2019-20 Applicants

Indiana University - School of Health & Human Sciences


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...

Deanna Hart
Director, Student Engagement & Success for Graduate/Professional Programs
IU DPT Admissions Committee
IUPUI
1140 West Michigan Street
CF 120
Indianapolis IN, 46202
(317) 274-4702
shhsinfo@iupui.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
05/18/2020
Dual-degree programs offered in conjunction with PT degree
DPT/PhD
Additional information about the class profile
Applicants are extended an offer based on a holistic admission process where we factor in a balance of each candidate's experiences, attributes and academics. The top 44 applicants will be offered a place in the program.
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
44
Anticipated size of next entering class
44
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
94%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
6%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Sex

% Male
50%
% Female
50%

Race / Ethnicity

% Asian
2%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
98%

Program Description more...

Department of Physical Therapy Philosophy
The Department of Physical Therapy’s philosophy relates to its tri-fold mission of excellence in teaching and learning, research and creative activity, and community and professional engagement.

Existing demands of health care call for educational programs of sufficient breadth and depth at a level that fosters autonomous practice. The faculty believe that commitment and collaboration of students and faculty in a process that integrates contemporary educational methods, didactic and experiential learning, self-reflection, and clinical reasoning using the best available evidence prepares students for this autonomy. To meet these expectations, the faculty have created a comprehensive, evolving curriculum designed to synthesize knowledge with the physical therapy core professional values.

To support the evolving nature of the art and science of physical therapy, the faculty engage in the discovery and dissemination of scholarly activities with the goal of enhancing the quality of healthcare for the state, nation, and beyond. Students integrate research evidence into clinical decision making through critical assessment. The faculty believe that effective and efficient clinical practice is best delivered by an evidence-based clinician capable of evaluating and implementing research outcomes. Students interested in an in-depth understanding of research have opportunities to assist faculty with ongoing projects; however, faculty believe active participation in original scholarly research is not a required element for successful clinical practice.

The faculty believe that education transcends the boundaries of a physical classroom requiring students to engage in community and professional activities. Student learning is impacted through interactive experiences within clinical, community, and professional environments. Real-life situations deepen the level of understanding with the intent of producing culturally-competent, life-long learners prepared to meet the challenges of a complex healthcare system. The following commitments have been established to guide the enactment of the program philosophy.

Program Commitments:

1. Implement an educational program of sufficient breadth and depth at a level that fosters autonomous practice

2. Engage in the discovery and dissemination of scholarly activities with the goal of enhancing the quality of healthcare for the state, nation, and beyond

3. Create a comprehensive, evolving curriculum designed to synthesize knowledge with the physical therapy core professional values

4. Integrate best practice and empirically tested knowledge from research evidence for effective clinical decision-making

5. Foster student engagement into community and professional activities

6. Produce culturally-competent practitioners committed to serving a diverse patient population

7. Internalize the value of Life-long learning and adapting practice to ever changing evidence



Faculty Commitments:

The faculty of the Department of Physical Therapy enacts the philosophy by:

1. Mentor and facilitate students to become competent, autonomous professionals

2. Conduct and disseminate findings of scholarly activities relevant to health, wellness and rehabilitation

3. Participate in a collaborative model of education creating a supportive learning atmosphere in which students and faculty share responsibility for meeting educational goals

4. Model APTA core values in teaching and learning, research and creative activity, and service

5. Contribute to the development of the profession at the state, national and international levels

6. Appreciate diverse life experiences fostering the curricular integration of cultural competency

Application Deadlines

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

The admissions committee will select 100 applicants from the total complete and qualified application pool, and extend an invitation in mid-November to an on campus interview. Interviews will be conducted on Friday, December 6, 2019 only and will be scheduled in the afternoon. The interview is mandatory for both in and out of state invited applicants, so please be prepared to make travel arrangements to the IUPUI campus when requested.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$500.00
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/25/2020

Interviews

Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
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GPA

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.20
3.82
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.20
3.82
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
A maximum of 15 credits of prerequisite coursework may be retaken with the higher grade used for math/science prerequisite GPA; all courses will be added to cumulative GPA.

Undergraduate cumulative GPA will be calculated from all courses completed with a grade from all undergraduate institutions attended. Prerequisites and baccalaureate degree must be from a regionally accredited institution or international equivalent.

Students are allowed to apply AP credit of scores 3 or higher toward the completion of their prerequisite requirements. If the AP course is a math/science prerequisite the GPA calculations will be obtained by omitting that specific course.

Students are allowed to apply Dual Credit courses toward the completion of their prerequisite requirements. An official university transcript showing the grade earned must be sent to PTCAS.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
No
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7692
University GRE code
1325

Observation Hours

 
Applicants must have a minimum of 20 hours in an inpatient setting and 20 hours in an outpatient setting. Please be sure your verifying PT indicates the setting in which you observed.

Program will not accept observation hours with a PT Assistant.
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
40
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
10/01/2019
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Required
Outpatient
Required

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$60.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
Yes
Description of supplemental requirements
Applicants must submit an IUPUI supplemental graduate application, the Intent to Complete Degree Requirements form, and the IU DPT Prerequisite Course Completion Form, in addition to all PTCAS materials, no later than the application deadline of October 1, 2019.

A description of all materials required is available here: https://shhs.iupui.edu/admissions/graduate-professional/doctor-physical-therapy.html

Applicants who fail to complete both the PTCAS application and the IUPUI Graduate Application cannot be considered for the IU DPT program.

The PTCAS application must be in COMPLETE status at the application deadline.
Description of Supplemental and Document Upload Requirements
Please see the PTCAS application for instructions on uploading the below optional documents.

1) Prerequisite Course Completion Form: Enter prerequisite courses completed on fillable form, save the form, then upload and submit here under Catalog Course Descriptions OR with the IUPUI Graduate Application.

2) Declaration of Intent to Complete Degree Requirements Form: Enter information and obtain signatures on the form, save the form, then upload and submit here under Other OR with the IUPUI Graduate Application. You need to submit this form if you do not currently hold a bachelor’s degree by the application deadline. Note: All degree requirements must be completed before the start of classes in May. All coursework must be completed prior to the start of the program in May. Those applying without a degree will be required to submit a final transcript with proof of degree awarded. Applicants holding a bachelor’s degree at the time of application may omit this form.
Supplemental Requirements
Graduate School Application for admission - https://shhs.iupui.edu/admissions/graduate-professional/doctor-physical-therapy.html, DPT Prerequisite Course Completion Form - https://shhs.iupui.edu/admissions/graduate-professional/doctor-physical-therapy.html, Declaration of Intent to Complete Undergraduate Degree - https://shhs.iupui.edu/admissions/graduate-professional/doctor-physical-therapy.html,
Deadline for supplemental materials
2019-10-01
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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
2

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
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to institution
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
Applicants must send foreign and Canadian transcript evaluations to PTCAS. Foreign transcripts should be evaluated by WES. Information at http://www.wes.org/.

Applicants with foreign transcripts must comply with the Indiana University Indianapolis Office of International Affairs for admission and verification policies outlined at: http://international.iupui.edu

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
Only one (1) prerequisite may be in progress or outstanding at application deadline. This means one (1) prerequisite course in progress in fall or planned for spring is allowed. All prerequisites must be completed by end of spring term.

The following courses comprise the math/science prerequisite GPA:

* Human anatomy with lab OR Human anatomy and physiology I with lab
* Human physiology with lab OR Human anatomy and physiology II with lab
* General chemistry I with lab
* General chemistry II with lab
* Physics I with lab
* Physics II with lab
* Statistics
* Introductory Psychology
*Lifespan/Human Development Psychology

Statistics must include inferential and descriptive statistics; courses not including inferential statistics are not approved.
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
Lecture and laboratory studies of the histology and gross morphology of the human form, utilizing a cell ­tissue organ-system approach. Must be at a level for science majors and include a lab.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Chemistry I
Principles of inorganic chemistry emphasizing physical and chemical properties, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, and states of matter. Must be at a level for science majors and include a lab.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Topics include condensed phases, solution chemistry, thermodynamics, equilibrium, and kinetics. Must be at a level for science majors and include a lab.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry II
Physics I
Newtonian mechanics, wave motion, heat, and thermodynamics. Application of physical principles to related scientific disciplines, especially life sciences. Must be at a level for science majors and include a lab.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Electricity and magnetism; geometrical and physical optics; introduction to concepts of relativity, and quantum theory. Must be at a level for science majors and include a lab.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
Lectures and laboratory work related to cellular, musculoskeletal, neural, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, renal, endocrine, and reproductive function in humans. Must be at a level for science majors.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Psychology
Introduction to scientific study of human nature. Content areas include learning, sensation­ perception, psychophysiology, motivation, emotions, and statistics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Psychology
Emphasizes the life span perspective of physical/motor, intellectual/ cognitive, social/personality, and sexual development from conception to death through theory, research and practical applications.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Statistics
Introduction to statistical methods with applications to diverse fields. Emphasis on understanding and interpreting standard techniques. Must include the study of both descriptive and inferential statistics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics