2019-20 Applicants

University of North Georgia


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...

Lynn Youngblood
Admissions Coordinator and Advisor
Department of Physical Therapy
University of North Georgia
82 College Circle
Dahlonega GA, 30597
(706) 864-1863
pt@ung.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
05/11/2020
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
31
Anticipated size of next entering class
30
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
95%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
5%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
75%

Program Description more...

The University of North Georgia has nice mixture of technology, research and extensive clinical education. UNG's Doctor of Physical Therapy program accepts a new class of 30 students each year for a total of 90 students in the 3-year professional Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum. The new cohort enters in the summer term and continues for nine consecutive semesters, including two summers. A Hybrid curriculum model is used in which students work in tutorial groups of ten students and one faculty member. Our Director of Clinical Education takes the time to custom place all students in an array of clinical experiences to meet CAPTE requirements.

With numerous contracts all over the world, students have opportunities to study abroad. The clinical rotations cover the areas of acute care, orthopaedics, pediatrics and neurology. The rotations are 8, 10 and 16 weeks and students should understand the clinical are paramount to completing the excellent well-rounded education through the University of North Georgia. The research sequence of courses begins in the fourth semester (second year) and concludes in the sixth semester with a research project. Students are supervised throughout the three years by eleven full-time faculty.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
10/01/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates

Because UNG utilizes early decision and rolling admissions, it is very likely the class will be filled prior to the application deadline of October 1st, 2019. As applications are verified by PTCAS and reviewed by the DPT program, selected students will be invited to interview and the class will be filled accordingly.



 


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes
Special eligibility requirements for Early Decision candidates
Applicants should have a GPA of 3.4 or higher to be competitive for an interview. The average GPA for accepted candidates is 3.6 or higher.
All required application material must be received by PTCAS by the deadline for the applicant to be considered for an interview.

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$300.00
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2020

Interviews

Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Additional information about Interviews
After review of application selected students will be invited to interview for a seat in the class. Interviews are conducted individually, typically with two faculty members.

GPA

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.00
3.60
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.61
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
To be considered for an interview an applicant should have a GPA of 3.4 or higher for both overall and prerequisite GPA.

Repeated courses will be averaged.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7732
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
146
156
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
140
146
Analytical writing scaled score
3.5
4.0
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
Official GRE scores should be sent to PTCAS and to the University of North Georgia.

If you re-take the GRE, we will accept the highest overall score.

To have a competitive score prior to submitting application, student should schedule test early enough to retake if needed.

Observation Hours

 
We require applicants to complete at least 100 documented PT observation hours prior to submitting your application.
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
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?
Yes - for selected applicants only
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
Yes - for selected applicants only
Description of supplemental requirements
Only after you have been accepted into the DPT program at UNG will you complete a supplemental form for the Graduate Admissions office.
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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
Applicants must submit at least one reference from a Physical Therapist who they have documented hours with.

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
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to institution
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
Applicants may take Biology I & II with labs or Human A&P I & II with labs.
Applicants may take a full year (2 semesters) of either course followed by 1 upper level course following that sequence of course work.
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: (Option #1 for Biology)
OPTION #1 FOR BIOLOGY COURSE PREREQUISITES: Program requires human anatomy and physiology I & II (for biology majors) If the anatomy course does not include physiology, then a separate human physiology course should be taken (mammalian or vertebrate physiology are also accepted). OR, general biology I & II (for science or health profession majors).
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II (Option #1 for Biology)
OPTION #1 FOR BIOLOGY COURSE PREREQUISITES: Program requires human anatomy and physiology I & II (for biology majors) If the anatomy course does not include physiology, then a separate human physiology course should be taken (mammalian or vertebrate physiology are also accepted). OR, general biology I & II (for science or health profession majors).
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
Biology / Biological Science
Applicants may take Human A&P I & II with labs (FOR BIOLOGY MAJORS) in addition to an upper level course following this sequence of study, or applicants may take Biology I & II with labs in addition to an upper level course following this sequence of study.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
BIOLOGY I
OPTION #1 FOR BIOLOGY COURSE PREREQUISITES: Program requires general biology I & II (for science or health profession majors), OR, human anatomy and physiology I & II (for biology majors)
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
BIOLOGY II
OPTION #2 FOR BIOLOGY COURSE PREREQUISITES: Program requires general biology I & II (for science or health profession majors), OR, human anatomy and physiology I & II (for biology majors).
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
Chemistry I
For Science and Health Profession Majors
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
Chemistry II
For Science and Health Profession Majors
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry II
Physics I
Algebra, trigonometry or calculus based
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Algebra, Trigonometry or Calculus based
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Social/Behavioral Science
2 Social/Behavioral Science courses required. Program will accept other social and behavioral science courses in addition or in lieu of psychology.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
Social/Behavioral Science
2 Social/Behavioral Science courses required. Program will accept other social and behavioral science courses in addition or in lieu of psychology.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
Statistics
Applicant may take Math - Elementary Statistics OR Psychology - Behavioral Science Statistics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics