2019-20 Applicants

University of Saint Mary


Contact Information more...

Chris Kinslow, PT, DC, OCS
Department of Physical Therapy Director of Admissions
Stefani Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
University of Saint Mary
4100 South 4th Street
Leavenworth KS, 66048
(913) 758-6186
(913) 758-4398
DPT@stmary.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
06/01/2020
Institution's religious affiliation
Catholic
Social networking
Facebook Page for PT Program
Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School
Twitter Page for PT Program
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
42
Anticipated size of next entering class
42
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
50%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
50%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Program Description more...

The Stefani Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at the University of Saint Mary (USM) in Leavenworth, Kansas, trains students to become competent practicing physical therapists by developing their' God-given potential while inspiring them to serve the needs of others. In keeping with the spirit of our founders, the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, we recognize society's ever-growing need for more and better-trained health care professionals—and we work to meet that need through dynamic, hands-on programming designed to help our students excel.

A Values-Driven Education:
In an age when understanding people is paramount to maximizing human interaction, service to others has become an essential element in the professional practice of aspiring doctors of physical therapy.

The USM DPT program works to develop 10 key core values in our students as they evolve through their academic and clinical training: community, justice, respect, excellence, compassion, accountability, professional responsibility, integrity, altruism, tolerance. These values will ultimately shape our students professional lives as practitioners in the physical therapy realm and enable them to help their patients reach their full potential. The DPT program is in-step with the larger mission of the university: training students to serve others, developing God-given potential, and guiding students to create value-centered careers and lives.

The Stefani DPT program will give you the critical skills necessary to succeed in the physical therapy field. Among other skills, USM DPT graduates will:

1. Think critically, identify and solve problems; and properly manage patients and clients.
2. Possess comprehensive knowledge and skills that are applied appropriately.
3. Demonstrate the utmost empathy.
4. Demonstrate professional maturity and exercise superlative communication strategies.
5. Understand and engage in research agendas and/or apply evidence-based concepts.
6. Display professional and ethical behaviors.
7. Be proficient educators.
8. Be committed to lifelong learning and professional development.

If you're ready to be inspired to realize your full potential, we want to hear from you!

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
10/15/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

To be considered a qualified applicant for our program, all required applications materials (i.e. official transcripts, official GRE scores, supplemental application fee paid to USM) MUST be received at PTCAS by the program application deadline of October 15, 2019.

Highly competitive applicants will be invited for an on-campus interview and other onsite activities to be held in the late fall/early spring.

Be sure to watch our website at www.stmary.edu/DPT or "like" our Facebook page for more information about Open House and Informational Event dates.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$300.00
Due Date of First Required Deposit
05/01/2020

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
 
Science Undergraduate Cumulative
 
 
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Cumulative GPA is calculated to include ALL academic coursework reported to PTCAS. All coursework is included in the calculation, including courses repeated.

To be considered a qualified candidate, all official transcripts must be received at PTCAS by October 15, 2018.

The program uses only the highest grade earned in its prerequisite GPA calculations. If a prerequisite course is repeated, both grades will be utilized in the GPA calculation.

All prerequisite courses must be completed for a grade of "C" or better.

Prerequisite courses that were taken more than 10 years prior to application will only be considered by petition to the DPT Admissions Committee.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
0465
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
10/01/2019
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
10/01/2009
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
To be considered a qualified applicant, your official GRE scores must be received at PTCAS no later than October 15, 2018. GRE scores for all applicants within the same application cycle will be compared.

We currently do not have minimum required GRE scores, but recommend verbal scores 153-160 and quantitative scores 148-155.

Observation Hours

Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are not required or considered
Paid
Not accepted
Volunteer
Not accepted
Inpatient
Not accepted
Outpatient
Not accepted

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$35.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Description of supplemental requirements
Payment of your supplemental fee in the amount of $35 is accepted via credit card and must be paid directly to the University of Saint Mary. This supplemental fee is in addition to and separate from the PTCAS application fee. This is not a fee paid by, to, or through PTCAS.

To pay by credit card, please visit the "Pay Fee" button on our DPT webpage.
Link to supplemental forms or instructions
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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
Number of references required by program
0
Additional information about program's reference requirements
Reference are not a required part of our application process, but if an applicant wishes to include references, they may.

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
Admission into the USM DPT Program is competitive. Completion of the listed prerequisites does not guarantee admission into the program. Prerequisites are subject to change without notice. If necessary, consult our DPT Director of Admissions for an analysis of your transcript.

Coursework older than 10 years not accepted. If you repeated prerequisite coursework you must link both attempts to the individual prerequisites.
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
A&P: Advanced. 1 semester required with lab *6 semester hrs of combined human A&P with lab accepted for anatomy and physiology requirements Preferred Courses : Human Anatomy, Comparative Vertebrate Anatomy, Mammalian Anatomy. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
Biology / Biological Science
2 semesters required Preferred Courses : General Biology, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Zoology, Forensic Biology, Molecular Biology, Embryology, Genetics, Histology, Immunology. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Any
  • 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 / Biological Science
2 semesters required Preferred Courses : General Biology, Cell Biology, Microbiology, Zoology, Forensic Biology, Molecular Biology, Embryology, Genetics, Histology, Immunology, and Biochemistry. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Any
  • 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
2 semesters required with laboratory at a level of Chemistry I & II or higher. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Any
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry
2 semesters required with laboratory at a level of Chemistry I & II or higher. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Any
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Communication / Speech / Public Speaking
1 semester required. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Comm: Communication
  • Comm: Public Speaking
  • Comm: Speech
English Composition / Writing
English: 2 semesters required. Preferred courses are: General writing, composition, technical writing, and/or creative writing. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted. Literature courses are not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition
  • English Composition II
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing
English Composition / Writing
2 semesters required. Preferred courses are: General writing, composition, technical writing, and/or creative writing. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted. Literature courses are not acceptable.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition
  • English Composition II
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing
Math
1 semester required at a level of college algebra or higher. Preferred courses are: College Algebra, Trigonometry, Precalculus, or Calculus. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Algebra
  • Mathematics: Calculus
  • Mathematics: Pre-Calculus
  • Mathematics: Trigonometry
Physics
Physics I & II: 2 semesters required with laboratory. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: Any
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
  • Physics II
Physics
Physics I & II: 2 semesters required with laboratory. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: Any
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
  • Physics II
Physiology
1 semester required with lab. *6 semester hrs of combined human A&P with lab accepted for anatomy and physiology requirements. Preferred Courses: Human Phys, Mammalian Phys. (Exercise Phys, DOES NOT meet requirement). Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
Psychology
2 semesters required. Courses that are Preferred: Introductory Psychology, Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence, Aging: Issues and Perspectives, Abnormal Psychology, Professional Ethics. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
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 semesters required. Courses that are Preferred: Introductory Psychology, Psychology of Childhood and Adolescence, Aging: Issues and Perspectives, Abnormal Psychology, Professional Ethics. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
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
1 semester required. Courses that include the use of computer statistical packages are preferred. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics