2019-20 Applicants

University of Hartford


This page is intended for college transfer students and graduates ONLY. High school students MUST contact the institution directly for information about the guaranteed freshman-entry program. Do not apply using PTCAS.

Contact Information more...

Kristamarie Pratt, PhD, MEng
Assistant Professor of Physical Therapy and Graduate Admissions Chair
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Hartford
200 Bloomfield Avenue
West Hartford CT, 06117
(860) 768-4371
(800) 945-0712
GradStudy@hartford.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
06/01/2020
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
40
Anticipated size of next entering class
40
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Program Description more...

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is an entry-level professional physical therapy program designed for individuals with a bachelor’s degree in another subject area who have satisfied all the prerequisite course requirements and wish to become qualified for licensure as physical therapists. Students have the opportunity to acquire theoretical knowledge and clinical skills basic to physical therapy practice, participate in supervised clinical experiences, and develop an appreciation for research, all in a full-time, three-year program.

The professional physical therapy program leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy is designed in accordance with the American Physical Therapy Association guidelines. It is not a transitional DPT, and is not open to students who possess a BS or MS in physical therapy. The DPT may only be completed as a full-time program.

The University of Hartford DPT Program educates graduates who are autonomous movement system experts able to practice within interdisciplinary, dynamic health systems. Our graduates are collaborative practitioners integrating best evidence for optimal health outcomes within a diverse society. Graduates are reflective leaders who value life-long learning for professional development.

Our faculty is made up of expert clinicians with doctoral degrees who are committed to advancing the profession of physical therapy and mentoring those who will become the new professionals of tomorrow. Our faculty-to-student ratio is 1:12, and this smaller class size allows the faculty to devote more attention to students and to get to know you and your educational needs.

The DPT is a three-year, full-time 12-month program. It includes content and process-based courses, starting with a core of foundational science courses, clinical content/lab courses, and applied clinical integration courses. Emphasis is placed on clinical decision making, research design, and functional outcomes.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
12/02/2019
Deadline type
Soft
Application close date (for soft deadlines only)
12/16/2019
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
No
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$0.00

Interviews

Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Additional information about Interviews
Interviews are requested at the discretion of the graduate admission committee.

GPA

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.20
 
Science prerequisite
3.20
 
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Accepted students generally have an overall undergraduate cumulative and science prerequisite GPA of 3.2 or better; GRE scores of 300 combined (verbal/quantitative).

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
University GRE code
3436
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
Official results of the GRE (Graduate Record Exam) forwarded to the University of Hartford using school code 3436. Visit www.ets.org.

Observation Hours

 
Documentation of physical therapy observation hours (10 hours required)
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
10
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
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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 letters of recommendation, including one from a course instructor or academic advisor, one from a supervisor in a professional or other work capacity, and one from another individual in either capacity.

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
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
TOEFL or IELTS (For students who are not native speakers of the English language): Average TOEFL scores for students range from a minimum of 80 (Internet Based Total) and 550 (Paper Based Total). The Person Test of English (PTE) minimum score is 58. IELTS minimum score for graduate studies is 6.5 or higher or Duolingo is accepted with a minimum score of 62. Please contact the graduate admissions office with questions.

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
The below prerequisite courses must have been completed at the college level. This includes university, four-year college, or community college courses. It does not include preparatory courses.

Applicants may have up to 2 prerequisite courses in progress when you apply.
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
Yes
Anatomy
Course must be Human Anatomy and must contain a lab. NOTE: When anatomy and physiology are taken as a combined course, two semesters (i.e. 8 credits) are necessary to meet the requirements.
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: Human
Biology / Biological Science
Biology course must contain a lab.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Any
Chemistry I
General Chemistry and must contain a lab.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Any
Chemistry II
General Chemistry and must contain a lab.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Any
  • Chemistry II
Exercise Physiology
One Course Required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Exercise Physiology
Physics I
A 2-course sequence in Physics is required and each must contain a lab.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: Any
  • Physics I
Physics II
A 2-course sequence in Physics is required and each must contain a lab.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: Any
  • Physics II
Physiology
Must be Human Physiology and contain a lab. NOTE: When anatomy and physiology are taken as a combined course, two semesters (i.e. 8 credits) are necessary to meet the requirements.
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: Human
Pre-Calculus or Trigonometry
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
Psychology
Accepted courses include general and developmental psychology. 2 coureses are required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General
Psychology
Accepted courses include general and developmental psychology. 2 courses are required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General
Statistics
Course must include descriptive statistics, correlation, and introduction to inferential statistics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Statistics