2019-20 Applicants

University of Evansville


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...

Jennifer Simon
Operations Administrator
Department of Physical Therapy
Stone Family Center for Health Sciences
515 Walnut Street
Evansville IN, 47708
(812) 488-1209
js698@evansville.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
05/14/2020
Institution's religious affiliation
United Methodist
Social networking
Facebook Page for PT Program
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
50
Anticipated size of next entering class
50
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
40%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
60%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Program Description more...

Mission Of The Physical Therapy Program:
The mission of the University of Evansville Physical Therapy Program, with 38 years of continuous accreditation, is to provide doctoral level education to prepare students for autonomous and ethical physical therapy practice.

Philosophy of the Physical Therapy Program:
The curriculum promotes the values of the University and the core values of the American Physical Therapy Association. The program emphasizes contemporary didactic and clinical practice experiences that model and reinforce professional excellence. These experiences expose students to the diverse and culturally sensitive nature of health care. In order to prepare graduates to be effective practitioners who are committed to lifelong learning, the curriculum stresses the importance of making practice decisions based on current best evidence.

The educational process is guided by physical therapy faculty members who emphasize a student-centered learning approach to enhance student success. Faculty members are committed to excellence in teaching and engage in professional writing, research, and other scholarly activities that contribute to the knowledge base of rehabilitation science.

Education:
Undergraduate education, didactic professional education, and clinical education are the three critical components that prepare students to engage in the contemporary practice of physical therapy. The experiences inherent in these three elements are mutually supportive, with each component enriching and reinforcing the others. In accordance with the University mission, the professional phase of physical therapy education seeks to assist students in the realization of their full potential. The core values of the profession are presented in the first course within the professional phase. These values are reinforced and nurtured throughout the curriculum through didactic, clinical and service learning experiences.

The professional curriculum includes both didactic and clinical components. The didactic component (including classroom, laboratory, and self-directed activities) ensures that students have the necessary knowledge base to competently and compassionately care for patients/clients. Skills acquired during completion of prerequisites are reinforced and further developed, including self-directed learning, critical thinking, and reflective inquiry.

Clinical education experiences provide students opportunities to apply and refine acquired didactic knowledge, psychomotor skills and professional behaviors to assess and treat patients/clients in a supervised environment. Exposure to diverse patient populations and settings allows students to assimilate concepts related to human anatomy, physiology, behavior, perceptions, and culture. The value of clinical education in facilitating the process of professional maturation, skills refinement and critical thinking is beyond measure. Clinical courses allow students opportunities and experiences that cannot be replicated in the classroom setting.

A key focus of all elements within professional education is interaction among students, between students and faculty, and among students, faculty and the external community. For interaction to be an effective educational tool, foundational skills in communication must be in place. Undergraduate coursework prepares students to optimally engage in and benefit from the interactive and collaborative experiences available during the professional phase of physical therapy education. Faculty members partner with students to achieve the goals of individual students, the program, and the profession.

Application Deadlines

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

Interview Day - December 7, 2019


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$300.00
Additional Information about Deposit
Deposit is non-refundable and is credited to first semester tuition.
Deposit Refundable?
No
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
3.70
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.50
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Only two of the prerequisite courses may be repeated with the exception of medical terminology. The highest grade achieved for a repeated stats or science prerequisite course will be used in calculating your prerequisite science and stats GPA.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
No
University GRE code
1208

Observation Hours

Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - no verification by a physical therapist
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
60
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
2
Additional information about program's reference requirements
The program requires 2 letters of reference.

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 WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
International applicants must obtain an evaluation of their education background from the Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy (FCCPT) to show that their education meets the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education’s (CAPTE) education requirements. Required English proficiency exam scores: minimum 88/90 (TOEFL IBT) or minimum 6.5 (IELTS).

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 must have a grade of C (not C-) or higher in all physical therapy prerequisite course work.

**Candidates may repeat up to 2 prerequisite courses for the higher grade. **
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
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Anatomy & Physiology I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
Anatomy & Physiology II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
Biology I
General Biology I (4 credit hours with lab; UE course number BIO 107)
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General
Chemistry
Chemistry I (4 credit hours with lab; UE course number CHEM 118)
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Any
Chemistry
Chemistry II (4 credit hours with lab; UE course number CHEM 240)
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Any
Medical Terminology
Medical Terminology (1 credit hour; UE course number PT 100)
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 1
Acceptable Courses
  • Medical Terminology
Physics I
Physics I (4 credit hours with lab; UE course number PHY 121)
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
Physics II (4 credit hours with lab; UE course number PHY 122)
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
Introductory Psychology (3 credit hours; UE course number PSY 121)
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Statistics
Introductory Statistics (3 credit hours; UE course number QM 227)
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics