2019-20 Applicants

University of Michigan - Flint


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...

Ryan A. Bean
Clinical Associate Professor
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
University of Michigan - Flint
2157 William S. White Building
303 E. Kearsley Street
Flint MI, 48502
(810) 762-3373
dptadmissions@umflint.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/25/2020
Dual-degree programs offered in conjunction with PT degree
DPT/MBA
DPT/PhD
Social networking
Facebook Page for Graduate Admissions Office
Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School
Twitter Page for PT Program
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Twitter Page for Parent University/College/School
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
60
Anticipated size of next entering class
60
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
83%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
16%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S./non-Canadian)
1%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Program Description more...

The DPT degree at the University of Michigan–Flint meets the challenge of preparing physical therapists to practice in the 21st century. The Physical Therapy Department at the University of Michigan-Flint educates students to become competent physical therapists through engagement in evidence-based practice, scholarship, and community service, thereby enhancing the health and well-being of the public.

The PT faculty mentor students into the profession by using a collegial model, which incorporates mutual respect and understanding between the faculty, staff, and physical therapy students as they proceed through the program. The collegial model encourages faculty and students to form close, effective working relationships that enhance student learning. The faculty has a consistent record of scholarly and service activity at the state, regional, and national levels of the profession and therefore mentor the student in leadership and service to the profession and community. The faculty also consists of members recognized for clinical specialization, which reinforces the clinical aspects of the physical therapy curriculum.

In short, the University of Michigan-Flint PT department is preparing physical therapists who are professional, competent practitioners for the rapidly changing health care industry of the 21st century.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
10/15/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates

University of Michigan - Flint DPT program has open houses and other recruitment event on campus and online throughout the year.  Please see the following links to our website for upcoming events. 

https://www.umflint.edu/graduateprograms/campus-online-open-houses 


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$500.00
Additional Information about Deposit
Applicants offered admission need to pay the deposit by January 15th. If an applicant is offered admission after January 15th, they will have two weeks from the date of the offer to pay this deposit. This deposit is non-refundable.
Deposit Refundable?
No
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
3.60
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
Science prerequisite
3.00
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Program uses the highest grade earned in local GPA calculations, if course was repeated.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7737
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
11/15/2019
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
 
152
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
 
153
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
The University of Michigan Flint Physical Therapy Program requires that you take your GRE and submit your official scores for your application. We have recently eliminated our minimum requirements for GRE scores. Please make sure that you submit official score for review.

Observation Hours

 
The University of Michigan - Flint DPT program will only accept observation hours that are submitted with electronic signatures.
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
30
Total number of PT hours RECOMMENDED
75
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
11/15/2019
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Required
Outpatient
Required

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$55.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
Yes - for selected applicants only
Description of supplemental requirements
Foreign transcripts and diplomas or certificates of graduation from any colleges and universities you have attended from outside the United States (do not send to PTCAS).

Additional Documentation: If your native language is not English or you are an international student seeking a student visa.
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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
Two letters of reference must be submitted to PTCAS.

At least one reference must be from a physical therapist who has observed you within the last five years in a clinical setting.

The second reference may be from another physical therapist or a university professor/teaching assistant who has instructed you in a course within the last five years, or who has acted as your academic advisor.

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?
No
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
If English is not your native language, even if you are currently a U.S. citizen or permanent resident and regardless of how long you have resided or been educated in the U.S.*, you must demonstrate English proficiency by providing evidence through one of the following methods:

Take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test, the Michigan English Language Assessment Battery (MELAB) or Examination for the Certificate of Proficiency in English (ECPE). Scores must be no more than two (2) years old. The minimum acceptable scores are as follows:

* TOEFL paper based test: 560

* TOEFL Internet-based test: 84

* IELTS: 6.5

* MELAB: 80

* ECPE: Certificate of proficiency

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
No
Anatomy
If a 5-6 credit combination Anatomy and Physiology class is taken, then course content needs review.
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
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Biology II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Any
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry
1 of 2 chemistry courses required
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Any
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry
2 of 2 chemistry courses required
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Any
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Exercise Physiology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Exercise Physiology
Math
College Algebra AND Trigonometry or pre-calculus are the minimums.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Algebra
  • Mathematics: Calculus
  • Mathematics: Trigonometry
Medical Terminology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 1
Acceptable Courses
  • Medical Terminology
Physics
1 of 2 courses required
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: Any
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
  • Physics II
Physics
2 of 2 physics courses required
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: Any
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
  • Physics II
Physiology
If Anatomy and Physiology class is taken, then course content needs review.
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: Any
Psychology
1 of 2 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Psychology
Program requires developmental psychology across life span. 2 of 2 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Developmental
Statistics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Psychology: Statistics