2019-20 Applicants

Springfield College


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Contact Information more...

Kathleen Pappas, PT, DPT
Associate Professor of Human Anatomy
Springfield College
Department of Physical Therapy
263 Alden Street
Springfield MA, 01109
(413) 748-3590
kpappas2@springfieldcollege.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
05/24/2020
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
14
Anticipated size of next entering class
0
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
50%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
50%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Sex

% Male
50%
% Female
50%

Race / Ethnicity

% Hispanic
7%
% Asian
7%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
7%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
79%

Program Description more...

Springfield College is a picturesque private New England coeducational college offering both undergraduate and graduate degree programs. The college is notable for its commitment to a philosophy called Humanics, a philosophy that espouses education of the “whole person, in spirit, mind and body for leadership in service to humanity.” Embracing Humanics means that Springfield College is committed to service and civic engagement. Evidence of this commitment include the receipt of the Community Engagement Classification for exemplary community involvement from the Carnegie Foundation. Annually, the college logs more than 150,000 hours of community service in neighboring communities and organizations. Each fall, students, faculty and staff take a break from academic pursuits to participate in Humanics in Action Day, a day of service for our greater community.

The Department of Physical Therapy is housed in the college's School of Health Sciences and Rehabilitation Studies where it partners on service and interprofessional activities with the departments of physician assisting, occupational therapy and rehabilitation and disability studies. The Department of Physical Therapy is located in the Allied Health Science Building which includes a physical therapy lab, a state-of-the-art anatomy lab and both large classroom and seminar-style teaching spaces. Students also have access to the medical simulation lab and exercise science lab spaces during their studies.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program is a 3.5 year (7 semester) course of graduate study. The program enrolls a new cohort each year in May with a summer semester start-up for students. Coursework in the first year of the program is focused on foundational sciences; the second year focus is patient management across the clinical content areas; during the third year students complete 30 weeks of full-time clinical experiences, returning to campus for specialty coursework and activities that prepare the student for entering the profession and developing a career plan. In the first two years of study, student exposure to clinic is embedded into weekly integrated clinical experiences which incorporate an experiential and service component. For example, the Department of Physical Therapy runs two community exercise groups. These groups are run both as a community service and as a part of the clinical program for DPT students. Each group is structured to have faculty directors who supervise and direct each group and have intimate familiarity with the status and needs of each community member, as well as with the knowledge, skills, and expectations for student performance.

The faculty of the Department of Physical Therapy is guided by the Humanics philosophy of the college. Members of the department are academics and clinicians who develop and promote excellence in education, service and scholarship in physical therapy. We believe that graduates of our program are prepared for a civic-minded life as health professionals in an environment that is rewarding, challenging and sometimes unpredictable. We are proud of our strengths which include a talented and stable core faculty, a devoted pool of adjunct and clinical faculty who are mentored by the core faculty, multi-talented and academically gifted students, and a comprehensive curriculum that incorporates innovative leadership, service, and academic opportunities.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
12/02/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$200.00
Additional Information about Deposit
The deposit is required, only after admission is offered to confirm your intention to enroll in the DPT program. The deposit is applied directly to tuition and fees.
Due Date of First Required Deposit
03/01/2020

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
3.30
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.30
3.30
Exercise Physiology with laboratory component
3.00
3.30
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
The program will consider the highest grade earned if a course was repeated. Math/Science GPA as calculated by PTCAS should be above a 3.0 for consideration.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
0898
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
12/01/2019
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
01/01/2017
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
150
150
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
150
150
Analytical writing scaled score
3.5
4.0
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
All scores must be submitted prior to the December 2 deadline.

Observation Hours

 
Hours can't be related to applicant's personal experience as a recipient of physical therapy services.
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
10
Total number of PT hours RECOMMENDED
25
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
3

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
All scores must be submitted prior to the December 1 deadline. A minimum of 79 on the TOEFL is required for admission review. Foreign (non-U.S.) applicants will be required to work with the college's International Center. The Springfield College International Center provides advising on the admissions process, immigration, taxes and academics for international students.

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 courses must be completed with a C or better. AP exam credit is not accepted for required science courses.
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
Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • Biology: Any
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Any
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Anatomy & Physiology II
Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • Biology: Any
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Any
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
Botany not considered. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
Biology II
Botany not considered. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
Chemistry I
Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
Exercise Physiology
We require an exercise physiology course that incorporates a lab component and includes a systematic approach to the study of the impact of exercise on human physiology. Both acute and chronic exercise responses should be studied. Systems covered must include, but are not limited to skeletal muscle, exercise biochemistry, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal and endocrine. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Exercise Physiology
Math
(Pre-calculus or calculus required).
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Calculus
  • Mathematics: Pre-Calculus
Physics I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
Introduction to Psychology (Abnonrmal Psychology accepted). Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
Statistics
Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics