2014-15 Applicants

University of Scranton


This page is intended for college 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...

Melissa Davitt
Graduate Admissions Counselor
The University of Scranton
Office of Graduate Admissions
The Estate
Scranton PA, 18510
(570) 941-4416
(570) 941-5431
melissa.davitt@scranton.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
06/03/2015
Institution's religious affiliation
Catholic, Jesuit Institution
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
40
Anticipated size of next entering class
40

Program Description more...

The University of Scranton physical therapy department strives to enroll graduate-level students who are academically strong, caring, and committed to the profession of physical therapy. The DPT curriculum is designed to develop doctors of physical therapy who are knowledgeable, competent, service-oriented, self-assured, adaptable, reflective and sensitive to individual diversity. We are committed to the graduation of entry-level physical therapists who meet the changing needs of the individuals they will serve and are capable of providing physical therapy services in the physical therapy setting. The Doctor of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). The professional phase of the program requires the completion of three full years comprised of six semesters and three summer sessions. Following completion of all prerequisites and acceptance into the DPT program, the coursework begins in late May or early June with Anatomy for PT. The four, eight-week clinical internships occur during the second and third summer sessions and the entire final semester of the program. Internship sites are primarily located in the Middle Atlantic and Northeast regions of the United States, but the department also maintains clinical internship contracts throughout the country.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
02/02/2015
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Other
Important dates

Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$0.00

Interviews

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

Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Applicant must achieve a 3.00 or higher in all science prerequisite courses.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
No

Observation Hours

 
PT hours are required - a licensed physical therapist must verify hours using the PTCAS verification form.

Applicants must submit documented evidence of a minimum of 60 total hours of observation time in at least 2 distinctly different physical therapy settings.
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
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
No
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

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
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

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
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
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Anatomy
Applicant must achieve a grade of C or higher in all prerequisite courses.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
Applicant must achieve a grade of C or higher in all prerequisite courses.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General
Biology II
Applicant must achieve a grade C or higher in all prerequisite courses.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General
Chemistry I
Applicant must achieve a grade of C or higher in all prerequisite courses.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
Applicant must achieve a grade of C or higher in all prerequisite courses.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Math
Applicant must achieve a grade of C or higher in all prerequisite courses.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Calculus
  • Mathematics: Pre-Calculus
  • Mathematics: Trigonometry
Physics I
Applicant must achieve a grade of C or higher in all prerequisite courses.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Applicant must achieve a grade of C or higher in all prerequisite courses.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
Applicant must achieve a grade of C or higher in all prerequisite courses.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Physiology
Psychology
Applicant must achieve a grade of C or higher in all prerequisite courses. Applicants must take one general psychology course and one advanced psychology course. 1 of 2 psychology course
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
  • Psychology: Statistics
Psychology
Applicant must achieve a grade of C or higher in all prerequisite courses. Applicant must take one general psychology course and one advanced psychology course. 2 of 2 psychology course
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
  • Psychology: Statistics
Statistics
Applicant must achieve a grade of C or higher in all prerequisite courses.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Statistics