2019-20 Applicants

Walsh University


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Contact Information more...

Mona McAuliffe
Associate Director of Graduate Admissions
Walsh University
2020 East Maple Street
North Canton OH, 44720
(330) 490-7406
mmcauliffe@walsh.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/26/2020
Institution's religious affiliation
Roman Catholic
Additional information about the class profile
Our program adheres to the Walsh University policy of non-discrimination and equal preference is given to both in-state and out-of-state applicants. Students attending Walsh University for their pre-physical therapy undergraduate education have the advantage of being involved in program activities.

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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
36
Anticipated size of next entering class
34
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
89%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
11%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Sex

% Male
33%
% Female
66%
% Declining to State
0%

Race / Ethnicity

% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
88%
% Two or More Races
6%
% Declining to State
6%

Program Description more...

The Walsh University Physical Therapy program is committed to providing an educational program that both challenges and enhances a student's ability to learn through a student-centered, values-based teaching environment that focuses on clinical-decision making, evidence-based practice, professionalism and service to the wider community.

The Walsh University Physical Therapy curriculum, an intensive three-year (8-semester) program, including summers, leads to a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. The program implements a variety of active learning strategies designed to enhance student learning and critical thinking. Coursework builds upon a foundation of basic sciences and problem-solving skills integrated through a series of practice-based courses centered on major body systems. Productive scholarship and licensure preparation are also keystone components to the program. Upon successful completion of the academic and clinical components of the curriculum, graduates are qualified for the licensure examination required in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and in the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and Guam.

Message from the Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Walsh University. Our goal is to help guide future physical therapists to become excellent and caring professionals. We offer a contemporary and integrative curriculum aimed at developing a positive cycle of knowledge and professional advancement. The faculty and staff in our program are dedicated to providing growth opportunities in a values-based supportive environment.

Our program lives the mission of Walsh University. As a Catholic Institution, the campus environment embodies the spirit of the founding Brothers of Christian Instruction, whose aim was to provide opportunity and service to others. Believing that all people matter, our program not only encompasses all of the components of physical therapy practice but also never forgets the human qualities that are essential to holistic health care.

At Walsh University Physical Therapy, you will find small class sizes, caring interactions with faculty members, stellar teaching, exceptional clinical rotations, and scholarly successes by both the students and the faculty.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
10/01/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

Interviews are by invitation only and will be held in the fall of 2019 and in the winter of 2020.

Fall interviews will be held on: November 8, 2019 and November 15, 2019.

The winter interview date for wait list is TBA; additonal information will be available at http://www.walsh.edu/doctorate-physical-therapy-admissions.

To qualify for a November interview, you must submit the following materials:

* PTCAS application

* Paid fee

* Verified transcripts from all institutions attended (indicating 9 of 12 pre-requisites completed.)  If one advanced course has been approved to fulfill both of the Anatomy and Physiology requirements, 8 of 11 pre-requisites must be completed to qualify for interview.

* 2 verified observations

* 3 recommendations

* Official GREs

In order to allow sufficient processing time to meet the firm deadline and be considered for the November interviews, you should submit the above materials at least 5 weeks prior to the firm deadline.Open Hosue dates are June 8, 2019 and August 3, 2019.

Participation in our Open House process is strongly recommended for individuals who wish to learn more about our program.  Additional information and on-line registration is available at http://www.walsh.edu/doctorate-physical-therapy-open-house .


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes
Special eligibility requirements for Early Decision candidates
Early Decision applicants must have a minimum 3.5 overall and pre-requisite GPA and a minimum combined score (verbal and quantitative) of 298 on their GREs, as well as meeting all other requirements for admission consideration (verified transcripts, observations & recommendations.)

Early Decision candidates must attend an on-campus interview session to be scheduled for August 2019.

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$500.00
Additional Information about Deposit
Applicants who are accepted into the program are required to provide a non-refundable deposit to hold their position. Deposit will go towards the first semester tuition.
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
3.72
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.63
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Courses submitted for pre-requisites will be reviewed to ensure consistency with our standards. Should a course be declined, the applicant will be notified of the need to complete additional coursework. Alternatively, if another course found in the transcript review will better satisfy a prerequisite, then that course will be substituted. As such, the pre-requisite GPA shown on PTCAS may be different from the actual prerequisite GPA calculated by Walsh University for ranking applicants.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
3790
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
01/31/2020
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
10/01/2014
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
 
151
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
 
151
Analytical writing scaled score
 
4.0
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
If a candidate takes the GRE on more than one test date, the best score from the quantitative and verbal sections will be combined for the total GRE score.

Observation Hours

 
Walsh University’s physical therapy program wants to ensure that each applicant has a broad appreciation for all the aspects of patient care that physical therapists can provide.

For this reason, we require the applicant to observe physical therapy patient care under the supervision of a physical therapist in 2 settings. At least one outpatient and one inpatient setting must be observed. Checklists with times/hours WILL NOT be accepted as a substitute for a verified electronic signature or uploaded signed verification form (paper verification forms are available from Mona McAuliffe, Graduate Admissions.)

Examples of inpatient settings and outpatient settings are found on the PTCAS observation hours form.

We require a total of 30 observation hours with at least 10 hours at any one setting.

The applicant may observe in two different patient care settings within the same medical complex, e.g., inpatient acute care and outpatient. In such an instance, the applicant must submit an observation form for each setting indicating two different physical therapists.

Applicants employed in a physical therapy setting involving direct patient care, (i.e., aide or technician), must observe in one other patient care setting in a different facility.
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
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Required
Outpatient
Required

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
No
Supplemental fee amount
$0.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
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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 references total are required.

1. At least one academic reference is required and must be a professor in major or a professor in an upper level science course.

2. At least one professional reference is required from a Physical Therapist.

3. 3rd reference may be professional, academic, or an athletic coach. Teaching assistants are NOT accepted.

No personal references will be accepted and will delay the review process.

Note: PTCAS allows for only 4 electronic recommendations. Please request paper forms from Mona McAuliffe, Graduate Admissions, if necessary to complete the specific number of academic and professional recommendations we require.

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
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
All pre-requisite course work for the DPT program must be completed PRIOR to August 1, 2020.
Prerequisites courses taken at 4 year institutions (listed for science majors) are preferred. Prerequisites should be taken within the past 5 years; exceptions will be considered if higher level coursework has been successfully completed in these subjects within the past 5 years.
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
Varies
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
Structure and function of all relevant human body systems including: nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, hematologic, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, reproductive, integumentary and immunologic. May require 4-8 semester hours dependent on if one course is comprehensive or if two sequential courses (A&P I & A&P II) are taken to satisfy this requirement. Animal physiology is NOT acceptable.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4-8
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Human
Anatomy & Physiology II
Structure and function of all relevant human body systems including: nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, hematologic, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, reproductive, integumentary and immunologic. May require 4-8 semester hours dependent on if one course is comprehensive or if two sequential courses (A&P I & A&P II) are taken to satisfy this requirement. Animal physiology is NOT acceptable.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4-8
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
Biology I
Cell biology, cellular structure and function, energy metabolism, photosynthesis, membrane structure and function, DNA, RNA and proteins. Cellular division (mitososis & meiosis) and classical genetics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: Microbiology
Biology II
Cell biology, mechanisms of speciation and evolution, taxonomy, viruses, prokaryotes and eukaryotes, including animals, plants, fungi, algae and protozoans.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: Microbiology
Chemistry I
Atoms, molecules & ions, chemical reactions and stoichiometry, gas behavior, thermochemistry, atomic theory & quantum mechanics and chemical bonds.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
Chemical bonding, molecular geometry, solution chemistry, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, complex ions, thermodynamic state functions, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Exercise Physiology
Exercise response and adaptations to all relevant body systems (musculoskeletal, cardivascular and pulmonary). Exercise testing and prescription for a variety of populations including aerobic , anerobic and strength training. Disease prevention. 3-4 semester hours, based on institution. Courses housed in KINESIOLOGY departments MAY NOT be acceptable and will require review for approval.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Exercise Physiology
Physics I
Gravitational forces, work, energy and momentum, simple harmonic motion, wave motion and sound; kinetic theory of matter, behavior of gases, calorimetry and change of state.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Electricity and magnetism, light (reflection, refraction, interference, polarization); relativity; quantum mechanics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
Human development, lifespan issues focusing on growth and development including personality, language, cognition and intelligence. An alternative is abnormal psychology or cognitive neuropsychology. Sociology is NOT acceptable. 1 of 2 psychology courses.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Psychology
Perception, learning, research methods, mental disorders, psychotherapy, history and systems of psychology. Sociology is not acceptable. 2 of 2 psychology courses.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Statistics
Theory of probability and statistics including, frequency distribution, binomial distributions, normal distributions, means, variances, standard deviations, sampling, confidence limits and testing of hypotheses with a parametric and nonparametric analyses.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics