2019-20 Applicants

Eastern Washington University


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...

Jenna McDonald
Manager of the Department of Physical Therapy
310 N Riverpoint Blvd Box T
Eastern Washington University
310 N Riverpoint Blvd.
Room 270A
Spokane WA, 99202
(509) 828-1354
jmcdonald11@ewu.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/24/2020
Additional information about the class profile
Eastern Washington University does not give preference to in-state or EWU students.
Social networking
Facebook Page for Graduate Admissions Office
Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
38
Anticipated size of next entering class
38
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
53%
% of WICHE applicants accepted
0%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
47%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
8%

Program Description more...

Thank you for your interest in the DPT program at Eastern Washington University. The program is fully accredited through the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, and the graduates of the EWU DPT program will be eligible to sit for state licensure examinations.

The curriculum uses:

* Depth and breadth of the foundational courses (pathology, pharmacology, radiology)

* Differential diagnosis as the key to the patient management process

* A focus throughout the curriculum on the advocacy role of the practitioner in patient education, in administration, in ethics, and in the community

* Time in clinical settings

* A consistent use of the case study as a vehicle through which the student assumes a clinical scientist perspective beginning with the differential diagnosis and continuing through the patient care process

* Evidence based practice is foundational throughout the curriculum

Why Choose Eastern?

*Pass rate on licensing exam is 100%

* Physical Therapy Department is in a new facility with state-of-the-art research and anatomy labs

* Diverse faculty is nationally recognized and respected within the profession

* EWU has one of the lowest DPT tuition rates in the country

* Consumers Digest ranks EWU as a national top 50 value

* There are over 300 clinical internship sites from which to choose including international settings

* You'll have opportunities for supporting and challenging activities with students in other healthcare programs

* EWU physical grads have earned a reputation of excellence and are sought as employees in the profession

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
11/15/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

We require an EWU Graduate School application to pair with your PTCAS application.  If this has not been complete, please visit https://www.ewu.edu/apply/graduate/    

We will not review or consider your PTCAS application until the EWU Graduate School application has been completed. This application is due no later than November 30, 2019. Please do NOT send your transcripts to EWU.  We will use the transcripts provided by PTCAS.  

Below is our process and anticipated timeline for decision making:   

* Initial review of application to determine completness of application. You will be notified by email of any missing documents or if your application is complete as soon as possible.

* Our initial review of application and transcripts will close on December 20, 2019.

* Friday, January 17, 2020: We will send out emails with Faculty decisions.  

* Saturday, February 8, 2020: We will hold an OPEN HOUSE for the applicants we invite to our program and for applicants we ask to be alternates. If invited to this event, your attendance is optional and will in no way affect your standing.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes
Special eligibility requirements for Early Decision candidates
* Candidate cannot have more than two prerequisite courses outstanding.

* Candidate must have a prerequisite and overall GPA of 3.5 or above.

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$500.00
Additional Information about Deposit
The deposit is non-refundable and is applied towards the first semester 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
3.80
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
* Prerequisite courses must all have a passing GPA (or averaged passing grade if repeated)

* GPA is averaged for repeated prerequisite courses.

* Overall cumulative GPA is considered as well as the prerequisite GPA.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
3789
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
12/01/2012
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
 
147
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
 
154
Analytical writing scaled score
4.0
4.0

Observation Hours

 
Applicant must have at least two different types of settings with a minimum of 30 hours in one of the settings for a total of at least 75 hours by application deadline.
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
75
Total number of PT hours RECOMMENDED
75
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$125.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Deadline for supplemental materials
2019-11-30
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
Additional information about program's reference requirements
* We require three separate references. Two references must be from physical therapists and one reference from a supervisor/employer.

* All three references CAN be from physical therapists, if one is also indicated as a supervisor.

* We cannot use one person as two references. For example your PT cannot also serve as a supervisor unless you have two other PTs as references.

* We assign point values for each reference. If you only have two acceptable references you will not receive your maximum eligible points.

* You MAY use a professor as a supervisor if you were a teaching assistant or a research assistant for the professor.

* If you have used all of your available on-line references through PTCAS, and need an additional form to satisfy our requirement, please email dptadmissions@ewu.edu for a paper copy of the reference to send directly to EWU's program. PTCAS will NOT accept this paper copy.

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
English translation required for original foreign transcripts

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 must have earned a bachelors degree before starting our program. We do not accept BAS (Bachelor of Applied Science) degrees.

- We require two upper division courses prerequisites. Upper division courses may not be taken at a community college. They must be Junior or Senior level coursework.

- One course must be in physiology. This can be fulfilled by exercise physiology, general physiology, cellular physiology or any other advanced physiology course.

- The other upper division course should be in biology, zoology or an exercise science type of discipline. Courses can range from biomechanics and kinesiology to genetics. Courses in botany, fish and wildlife biology and ecology will not satisfy this requirement.

- We do not accept Advance Placement (AP) courses as prerequisites.

- Courses with a Pass/Fail will not be accepted as prerequisites.
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
Varies
Anatomy & Physiology I
or Anatomy. Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
Anatomy & Physiology II
or Physiology. Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
Biology / Biological Science
One upper division advanced course of your choosing taken at a four year institution. Course must be at least 3 semester credits or 4 quarter credits in biology, zoology or exercise science. Recommended courses include kinesiology, biomechanics, microbiology, developmental biology, cell biology and pathology. (CLASSES IN BOTANY, FISH AND WILDLIFE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY WILL NOT SATISFY THIS REQUIREMENT).
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
  • Biomechanics
  • Kinesiology
Chemistry I
One year of a Chemistry series.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Any
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
One year of a Chemistry series.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
Physics I
One year of algebra based Physics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
One year of algebra based physics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: General
  • Physics II
Physiology
One upper division course in Physiology taken at a four year institution. This can not be the same course used as your lower division Anatomy & Physiology course series.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • Physiology
Social/Behavioral Science
Any two courses in behavioral science including psychology, sociology or anthropology (Courses taken in any other discipline will not be considered).
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Any
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: General II
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Anthropology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Community Health
Social/Behavioral Science
Any two courses in behavioral science including psychology, sociology or anthropology (Courses taken in any other discipline will not be considered).
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Any
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: General II
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Anthropology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Community Health
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Women’s Studies
Statistics
Any statistics course in any discipline.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics