2019-20 Applicants

AdventHealth University


As of April 30, 2019, the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at AdventHealth 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: 407-303-9904 or email: dptinfo@ahu.edu.


Contact Information more...

Karen Gates
Program Admission Coordinator
671 Winyah Dr
Orlando FL, 32803
(407) 303-6987
karen.gates@ahu.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
05/04/2020
Institution's religious affiliation
Christian / Seventh Day Adventist
Social networking
Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
23
Anticipated size of next entering class
24
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
92%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
8%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Sex

% Male
29%
% Female
71%

Race / Ethnicity

% Hispanic
4%
% Asian
8%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
4%
% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
4%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
58%
% Two or More Races
21%

Program Description more...

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program prepares graduates to become licensed physical therapists. The program uses a selective admission process from which a new class of 24 students is invited each summer trimester to begin study in the 3-year DPT program. The curriculum, grounded in Christian principles, builds on the students’ undergraduate foundation in the arts and sciences, and includes 124 graduate-level credits where students progress through and integrate foundational and clinical sciences, patient/client management skills, and ultimately, the provision of person-centered care.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
12/02/2019
Deadline type
Soft
Application close date (for soft deadlines only)
02/03/2020
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates

Interviews will begin in December and continue until a full class is seated.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$500.00
Additional Information about Deposit
The applicant's acceptance letter will contain a deadline indicating when the nonrefundable $500 deposit must be received by the University. This in order to reserve the student’s place in the program. Once the student enrolls in the program, this deposit will be applied toward the student's account. Students who have paid the deposit, but decide not to, or become ineligible to, enroll in the program, for any reason, will forfeit the deposit.
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2020

Interviews

Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Additional information about Interviews
Top candidates are invited to campus for an on-site group interview. The 1/2 day interview consists of individual interviews with faculty, a tour of campus, a group activity, and a writing assignment.

GPA

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.00
3.58
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.48
Science
3.00
3.40
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
GPA is calculated by averaging together all completed coursework. Science GPA includes all science courses completed.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
1777
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
05/04/2015
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
 
149
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
 
149
Analytical writing scaled score
 
3.5
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required of all applicants. Please send test scores to AHU's PTCAS GRE code, 1777.

On the Revised General Test, scores of 151 or greater on the Verbal (460 or greater on the General Test) and 152 or greater on the Quantitative (660 or greater on the General Test) Reasoning sections, and 3.5 or greater on the Analytical Writing section are recommended.

Higher scores are more competitive within the applicant pool. Test scores more than five years old will not be accepted. If there are multiple test scores available for an applicant the program will consider the highest score earned in each section of the GRE. For example, if the applicant’s Verbal Reasoning test score was 153 on their first attempt and 147 on their second attempt, the program will use the first (higher) score when considering the application. However, if the applicant has scores from both the prior General Test and the revised General Test, the program will use the scores from the revised General Test. The applicant must ensure their scores will be reported in time for the application deadline.

Observation Hours

Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are not required but are highly recommended
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?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Description of supplemental requirements
Applicants to the AHU DPT program must submit a $50 supplemental application fee, which can be paid online, over the phone at (407) 303-1631, or by check.

If you are paying online and already possess an AHU student ID, please use https://my.ahu.edu/pay/application/pt-supplemental.

If you are paying online and do not have an AHU student ID, please use https://my.ahu.edu/pay/fee/pt-supplemental/pt-supplemental.

If payment is to be made by check it should be:

* made payable to: AdventHealth University,
* labeled as “DPT Supplemental Application Fee” on the memo line (please include the applicant’s name on the memo line as well), and
* mailed to:

AdventHealth University
Attn: Financial Services
671 Winyah Drive
Orlando, FL 32803
Deadline for supplemental materials
2020-02-03
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

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
Three recommendations are required from the following: two physical therapists and one person of the applicant’s choice (employer, professor, academic advisor, etc.).

Recommendations from friends or family members will not be accepted.

The applicant must arrange for all references to be received/processed program’s application deadline date.

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
  • Do not send any Canadian documentation
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
1. All foreign institutions attended require course-by-course WES transcript evaluations

2. Applicants for whom English is not their primary language or have graduated from a non-English speaking school must demonstrate English
proficiency in one of the following ways:
- Successful completion of a bachelor’s degree from an institution where English is the primary language of instruction in the United States; or
- Internet-based TOEFL exam. + Composite of reading, listening, and writing: 65 + Speaking: 24

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
Must have completed prerequisite courses at a regionally accredited college or university. It is recommended that these prerequisites be completed within the five years immediately prior to application to the program. All prerequisite courses must be completed prior to enrolling in the program though 75% should be completed prior to application to the program. Grades of “C” or better are required in all prerequisite courses. No prerequisite course may be taken on a Pass/No Pass basis. Three quarters are considered equivalent to two semesters of course work.
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
No
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Anatomy & Physiology I
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: Human
Anatomy & Physiology II
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: Human
Biology I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General
Biology II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General II
Chemistry I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry I
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 II
Psychology
General Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
Psychology
One course in human development across the lifespan (e.g., developmental psychology, human growth and development). Please note - Abnormal Psychology does NOT fulfill this requirement.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Statistics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Statistics