2019-20 Applicants

Baylor University (for class beginning in Jan 2020)


Contact Information more...

Amanda Singh
Admissions Administrative Coordinator
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Baylor University
One Bear Place #97264
Waco TX, 76798-7264
(254) 710-2640
dptadmissions@baylor.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
01/13/2020
Additional information about the class profile
The DPT Admissions Committee and faculty will review all completed applications (i.e., application and all supporting materials received) in the order of receipt. Applicants are evaluated based on the following items: cumulative GPA, pre-requisite GPA, GRE verbal percentile rank, GRE quantitative percentile rank, references, and personal essay.

Other factors considered, but not required: relevant work experience, observation hours, and prior military experience.

The DPT admissions committee will use this evaluative process to ensure nondiscrimination and equal opportunity for all applicants. The DPT admissions committee will grant admission interviews by invitation only.
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
99
Anticipated size of next entering class
100
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
41%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
59%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Sex

% Male
40%
% Female
60%

Program Description more...

We offer an innovative and accelerated DPT program that allows completion of your degree requirements in two years. Our blended learning format combines best practices in distance education, on-campus lab immersion sessions, and clinical education experiences to prepare you as a future Doctor of Physical Therapy and servant leader in this vital profession. We will deliver a DPT program that embraces the core values of the Baylor University and the physical therapy profession.

The mission of the Baylor University Doctor of Physical Therapy program is to provide an innovative, career-focused and Christian-valued education that develops responsible citizens, servant leaders, dedicated scholars, and exemplary physical therapists who are sensitive to the needs of a pluralistic society.

Our vision is to transform physical therapy education, improve scalability and access to DPT education, increase flexibility for traditional and nontraditional learners, increase the level of active learning in courses, and seek to achieve quality student experiences and outcomes. Our graduates will be prepared for skillful, mindful and compassionate clinical practice, lifelong learning and professional development, and selfless service to their community and profession.

Please join us for one of our monthly webinars, as we discuss the details of our unique program. You can register for the webinar at the following link: https://protect-us.mimecast.com/s/l1WYC9rG6PF9OKBHE0buF?domain=baylor.edu.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
10/01/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates

Important dates: The program has two application windows for the class beginning January 13, 2020:

1. For the PTCAS 2018-2019 cycle, you can apply between January 1, 2019 and May 15, 2019

2. For the PTCAS 2019-2020 cycle, you can apply between July 3, 2019 and October 1, 2019. 

Please join us for one of our monthly webinars, as we discuss the details of our unique program.  You can register for the webinar at the following link:: Baylor DPT Informational Webinar.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$1500.00
Additional Information about Deposit
This non-refundable deposit will be applied directly toward your tuition and fees when matriculating into the program.
Due Date of First Required Deposit
02/01/2019

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
3.53
 
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.59
 
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Program Admission Requirements:

* Complete all required pre-requisite courses with a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) and pre-requisite course GPA of 3.00 or greater on a 4.00 scale.

* Grades Below "C-" in pre-requisite courses will not be accepted.

* If a pre-requisite course is repeated, the credit hours assigned to the course may be counted only once in fulfilling the required number of hours. The pre-requisite GPA will be determined using the highest course grade achieved; however, both grades will be calculated into the cumulative GPA.

* If cumulative GPA is less than 3.00 on a 4.00 scale, an applicant may still be eligible for admission if a cumulative GPA of 3.50 or greater has been achieved over the last 60 semester or 90 quarter hour credits of coursework.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
2219
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
10/01/2019
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
08/31/2014
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning % score
 
55%
Quantitative reasoning % score
 
44%

Observation Hours

Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are not required but are highly recommended
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
Other
Total number of PT hours RECOMMENDED
>50
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$50.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
Yes
Description of supplemental requirements
The supplemental Application is SEPARATE from any supplemental materials (e.g., medical examination, immunization records, etc.) that the program will request from applicants selected for admission to the program.

***You MUST complete and submit your PTCAS application BEFORE completing and submitting your supplemental application.***
Supplemental Requirements
Medical examination
Immunization record
Background check
Proof of health insurance
BLS for Healthcare Providers Certification Card
Deadline for supplemental materials
2019-10-01
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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
* You are required to submit one reference from a licensed physical therapist and one reference from someone of the applicant's choice.

* References cannot consist of family, friends, clergy, or politicians.

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • U.S. citizens
  • U.S. permanent residents
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
* Grades Below "C-" in pre-requisite courses will not be accepted.

* If a pre-requisite course is repeated, the credit hours assigned to the course may be counted only once in fulfilling the required number of hours. The pre-requisite GPA will be determined using the highest course grade achieved; however, both grades will be calculated into the cumulative GPA.
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 & Physiology I
Applicants must complete Anatomy and Physiology courses within the last five years, prior to program start date, or demonstrate ongoing work experiences that have kept this knowledge current (e.g. physical therapist assistant, athletic trainer, etc.). Coursework older than 5 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: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Anatomy & Physiology II
Applicants must complete Anatomy and Physiology courses within the last five years, prior to program start date, or demonstrate ongoing work experiences that have kept this knowledge current (e.g. physical therapist assistant, athletic trainer, etc.). Coursework older than 5 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: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
Biology II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
Chemistry I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
English Composition / Writing
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition
  • English Composition II
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing
Physics I
Calculus or non-calculus based physics courses accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Calculus or non-calculus based physics courses accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
QH: 6
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Statistics
A calculus or non-calculus based statistics course is accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics