2019-20 Applicants

University of Dayton


Contact Information more...

Trista Cathcart, MS, MA
Admissions Coordinator
Department of Physical Therapy
School of Education and Health Sciences
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton OH, 45469-2925
(937) 229-5611
(937) 229-5600
tcathcart1@udayton.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/19/2020
Institution's religious affiliation
Catholic and Marianist
Social networking
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
37
Anticipated size of next entering class
35
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
86%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
14%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S./non-Canadian)
0%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
3%

Sex

% Male
51%
% Female
49%

Race / Ethnicity

% Asian
3%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
3%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
91%
% Declining to State
3%

Program Description more...

At the University of Dayton’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program, you will graduate as a knowledgeable, reflective and service-oriented practitioner. You will also be equipped with the education and leadership skills needed for the future. You will grow personally and professionally as you develop your skills in critical thinking, lifelong learning and ethical decision-making as you test your ability to render independent judgments concerning the needs of the patient and community using the latest in evidence-based practice.

Our three-year (eight-semester) program is fully accredited by the Ohio Board of Regents and the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

The University of Dayton is a top-tier Catholic research university committed, in the Marianist tradition, to educating the whole person and linking learning and scholarship with leadership and service. Our innovative program combines classroom and hands-on training from day one that will prepare you to meet the demands of a rapidly changing health care system.

Program highlights include:
• Four integrated clinical rotations (39 weeks total) of full-time clinical training.
• Unique small group problem-based learning (PBL) focusing on real patient cases.
• Hands-on clinical research and service learning.
• Independent study and practice electives in your area of interest.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
10/01/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

On-Campus Interviews are a required part of the admissions process for the University of Dayton.  Interviews are typically held in November and December.  Applicants selected for interviews will be notified in waves from early November to early December.

Applications that meet the minimum requirements but are NOT selected during the initial rounds of interviews will remain under consideration until final decisions are made in early February. 


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes
Special eligibility requirements for Early Decision candidates
Early decision candidates to the program must meet the following requirements:

1. Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
2. Prerequisite Science GPA of 3.5 or higher
3. General Prerequisite GPA (non-science prerequisites) of 3.5 or higher
4. Composite GRE score of 300 and Analytical Writing Score of 4 or higher

Applicants applying as part of an articulation agreement must meet the requirements of the specific articulation agreement under which they are applying.

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$500.00
Additional Information about Deposit
Deposit must be made electronically and is non-refundable. Accepted applicants will be provided with instructions for making the required deposit.
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2020

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
3.66
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
 
Science GPA
3.00
3.49
General Non-Science Prerequisite Courses GPA
3.00
3.77
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
If a course has been retaken, the University of Dayton DPT Program will permit an applicant to substitute the higher grade for a maximum of one (1) science prerequisite course. Science prerequisite courses include: Anatomy, Physiology, General Biology I, General Biology II, Exercise Physiology, General Chemistry I, General Chemistry II, General Physics I, and General Physics II, with their associated labs. If more than one course has been retaken, then an average of all attempts will be calculated into the respective GPA.

All attempts will be averaged for retakes in the General Prerequisite (Psychology, Human Development, Statistics) courses.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
0294
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
09/10/2019
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
10/01/2014
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
 
151
Verbal reasoning % score
 
52%
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
 
153
Quantitative reasoning % score
 
50%
Analytical writing scaled score
 
4.0
Analytical writing % score
 
59%
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
GRE scores must be received 10/1/19 for consideration.

Official GRE scores MUST be sent to the DPT program's PTCAS GRE code 0294. Scores sent to other UD GRE Codes WILL NOT be accepted.

Observation Hours

 
A total of 40 hours of observation is required in at least two distinctly different physical therapy patient care settings prior to the application deadline. A minimum of 10 of these hours must be completed in an inpatient setting (hospital, skilled nursing facility, long-term acute care facility, etc.). All observation hours must be completed within 5 years prior to application deadline; a minimum of 20 hours must be completed in the 3 years prior to enrollment.
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
40
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
07/01/2020
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Required
Outpatient
Required

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
Additional information about program's reference requirements
Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from the following types of evaluators:

1. Licensed Physical Therapist
2. Professor
3. Licensed Physical Therapist, Physical Therapist Assistant, Professor, Academic Advisor, or Employer/Supervisor

All references must know the applicant in a professional or academic capacity. Personal references 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
Other
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send original Canadian transcript to institution
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
All International (including Canadian) applicants must complete and submit the following prior to the application deadline:

1. All school specific questions, required observation hours, letters of recommendation, and prerequisite requirements.

2. Original English translated transcripts from all schools attended directly to the Office of International Admission

3. Minimum TOEFL Composite Score of 89, with minimum scores of: Reading 22, Writing 22, Listening 21, and Speaking 24

4. Translated course descriptions for each course that will be used to fulfill prerequisite course requirements directly to the DPT program

Additional required supplemental documents and information for international students can be found at:

http://www.udayton.edu/education/dpt/international.php

AND

http://www.udayton.edu/apply/international.php#4.

Applicants with questions regarding international admissions can contact the Office of International Admission at goglobal@udayton.edu or by phone at 800-837-7433 (option 1, then option 4) or 937-229-3065. The mailing address is as follows:

University of Dayton
Office of International Admission
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-1671

There is a $50 (USD) application processing fee for International and Canadian applicants. Please contact the Office of International Admissions to arrange payment of this fee.

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
Applicants must have a minimum of 4 science courses with associated labs completed at the time of application.

Applicants must obtain a grade of "C" or higher in all prerequisite courses. Courses in which applicants received a grade of "C-" or lower must repeat the course.

All science courses must be completed within the last 10 years. Sciences older than 10 years will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

College Level Examination Program (CLEP) and Advanced Placement (AP) credit are considered on a case by case basis and may only be used to fulfill general prerequisite courses. Credit must show on a college transcript with the course number for which credit was received.

One course cannot be used to fulfill multiple prerequisite requirements.

Applicants must clearly indicate their plans for completing any outstanding prerequisite coursework prior to beginning the program on the application.
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
Varies
Anatomy & Physiology I
First course in a two course sequence of human anatomy/physiology for science and/or pre-med majors. Focus of course must be human anatomy/physiology. Coursework older than 10 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: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
Anatomy & Physiology II
Second course in a two course sequence of human anatomy/physiology for science and/or pre-med majors. Focus of the course must be on human anatomy/physiology. Coursework older than 10 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: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
Biology I
First course in a two course biology sequence for science, pre­med, or biology majors with lab. Covered topics must include molecular and cellular organization of organisms, development, & genetics. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General I
Biology II
Second course in a two course general biology sequence for science, pre­med, or biology majors with lab. Covered topics for general biology must include evolution and ecology. OR Applicant may use a second Biology Course with Lab. Course must meet all four of the below listed criteria to be used for this option: 1. Have a Biology prefix (BIO, BIOL, BI, BIOLOGY, etc.) 2. Have a number of 200 or 2000 level or higher 3. Have a lab 4. Have a General Biology course as a prerequisite Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: General II
Chemistry I
First course in a two course chemistry sequence for science, pre­med, or chemistry majors. Organic or Biochemistry are NOT acceptable substitutes. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Second course in a two course chemistry sequence for science, pre­med, or chemistry majors. Organic or Biochemistry are NOT acceptable substitutes. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry II
Exercise Physiology
A course covering the human physiological responses & adaptations to exercise. Must cover circulatory physiology, energy production, & cardiorespiratory function. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Exercise Physiology
Physics I
First course in a two course sequence of general physics designed for individuals majoring in science, pre­med, or physics. The course can be algebra/trigonometry or calculus based. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Second course in a two course sequence of general physics designed for individuals majoring in science, pre­med, or physics. The course can be algebra/trigonometry or calculus based. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
General or Introductory Psychology.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Psychology
A life span development course covering physical, social, and psychological development beginning with conception and ending at death. The ENTIRE lifespan must be covered through the completion of one or more classes. Abnormal Psychology is NOT an acceptable substitute.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
Statistics
A basic statistics course covering statistical analysis and computation up through and including ANOVA.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics