2019-20 Applicants

Stony Brook 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...

Ann DeChiaro-Pfisterer (Stony Brook Campus)
Margaret Sheryll (Southampton Campus)
Stony Brook University
Physical Therapy Program
School of Health Technology and Management
Stony Brook NY, 11794-8201
(631) 444-8356
(631) 444-8259
ptprogram@stonybrook.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
06/15/2020
Social networking
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
85
Anticipated size of next entering class
85
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
88%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
12%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Sex

% Male
47%
% Female
53%

Race / Ethnicity

% Hispanic
7%
% Asian
18%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
4%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
63%
% Declining to State
8%

Program Description more...

The entry-level Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) Program at Stony Brook University is designed to prepare graduates to perform evidence-based practice in the current, exciting, and challenging healthcare environment. The program begins in late June of each year and continues on a full-time basis for three years, including summers. Stony Brook University offers the entry-level program at two locations: Stony Brook campus, Stony Brook, NY and Stony Brook Southampton, Southampton, NY. The comprehensive curriculum delivered by a core of 19 faculty and distinguished clinical adjunct faculty ensures a strong foundation of the theory and practice of physical therapy.

The curriculum includes two case-based integrative units of study designed to develop clinical decision-making skills and prepare the student for clinical experience. Students complete 35 weeks of supervised clinical experience in four settings selected according to student interests from a wide variety of practice settings. The first 8 week clinical experience is a full-time, inpatient experience after the first year of didactic education. The second 9 week clinical experience is full-time after the second year. Two final full-time clinical experiences, for 8 and 10 weeks, complete the student preparation for autonomous clinical practice. Upon May graduation, the student is eligible to sit for state licensure in July and is prepared to practice in a variety of clinical settings.

Stony Brook University is known for excellence in education, a commitment to an active research environment, and one of the best teaching hospitals in the region. As part of the School of Health Technology and Management, the DPT program strives to provide the highest quality education in a learning environment that fosters critical thinking, evidence-based practice, leadership and professionalism for our graduates while affirming the importance of ethical behavior, human diversity, service, and a team approach to healthcare. Our Physical Therapy faculty utilizes the Rehabilitation Research and Movement Performance Lab (RRAMP) to engage in inter-professional research. This on-site facility is a 7,000-square-foot, fully equipped laboratory dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities, assessing athletic performance and aiding recovery after disease or injury through the use of a state-of-the-art motion analysis system.

Stony Brook Campus

Located 60 miles east of New York City on the north shore of Long Island, the campus enjoys a picturesque setting amid the historic village of Stony Brook. The beaches of Long Island Sound are just minutes to the north and the Atlantic Ocean is 45 minutes to the south. The campus is easily accessible to public transportation to New York City which combines to make Stony Brook one of the most desirable places to live on the East Coast.

Stony Brook Southampton Campus

Since July 2013, the entry-level DPT program delivers the same quality education on the beautiful, serene setting of the Stony Brook Southampton campus. The classrooms and labs are located in the New Library--an award-winning green building. The proximity to the Shinnecock Bay and the Atlantic Ocean allows for many outdoor activities, such as kayaking, surfing, and biking.

Applicants are given their choice of campus upon acceptance to the program.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
10/15/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates

INFORMATION SESSION DATES: STONY BROOK UNIVERSITY

Stony Brook Campus: Information sessions for 2019-2020 will be held at Stony Brook in the Health Sciences Center (HSC), School of Health Technology and Management (SHTM), room 408 (large conference room), Level 2 at 2:30 pm on the following Wednesdays. Please park in the Stony Brook University Hospital garage, enter through the main hospital lobby, and use the escalator to arrive at the Level 2 destination. No appointment is necessary.

* July 17,  2019

* August 7,  2019

* September 25,  2019

* October 23,  2019

* November 20,  2019

* January 15,  2020

* February 19,  2020

* March 11,  2020

* April 15,  2020

* May 6,  2020

* June 17,  2020

Southampton Campus: Information sessions for 2019-2020 will be held in the Library at our Southampton Campus on the following Tuesdays at 1:30 pm. No appointment is necessary. The campus is located at 39 Tuckahoe Road, Southampton, NY 11968. (Directions: Turn right onto Tuckahoe Road from County Road 39/Sunrise Highway (Route 27) and then make the next right, which is the main entrance. Bear left into parking lot and you will see the Library on your right.)

* July 16, 2019

* August 6, 2019

* September 10, 2019

* October 15, 2019

* November 12, 2019

* January 14, 2020

* February 18, 2020

* March 24, 2020

* April 14, 2020

* May 12,  2020

* June 9, 2020


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
No
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$0.00
Deposit Refundable?
No

Interviews

Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
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GPA

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.00
3.51
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.70
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Note that the minimum requirement of 3.0 GPA is not a guarantee for admission consideration.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7673
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
10/15/2019
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
12/31/2016
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
 
150
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
 
151
Analytical writing scaled score
 
4.0
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
GRE scores are required for admissions interviews and decisions.

Observation Hours

 
50% of the PT observation hours must be completed by the time of interview.

100% of all the PT hours must be completed by class start date. It is recommended that an applicant get exposure to PT in more than one setting (for instance, hospital and private practice).
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
100
Total number of PT hours RECOMMENDED
100
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
06/15/2020
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$100.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Description of supplemental requirements
Responses to the custom questions and the $100 payment must be completed for the program's initial review of your application.
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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
Other
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to institution
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
WES (World Education Services) is the preferred method for translating transcripts. WES evaluations must be received by PTCAS in September in order to be evaluated by the program.

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
Only two science prerequisite courses can be outstanding at the time of application. The outstanding science courses cannot be in the same subject (i.e., Biology I and II). Psychology and statistics may be taken through the spring semester of the year you plan to begin the PT program.
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
3 semester hours of Anatomy are required. Combined anatomy and physiology courses are acceptable. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
Biology I course should be for science majors only. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Biology II
Biology II course should be for science majors only. Botany is not a relevant Biology course. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry I
Chemistry I course should be for science majors only. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Chemistry II course should be for science majors only. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
Physics I
Physics I should be for science majors. Course does not have to be calculus-based. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
Physics I should be for science majors. Course does not have to be calculus-based. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
3 semester hours of Physiology are required. Combined anatomy and physiology courses are acceptable. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General
Statistics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics