2019-20 Applicants

Kean University


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Contact Information more...

Shannon N. Clifford, PT, PhD, MPT
Executive Director- School of Physical Therapy
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
North Avenue Academic Building
Kean University
1000 Morris Ave.
Union NJ, 07083
(908) 737-6170
keandpt@kean.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
05/21/2019
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
25
Anticipated size of next entering class
25
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
89%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
11%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
5%

Program Description more...

The entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Kean follows a hybrid curricular model including many planned, advanced learning experiences such as: problem-based learning, integrated clinical experiences, clinical grand rounds, and web-enhanced course delivery. The program includes a total of 42 weeks of full-time clinical practice experiences. In addition, the program will include 240 hours of integrated clinical experiences for students, to accompany their major clinical-didactic courses, and have the application of knowledge reinforced throughout the duration of the program.

Through this curricular model, students will progress from the acquisition of, to the application of knowledge and psychomotor skill during each semester of the program. Students will have an early introduction to the application of knowledge in clinical settings, beginning in their second semester. They will gain an early understanding of clinical practice environments and the importance of clinical outcomes in physical therapy. Throughout their varied classroom and clinical practice experiences, students will also gain a comprehensive understanding of the importance of autonomy, advocacy, leadership, and management within physical therapy practice, as part of an evolving heath care system.

Curriculum highlights include:
* Team-based human gross anatomy course with cadaver dissection

* Systems-based approach to clinical evaluation, differential diagnosis and intervention

* Team-based and Problem-based learning components within clinically oriented courses

* Interprofessional Grand Rounds series

* Research and Evidence-based practice series, with emphasis on clinical outcomes, culminating in a faculty-mentored project focused on patient outcomes

* Management and Leadership Development series emphasizing business acumen required for business leadership development within the profession

* 42 weeks of full-time clinical education, and 240 hours of integrated clinical education, specifically linked to clinical content within a given curricular year.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program builds upon the rich tradition of excellence in education at Kean University and is rooted in six core domains which represent the type of entry-level clinician the profession of physical therapy deserves. Through an innovative combination of hands-on, inter-professional, problem-based, “flipped” and online course delivery methods, the future graduates of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Kean University will learn to be:

"K"onscientious – operating as thoughtful and meticulous practitioners
"K"linically effective – both from a clinical and operational standpoint
"K"ritically thinking – able to solve complex problems while optimizing patient-centered outcomes
"K"ollaborative – engaging with all members of the health care team
"K"ontemporary – using only the most up-to-date methodology and techniques
"K"ampaigning – acting as an advocate for the patient and the profession.

The DPT program admits annually, and begins a new cohort during the SUMMER semester.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
10/01/2019
Deadline type
Soft
Application close date (for soft deadlines only)
12/02/2019
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

For more information or to RSVP for an event please visit:

https://www.kean.edu/offices/admissions/graduate/graduate-student-events

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Graduate Admissions Health Professions Information Night at Kean Ocean


Presented by a Graduate Admissions Counselor, the Health Professions Information Night will provide a general overview of all our Health Professions graduate programs. Session will offer guidance on the application process and suggest tips on how to best prepare and manage your graduate school application. Program coordinators from the Graduate programs currently offered at Kean Ocean will be available to speak with prospective students.

5:30p.m.- 6:30 p.m.

Kean Ocean, Gateway Building


Graduate Information Nights

This event, hosted by an Admissions Counselor, provides a general overview of all our graduate programs, offers guidance on the application process, and highlights opportunities and outcomes of a Kean graduate degree. 

All Admissions Information Sessions will take place from 6:30 p.m – 7:30 p.m. 

Please register in advance to attend. 

Graduate Information Day and Tour

This event, hosted by an Admissions Counselor, provides a general overview of all our graduate programs, offers guidance on the application process, and highlights opportunities and outcomes of a Kean graduate degree.  You will learn tips on how to prepare and manage your graduate school application. A student-led tour will follow the Saturday Admissions Information Session only.

All Graduate Information Days will take place from 9 – 11 a.m.

Please register in advance to attend.

Walk-In Wednesdays

Visit our office on Wednesdays, between 8:30 a.m. and  5:30 p.m., to meet with an Admissions Counselor or to drop off documents to complete your application. 


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes
Special eligibility requirements for Early Decision candidates
Early decision candidates must have ALL application requirements fulfilled at the time of application. Any applicant who applies with an Early Decision designation, but doe NOT have ALL materials verified by the Early Decision deadline will be reviewed following the "soft" admission deadline.

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$500.00
Additional Information about Deposit
Deposit is non-refundable
Due Date of First Required Deposit
03/01/2020

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
3.40
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.30
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
All prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of "C" or better to be considered "fulfilled." For courses which have been repeated, the program will only accept a maximum of 2 attempts; program uses the averaged grade for both attempts in satisfying prerequisite requirements and in all GPA calculations.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7444
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
12/01/2019
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
12/01/2014
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
 
150
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
 
150
Analytical writing scaled score
 
4.0

Observation Hours

 
All clinical experience hours MUST be verified by application deadline; applicants must have verified hours in at least two different types of physical therapy settings (inpatient, outpatient, acute, sub-acute, etc). Any applicant who is unable to demonstrate verified hours in at least TWO different setting types may be removed from further consideration.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - a licensed PT must verify hours w/ signed form uploaded or online via PTCAS
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
12/01/2019
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Required
Outpatient
Required

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$75.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
Yes
Description of supplemental requirements
To complete the Kean University Supplemental Application, and submit the application fee to Kean University, click here:
https://apply.kean.edu/Ellucian.ERecruiting.Web.External/Pages/Welcome.aspx?f=fc4c2349-0eba-4410-b049-140336929164&ReturnUrl=/Datatel.ERecruiting.Web.External/Pages/application.aspx?type=datatel_keancaspasupplementalapplication

Applications submitted through PTCAS will NOT be fully considered by the program until the Kean University Supplemental Application is received in full by the application deadline.
Supplemental Requirements
Kean University Admissions Supplemental Application
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
3

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
  • Do not send any Canadian documentation
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
Foreign Credential Evaluation - If you have completed any part of or all of your post-high school education outside the United States, you must have your foreign educational credentials evaluated by a credential evaluation service that is a current member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES). The results of this evaluation must be sent to the Office of Graduate Admissions by the published deadline for your program. Please be advised that neither NACES nor any of its member service providers have any affiliation with Kean University. A current list of NACES members may be found at www.naces.org.

Concurrent to admissions process for the Nathan Weiss Graduate College, all international applicants are required to submit the International Student Supplement to the Office of International Student Services. This supplement is required for all applicants requiring an I-20 (Affidavit of Eligibility) that is required to secure an F-1 Student Visa. For more information, please visit the Office of International Student Services.

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
Each candidate seeking consideration for acceptance into the Doctor of Physical Therapy program must show evidence of having completed the following courses with a grade of “C” or better. No grade below C and no more than one retake on any prerequisite course will be accepted for fulfillment of a listed prerequisite.

The Program will NOT accept Advanced Placement credits in lieu of any completed prerequisite course.
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
Varies
Anatomy & Physiology I
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
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
  • A&P: Mammalian
Anatomy & Physiology II
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • Biology: Any
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General
Biology II
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
Chemistry
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Any
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry II
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
English Composition / Writing
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition
  • English Composition II
  • Literature
  • Writing
Physics I
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
Social/Behavioral Science
To fulfill the prerequisite, course must be an upper-level course (not introductory level). Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General II
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Statistics
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Community Health
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Cultural Geography
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Ethnic Studies
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Human Sexuality
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Marriage/Family
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Social Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Sociology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Women’s Studies
Statistics
Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics