2019-20 Applicants

Wichita State 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...

Kelley Shetlar
Admissions Coordinator
Department of Physical Therapy
Wichita State University
1845 Fairmount
Campus Box, 210
Wichita KS, 67260-0210
(316) 978-3617
ptadmissions@wichita.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
06/03/2020
Social networking
Facebook Page for PT Program
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
40
Anticipated size of next entering class
40
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
98%
% of CANADIAN applicants accepted
2%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Program Description more...

The mission of the Department of Physical Therapy at Wichita State University is to educate entry-level generalist practitioners who practice in a variety of settings. The educational program, through academic and clinical course work, requires each student to assimilate knowledge, acquire skills, and develop professional judgment and behaviors appropriate for safe, and ethical practice. [Program faculty guide students to become entry-level generalist practitioners who are lifelong learners capable of integrating professional knowledge, skills and proper attitudes in ethical practice providing physical therapy services to a diverse population in an ever-changing social and health care environment.]

Application Deadlines

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

Your application MUST BE VERIFIED by 11:59pm ET on October 1, 2019.  

Other Application Deadlines:

Qualtrics Survey - November 1, 2019 (You will receive a link to this survey via email)

Graduate School Application - October 1, 2019

Open House Dates: 

* July 19, 2019

* September 20, 2019

* March 20, 2020

* July 17, 2020


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$250.00
Additional Information about Deposit
This nonrefundable deposit is applied to tuition for the first semester of the DPT program.
Deposit Refundable?
No
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
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.70
Last 60 hours taken
3.00
3.83
Additional GPA 2 (defined by program)
3.00
3.75
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
The program averages grades earned in its local GPA calculations if a course was repeated.

All prerequisite courses must be completed for a grade of "C" (2.0) or better.

Prerequisite courses that were taken more than 10 years prior to application will only be considered by petition to the Physical Therapy Admissions Committee.

All Math / Science prerequisite courses must be completed within the last 6 years.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
No
University GRE code
6884

Observation Hours

 
Paid PT experiences should be listed under employment and will not count toward observation hours.

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
Required
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$60.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
Yes
Description of supplemental requirements
Applications will be considered only if the PTCAS application and the Qualtrics survey are completed by the posted deadlines. Those who move forward in the process will be asked to complete the Wichita State University Graduate School application by the posted deadline as well.

Graduate School Application and one official transcript MUST be submitted directly to the Wichita State University (WSU) Graduate School for all undergraduate and graduate academic institutions attended.
Supplemental Requirements
Graduate School Application (Complete this step only when asked to do so), One transcript from each school attended (official or unofficial) submitted directly to the WSU Graduate School ,
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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

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
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) 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 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
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
No
Anatomy & Physiology I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Human
Biology I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Microbiology
Chemistry I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Organic
Communication / Speech / Public Speaking
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Comm: Public Speaking
English Composition / Writing
1 of 2 english composition/writing courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition
English Composition / Writing
2 of 2 english composition/writing courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Literature
Exercise Physiology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Exercise Physiology
Math
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 2
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Calculus
  • Mathematics: Pre-Calculus
  • Mathematics: Trigonometry
Medical Terminology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 1
Acceptable Courses
  • Medical Terminology
Physics I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
1 of 2 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
Psychology
2 of 2 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Statistics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics