2019-20 Applicants

Stockton University


"Stockton University" was formerly known as the "Richard Stockton College of New Jersey"

Prospective students can apply when enrolled in an undergraduate degree program or are in possession of an undergraduate degree.


Contact Information more...

Tara Williams
Associate Director of Graduate Studies
Physical Therapy Program
Office of Graduate Studies
Stockton University
101 Vera King Farris Drive
Galloway NJ, 08205
(609) 626-3640
gradschool@stockton.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
09/08/2020
Institution's religious affiliation
none (public)
Additional information about the class profile
Stockton University is a public institution in the State of New Jersey higher education system. Preference is given to residents of the State of New Jersey. Preference is also given to students who have received or will receive their undergraduate degree from Stockton University. Non-Stockton students are routinely accepted.
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
34
Anticipated size of next entering class
34
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
94%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
3%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S./non-Canadian)
3%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Program Description more...

The Stockton University Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program's dynamic and progressive curriculum prepares students to become twenty-first century physical therapists. We have moved into state-of-the-art classrooms and labs in a new Health Sciences building located on our beautiful wooded campus 10 miles from the Jersey Shore. Two hospitals located on Stockton’s campus provide clinical settings for students to enhance their education. Clinical education experiences are located throughout the New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware and New York area, with opportunity for clinical education in most other states.

Students who are currently undergraduates and applicants who have earned a baccalaureate degree are invited to apply for admission to our program. Completion of a minimum of 64 earned credit hours of undergraduate education at a regionally accredited college or university is required at the time of application for currently-enrolled Stockton University undergraduate students; non-Stockton students must earn a baccalaureate degree in the spring semester prior to entering the DPT program in the fall. We allow a maximum of 2 outstanding prerequisites courses to be completed by the end of the spring semester of the academic year in which you apply. The DPT curriculum is designed to be completed in 3 years. Stockton undergraduates who qualify for admission to the DPT program will have the opportunity to complete their undergraduate and graduate degrees in 6 years ("3 + 3").

More information about our DPT program is available at www.stockton.edu/grad

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
10/15/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

Open House dates can be found on www.stockton.edu/admissions

Applicants MUST submit Fall 2019 coursework during the "Academic Update" process provided by PTCAS.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$500.00
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/18/2020

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
3.75
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.68
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Completion of prerequisite courses with a minimum grade of “C” for each course is required. If a student repeats a college or university science prerequisite course, the Stockton University DPT Admissions Committee averages the 2 grades for calculation of overall GPA and science prerequisite GPA.

The Program requires the completion of a minimum of 64 earned credits at the time of application for Stockton University students; non-Stockton students must earn a baccalaureate degree in the spring semester prior to entering the DPT program in the fall. A maximum of 2 outstanding prerequisite courses may be completed by the end of the spring semester of the academic year in which the student applies.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
0313

Observation Hours

 
Physical therapy observation, volunteer and/or paid experience is required. A minimum of 80 hours of experience is recommended. Most applicants report more than the minimum hours, with experience at more than one clinical setting. The purpose of observation, volunteer and/or paid experience with a physical therapist is for applicants to gain an understanding of the practice of physical therapy and an appreciation of the physical and mental requirements for this profession. A letter of recommendation from a physical therapist from one of your clinical experiences is required.
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
80
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$50.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
Yes
Description of supplemental requirements
Information on Stockton's Graduate School Application and Supplemental materials can be found on our website, www.stockton.edu/grad
Supplemental Requirements
Stockton's Graduate School Application
Stockton's Graduate School Application Fee
Deadline for supplemental materials
2019-10-15
Link to supplemental forms or instructions
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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 (3) letters of recommendations are required; at least one of the 3 must be from a licensed physical therapist.

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
  • 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
Program requires the completion of a minimum of 64 earned credits at the time of application for Stockton students; non-Stockton students/applicants must earn a baccalaureate in the spring semester prior to entering the DPT program in the fall.

A maximum of 2 outstanding prerequisite courses may be completed by the end of the spring semester of the academic year in which the student applies.
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
Varies
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
Appropriate Anatomy and Physiology must have the required science prerequisites and should be completed for science majors. Developmental, microscopic, and gross anatomy of the human body by organ systems, including laboratory dissection of the cat along with fresh animal structures and organs and pertinent human illustrations.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3 or 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Health Sciences with La
Biology I
Biological macromolecules and subunits; cell structure & function: membrane transport, energy transformations, motility, cell division, storage and processing of genetic information, signals for metabolic control.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3 or 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Molecular
Biology II
The biology of organisms. A phylogenetic survey of the taxonomic kingdoms, ideas about the origin of life, the theory of evolution, and the evidence that supports it. Zoology is not a substitute for Bio I or Bio II. Anatomy and Physiology and/or A&P I & II do not fulfill this specific requirement.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3 or 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
Chemistry I
Introductory chemistry: composition and structure of matter; energy changes and thermochemistry; stoichiometry; periodic trends; chemical equilibrium; solutions; gas laws; and acids and bases.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3 or 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
General/organic chemistry: covalent bonding; stereochemistry; representative functional groups; molecules of biological importance such as alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, carbolic acids, amines, carbohydrates.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3 or 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
Physics I
Principles of motion, forces, momentum, transformation and conservation of energy, heat, entropy, fluid flow with applications in life sciences and everyday life.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3 or 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
Principles of oscillations, sound systems, waves, electricity, magnetism, light, and radioactivity. Applications to the Earth’s magnetism, television sets, electrical motors, the eye, lenses, and the microscope.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3 or 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: General
  • Physics II
Physiology
Appropriate Anatomy and Physiology courses must have required science prerequisites and should be completed for science majors. Explores fundamental physical and chemical mechanisms that underlie the normal function of the cardiovascular, respiratory, excretory, digestive, muscular, endocrine, and nervous systems.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3 or 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
  • A&P: Physiology
  • Anatomy and Physiology for Health Sciences with La
Psychology
Human growth and development, learning, cognitive and perceptual processes, physiology, emotion, motivation, personality, psychological tests, social psychology, behavior disorders and therapy.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Statistics
Statistics utilizes a case study approach to the study of statistics. It emphasizes statistical thinking, deals with real data and concepts, and fosters active learning.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics