2019-20 Applicants

Winston-Salem State University


Contact Information more...

Department of Physical Therapy
333 FL Atkins Bldg.
Winston-Salem State University
601 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Winston Salem NC, 27110
(336) 750-2190
DPTadmissions@wssu.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
01/05/2021
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
28
Anticipated size of next entering class
28
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
85%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
15%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Sex

% Male
25%
% Female
75%

Race / Ethnicity

% Hispanic
3%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
32%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
65%

Program Description more...

Winston Salem State University's Department of Physical Therapy serves the people of North Carolina and the nation by providing an entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (DPT). The Department is committed to providing an integrative education program that is well-grounded in the basic, social and clinical sciences in order to produce competent and compassionate clinicians who are skilled in the areas of critical thinking and inquiry, clinical problem-solving, research, education, management and treatment delivery to address health disparities. This innovative and unique 123 semester hour program incorporates applied learning techniques across the curriculum using human patient simulation housed in a virtual hospital,full functioning simulation experiences and student-directed community clinic learning labs supervised by program faculty. Students also have access to a state-of-the-art Human Movement and Biodynamics Lab that provides opportunity for faculty and student research. Exposure to research opportunities are integral to our program.Our mission is to increase diversity within the field of physical therapy.

The faculty of the WSSU Department of Physical Therapy envision a program that provides students with the educational and experiential foundation to practice physical therapy in a proactive, competent, ethical, and compassionate manner. Primary values inherent within the curriculum, modeled by the faculty and staff, and developed within the students, include integrity, dedication, responsibility, leadership, accountability, wisdom, commitment to personal and professional growth, and willingness to serve a diverse society. The DPT degree will prepare graduates to deliver both primary and interdisciplinary health care to diverse populations within a variety of practice settings and health-care delivery systems.

The rigorous 36-month program challenges and develops students year round. A new class is admitted each January, while our strongly recruited seniors graduate in December of year three. Clinical experiences at over 200 affiliated sites are interspersed throughout the curriculum. Students spend approximately 36 weeks at several different clinical sites under the direct supervision of highly experienced and dynamic clinical instructors.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
01/15/2020
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates

All materials must be completed by the deadline to be processed by WSSU DPT.

Open House Dates:

    Friday, September 6, 2019 @ 1-3 pm

    Friday , October 4, 2019 @1-3 pm

    Friday, November 01, 2019 @ 1-3 pm

    Friday, January 10, 2020 @ 1-3 pm

Other Open house dates to be determined. Sign up for open house at: https://www.wssu.edu/academics/colleges-and-departments/school-of-health-sciences/department-of-physical-therapy/application-process.html

DO NOT contact the institution with questions about the status of your application or supplemental materials.  WSSU will contact you directly regarding any missing items (check spam mail as well).   Login to your application to check the status of materials sent to PTCAS.


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
Deposit is applied toward the first semester's tuition.
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/08/2021

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
3.60
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.60
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
* 10/12 prerequisites MUST be completed by the application deadline.

* Must have 11/12 pre-requisite courses completed by May 2020, with all pre-requisite courses completed by August, 2020.

* All pre-requisite courses MUST be a C or better to be accepted toward admission.

* A pre-requisite course completed after acceptance must be at or above the B level, or the acceptance will be rescinded.

* Grades from repeated courses are averaged with the previous grade - thus both the original and repeat MUST be put into the prerequisite course listings.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7635
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
01/15/2020
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
01/15/2015
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
145
152
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
145
152
Analytical writing scaled score
3.0
 
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
MUST have Composite (Verbal and Quantitative) greater than or equal to 290, with subcomponents as noted (145 on each component).

Send official GRE scores to only WSSU's PTCAS GRE code #7635. DO NOT send the GRE directly to the university.

Observation Hours

 
All observation hours must be verified before deadline of January 15, 2020 to be considered.

At least two settings and 50 hours are required. Higher consideration will be given to applicants with more observation hours and who have observed in a variety of different settings.
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
50
Total number of PT hours RECOMMENDED
100
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
01/15/2020
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$50.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Description of supplemental requirements
In addition to the PTCAS fee, all applicants must send $50 application fee to:

Office of Admissions - Graduate
Winston-Salem State University
Anderson Center - Suite 137
601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Submit when PTCAS application is submitted . Please make your check, certified check or money order payable to WSSU Admissions/Physical Therapy. Please list your PTCAS ID# (and applicant name if different from that on the check) on the subject line of your check or money order. Applications will NOT be reviewed until the supplemental fee has been received.
Deadline for supplemental materials
2020-01-15
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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
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
Canadian coursework is not included in PTCAS GPAs. The transcript will be evaluated separately.

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 application materials must be completed by the January 15, 2020 deadline. 10/12 prerequisites must be completed by the application deadline. 11/12 Pre-requisite courses must be completed by May, 2020 and all pre-requisite coursework must be completed by August, 2020.

**Science courses must have been completed within 10 years of the application.**

Please make sure that Fall 2018 transcripts are submitted before the deadline to be considered.
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
Varies
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
No
Anatomy & Physiology I
Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
Anatomy & Physiology II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General
Chemistry I
Recommend College Chemistry I.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
Recommend College Chemistry II. Will accept Organic Chemistry I or Biochemistry.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Organic
Physics I
Recommend College Physics I.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
Recommend College Physics II.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
Social/Behavioral Science
Applicants may take Sociology, Philosophy, Ethics, Cultural Anthropology, or Psychology courses to fulfill the program’s social and behavioral science prerequisites. 1 of 2 social/behavioral science courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
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: Psychopathology
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Social Science
Social/Behavioral Science
See description above. 2 of 2 social/behavioral science courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
Statistics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics
Upper Level Biology
Upper Level Biology-must be 300-400 level course and taken at a four year institution. Numerous variations are accepted - contact the program regarding specific courses.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses