2019-20 Applicants

American International College


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...

Grace Malloy
Physical Therapy Administrative Assistant
American International College
Graduate Amissions Office
1000 State Street
Springfield MA, 01109
(413) 205-3700
(800) 242-3142
graduate.admissions@aic.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
06/26/2020
Additional information about the class profile
Students who are currently enrolled in Westfield State University's Sport Medicine and Athletic Training programs may be eligible to participate in the joint articulation between Westfield State University and American International College.
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
43
Anticipated size of next entering class
43
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
54%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
44%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S./non-Canadian)
2%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Sex

% Male
39%
% Female
61%

Race / Ethnicity

% Hispanic
5%
% Asian
7%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
9%
% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
2%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
75%
% Declining to State
2%

Program Description more...

The Division of Physical Therapy at American International College is dedicated to providing you with the academic and foundational knowledge and skills for a professional career as a physical therapist. With a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree from AIC, you will learn to deliver diverse patient care, provide services that restore function, improve mobility, relieve pain, and prevent or limit permanent physical disability. You will also learn to plan and modify treatment and instruction, make use of physical measures, activities, and devices for prevention and therapeutic purposes, as well as provide consultative, educational, and advisory services.

Our program educates graduates to practice autonomously, effectively, and with integrity in a multifaceted and culturally diverse healthcare environment. In concert with the mission of the college, the program in physical therapy facilitates a dynamic educational environment through interactive and collaborative learning experiences. Students graduate with the cognitive, psychomotor, and professional skills that enable them to assume the diverse role of healthcare practitioner, including clinician, advocate, manager, teacher, learner, researcher, and leader. In addition, the program facilitates the development of compassionate practitioners through service to the academic and local communities.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
12/02/2019
Deadline type
Soft
Application close date (for soft deadlines only)
03/02/2020
Program has rolling admissions process?
Other
Important dates

The Preferred Application Deadline is December 2nd. The Final Application Deadline is March 2nd. Applicants applying to the DPT program should apply online using the PTCAS application beginning in July.





In order to be considered, all applications must be completed and verified by PTCAS no later than the stated application deadline. Applications verified after the deadline date will not be considered.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$500.00
Additional Information about Deposit
The deposit is non-refundable.
Due Date of First Required Deposit
02/15/2020

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
3.20
3.54
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.20
3.49
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Program uses the highest grade in prerequisite GPA calculations, if course was repeated. All prerequisite courses must have been completed within the last five years in order to be eligible for consideration. The number of times that a course has been repeated and/or the number of courses repeated will be considered.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
No

Observation Hours

 
AIC requires a minimum of two documented clinical observation experiences totaling twenty hours (ten at each location) as part of the graduate application. These observations serve as preparatory experience and are required to enroll in the DPT graduate program.

Applicants are advised to participate in two different experiences at two different practice settings. Practice settings include outpatient, acute care inpatient, acute rehabilitation, skilled nursing facility, home health and school systems.
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
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
05/01/2020
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?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Description of supplemental requirements
The pre-requisite worksheet is encouraged for all applicants to complete, but is currently not a requirement of the application process. Applicants seeking to complete this form are encouraged to contact the Office of Graduate Admissions at 413-205-3700.

Description of Supplemental and Document Upload Requirements
Additional documentation is not required; however, many students choose to submit a resume or additional personal statements. You can upload all additional documents in the "document upload" section of the PTCAS application.
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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
Recommendations:
Letters of recommendation should come from professors under whom the candidate has studied or, when appropriate, from supervisors or colleagues with whom the candidate has worked.

Please choose individuals who can provide an objective and frank appraisal of your capacity for graduate study and your potential for professional success.

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
Other
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
Non-native speakers of English who wish to pursue a graduate degree must submit evidence of proficiency in the English language. Results from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) require a minimum overall score of 577 for the paper based test, 233 for the computer-based test, or 91 for the internet-based test.

Test scores are valid for 2 years after the test date. TOEFL scores are not required if a prior college or university degree has been granted within the last three years from a regionally accredited institution within the United States or if the applicant can document that the language of instruction for undergraduate degree was English



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
* Science courses should be designed for science majors or pre-professional students.

* PASS/FAIL courses are NOT accepted.

* All prerequisite courses must have been completed within five years of the term to which you are applying. Please list only courses we require.

* ADDITIONAL NOTES
- If accepted, you must complete both the required courses and the required number of semester credits before beginning the program.

- You will need to submit final transcripts by June 1 before the start of the program. Failure to complete this step may result in reversal of your acceptance.
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
Coursework older than 5 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
Anatomy & Physiology II
Coursework older than 5 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
Biology I
Coursework older than 5 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General I
Biology II
Exercise Physiology is accepted if the course has a lab component and with approval from the program director. Coursework older than 5 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General II
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
Chemistry I
Coursework older than 5 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Coursework older than 5 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry II
Physics I
Coursework older than 5 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Coursework older than 5 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Statistics
Biological, Psychological or Educational statistics accepted. Coursework older than 5 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics