2019-20 Applicants

University of Lynchburg


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...

Carrington Pritchard
Admissions Coordinator
Doctor of Physical Therapy
University of Lynchburg
1501 Lakeside Drive
Lynchburg VA, 24501
(434) 544-8885
dpt@lynchburg.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
06/08/2020
Additional information about the class profile
The DPT program accepts applicants from any regionally accredited school. In addition, the DPT program has articulation agreements with Lynchburg College, Hampden-Sydney College, Randolph College, Roanoke College, and Sweet Briar College.
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
50
Anticipated size of next entering class
50
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
72%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
28%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S./non-Canadian)
0%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Program Description more...

The University of Lynchburg Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is designed to meet the needs of the community by graduating entry-level physical therapists capable of providing services across all practice settings and age groups. The faculty are committed to an evidence based curriculum that emphasizes the foundational sciences, clinical sciences, leadership, and advocacy.

The DPT program is housed in the University of Lynchburg’s Graduate Health Sciences Building. The building has 37,000 sq-ft of space dedicated to physical therapy and physician assistant education. All didactic courses are taught in the Graduate Health Sciences Building providing onsite access to study and recreational areas. Faculty offices are also located in the Graduate Health Sciences Building, thereby promoting close working relationship between students and faculty.

Clinical education experiences are placed throughout the curriculum to allow students to practice and incorporate information learned through didactic instruction and to further develop the skills necessary to become an efficient and effective practitioner. The clinical aspect of the curriculum integrates a total of 40 weeks of clinical practice in various patient/client settings.

The entire curriculum has been designed with the learner in mind, with each course carefully designed to accomplish the mission of the DPT program: to educate entry-level physical therapists to assume the role of health care practitioner through the provision of ethical, competent, evidence-based practice in a variety of clinical settings; and to promote active participation and effective leadership in all aspects of professional life.

The DPT program at the University of Lynchburg, in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities. A person qualified for the DPT program is one who has met academic standards and is able to meet the essential functions of a physical therapist.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
02/03/2020
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes

Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes
Special eligibility requirements for Early Decision candidates
Early decision candidates will be evaluated based on above average criteria from previous admissions cycle or years.

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$1000.00
Additional Information about Deposit
$500 will be applied toward tuition of your first academic session and $500 will serve as a contingency deposit for the duration of your enrollment at Lynchburg College. The contingency deposit will remain on your account during the duration of enrollment and may not be used for any other purpose. This deposit is refundable after graduation once you settle any outstanding debts.
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2020

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
3.40
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.50
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Program uses the highest grade earned in prerequisite GPA calculations, if course was repeated.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7582
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
146
152
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
146
152

Observation Hours

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
Total number of PT hours RECOMMENDED
100
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

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • U.S. citizens
  • U.S. permanent residents
  • 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
English translation required for original foreign transcripts.

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
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
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: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Anatomy
Biology / Biological Science
Please note this course requirement must be different than your general biology course. For example cell biology will not count for both the general and the advanced biology requirement. In general upper level biology courses will be designated 300 level or higher. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
Biology I
To meet this requirement, applicants must complete the Introductory Biology required of science majors (including lab). Course should include content related to human biology.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
Chemistry I
To meet this requirement, applicants must complete the two course series required of science majors (including labs); for example Chemistry I and II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
To meet this requirement, applicants must complete the two course series required of science majors (including labs); for example Chemistry I and II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
English Composition / Writing
Freshman Composition and other courses requiring writing intensive study accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • English Department Course
  • Literature
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing
  • Writing Intensive
English Composition / Writing
Freshman Composition and other courses requiring writing intensive study accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • English Department Course
  • Literature
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing
  • Writing Intensive
English Composition / Writing
Freshman Composition and other courses requiring writing intensive study accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • English Department Course
  • Literature
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing
  • Writing Intensive
Math
Students that successfully complete algebra or calculus based physics generally meet this requirement.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Algebra
  • Mathematics: Calculus
  • Mathematics: Geometry
  • Mathematics: Pre-Calculus
  • Mathematics: Trigonometry
Physics I
To meet this requirement, applicants must complete the two course series required of science majors (including labs); for example Physics I and II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
To meet this requirement, applicants must complete the two course series required of science majors (including labs); for example Physics I and II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
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: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: General II
Psychology
(Specialized and upper level)
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
Statistics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics