliation
Jesuit Catholic
Additional information about the class profile
Regis University is a private University. No preference is given to applicants based on residency (in-state vs. out-of-state) or religious affiliation. Applicants must have a minimum prerequisite GPA of 2.75 in order to be considered for admission. Regis University offers a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree.
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
83
Anticipated size of next entering class
81
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
28%
% of WICHE applicants accepted
2%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
70%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Program Description more...

Regis University's Doctor of Physical Therapy program offers you an outstanding education at a university known for its academic excellence and commitment to service learning. Our priority is the development of your leadership, professional and clinical skills while gaining a global health perspective. At Regis University, physical therapy is about much more than strengthening weak muscles and improving range of motion. It is about treating the whole person.

The DPT curriculum focuses on an evidenced-based model, taught by our nationally recognized faculty who expose students to the most current clinical techniques available. That means you'll learn how to diagnose and plan physical therapy interventions that are personalized for each individual. The curriculum explores motor control and movement theory as foundation principles of physical therapy education. Students study movement and its effects on each body system and how it relates to physical therapy management across the lifespan. Extensive study of the foundation sciences is incorporated into the curriculum. Numerous faculty facilitate small group activities where in-depth clinical problems and issues are explored.

The DPT program is 110 semester hours of full-time study, offered in eight consecutive semesters over three calendar years. A total of 38 weeks of clinical experience is integrated within the curriculum. The School of Physical Therapy is affiliated with clinical facilities located throughout the U.S. and some internationally. During any one rotation, students are given choices within a subset of these sites. New clinical instructors are continually being added for new and varied experiences. During clinical experiences, students have the opportunity to integrate knowledge gained from courses and refine their skills in examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, intervention, outcomes, and communication with diverse populations. Students are expected to participate in one rural experience and one out-of-state experience to facilitate an appreciation for various practice settings.

Graduation requirements include completion of a research project and capstone portfolio. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates are awarded a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and are eligible to take the national physical therapy licensure examination. This degree prepares students to be autonomous general practitioners equipped with the necessary tools to practice physical therapy in a dynamic health care setting. 100% of all licensed DPT graduates are employed within six months of graduation (2017-2018).

All this in a setting that allows you to enjoy the cultural aspects of a big city and the abundant outdoor adventure that Colorado has to offer! Become a leader in physical therapy at Regis University!

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
11/01/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

Applicants must submit a complete application to PTCAS by the November 1, 2019 deadline date. This includes submitting all supporting documents such as transcripts, essays, and letters of recommendation. Official GRE scores should be sent to PTCAS using GRE code #7671. Only applicants with a prerequisite GPA of 2.75 or above will be reviewed.

Interviews for invited candidates will be held on Friday, January 24 or Monday, January 27, 2020. Invited candidates will be notified of interview offer in mid-December.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$1000.00
Additional Information about Deposit
This non-refundable deposit will be applied directly toward the first semester's tuition.
Due Date of First Required Deposit
02/21/2020

Interviews

Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Additional information about Interviews
Interviews are held in-person on our Northwest Denver Campus. Generally interviews are held in late January of each year.

GPA

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
 
3.70
Program-specific Prerequisite
2.75
3.70
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
* All college level courses are considered in calculating a cumulative GPA as calculated by PTCAS.

* The most recent course and grade for repeated prerequisite courses will be used when calculating your prerequisite GPA.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7671
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
11/01/2019
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
11/01/2014
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning % score
 
70%
Quantitative reasoning % score
 
56%
Analytical writing % score
 
70%
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
Candidates must take the GRE before November 1, 2019.

All applicants must submit scores directly to the GRE code #7671, regardless if they have sent prior GRE scores directly to Regis University. By using the #7671 code, ETS will automatically transmit your official GRE scores to PTCAS for Regis University.

Observation Hours

Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are not required but are highly recommended
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
Other
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
Legend
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 references are required with application to Regis University's DPT program.

* One must be from a practicing physical therapist and one from a college-level academic or professor.

* The third recommendation should be completed by either another PT, an academic or professional reference. Personal letters of recommendation are not accepted.

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 original Canadian transcript to PTCAS
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
Foreign transcripts must be evaluated by a Regis University approved credential evaluation service. Please see www.regis.edu/international for a list of approved agencies.

Documentation of financial ability to pay one year's expenses, including tuition, fees, living expenses, etc. and demonstrated adequate coverage for health insurance in the United States are required for students seeking an I-20. An I-20 cannot be issued until after the student has been admitted by the University and the academic program, and provided all necessary documentation. All documents submitted during the application process become the property of Regis University.

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 coursework must be completed before you begin the program in August. Application, however, may be made prior to completion of all prerequisites.

* We do not have a minimum number of prerequisite courses that must be completed at the time of application. Students that are admitted with outstanding prerequisite coursework are admitted conditionally and must successfully complete all outstanding prerequisites prior to matriculation to meet the conditions of acceptance.
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
Human Anatomy with Lab is the preferred course. Combined A&P courses accepted only if full series completed with lab. Must cover nervous, muscle, skeletal, and all organ systems. Neuro focused courses not 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: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
Biology courses (lecture and lab) taken from a biology department fulfill a requirement. Examples include: Cell Biology, Embryology, General Biology I & II, Genetics, Histology, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
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
Biology II
Biology courses (lecture and lab) taken from a biology department fulfill a requirement. Examples include: Cell Biology, Embryology, General Biology I & II, Genetics, Histology, Immunology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
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 I
General Chemistry I with Lab is the preferred course.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
General Chemistry II with Lab is the preferred course.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
Physics I
General Physics I with Lab (Algebra or Calculus based allowed).
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
General Physics II with Lab is the preferred course (Algebra or Calculus is allowed).
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
Human Physiology with Lab is the preferred course. Combined A&P courses are accepted only if the full series is completed with lab. Exercise Physiology does not fulfill Physiology requirement.
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: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Social/Behavioral Science
1 of 2 Social/Behavioral Science courses required. Courses taken in a Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology department accepted. Developmental and Abnormal Psychology recommended. Psychology/Sociology statistics will not fulfill this requirement.
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: Psychopathology
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Anthropology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Sociology
Social/Behavioral Science
1 of 2 Social/Behavioral Science courses required. Courses taken in a Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology department accepted. Developmental and Abnormal Psychology recommended. Psychology/Sociology statistics will not fulfill this requirement.
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: Psychopathology
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Anthropology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Sociology
Statistics
Statistics course must include both descriptive and inferential statistics to fulfill the requirement.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics