2019-20 Applicants

University of Vermont


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...

Kristen Cella
DPT Admissions Specialist
College of Nursing & Health Sciences
Office of Student Services
University of Vermont
002 Rowell Building
106 Carrigan Drive
Burlington VT, 05405
(802) 656-3858
cnhsgrad@uvm.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
06/08/2020
Dual-degree programs offered in conjunction with PT degree
The University of Vermont offers two dual degrees. The DPT/Neuroscience PhD and the DPT/Human Functioning and Rehabilitation Science PhD. Both dual degree option requires two applications, one to DPT and one to PhD program.
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
36
Anticipated size of next entering class
40
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
53%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
47%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Sex

% Male
28%
% Female
69%
% Declining to State
3%

Program Description more...

University of Vermont (UVM) is a Public Ivy and top 100 research university of a perfect size, large enough to offer a breadth of ideas, resources, and opportunities, yet small enough to enable close faculty-student mentorship across all levels of study. The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program has been continuously accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) since 1973 and has been recognized for producing graduates who are exemplary clinical scholars.

The program consists of 102 graduate credits offered in a 2.5-year full-time program format, over 8 semesters inclusive of summers, that leads to a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. Doctor of Physical Therapy graduates are prepared as primary care movement system experts who translate evidence into contemporary best practice. Graduates advocate to improve health outcomes and well-being at the individual and community level.

The movement system is the foundation of our curriculum design. Organized in a systems-based model, our curriculum integrates the basic and clinical sciences across the musculoskeletal, nervous, cardiovascular/pulmonary, integumentary and endocrine systems to facilitate your ability to develop as movement system experts. Additionally, the study of evidenced based practice, leadership, health policy, business management, and social responsibility shape your professional role and identity as a Doctor of Physical Therapy.

Students solidify their academic studies through participation in translational research, clinical cases, simulation laboratories using standardized patients and patient/client interactions in community clinics using a patient/client centered approach to care across the lifespan. An array of active learning experiences with multiple opportunities for interprofessional education and community engagement are offered. Our student-centered approach supports individual and team learning in a collegial environment to encourage student success. Academic study is supplemented with 32 weeks of full-time clinical internships to broaden student professional preparation. Internships are offered throughout the U.S. in a variety of specialty areas and assignments are based on students' educational needs and clinical site availability.

Exceptional faculty role model clinical and research expertise across each of the specialty areas of physical therapist practice to facilitate student development as movement system experts. Our faculty to student ratios foster personal connections to support excellence in academic and clinical achievements.

Our students’ educational experiences and activities are enriched by our location — from the energy and innovation of Burlington to the forests, farms, and collaborative spirit of Vermont.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
11/15/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important 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
The 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
3.61
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.30
3.61
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Prerequisite GPA minimum is for all prerequisite courses. No prerequisite course may have a grade lower than a B-.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7708
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
150
152
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
150
152
Analytical writing scaled score
4.0
4.0

Observation Hours

Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are not required but are considered
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$65.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Description of supplemental requirements
Please upload a syllabus for Statistics prerequisite course in the document upload section of the PTCAS application. We request this document to verify course content through inferential statistics/ANOVA.
Link to supplemental forms or instructions
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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

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 is required for original foreign transcripts. In addition, if you are not a citizen of the US, England, Ireland, Australia, or New Zealand, you must submit scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Minimum acceptable scores for admission to the Graduate College at the University of Vermont are: Internet based = 90, Computer based = 213, and Paper based = 550. Minimum acceptable scores for a student receiving funding at the University of Vermont are: Internet based = 100, Computer based = 250 and Paper based = 600.

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
You may have no more than two prerequisite courses remaining for the spring semester when you apply. UVM must be sent a final transcript before classes begins.
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
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Anatomy & Physiology I
Two semesters of Anatomy & Physiology with labs. It is recommended that coursework older than 10 years to be repeated.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Anatomy & Physiology II
Two semesters of Anatomy & Physiology with labs. It is recommended that coursework older than 10 years to be repeated.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology / Biological Science
Two semesters of biology. Botany, Zoology, Exercise Physiology, and Kinesiology are NOT accepted. It is recommended that coursework older than 10 years to be repeated.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
Biology / Biological Science
Two semesters of Biology. Botany, Zoology, Exercise Physiology, and Kinesiology are NOT accepted. It is recommended that coursework older than 10 years to be repeated.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
Chemistry I
Two semesters of college chemistry with labs. It is recommended that coursework older than 10 years to be repeated.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Two semesters of college chemistry with labs. It is recommended that coursework older than 10 years to be repeated.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
Physics I
Two semesters of physics with labs. (Astronomy does not satisfy prerequisite requirements). It is recommended that coursework older than 10 years to be repeated.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
Two semesters of physics with labs. (Astronomy does not satisfy prerequisite requirements). It is recommended that coursework older than 10 years to be repeated.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: General
  • Physics II
Psychology
One semester of psychology. It is recommended that coursework older than 10 years to be repeated.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Statistics
Content covers inferential statistics (ANOVAs). One semester of statistics. It is recommended that coursework older than 10 years to be repeated.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics