2019-20 Applicants

Cleveland State University


Applicants applying to the January 2021 entering class must submit all required materials described below by no later than October 1, 2019


Contact Information more...

Jim Vogel
Administrative Secretary
Cleveland State University
Physical Therapy Program
Department of Health Sciences, HS 101
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland OH, 44115
(216) 687-3566
ptadvising@csuohio.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
01/09/2021
Institution's religious affiliation
N/A
Social networking
Twitter Page for PT Program
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
41
Anticipated size of next entering class
40
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
94%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
3%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S./non-Canadian)
3%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Sex

% Male
37%
% Female
63%

Program Description more...

Cleveland State University is located in the heart of downtown Cleveland. The Doctor of Physical Therapy's (DPT) mission is: rooted in an urban culture, we serve through engaged education, scholarship, and innovation. Our vision is to be a Catalyst for change toward optimizing health. We prepare competent entry-level practitioners who are well prepared to meet the demands of the contemporary health care arena. The DPT degree emphasizes advanced skills in therapeutic relationship development, medical screening, differential diagnosis, critical thinking and clinical reasoning. It will arm students with an evidence base that validates clinical decisions to support the level of independent practice expected in a direct access environment. It is expected that the DPT graduate will be prepared to be a critical consumer of the scientific literature, to support clinical research and to use research data to design and manage the processes of care. Students complete a clinical practicum; a portfolio and a clinical case report. The DPT program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education.

Application Deadlines

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

The General GRE exam that includes verbal, quantitative and analytical writing sections is required and must be completed by September 30, 2019. The program accepts the highest score earned in each category. CSU's DPT Program Designated Institution Code Number on PTCAS is 7740.

All completed coursework and official grades, including those from Summer 2019, must be submitted as part of your PTCAS application.

By October 1, 2019 you must complete the following actions: 

1.) Enter in all of your courses and grades, including those from Summer 2019, to PTCAS and submit completed application & pay fees

2.) Hit the ‘E-Submit Academic Update’ button on PTCAS if you are updating your application with newly entered grades

3.) Have official transcripts of all grades, including those from Summer 2019, sent and postmarked on or before October 1, 2019 to PTCAS

If ALL official courses and transcripts for Summer 2019 grades are not received by PTCAS by the October 1, 2019 deadline, you will be ineligible for CSU DPT admission.

CSU DPT Admissions decisions will be emailed to the email address the applicant provided in their PTCAS application.  Pre-Physical Therapy Advising is strongly recommended. Contact PTAdvising@csuohio.edu.


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
Contingent upon items in Offer Letter, the accepted applicants will receive their $500 deposits back into their CSU student financial account in the middle of the second DPT semester.
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
3.20
3.75
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Prerequisite Grade Requirements: At least five prerequisite courses must be completed with verified grades at the time of application. The program requires at least a grade of C in all prerequisite courses. However, no more than 2 prerequisite grades of C+ or lower are acceptable.

An application with more than two C-level grades is still eligible for application, however the excessive C-level grades will not count towards the 5 prerequisite minimum. If accepted, the excessive C-level courses must be retaken and completed with acceptable grades before admission.

All prerequisites must be taken within 6 years from time of application.

Program uses the Overall Cumulative GPA calculated by PTCAS for the overall GPA.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7740
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
09/30/2019
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
09/30/2014
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
 
151
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
 
150
Analytical writing scaled score
 
4.0
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
GRE scores must include analytical writing section. Combined verbal and quantitative scores of 296 (150 verbal, and/or 146 quantitative) are the recommended scores for eligibility. Scores below 3.5 writing, will require a remediatal writing course at CSU as a prerequisite/elective. GRE scores are valid for 5 years.

Observation Hours

Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are not required or considered
Paid
Not accepted
Volunteer
Not accepted
Inpatient
Not accepted
Outpatient
Not accepted

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
No
Supplemental fee amount
$0.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Description of supplemental requirements

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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
  • 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
Other
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send original Canadian transcript to PTCAS
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
Send foreign transcript evaluation to PTCAS and an original foreign transcript directly to CSU’s Office of International Admissions. Please see CSU’s Office of International Admissions website for additional information: http://www.csuohio.edu/international-admissions/international-admissions-graduate-students

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
Contact PTAdvising@csuohio.edu for additional information about the course prerequisites.

There is a 3 or 6 year limit on the age of prerequisite course work prior to your entry into the PT program. However, this can be petitioned, if you are able to show in work or life experience that current knowledge of subject area has been maintained.

All prerequisite courses must be completed with passing grades and no more than 2 may be submitted with grades below B (i.e. B- or below).
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
This prerequisite can be met with Anatomy & Physiology I and Anatomy & Physiology II with corresponding lab courses, OR this can be met with a Human Anatomy course with lab. Coursework older than 6 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
Biology I
Cell Bio preferred, but General Biology courses can be accepted if they have a cellular component. This course must be designed for science majors and have a lab. Coursework older than 6 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General
Chemistry I
In sequence with Chemistry II. This course must be designed for science majors. Students must take a Chem I course and Chem I lab to meet this requirement. Coursework older than 6 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4-5
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
In sequence with Chemistry I. This course must be designed for science majors. Students must take a Chem II course and Chem II lab to meet this requirement. Coursework older than 6 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4-5
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Physics I
In sequence with Physics II. This course must be designed for science majors. Students must take a Physics I course and Physics I lab to meet this requirement. Coursework older than 6 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4-5
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
In sequence with Physics I. This course must be designed for science majors. Students must take a Physics II course and Physics II lab to meet this requirement. Coursework older than 6 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4-5
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
Upper Level Human Physiology course with lab is required. Vertebrate and/or Mammalian Physiology is acceptable but not recommended. OR Anatomy and Physiology I and II with corresponding labs AND Exercise Physiology would be acceptable to meet this prerequisite. Coursework older than 6 years not accepted.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Psychology
Students are required to take a minimum of one Psychology course in any area. Introduction to Psychology is suggested. Coursework older than 6 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
  • Psychology: General
Social/Behavioral Science
2 of 2 Social/Behavioral Science courses required in addition to one required psychology course; Any social/behavioral science course is acceptable by CSU DPT program. Coursework older than 6 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
Social/Behavioral Science
1 of 2 Social/Behavioral Science courses required in addition to one required psychology course; Any social/behavioral science course approved by CSU DPT program. Coursework older than 6 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
Statistics
This class must be upper division (300/400 level or junior/senior level). Coursework older than 6 years not accepted.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics