2019-20 Applicants

University of Maryland - Eastern Shore


Contact Information more...

DeAnna Hickman
Coordinator
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Maryland - Eastern Shore
Hazel Hall, Suite 2093
Princess Anne MD, 21853
(410) 651-6301
(410) 651-6334
ptdept@umes.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/26/2020
Social networking
Facebook Page for PT Program
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
34
Anticipated size of next entering class
34
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
94%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
6%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
3%

Sex

% Male
35%
% Female
65%

Race / Ethnicity

% Hispanic
3%
% Asian
6%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
9%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
70%
% Two or More Races
6%
% Declining to State
6%

Program Description more...

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, a three-year course of study that integrates clinical and classroom experiences, constitutes the initial professional preparation for students desiring to become physical therapists. Graduates of the program will be prepared to carry out the expanding responsibilities as autonomous health care providers practicing in a variety of clinical settings, and in educational and research environments. The DPT Program also prepares students to contribute to the field of physical therapy through research and other scholarly activities in addition to the utilization of these activities.

All classrooms, laboratories and faculty offices are conveniently located in Hazel Hall, which contains state-of-the art teaching and laboratory equipment. The program has a student-centered learning environment with small class sizes which facilitates optimal hands-on learning and early clinical application. For more information about the program or to schedule a tour of the department, please visit our website at https://www.umes.edu/pt/

Graduates boast a 100% passing rate on the National Physical Therapy Examination and are well prepared for clinical practice.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
12/02/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates

Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$700.00
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
3.50
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.50
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Only science and math prerequisites are used in the calculation. (Sociology, Psychology, and Statistics are not used).

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
3698
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
GRE available at interview especially for Early Admission.

GRE must be no older than five years.

Observation Hours

 
The experience must be at two different types of clinical settings with a minimum of 25 hours in each with a signed form or letter.
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
50
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$50.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
Yes
Description of supplemental requirements
All applicant must complete the UMES Graduate School application. A non-refundable application fee of $50 must accompany the application. It is not necessary to submit references or the Statement of Intent with the supplemental application.

Please visit the School of Graduate Studies' website at http://www.umes.edu/Grad/Default.aspx?id=17612 for details.
Description of Supplemental and Document Upload Requirements
Please upload an updated resume in the correct section on the application.
Supplemental Requirements
UMES Graduate School Application
Resume
Official Transcripts from all schools attended to the UMES School of Graduate Studies in addition to PTCAS
Link to supplemental forms or instructions
Legend
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
Send WES foreign transcript evaluation to PTCAS
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send original Canadian transcript to PTCAS
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework

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
Prerequisite science courses must be completed within 10 years of the expected matriculation year.
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
No
Anatomy & Physiology I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Anatomy & Physiology II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology / Biological Science
For the Upper Level course, we will accept Cell Biology, MicroBiology, or their equivalent.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Microbiology
Biology I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
Math
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Calculus
  • Mathematics: Pre-Calculus
  • Mathematics: Trigonometry
Physics I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
A total of 6 credits is required for the Social Sciences. 3 credits are required from Psychology and another 3 credits in either Psychology or Sociology.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
Social/Behavioral Science
Sociology will also be accepted for this requirement. All basic psychology and social psychology will be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Sociology
Statistics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics