2019-20 Applicants

University of Findlay


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...

Amber Feehan
Senior Graduate Admissions Counselor
Office of Admissions
University of Findlay
1000 North Main Street
Findlay OH, 45840
(419) 434-4732
admissions@findlay.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/17/2020
Institution's religious affiliation
Churches of God, General Conference
Additional information about the class profile
Preference is given to students attending The University of Findlay.
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
36
Anticipated size of next entering class
36
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
85%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
15%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Program Description more...

The mission of the physical therapy program at The University of Findlay is to empower students to help transform society by optimizing movement and function to improve the lives and well-being of those they serve. From the time you begin taking classes on campus you will be assigned to a physical therapy faculty member and continue with him or her as your advisor throughout your time on campus. Our class size in the traditional curriculum is small with a maximum of 36 students. The Traditional Physical Therapy program at The University of Findlay is designed to help you become a generalist practitioner with the ability to function in a variety of settings, geographical locations, and roles including service provision, client advocacy, research, education, consultation, referral and administration. This is a 3+3 traditional physical therapy program with the first three years focused on completing general education and program specific prerequisites. Students who complete the program will receive a Bachelor of Science degree after the fourth year and a doctor of physical therapy degree after the sixth year. Note this 3 + 3 option is only available to UF students. Students with a bachelor's degree from another institution are welcome to apply and would enter directly into the 3 year graduate phase of the program. Professional classes commence each fall semester.

Please Note: University of Findlay students enrolled in the 3+3 program are considered undergraduates through their third year. The fourth, fifth, and sixth years are completed as a graduate student. Students are encouraged to investigate alternative funding opportunities to complete graduate school during these three years.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
11/15/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

Students are encouraged to begin the application process at least six weeks in advance of the firm deadline of 11/15/19.

Initial transcripts must be submitted to PTCAS by 11/15/19.  Students must also update their transcripts in PTCAS with final Fall 2019 grades by January 1, 2020.


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 deposit for accepted applicants will reserve the individual's seat in the class and be applied to the fall tuition the first year in the program.
Due Date of First Required Deposit
03/20/2020

Interviews

Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
No
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GPA

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.00
3.80
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.79
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Program uses only the most recent grade earned in any prerequisite course to calculate the science GPA, if the prerequisite course was repeated.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7783
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
No minimum score is required. However, we do utilize GRE scores in the admissions rubric.

Observation Hours

 
Students are to complete 60 observation hours in three different types of clinical settings in physical therapy under the supervision of a physical therapist, by the time of application to the PT Program. In order to count the hours from a physical site, 20 hrs minimum is required at each physical site.
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
60
Total number of PT hours RECOMMENDED
60
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
11/15/2019
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$60.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Description of supplemental requirements
Visit the below link to pay the $60 fee.
Description of Supplemental and Document Upload Requirements
Please upload your completed Transferology Report in the document upload section of the PTCAS application .
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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
The physical therapist providing the reference should be an individual you observed under to complete observation hours who can speak to your character as a future physical therapist. The professor should be an individual who you had as a professor in class so the individual can speak to your academic abilities.

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
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?
Yes
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) coursework
Other
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send original Canadian transcript to PTCAS
  • Send original Canadian transcript to institution
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
All inquiries for international and Canadian transcripts should be directed to:

international@findlay.edu

TOEFL-iBT score of 89: (26-speaking, 24-writing, 21-reading, 18-listening), International English Language Testing System (IELTS) academic score with a minimum overall band score of 7.0, or a minimum Pearson Test of English (academic) score of 65

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 courses listed below reflect the requirements for the traditional program only.
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
Varies
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
Yes
Anatomy & Physiology I
Physiological function of the body relating to structure.Emphasis on cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary & endocrine systems as influenced by genetic mechanisms and their functioning in the development of disease.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
Anatomy & Physiology II
Anatomical structure as it relates to the functioning of the human body. Begins at the cellular level. Emphasis is on the integumentary, skeletal, and muscular systems.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
Chemistry I
General principles of chemistry with emphasis on atomic structure and behavior, mole concept, stoichiometric calculations, quantum theory, and chemical bonding.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry II
General principles of chemistry with emphasis on behavior of gases, liquids, solutions, equilibrium, thermodynamics, chemical kenetics, acid­base, precipitation, and oxidation­reduction reactions.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
Exercise Physiology
Science of exercise physiology how the body responds to regulation and adjustment as affected by exercise. Acute and chronic exercise on the human body are examined and are applied to health, fitness, and exercise performance.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Exercise Physiology
Introduction to Health Professions
Designed to enhance a student's knowledge of the various health professions. It will enable the student to make career choices based on facts. Note: This is waived for those applicants who will have a bachelors degree before entering the program.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
Kinesiology
This course focuses on the anatomical and mechanical fundamentals of human motion and their application to the analysis of motor skills.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
Medical Terminology
Basic formation of medical terms and their definitions.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Medical Terminology
Physics I
Vector mechanics, equilibrium, linear and rotational kinematics and dynamics, work, and energy and power, impulse and momentum, wave phenomena, fluid mechanics, and heat.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Electricity, optics, magnetism, special relativity, and basic nuclear and atomic physics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
Course is to critically examines claims about the nature and causes of our developmental behavior, what the hurdles are that people must leap as they develop and to learn what development. 2 of 3 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Psychology
This course offers an orientation to psychology as the scientific study of behavior (both human and animal). 1 of 3 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Psychology
This course covers the study of pathological behavior generally, with major emphasis on the nature, causes, prevention, and treatment of psychological disorders. 3 of 3 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
Statistics
A first course in the study of descriptive and inferential statistics utilizing only rudimentary skills of arithmetic and algebra. Elementary probability, measures of central tendency, measures of variability, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Statistics
Wellness: Strategies for Life
The class focuses on individual lifestyle choices and achieving balance in the following wellness dimensions: physical, intellectual, psychological, environmental, vocational, social, and spiritual. NOTE: This is waived for those applicants who will have a bachelor's degree before entering the program.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 2.0
Acceptable Courses