2019-20 Applicants

University of Mount Union


Please ensure you have read the program's prerequisite requirements and acceptable courses as seen in the table below PRIOR to APPLYING to the PROGRAM. 

As of April 30, 2019, the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Mont Union University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call: (800) 334-6682 or email: admission@mountunion.edu.


Contact Information more...

Dr. Robert Frampton, PT
Department Chairperson, Director of Phyical Therapy Program
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Mount Union
1972 Clark Avenue
Alliance OH, 44601
(800) 334-6682
(330) 829-8191
admission@mountunion.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/24/2020
Additional information about the class profile
Preference is given to graduates from the University of Mount Union.
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
30
Anticipated size of next entering class
30
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
80%
% of WICHE applicants accepted
3%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
17%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Sex

% Male
46%
% Female
54%

Race / Ethnicity

% Hispanic
6%
% Asian
3%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
91%

Program Description more...

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program curriculum at the University of Mount Union is unique. The program is a blend of traditional lecture and lab with problem-based learning methodology utilizing patient case studies. Mount Union Physical Therapy program’s mission is to prepare sensitive (astute), responsive Doctors of Physical Therapy to utilize evidence and best practices for lifelong service to patients, clients and society.

The University of Mount Union has a long tradition of preparing students to be compassionate, caring humanitarians, and this is the foundation for Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Mount Union’s DPT curriculum is also structured with opportunities for inter-professional education with our nursing, physician assistant and exercise science pre-professionals to name a few.

Mount Union’s state-of-the-art science facility, long-term working relationships with the Alliance Community Hospital, Cleveland Clinic, and cooperative relationships with Canton and Youngstown area hospitals, it builds upon a strong foundation to deliver a successful Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program.

Application Deadlines

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

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) must be taken and scores submitted to PTCAS for verification by September 23, 2019.  Applications without verified PTCAS GRE scores are incomplete and will not be reviewed.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$1000.00
Additional Information about Deposit
Once an offer for admission to the program is extended, the successful candidate will be asked to accept the offer and provide the non-refundable deposit.
Deposit Refundable?
No
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
3.20
3.26
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.20
3.20
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
If you have completed a graduate program, your graduate GPA will also be used in calculating your overall cumulative GPA.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7411
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
10/01/2019
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
140
147
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
144
148
Analytical writing scaled score
3.0
3.5
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
GRE must be taken and scores submitted to PTCAS for verification by October 1, 2018 application deadline. Applications without verified PTCAS GRE scores are incomplete and will not be reviewed. If you have completed a graduate degree you will not be required to submit your GRE scores.

Observation Hours

 
* Eighty (80) hours of observation are required; hours may be paid or volunteer observation experiences under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist.

* The hours may all be completed in one physical therapy practice setting or in multiple practice settings.

* If applicants do not meet this requirement when the application is submitted, the entire application will be considered incomplete and therefore unacceptable for review.
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
80
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
10/01/2019
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
Additional information about program's reference requirements
Applicants must submit one letter of reference from a Physical Therapist, one letter from a Professor in their major, and one additional letter of reference. The third letter of reference can be from an employer, healthcare professional, physical therapist, or college/university professor.

Please note that only three references are 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
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens
  • Other non-citizens (e.g., refugees)
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
For international applicants: the TOEFL-iBT minimum composite score of 89 with minimum subsets; 24 writing, 26 speaking, 21 reading & comprehension, and 18 listening are 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
Applicants must meet the prerequisite courses as identified in the above listing; however, the exact number of semester credits may differ from their home institution. The University of Mount Union offers all undergraduate courses for four (4) semester hours of credit.

For all science courses (e.g. Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physiology, and Physics) a laboratory component is required for a total of four (4) semester credit hours. It is acceptable for Psychology, Social/Behavioral Sciences, and Statistics courses to be three (3) or four (4) semester credits.
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
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Advanced Chemistry
Advanced Chemistry course of Biochemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, or Organic Chemistry are necessary to fulfill the two prerequisites in chemistry.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
Anatomy & Physiology I
For all science courses (e.g. Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physiology, and Physics) a laboratory component is required for a total of four (4) semester credit hours.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Any
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Anatomy & Physiology II
For all science courses (e.g. Anatomy, Biology, Chemistry, Physiology, and Physics) a laboratory component is required for a total of four (4) semester credit hours.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Any
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology / Biological Science
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry
General Chemistry II.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry II
Physics I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: General
  • Physics II
Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Any
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Any
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
Social/Behavioral Science
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Ethics
  • Humanities
  • Literature
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Anthropology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Community Health
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Cultural Geography
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Ethnic Studies
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Human Sexuality
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Marriage/Family
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Personal Health
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Social Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Sociology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Women’s Studies
Social/Behavioral Science
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Ethics
  • Humanities
  • Literature
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Anthropology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Community Health
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Cultural Geography
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Ethnic Studies
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Human Sexuality
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Marriage/Family
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Personal Health
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Social Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Sociology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Women’s Studies
Statistics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics