2019-20 Applicants

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University - Doctor of Physical Therapy


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Contact Information more...

Doctor of Physical Therapy
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University
School of Health Professions
7443 Picardy Avenue
Baton Rouge LA, 70808
(225) 768-1700
dpt@franu.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/17/2020
Additional information about the class profile
Institution is private; therefore, state residency is not a factor in admission.
Social networking
Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
32
Anticipated size of next entering class
34
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Program Description more...

Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is an independent, private Catholic College founded by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady. The University is a student-centered academic community guided by their Franciscan values, faithful to the commitment to the truth and common good found in Ex corde Ecclesiae and devoted to excellence in learning.

The University engages students in an educational experience that cultivates the spirit of scholarly inquiry, ongoing reflection, and a commitment to life-long learning and service. The University seeks to promote a learning environment informed by the concepts of collegiality, community, democracy, social justice, and the culture of life that encourages individual and collective responsibility.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an entry-level professional degree to prepare students for entry into the profession of physical therapy. The program is 100 credit hours over 8 semesters and utilizes a hybrid curriculum design with components of a traditional and case-based curricular design. The coursework of the first year focuses on basic biomedical knowledge and principles of the profession of physical therapy. Year two coursework provides in depth knowledge of the clinical specialization of physical therapy in caring for patients in the four major practice patterns; musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary. The third year is mostly clinical education with 36 weeks of formal, clinical practice under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. DPT students are also given the opportunity to receive individualized, specialized knowledge through elective offerings and the mandatory completion of a scholarly project.

Application Deadlines

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

Information sessions:

Please visit our website and/or Facebook page for the most up to date information regarding dates and times of our on campus information sessions.  All on-campus sessions are from 12 - 1 pm and located at the FranU School of Health Professions, second floor, 7443 Picardy Ave, Baton Rouge, LA 70808.  Virtual sessions are also available, however participants must register on our website at least 24 hours in advance.

Interview dates:  Mid-late May 2020 (tenative) 

Decisions by May 31st, 2020 (tenative)



 


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$1000.00
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
3.00
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
You must earn a cumulative GPA of 3.0 and a calculated GPA of 3.0 in all prerequisite courses.

Math and science GPA will be utilized in the selections process. All math and science courses (not just prerequisite requirements) will be included in the computing the math/science GPA.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
4462
University GRE code
6452
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Analytical writing scaled score
3.0
 
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
Minimum combined verbal and quantitative score of 290. Minimum writing scaled score of 3.0.

Scores older than 5 years are not accepted.

Observation Hours

 
Applicants are required to have at least 60 hours of observation of clinical practice in at least 2 different settings. Hours must be verified by a licensed physical therapist.
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
60
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?
Yes
Description of Supplemental and Document Upload Requirements
Applicants: Please download the 'Additional Reference' from our website and have the appropriate clinician(s) complete the information. One form per clinical experience should be utilized. Once completed, please upload to PTCAS where instructed.
Supplemental Requirements
Documentation of Experience Form ,
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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
2 letters of recommendation are required.

* One must be from a licensed physical therapist and
* One should be from an employer, professor, and/or commanding officer

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • U.S. citizens
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?
Yes
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) coursework
Other
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Do not send any Canadian documentation
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
Applicants must successfully complete all pre-requisite courses with ‘C’ or better.
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
Anatomy
Human Anatomy.
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: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
1 of 2 classes required. 4 semester hours and must include lab - both lab and lecture credit hours must be submitted to fulfill this requirement.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General
Biology II
2 of 2 classes required. 4 semester hours and must include lab - both the lab and the lecture course must be submitted to fulfill this requirement.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4 total
lab included
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
Chemistry
1 of 2 classes required. 4 semester hours and must include lab - both lab and the lecture credit hours must be submitted to fulfill this requirement.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Any
Chemistry
2 of 2 classes required. 4 semester hours and must include lab - both lab and lecture credit hours must be submitted to fulfill this requirement.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Any
English Composition / Writing
1 of 2 classes required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition
English Composition / Writing
2 of 2 classes required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition
  • English Composition II
Math
Algebra or higher - 1 of 2 classes required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Algebra
  • Mathematics: Calculus
  • Mathematics: Trigonometry
Math
Algebra or higher - 2 of 2 classes required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Algebra
  • Mathematics: Calculus
  • Mathematics: Trigonometry
Medical Terminology
Course must be a minimum of 1 credit.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 1
Acceptable Courses
  • Medical Terminology
Physics
1 of 2 classes required. 4 semester hours and must include lab - both lab and lecture credit hours must be submitted to fulfill this requirement.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: Any
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics
2 of 2 classes required. 4 semester hours and must include lab - both lab and lecture credit hours must be submitted to fulfill this requirement.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: Any
  • Physics: General
  • Physics II
Physiology
Human Physiology. Kinesiology coursework is not accepted for this prerequisite.
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: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
Psychology
Intro to Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
Statistics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics
Upper Level Biology or Chemistry
Upper level Biology or Chemistry (2000 level or above). Acceptable Courses include Cell Biology, Embryology, Genetics, Histology, Microbiology, Molecular, Advanced Bio, Biochemistry, Organic, Upper level Biology, and Upper level Chemistry. Kinesiology coursework is not accepted for this prerequisite.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
Upper Level English Composition/Writing
2000 or above. Acceptable courses include Advanced English Composition, Technical Writing, etc. Literature, poetry, fiction coursework is not accepted.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
Upper Level Psychology
Preferred courses include: Child/Developmental Psychology and/or Abnormal Psychology. 2000 level or above. Acceptable Courses include: Abnormal Psychology, Advanced, Child, Death and Dying, Development, Growth & Development, Human Behavior, Life Span Development, Psychopathology, and Rehabilitation.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses