2019-20 Applicants

Daemen College


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...

Melissa Wilkerson
Executive Assistant PT Department
Physical Therapy Program
Daemen College
4380 Main Street
Amherst NY, 14226
(716) 566-7843
(800) 462-7652
admissions@daemen.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
09/08/2020
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
70
Anticipated size of next entering class
70
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Program Description more...

Mission: The Physical Therapy Department at Daemen College will prepare students to become knowledgeable, skilled, and reflective physical therapists who are committed to serving the healthcare needs of a diverse society and to lifelong professional growth. This maturation will occur through contemporary physical therapy professional courses grounded in the humanities, and natural and social science curriculum.

Vision: The Physical Therapy Department at Daemen College is a community committed to inspiring passion for excellence in research, education, and practice serving the contemporary health care needs of society.

The Daemen College Physical Therapy Department and Program celebrates a 42-year history of success and excellence, having continuous accreditation status, authorized by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), since its first graduating class in 1977 through our recent graduating class of 2019. During our recent re-accreditation cycle, the program was notified that in order to remain fully accredited, it needed to fulfill one accreditation standard (4K), which requires a minimum of 50% of a program’s core faculty hold an academic doctorate (PhD, DSc, EdD, etc.). Presently, the PT Department and Program firmly believes that it has met this required standard. The program has in fact accomplished this requirement by hiring additional faculty and implementing departmental restructuring, prior to the notice recently received.

CAPTE only meets 2 times per year to make decisions on program compliance with Standards and Required Elements (Spring meeting in April and Fall meeting in October). At the time of their recent April meeting, new and additional information regarding hired faculty and restructuring within our program had not yet been made available for CAPTE’s review, as appointment notices were being finalized.

A compliance report and documentation supporting that we have met Standard 4K is due to CAPTE by September 1st, 2019. The Commission will review this report and supporting documents at its Fall meeting October 25-30, 2019. We are fully confident that the Commission will remove probation status from our program at that time. Our historical degree of excellence continues, and we remain committed to the high degree of success that our program, students, and graduates enjoy.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
01/15/2020
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

Accepted students are required to attend a mandatory Professional Program Orientation held on August 24th, 2020.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$500.00
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
2.80
3.40
Program-specific Prerequisite
2.80
3.30
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
A minimum of an overall 2.8 GPA is required in major science course work (8 credits of Biology, 8 credits of Chemistry, 8 credits of Physics, 4 credits of Anatomy, 4 credits of Physiology, and 3 credits of Bio-Organic Chemistry).

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
No
University GRE code
2762

Observation Hours

 
A minimum of 40 hours need to be completed in an in-patient environment (i.e. hospital, nursing home, assisted living facility, etc.)
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
120
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Required
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
2
Additional information about program's reference requirements
One character reference must be from a physical therapist. While the second letter can be from a physical therapist as well, it is recommended that an employer/supervisor or professor be considered.

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

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
Yes
Advanced Composition for Health Professionals
This three credit seminar course is required to be taken in the summer, offered at Daemen College, preceding the fall semester start of the professional program for accepted Direct-Entry students and a minimum grade of 'C' is required. This course may be waived if proficiency of writing is demonstrated. Upon acceptance to the professional program, writing sample(s) may be submitted to the course instructor for review and in consideration of being waived from the course.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
Anatomy
Coursework older than 5 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • Biology: Any
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
The Daemen DPT Program requires two biology courses (8 credits). This pre-requisite can be fulfilled by: 1) Taking two general biology courses (i.e. Bio I/II) 2) Taking two upper level biology courses (i.e. microbiology, histology, embryology, etc.) 3) Taking one general biology course and one upper level biology course.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Biology II
The Daemen DPT Program requires two biology courses (8 credits). This pre-requisite can be fulfilled by: 1) Taking two general biology courses (i.e. Bio I/II) 2) Taking two upper level biology courses (i.e. microbiology, histology, embryology, etc.) 3) Taking one general biology course and one upper level biology course.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
Chemistry I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry II
English Composition / Writing
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition
Freshman Seminar in Physical Therapy
This one credit seminar course is required to be taken in the summer, offered at Daemen College, preceding the fall semester start of the professional program for accepted Direct-Entry students and a minimum grade of 'C' is required. This course is waived for Physical Therapy Assistants.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 1
Acceptable Courses
Math
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Calculus
  • Mathematics: Pre-Calculus
Physics I
The Daemen DPT Program requires two physics courses (8 credits). These prerequisites can be fulfilled by taking a Physics I and Physics II sequence. Course topics should include: light, heat, electricity, mechanics, sound, etc.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
The Daemen DPT Program requires two physics courses (8 credits). These prerequisites can be fulfilled by taking a Physics I and Physics II sequence. Course topics should include: light, heat, electricity, mechanics, sound, etc.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
Coursework older than 5 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Principles of Teaching and Learning
This three credit seminar course is required to be taken in the summer, offered at Daemen College, preceding the fall semester start of the professional program for accepted Direct-Entry students and a minimum grade of 'C' is required. This course is waived for Physical Therapy Assistants.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: General II
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
Sophomore Seminar in Physical Therapy
This one credit seminar course is required to be taken in the summer, offered at Daemen College, preceding the fall semester start of the professional program for accepted Direct-Entry students and a minimum grade of 'C' is required. This course is waived for Physical Therapy Assistants.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 1
Acceptable Courses