2019-20 Applicants

Utica 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...

John D. Rowe
Executive Director of Graduate Admissions
410 Clark City Center
Utica College
jrowe@utica.edu
Utica NY, 13501
(315) 792-3010
(315) 792-3824
jrowe@utica.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
06/15/2020
Institution's religious affiliation
Private, non-affiliated
Additional information about the class profile
3.2 minimum overall GPA to apply; average GPA of the 2019 cohort was a 3.63. Please contact jrowe@utica.edu for a DPT Information Guide which will help you learn more about the DPT program at Utica.
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
36
Anticipated size of next entering class
36
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
95%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
3%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Sex

% Male
52%
% Female
48%

Race / Ethnicity

% Hispanic
1%
% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1%
% Asian
1%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
1%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
96%

Program Description more...

The three year professional program occurs over 9 semesters, including three summer semesters. The curriculum integrates traditional instruction with case analysis to guide, stimulate, and challenge student learning, while fostering development as professionals with sound reasoning skills. Nine full-time faculty, one part-time faculty, and several adjunct faculty members work closely with students throughout the program.

Students participate in 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences in a variety of settings, working with individuals across the lifespan. Four integrated clinical experiences occur during the academic semesters on campus, providing experiential learning in community settings with emphasis on prevention and wellness.

Projects under faculty supervision provide opportunities for students to meet the profession’s expectation for students to become consumers of research. A progression of critical inquiry and evidence based practice will result in case reports and systematic reviews.

The mission of the Utica College Physical Therapy Program is to educate students to become doctors of physical therapy who embrace the honor of their responsibility as professionals. Our faculty, students and graduates will demonstrate behaviors consistent with the mission of Utica College and the Core Values of the American Physical Therapy Association

Graduates are prepared to enter the profession of physical therapy to:

- Provide comprehensive physical therapy care to individuals across the lifespan and in a variety of practice settings;

- Assume the multifaceted role of patient/client manager that includes advocate, educator, supervisor, and consultant;

- Value and utilize precepts of lifelong learning; and

- Demonstrate behaviors that exemplify integrity, leadership, professional collaboration and social awareness.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
03/16/2020
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

Selected candidates will be invited to campus for interviews-October 2018 through January 2019.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$300.00
Additional Information about Deposit
Deposits are applied directly to tuition.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
03/15/2020

Interviews

Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Additional information about Interviews
Selected applicants who meet admissions criteria will be invited to campus between October and February for an interview with faculty.

GPA

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.20
3.65
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
"Utica College requires a grade of B- or better for the seven science prerequisites and labs:

* A&P 1w/lab, A&P 2 w/lab, Upper level BIO, Chem 1 w/lab, Chem 2 w/lab or Organic w/lab, Physics 1 w/lab, Physics 2 w/lab.

Note: While B-‘s are acceptable for science prerequisites, candidates must also have a minimum Science GPA of 3.0 as configured in the PTCAS application.

Only one retake of the seven science prerequisites in order to earn a B- or better is allowed for our program. More than one retake of a science prerequisite will disqualify your application, even if you earn a grade of B- or better."

A student may repeat no more than two science courses and any science course may be repeated only once.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
No

Observation Hours

 
Evidence of 40 hours of volunteer work experience in two different physical therapy settings. Ten (10) hours MUST be in in-patient or acute care.
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
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?
Yes
Description of supplemental requirements
All UC DPT Applicants must download, read, sign, date three (3) forms:

* "Essential Functions of a Physical Therapist",
* "Disciplinary History" and
* "Office of Professional Statement"

These forms should be uploaded in the document section of the application and can be found at: https://www.utica.edu/enrollment/admissions/graduate/dpt.cfm
Supplemental Requirements
"Essential Functions of a Physical Therapist", "Disciplinary History", "Office of Professional Statement" ,
Link to supplemental forms or instructions
Legend
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
Two (2) recommendations are required. (One from a practicing physical therapist and one from an academic professor.)

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 institution
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
All international transcripts (except Canada) MUST be reviewed by a recognized transcript evaluation service (i.e. WES)

Send official Canadian transcripts to:

Utica College Graduate Admissions
410 Clark City Center
Utica, NY 13501 USA

An independent evaluation of Canadian transcripts is NOT 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
All seven science prerequisites must have a grade of B (not B-) or higher. All labs for A&P, chemistry and physics are required and must also have a grade of B or higher (no B-). Applicants may only repeat a science prerequisite once.
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
Yes
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Anatomy & Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology I (with lab): Structure and function of the human body, including cells, tissues, skin, and the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
Anatomy & Physiology II
Anatomy and Physiology II (with lab): A continuation of A&P I examining the structure and function of the human body including the endocrine, reproductive, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, urinary, and digestive systems.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
Biology / Biological Science
One upper level course (300-400) of at least 3 credits with a biology focus. This course can be taken through another department such as Exercise Science or Kinesiology but preferably should be taken through a biology department. Examples of courses that would fulfill the requirement are: Neuroscience, Principles of Motor Control, Biology of Aging.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
Chemistry I
General Chemistry I (with lab): Atomic and molecular structure used to develop fundamental principles of physical and chemical properties of all matter. Modern applications of chemistry. States of matter, symmetry, reactivity, kinetics, oxidation/ reduction, acid/base, organic and biochemical structures. Lecture and laboratory.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry II
Applicants can take either Chem II with lab or Organic Chem with lab: General Chemistry II (with lab): Chemical equilibrium, kinetics, acids/bases, oxidation/reduction, metals, nonmetals, organic chemistry, biochemistry. Three hours of lecture/demonstration/ discussion and three hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: Chemistry 211 or Organic Chemistry (with lab) Chemistry of carbon compounds. Structure, mechanism, synthesis, instrumentation. Three hour laboratory.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Physics I
Physics I (with lab): Calculus-based general physics. Introduction to principles of kinematics, forces, statics, dynamics, rotation, work, energy, gravitation, equilibrium, scientific methodologies and their development. Lecture and laboratory.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Physics II (with lab): Calculus-based general physics. Electricity and magnetism, radiation, optics, and elementary atomic physics. Lecture and laboratory.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
2 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Any
  • 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: Psychopathology
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
Psychology
2 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Any
  • 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: Psychopathology
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
Statistics
Statistics course content should include descriptive statistics, difference between two means, correlation and beginning concepts of analysis of variance.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics