2019-20 Applicants

Azusa Pacific University (for class beginning in Jan 2020)


PT applicants to APU's 2020 entering class can apply between Nov 1, 2018 and May 15, 2019 using the 2018-19 PTCAS application *OR* July 3, 2019 and Oct 1, 2019 using the 2019-20 PTCAS application.

The PTCAS application is closed between May 15 and July 3 every year.  Apply only once to an entering class.  APU will not reconsider applicants who apply to the same entering class twice and PTCAS will not issue a refund for this reason.


Contact Information more...

Anel Herrera
DPT Admissions Coordinator
Department of Physical Therapy
Azusa Pacific University
701 E. Foothill Blvd.
Azusa CA, 91702
(626) 815-5014
(626) 815-5020
aherrera@apu.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
01/06/2020
Institution's religious affiliation
Non-denominational Christian
Additional information about the class profile
PT applicants to APU's 2020 entering class can apply between Nov 1, 2018 and May 15, 2019 using the 2018-19 PTCAS application *OR* Jul 5, 2019 and Oct 1, 2019 using the 2019-20 PTCAS application.

The PTCAS application is closed between May 15 and July 5 every year. Apply only once to an entering class. APU will not reconsider applicants who apply to the same entering class twice and PTCAS will not issue a refund for this reason.
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
66
Anticipated size of next entering class
74
% 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 Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is a 36-month (including summers), entry-level professional program emphasizing the scientific basis of human structure and human movement, the spiritual basis of human worth, and the integration of these foundational elements into a comprehensive and problem-solving, evidence- and consensus-based approach to artful evaluation and skillful treatment. Graduates have a solid generalist perspective of patient care in a variety of professional treatment settings with a strong foundation for post-professional specialization and lifelong learning.

All applications, whether before May 15, 2019 or after July 5, 2019 but before Oct 1, 2019 will be considered for the class entering Jan 2020.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
10/15/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates

October 15, 2019 is the firm deadline for acceptance of any application for the spring 2020 entering class. We accept applications on a rolling basis. Applicants are encouraged to apply early in the application cycle. 

Preview Day-Information Session Dates: 

* April 15, 2019

* June 14, 2019

* Fall TBA

This will be a great opportunity to meet with Faculty and current students of the Physical Therapy Department, and learn more about the program. If you would like to attend, please visit our webpage at http://www.apu.edu/bas/programs/dpt/previewdays/  to reserve your seat. For additional questions, please feel free to call us at (626) 815-5014 or email aherrera@apu.edu 

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PT applicants to APU’s 2020 entering class can apply either between:

* November 1, 2018 and May 15, 2019 or * Jul 5, 2019 and Oct 1, 2019.

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PT applicants to APU’s 2021 entering class can begin to apply through PTCAS in Nov 2019.

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Applicants who previously applied by the October 1, 2018 deadline were considered for APU's January 2019 entering class only, unless otherwise indicated by the program.

The PTCAS application is closed between May 15 and June 30 every year.  Apply only once to an entering class.  APU will not reconsider applicants who apply to the same entering class twice and PTCAS will not issue a refund for this reason.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$1200.00
Additional Information about Deposit
All admitted students must officially accept their offer of admission by submitting a non-refundable deposit to reserve a seat; deposit will be applied to first term's tuition. *The deposit is due within 10 days of receipt of the acceptance letter.
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2020

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
3.51
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.40
Science GPA
3.00
3.16
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
A minimum 3.0 science GPA is required. Applicants with a science GPA below 3.0 will not be considered. Prerequisite courses with grades of C- or lower are not accepted and must be retaken.


Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
University GRE code
4596
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
10/01/2014
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
150
152
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
150
153
Analytical writing scaled score
4.0
4.0
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
Applicants are recommended to take the GRE examination prior to the application deadline. GRE results highly recommended to be submitted no later than September 15, 2019. The exam must be taken within 5 years of the application deadline.

Observation Hours

 
100 PT hours are required. Must be in a PT Setting.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - no verification by a physical therapist
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
100
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
12/31/2019
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 recommendation letters from persons well-suited to evaluate qualifications for graduate study and/or physical therapy: one must be from a licensed physical therapist and two from faculty members familiar with academic work in areas closely related to the proposed field of study or responsible person well-informed about relevant work completed by the student.

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
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
English translation required for original foreign transcripts.

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
All science prerequisites coursework more than 7 years old is not accepted.

Courses can be taken at any accredited college or university.

AP Credit/CLEP cannot be used for prerequisites requirements.

Online non-science courses are acceptable.

Online science courses- A hybrid course with online lectures and in-person labs may be acceptable.
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
Anatomy
If a combined anatomy/physiology course is taken, two semester or six quarter courses are required. No Intro classes will be accepted. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted. Coursework older than 7 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: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology / Biological Science
Any Biology course accepted as the 4th course, no lab required. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted. Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
Biology I
General or Cell required. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted. Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Microbiology
Chemistry I
One year with lab of General Chemistry or Organic. No Intro classes accepted. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted. Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
One year with lab of General Chemistry or Organic. No Intro classes accepted. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted. Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
Exercise Physiology
Lab recommended
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
QH: 4.5
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Exercise Physiology
Humanities
Must take 3 courses and one must be English Comp.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4.5
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition
  • Humanities
Humanities
Must take 3 courses and one must be English Comp.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4.5
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition
  • Humanities
Humanities
Must take 3 courses and one must be English Comp.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4.5
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition
  • Humanities
Physics I
One year with lab, must include electro, hydro, and magnetic. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted. Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
One year with lab, must include electro, hydro, and magnetic. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted. Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
If a combined anatomy/physiology course is taken, two semester or six quarter courses are required. Must have a lab. No Intro classes accepted. Coursework older than 7 years not accepted. Coursework older than 7 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: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4.5
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: General II
Psychology
Abnormal psychology recommended.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4.5
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Any
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
Statistics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4.5
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics