2019-20 Applicants

University of Mary Hardin-Baylor


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...

Mary Bosquez, MS Ed
Graduate Admissions Specialist
University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
900 College Street, Box 8023
Belton TX, 76513
(254) 295-4835
(254) 295-4940
mbosquez@umhb.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/24/2020
Institution's religious affiliation
Baptist
Social networking
Facebook Page for PT Program
Facebook Page for Graduate Admissions Office
Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School
Twitter Page for Graduate Admissions Office
Twitter Page for Parent University/College/School
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
40
Anticipated size of next entering class
40
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
80%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
20%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
8%

Sex

% Male
40%
% Female
60%

Race / Ethnicity

% Hispanic
15%
% Asian
8%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
3%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
74%

Program Description more...

The University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, founded in 1845, is a private Christian university located in Belton, the Heart of Central Texas. The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program aspires to be recognized as the program of choice for individuals seeking to become competent, effective and ethical physical therapy practitioners with a foundation based in Christian principles and values. Faculty members demonstrate Christian values in teaching and mentoring students and encourage students to grow spiritually as well as academically.

Our accelerated 28-month curriculum is designed to help students learn and apply scientific theory and professional skills through focused course work, completion of a research project, and 32 weeks of clinical experiences. Successful applicants must be highly dedicated and self-motivated learners in order to manage the fast-paced curriculum. The program’s dedicated faculty provide extensive mentoring and personalized attention to promote student success. The small class size of 40 students (13:1 student:faculty ratio) allows students to develop positive, personal relationships with professors in a collaborative environment. A guiding principle for program faculty, staff, students, and graduates is consideration for addressing the needs of underserved communities in a global society.

Doctor of Physical Therapy faculty members are actively involved and recognized leaders in clinical practice, research, as well as professional and community service. The program mission places an emphasis on leadership and service, with opportunities to develop in these areas that are woven throughout the curriculum. Students have numerous opportunities to participate in service learning activities, community service, and volunteer activities. Students also complete a research project and have an opportunity to present or publish their research findings before graduation. Graduates from this program are prepared to assume leadership roles in rehabilitation services along with professional and community organizations.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
01/15/2020
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates

Early applications are encouraged.  A limited number of seats in the upcoming class will be offered after each interview date. If all 40 seats are filled prior to the deadline, the program may continue to interview applicants for a position on a waitlist. 

Contact the program for specific interview dates.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$500.00
Additional Information about Deposit
A non-refundable deposit of $500 is due after an applicant accepts an offer of admission. The deposit will hold a spot in the incoming cohort and will apply to the applicant’s first semester (fall) tuition in the UMHB DPT Program. If an applicant withdraws acceptance of the admission offer after paying the deposit, the $500 will be forfeited.
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
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.47
Last 60 hours
3.20
3.68
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
In calculation of prerequisite GPA, repeated course grades are averaged.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
No

Observation Hours

 
Applicants must submit verification of a minimum of 80 hours of volunteer/observation experience between two different physical therapy settings. Examples of physical therapy settings include:

- outpatient orthopedic/sports medicine
- outpatient general
- hospital
- inpatient rehabilitation facilities
- skilled nursing/subacute facilities
- home health
- pediatrics (schools or outpatient)
- hospice

Physical therapy experience in a particular setting requires a minimum of 40 hours in order to be counted. All 80 hours must be completed prior to submitting your application. If additional hours have been obtained at other locations, applicants are encouraged to submit those additional 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
200
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?
Yes
Description of supplemental requirements
Your resume should describe your educational preparation, work experience, extracurricular activities, community service and leadership experiences. Experience in active volunteerism or service learning is desired. Application points are awarded for consistent commitment to service and volunteer activities, as well as activities that reflect leadership.

Description of Supplemental and Document Upload Requirements
Please upload your resume in the document section of the application.
Supplemental Requirements
Resume,
Deadline for supplemental materials
2020-01-15
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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 professional references must be submitted, and two of the three references must be from a physical therapist (PT). Physical therapists submitting references should be from the clinical sites where volunteer/observation experience was obtained.

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
A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale must be earned on the prerequisites listed below. In calculation of prerequisite GPA, repeated course grades are averaged. Grades lower than “C” will not be accepted.

Science courses must have a lab component and must be courses intended for a science major. Science courses taken at a 4-year university are preferred.

In addition to the required prerequisites, the following courses are recommended:

Exercise Physiology
Biomechanics
Microbiology
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 & Physiology I
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
Anatomy & Physiology II
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
Biology / Biological Science
Upper Level Biology required from 4 year university: vertebrate biology courses are preferred. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
Chemistry I
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry II
Math
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Algebra
  • Mathematics: Calculus
Medical Terminology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 1-3
Acceptable Courses
  • Medical Terminology
Physics I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Developmental
Statistics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics