2019-20 Applicants

Simmons 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...

CNBHS Graduate Admission Office
Simmons University
Room S332
300 The Fenway
Boston MA, 02115
(617) 521-2605
snhs@simmons.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
06/01/2020
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
20
Anticipated size of next entering class
22
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
52%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
48%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Program Description more...

The Simmons DPT Program provides a strong foundation in evidence-based clinical practice and prepares students to become dynamic leaders in the profession. This three-year, full-time program is designed for men and women who have a college degree from another regionally accredited U.S. college or university or a post-secondary institution abroad which is recognized by the Ministry of Education in the home country.

Our real-world approach to teaching engages students as they develop professionally and academically. All of our clinical courses, starting with the fall semester of the first year, have 4 important components: lecture, skills laboratory, small group discussion (tutorial), and one day per week of integrated clinical experience (ICE). The program includes 36 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences, during the three years. Because doctoral-level practice requires an understanding of clinical research, students collaborate with faculty to either complete an independent research project or a systematic review, a comprehensive critical analysis of the evidence on a topic of their choice. DPT students attend classes both at Simmons and at Harvard Medical School, located one block away. In addition, more than 200 nationwide health care sites provide a wide of range of clinical education experience and valuable professional connections.

Application Deadlines

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

* All application materials must be submitted to PTCAS and/or the CNBHS Office of Admission no later than November 15, 2019 for consideration for entry to summer 2020. 

* All supporting materials, including official transcripts must have been received by PTCAS by the deadline. Applicants must submit to the Office of Admission a copy of their grade report for the fall term since final official transcripts will not be available until after the application deadline. The submission of this grade report after the deadline date will not make the application late.

* Only on-time and complete applications will be considered for scholarships.

* There is no guarantee that late applications will be accepted or reviewed.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$750.00
Additional Information about Deposit
Deposit is non-refundable
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
02/14/2020

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
3.62
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.62
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
* Both the prerequisite and overall GPA calculations, as calculated/verified by the Office of Admission, will include repeated/failed courses.

* A maximum of two prerequisite courses may be retaken once, regardless of grades earned and whether or not the courses were re-taken at the same institution or at another institution. Course titles may differ, but if content is the same, it is considered a repeat.

* Applicants can apply with two outstanding prerequisite courses, to be completed in spring 2020, at the time of application.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
1610
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
150
156
Verbal reasoning % score
 
71%
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
144
155
Quantitative reasoning % score
 
57%
Analytical writing scaled score
4.0
4.5
Analytical writing % score
 
74%
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
Official scores sent directly from ETS within 5 years prior to the application deadline are required.

The highest individual GRE scores are considered.

Observation Hours

 
* A licensed PT must verify hours using the PTCAS format. Time sheets are not acceptable.

* If an applicant is completing final required hours of observation in spring 2020 before the Simmons program begins in June, written documentation from a licensed PT MUST be received at the Office of Admission no later than May 1, 2020.
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
30
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
05/01/2020
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
Supplemental Requirements
For F-1 visa holders: Certification of Finances Form (request from Simmons), bank statement, and letter from sponsor indicating willingness and ability to pay all educational costs .,
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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
* References must be dated within 6 months of the application deadline.

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
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
* Send original foreign transcripts directly to the Office of Admission.

* For applicants who have earned a degree abroad, end of year marks/ grades for each year of attendance, not just the final exam results are required. A transcript in the original language and an official English translation is required for all coursework completed in countries where English is not the native language. Such translations cannot be completed by the student, family member or friend. An evaluation from a recognized evaluation agency may also be required but does not replace official transcripts. The degree must have been earned at post-secondary institution abroad which is recognized by the Ministry of Education in the home country

* REQUIRED TOEFL SCORES:

* 570 for paper-based, 88 for internet-based and 230 for computer based, taken within two years prior to application deadline. No other English proficiency exam is accepted. ETS must send official scores directly to the Office of Admission.

* TOEFL does not replace GRE. TOEFL is waived if the applicant will have or has earned either a bachelor's or master's degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university or an equivalent degree from a post-secondary institution abroad which is recognized by the Ministry of Education in the home country of English speaking countries. The PTCAS TOEFL code 5312.

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
Candidates can apply with two outstanding prerequisite courses to be taken in the Spring 2020 semester. All prerequisites must be less than 10 years old.
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
Anatomy & Physiology I
Studies basic organ system function in vertebrates and selected invertebrates underlying principles of integration of: cardiovascular, respiratory, excretory, digestive, reproductive, nervous, and endocrine function in animals. This includes lecture and lab sessions with animal dissection.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Anatomy & Physiology II
Introduces structural relationships and functional integration of major systems of the human body, with emphasis on: reproductive, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and defense systems. Laboratory includes: histology, gross anatomy, and physiological experiments. Animal dissection is required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
Introduces structural relationships and functional integration of major systems of the human body, with emphasis on reproductive, respiratory, renal, gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and defense systems. Laboratory includes histology, gross anatomy, and physiological experiments. Animal dissection is required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry I
Covers basic concepts with special reference to inorganic compounds including: chemical equations, the Periodic Table, chemical bonding, and equilibrium. Assumes no previous knowledge of the subject or Sophisticated background in mathematics. Laboratory correlates with and amplifies the lecture material and presents fundamental laboratory techniques, including instrumental methods.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry II
Covers fundamental concepts of atomic structure, hybridization, molecular orbitals, and structure of organic molecules. Surveys functional groups, classes of organic compounds, and their reactions. Provides in-depth mechanistic study of those reactions involving: energies, stereochemistry, equilibrium, and reaction rate theory.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Organic
Exercise Physiology
Studies the physiological and adaptive responses of the human body to acute and chronic exercise stress. Examines how exercise affects major organ systems across the spectrum of healthy and unhealthy populations.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Exercise Physiology
Physics I
Teaches the fundamentals of physics for students with preparation in algebra and trigonometry. Topics drawn from: mechanics, electricity and magnetism, heat, waves, sound, optics, and modern physics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Concentrates on the subjects of mechanics, electricity, and magnetism and on the concepts of: particle and field, motion, mass, force, energy, and momentum. Additional material drawn from kinetic theory, heat, and thermodynamics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
1 of 2 courses in psychology required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Any
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
Psychology
2 of 2 courses in psychology required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Any
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
Statistics
Covers elementary principles of: probability, binomial and normal distributions, sample statistics, estimation and testing of statistical hypotheses, linear regression and correlation.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics