2019-20 Applicants

Arkansas State University


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Contact Information more...

J. Stephen Guffey, PT, EdD
Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
Arkansas State University
P O Box 910
State University AR, 72467
(870) 972-3591
ptadmissions@astate.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
05/26/2020
Additional information about the class profile
Please see the department website for details on the scoring of applicants. Link to web resource for this information is http://www.astate.edu/college/conhp/degrees/degree-details.dot?mid=e3ca7087-e029-48ec-8e76-bf031e71f16b.
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
30
Anticipated size of next entering class
30
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
73%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
24%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S./non-Canadian)
3%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
27%

Sex

% Male
50%
% Female
50%

Race / Ethnicity

% Hispanic
1%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
6%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
93%

Program Description more...

Arkansas State University's Physical Therapy Department offers the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) in a three year format with a new class starting every Fall Semester (August). Graduation occurs in May at the end of the third academic year.

We are fortunate in PT to have well prepared, high energy faculty as well as tremendous resources on campus that provide a variety of unique learning opportunities for our students. Some of the unique resources we have on campus include:

* HippoTherapy Center, directed by Dr. Roy Aldridge, Professor of Physical Therapy

* Beck PRIDE Center, a program specifically designed to aid America's wounded veterans.

* Clinical services are provided by physical therapy faculty and students on our campus.

* Speech and Hearing Center, a comprehensive clinical facility staffed by the Department of Communication Disorders that offers interdisciplinary, clinical, and research opportunities for our faculty and students.

* Reynolds Center for Health Sciences Center - Recently opened in 2009, this facility includes two PT research labs equipped with state of the art equipment.

* Schroth Based Physical Therapy - a Scoliosis rehab, directed by Dr. Shawn Drake, Professor of Physical Therapy.

We are one of only a few universities in the country to offer both the DPT degree and the PTA degree.

The Department of Physical Therapy is located in the College of Nursing and Health Professions at ASTATE. The interdisciplinary nature of our college affords our students and faculty many opportunities for interdisciplinary education and research.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
02/03/2020
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

Please note that our application deadline is February 3, 2020. Once your application is complete to PTCAS, your academic record will be verified by PTCAS before sending to the ASTATE DPT Program.  ASTATE will not consider any applicant files sent by PTCAS after March 1st. You are strongly encouraged to submit your application well before the deadline (Feb 3) to ensure that PTCAS is able to verify your transcripts and send your file by March 1. We recommend you submit your application by early January to ensure that your materials will be verified and sent before the deadline.



Please note that we are changing to a summer start date. All students must complete their bachelors degree before the late May start date.


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
A $500 deposit is required for accepted applicants. The $500 deposit will be credited to the second semester tuition and fees.
Due Date of First Required Deposit
03/15/2020

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
GPA for Last 60 Credits
 
3.80
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Our program uses both overall GPA (which includes undergraduate and graduate grades) and last 60 credit hour GPA.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
4108
University GRE code
6011
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
12/21/2019
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
12/30/2014

Observation Hours

Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are not required but are considered
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
Other
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes - for selected applicants only
Supplemental fee amount
$50.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes - for selected applicants only
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
Yes - for selected applicants only
Description of supplemental requirements
Applicants that are offered acceptance to the program will be required to submit and complete a supplemental application and fee of $50.00. Additional instructions will follow at a later date.
Description of Supplemental and Document Upload Requirements
If you would like Spanish fluency to be considered as a part of your application, please upload your OPI document under the document upload field on 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
Number of references required by program
0

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens with a visa
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens
  • Other non-citizens (e.g., refugees)
  • U.S. citizens
  • U.S. permanent residents
  • Canadian citizens
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 WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses 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
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
Anatomy & Physiology I and II are prerequisites. A 4 credit hour anatomy course with lab plus a 4 credit hour physiology course with lab will also be acceptable. Must earn a "B" or better grade in lecture and lab as applicable.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • Biology: Any
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Any
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Anatomy & Physiology II
Anatomy & Physiology I and II are prerequisites. A 4 credit hour anatomy course with lab plus a 4 credit hour physiology course with lab will also be acceptable. Must earn a "B" or better grade in lecture and lab course as applicable.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • Biology: Any
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Any
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Medical Terminology
Must earn a grade of "B" or better to fulfill requirement.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 1-3
Acceptable Courses
  • Medical Terminology
Physics I
Must earn a grade of "B" or better to fulfill requirement. If course contains lecture and lab grades, must earn at least a "B" grade in each.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Must earn a grade of "B" or better to fulfill requirement. If course contains lecture and lab grades, must earn at least a "B" grade in each.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Statistics
While we will accept several different statistics courses as meeting this requirement, whichever course is used, it must include describing data, testing hypotheses, comparing groups / means and include the use and understanding of tests including chi square, correlations, student t tests, and ANOVA. The student should understand probability and confidence intervals. Must earn a grade of "B" or better to fulfill requirement.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics