2019-20 Applicants

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions - (for the classes beginning in summer and fall)


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...

Jeff Tolley
Admissions Advisor
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Rocky Mountain University Health Professions
122 East 1700 South
Building C
Provo UT, 84606
(801) 375-5125
dpt@rmuohp.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
05/04/2020 and 09/03/2020
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
100
Anticipated size of next entering class
100
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
39%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
61%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Program Description more...

The mission of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program is to provide a student-centered education that prepares graduates for socially responsible, outcomes-oriented, evidence-based, autonomous and collaborative physical therapy practice.

The DPT program strives to attract a dynamic and diverse faculty who possess a common desire to shape the physical therapists of tomorrow by modeling both clinical and teaching excellence. By design, the DPT program plans on expanding on the progressive model of the University by incorporating advances in technology and educational theory in the development and implementation of its programs. RMUoHP recognizes that even with the best technology and curriculum, the heart and soul of the program is the student. Our program will cater to highly motivated students who wish to be active participants in their education.

In keeping with both the University and Program Missions, RMUoHP graduates will be prepared to enter the physical therapy work force as skilled and ethical members of the health care community.

The course sequence flows from the mission, philosophy, and goals of the DPT program, and is designed to facilitate the education of our students. The curriculum outline, list of courses, and course descriptions are located on the RMUoHP website. The program is a traditional, campus-based program consisting of 8 continuous semesters of classroom and clinical experiences.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
05/15/2020
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates

The program will offer two start dates for the 2020 starting class.  You can choose between a start date on May 9, 2020 and September 3, 2020. 

The Program will hold interviews on the following dates: Oct 12, Nov 16, Jan 12 , Feb 8, Mar 8 (as needed). While the program does not have a true rolling admissions process, those applicants which the program feels will be successful may receive an offer of admission shortly after interviewing. For this reason, it is encouraged to submit the PTCAS application as early as possible. 


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes
Special eligibility requirements for Early Decision candidates
Early decision candidates to the program must have a minimum overall and prerequisite GPA of 3.5.

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$1000.00
Additional Information about Deposit
Enrollment deposit is applied to the student's first semester tuition. The Tuition Deposit is due on January 15, 2019 if accepted prior to that date. If accepted after January 15, the tuition deposit will be due by the date provided by Admissions.
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2020

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
3.00
3.53
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.56
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
The program uses only the highest grade earned in its prerequisite GPA calculations, if a course was repeated. The program does not recalculate the cumulative GPA provided by PTCAS.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
0377
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning % score
35%
65%
Quantitative reasoning % score
35%
56%
Analytical writing scaled score
3.0
4.0
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
For applicants that have selected the summer semester start (May), the last acceptable GRE test date is____

For applicants that have selected the fall semester start (September), the last acceptable GRE test date is____

Observation Hours

 
Experience/observation in multiple physical therapy settings is recommended.
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
100
Total number of PT hours RECOMMENDED
100
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
No
Supplemental fee amount
$0.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
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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
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
  • Do not send any Canadian documentation
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
A TOEFL score of at least 89 is required.

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
Introductory level courses for non-science majors will not be accepted as prerequisite courses.

Prerequisite Courses:
Introductory level courses for non-science majors will not be accepted as prerequisite courses.

The program uses only the highest grade earned in its prerequisite GPA calculations if a course was repeated. The program does not recalculate the cumulative GPA provided by PTCAS.

Prerequisite coursework older than 10 years not accepted.

It’s preferred that at least 7 of the 10 prerequisite courses are complete at the time of application.
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
One course in human anatomy with a lab (3 semester hours including labs). A two semester anatomy and physiology combination course, with lab, may be used to fulfill the human anatomy and physiology requirement (7 semester hours including labs). Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
Biology I
One course in biology (3 semester hours). Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry I
One course of general chemistry (4 semester hours including labs) with lab for science majors. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
One course of general chemistry (4 semester hours including labs) with lab for science majors. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Physics I
One course of general Physics (4 semester hours including labs) with lab for science majors. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
One course of general Physics (4 semester hours including labs) with lab for science majors. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
One course in physiology with a lab (3 semester hours including labs). A two semester anatomy and physiology combination course, with lab, may be used to fulfill the human anatomy and physiology requirement (7 semester hours including labs). Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Human Physiology
Social/Behavioral Science
Six semester hours in the behavioral sciences. Life span development is preferred. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
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: General
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Sports
  • Psychology: Statistics
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Sociology
Social/Behavioral Science
Six semester hours in the behavioral sciences. Life span development is preferred. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
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: General
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Sociology
Statistics
Three Semester hours of statistics. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics