2019-20 Applicants

William Carey University


Contact Information more...

Ruth Burgess, PT, PhD, GCS
Admissions Committee Chairman
William Carey University
Program of Physical Therapy
710 William Carey Parkway
Hattiesburg MS, 39401
(601) 318-6584
(601) 318-6711
rburgess@wmcarey.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/27/2020
Institution's religious affiliation
Baptist
Additional information about the class profile
William Carey gives preference to applicants who:

* Live in or have spent considerable time in rural or underserved areas.

* Are first generation Graduate Students.

* Graduated from William Carey or have completed coursework at William Carey
Social networking
Facebook Page for PT Program
Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
30
Anticipated size of next entering class
30
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
63%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
37%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Program Description more...

William Carey University offers the preferred entry level physical therapy program, the DPT. Primary content areas in the curriculum include biology/anatomy, cellular histology, physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology, neuroscience, pharmacology, pathology, behavioral sciences, communication, ethics/ values, management sciences, finance, sociology, clinical reasoning, evidence-based practice, cardiovascular and pulmonary systems, integumentary systems, neuromuscular and musculoskeletal structures and function.

This is a 4+ 3 program and is a full time course of study (36 continuous months). The curriculum consists of 119 hours, with 33 of these dedicated to clinical education. The program begins in the Fall trimester.

* *Effective July, 2016, William Carey University's Program of Physical Therapy has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the programs is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
01/15/2020
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

Applicants are encouraged to have all of their application materials submitted before March 31, 2020 if possible. When completing your application, be sure to complete all sections (i.e. Community Service, Honors, Awards. etc). We are looking for well rounded applicants who demostrate exceptional academic performance and a commitment to service and leadership. This is a very important componenet of your application and allows the Admissions Committee a glimpse of you outside of the classroom.

Interviews are not a part of the Admissions Process at William Carey University.  However, applicants are encouraged to visit our campus and attend one of our DPT2B Information Sessions.  Please call 601-318-6584 to register for the session.

Dates for upcoming sessions are:

2018 Dates:

* Friday, June 22 from 2:00-4:00 pm

* Friday, September 14 from 2:00-4:00 pm

* Friday, December 7  from 2:00-4:00 pm

2019 Dates:

* Friday, February 8  from 2:00-4:00 pm

* Friday, June 21 from 2:00-4:00 pm

Please visit our website at  http://www.wmcarey.edu/schools/physical-therapy for more information

Each complete application is reviewed by the Admissions Committee and a decision will be made within 6 weeks of the application deadline date. Applicants will be notified via email followed by a USPS letter.

Additional information:

Aggregate data by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education reports the following averages for applicants to physical therapy programs across the United States in 2015-2016:

National Average  vs. WCU- class admitted 2016National Average  vs. WCU- class admitted 2017

All Programs:

* Average number of students in physical therapy classes: 44 students  vs. 30 students

* Average number of qualified applicants to physical therapy programs:  289 students  vs. 160 students

* Average GPA of students offered admission into physical therapy programs:  3.5  vs. 3.5

Private Institutions: 

* Average number of students in physical therapy classes: 47 students vs. 30 students

* Average number of qualified applicants to physical therapy programs:  95 students vs. 160 students

* Average GPA of students offered admission into physical therapy programs:  3.5 vs. 3.5

* GRE scores- average for the students admitted:  298


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$1500.00
Additional Information about Deposit
This deposit is non-refundable and will be applied towards tuition.
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
3.80
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.60
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Prerequisite GPA: Highest grade earned will be used (if course was repeated) in the calculation of program specific prerequisite GPAs.

Overall GPA: The last 60 hours of coursework (graduate or undergraduate) or overall GPA will be used in the calculation of the overall GPA. The highest one will be used for calculation.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7400
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
 
150
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
 
148
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
Be sure to allow 6 weeks for GRE scores to be submitted. GRE scores MUST be received by PTCAS by the application deadline.

Observation Hours

 
These 20 hours must be from at least 2 distinctly different practice settings.There is no time limit on these hours. Internships for academic credit will not satisfy our observation hours requirement.

The purpose of these hours is to broaden your knowledge of the scope of physical therapy practice. If you have worked in or had considerable experience in a certain practice setting, please consider doing observation in other practice settings with which you are not familiar. This will strengthen 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
20
Paid
Not accepted
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
No
Supplemental fee amount
$0.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Description of supplemental requirements


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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
Number of references required by program
0
Additional information about program's reference requirements
Letters of recommendation are not required for application to William Carey University's DPT Program.

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
William Carey University is authorized by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to enroll nonimmigrant alien students. Students must have a current F-1 VISA. Questions or concerns should be directed to the:
Director of International Admissions, 601-318-6103 or 800-962-5991 (toll free).

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 science courses must be for science majors and should have a lab. No survey science courses will be accepted.

3 hour credit science courses are accepted if that is the only choice offered by your institution.

All science courses are required to have been taken within 10 years of the time of application. Exceptions to this requirement may be made on a case by case basis if the applicant has been working or teaching in a science field. Call the program if you think this exception applies to you.

No more than 2 of the required prerequisite courses can be outstanding at the application deadline.

** While not required, psychology and/or social science coursework is recommended.
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
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
Anatomy & Physiology II
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
Biology I
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Zoology
Biology II
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry I
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
Physics I
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Statistics
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses