2019-20 Applicants

George Fox University


Contact Information more...

Cristina Schmitt
Admissions Counselor
Office of Graduate Admissions
George Fox University
12753 SW 68th Ave
Portland OR, 97223
(503) 554-6097
cschmitt@georgefox.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/31/2020
Additional information about the class profile
Please visit our instagram page by visiting https://www.instagram.com/georgefoxdpt.
Social networking
Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School
Twitter Page for PT Program
Twitter Page for Parent University/College/School
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
44
Anticipated size of next entering class
44
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
50%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
50%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Sex

% Male
49%
% Female
45%
% Declining to State
6%

Race / Ethnicity

% Hispanic
21%
% Asian
11%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
59%
% Two or More Races
2%
% Declining to State
7%

Program Description more...

Our Promise: At George Fox, you will experience the most informative educational experience on the planet, moving into places no one has ever been.

Mission Statement: The mission of the School of Physical Therapy is to prepare physical therapists to meet the health and wellness needs of their community through innovative practice, passionate commitment, the pursuit of excellence, and generous service.

We’re leading the nation in the areas of research, innovation, and service and serious about training the next generation of physical therapists to practice at the top of their license.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
11/01/2019
Deadline type
Soft
Application close date (for soft deadlines only)
11/15/2019
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

Open House: September 18, 2019 @ 6:30pm

Open House: Oct 10, 2019 @ 6:30pm

Research Symposium: Thursday, February 20, 2020 @ 5:30pm 

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Interviews: January 31, 2020, February 1 & 8, 2020


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$200.00
Additional Information about Refunds
Cancellations made more than 60 days before the start of the term will result in a full refund.* Notice submitted less than 60 days will result in the deposit being forfeited.
Due Date of First Required Deposit
02/29/2020

Interviews

Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Additional information about Interviews
Interviews will be held on: January 31, February 1 and 8, 2020.

GPA

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.20
3.62
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.20
3.71
Science Prerequisite GPA
3.20
3.64
 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
No
University GRE code
4325

Observation Hours

 
200 hours of observation are required in 4 different domains of physical therapy (Acute Care, Orthopedic, and Geriatrics are strongly encouraged). The fourth setting can be a specialty domain of interest. The applicant will be scored on the number of hours completed by the time the application is submitted.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - no verification by a physical therapist
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
200
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
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
GFU requires 2 Reference Forms to complete your application:

(1) Professor who can speak directly to your academic strengths from what they have seen of your work in their class(es).

(1) Physical Therapist who can speak to your understanding of PT and developing PT skills from their time supervising your observation and/or employment.

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
Other
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send original Canadian transcript to PTCAS
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses 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
All prerequisite course work must meet the required 3.2 minimum GPA

It is to the applicant's best interest to:
* Limit prerequisite coursework to the credit hours required
* List prerequisite coursework with the best grades
* Of the prerequisite coursework with the best grades list the highest level sciences
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
No
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
No
Anatomy & Physiology I
8 semester credits (12 quarter credits): required courses: human anatomy (with dissection) & physiology. Laboratory sessions are preferred. Strongly recommended are advanced courses such as advanced anatomy and physiology. Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
Anatomy & Physiology II
8 semester credits (12 quarter credits): required courses: human anatomy (with dissection) & physiology. Laboratory sessions are preferred. Strongly recommended are advanced courses such as advanced anatomy and physiology.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
Biology / Biological Science
4 semester credits (6 quarter credits): required course: general biology. Laboratory sessions preferred, but not required. Strongly recommended are advanced courses such as biochemistry, neurobiology, genetics, microbiology and advanced anatomy. Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Biology: Neurobiology
Chemistry I
8 semester credits (12 quarter credits): required course: general chemistry. Equivalent courses such as organic & biological chemistry courses should reflect standard two-semesters which includes laboratory. Advanced courses such as organic chemistry, physical chemistry and biochemistry are strongly recommended. Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry I
  • Chemistry: Biological Chemistry
  • Chemistry: General
  • Chemistry: Physical Chemistry
Chemistry II
8 semester credits (12 quarter credits): required course: general chemistry. Equivalent courses such as organic & biological chemistry courses should reflect standard two-semesters which includes laboratory. Advanced courses such as organic chemistry, physical chemistry and biochemistry are strongly recommended. Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
  • Chemistry: Biological Chemistry
  • Chemistry: General
  • Chemistry: Physical Chemistry
Physics I
8 semester credits (12 quarter credits): required course: general physics. The course should reflect a standard two-semester (or equivalent) course which includes laboratory. Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
8 semester credits (12 quarter credits): required course: general physics. The course should reflect a standard two-semester (or equivalent) course which includes laboratory. Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: General
  • Physics II
Psychology
6 semester credits (9 quarter credits): course should include but not limited to a general course in psychology. Additional coursework in abnormal psychology, human development, and neuroscience are strongly recommended. 1 of 2 courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General II
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Human Development
  • Psychology: Neuroscience
Psychology
6 semester credits (9 quarter credits): course should include but not limited to a general course in psychology. Additional coursework in abnormal psychology, human development, and neuroscience are strongly recommended. 2 of 2 courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General II
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Human Development
  • Psychology: Neuroscience
Social Science and Humanities
Combined 12 semester credits (18 quarter credits): required course: English composition. Additional coursework should include classes in more than one discipline such as literature, communication, foreign language, philosophy, sociology, political science, economics, and fine arts. 3 of 3 courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3-4
QH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Comm: Communication
  • Comm: Public Speaking
  • Comm: Speech
  • Computer Science
  • English Composition
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • English Department Course
  • Humanities
  • Literature
  • Medical Terminology
  • Physical Activity or Education
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Advanced
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Anthropology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Community Health
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Criminal Justice
  • 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: Social Work
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Sociology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Women’s Studies
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing
  • Economics
  • Fine Arts
  • Foreign Language
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology: Human Development
Social Science and Humanities
Combined 12 semester credits (18 quarter credits): required course: English composition. Additional coursework should include classes in more than one discipline such as literature, communication, foreign language, philosophy, sociology, political science, economics, and fine arts. 1 of 3 courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3-4
QH: 5-6
Acceptable Courses
  • Comm: Communication
  • Comm: Public Speaking
  • Comm: Speech
  • Computer Science
  • English Composition
  • Ethics
  • Literature
  • Medical Terminology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Advanced
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Anthropology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Community Health
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Criminal Justice
  • 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: Social Work
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Sociology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Women’s Studies
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing
  • History
  • CUSTOME: Religion
  • Economics
  • Fine Arts
  • Foreign Language
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
Social Science and Humanities
Combined 12 semester credits (18 quarter credits): required course: English composition. Additional coursework should include classes in more than one discipline such as literature, communication, foreign language, philosophy, sociology, political science, economics, and fine arts. 2 of 3 courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3-4
QH: 5-6
Acceptable Courses
  • Comm: Communication
  • Comm: Public Speaking
  • Comm: Speech
  • Computer Science
  • English Composition
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition II
  • English Department Course
  • Ethics
  • Humanities
  • Literature
  • Medical Terminology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Advanced
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Anthropology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Community Health
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Criminal Justice
  • 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: Social Work
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Sociology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Women’s Studies
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing
  • History
  • CUSTOME: Religion
  • Economics
  • Fine Arts
  • Foreign Language
  • Philosophy
  • Political Science
Statistics
2 semester credits (3 quarter credits): course can be taken as either math, or social science credit.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 2
QH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Any
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any