2012-13 Applicants

Creighton University


Contact Information more...

Mackenzie Buxcel
Director of Admission
School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
Creighton University
2500 California Plaza
Criss Health Science Building, Room 151
Omaha NE, 68178
(402) 280-2662
(800) 325-2830
phaadmis@creighton.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/15/2013
Institution's religious affiliation
Catholic
Additional information about the class profile
Institution is private; therefore, state residency is not a factor in admission. Program gives preference for an interview invitation to applicants who completed all prerequisites at Creighton. However, only 20-30% of students completed undergraduate studies at Creighton.
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
60
Anticipated size of next entering class
58
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
20%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
80%

Program Description more...

In 1993, Creighton established the nation's first Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (DPT), leading the entire profession. U.S. News & World Report ranks Creighton's PT doctorate program 19th in the nation.

Creighton is a Jesuit, Catholic institution with 7,000 students. Nearly 35% are pursuit health science professional degrees. Creighton is one of only four Jesuit institutions with an academic medical center. The Creighton University Medical Center is home to Nebraska's busiest trauma center, a nationally renowned cardiac teaching center, and hundreds of the region's most accomplished health care professionals.

Creighton has 16 full-time faculty members. Eleven faculty members have doctoral degrees and four faculty members are APTA recognized advanced clinical specialists. The Creighton PT faculty average 15 years of clinical experience and 8 years of teaching experience.

A total of 46 weeks of supervised clinical practice is provided in the curriculum - up to 11 weeks more training than the national average. PT students choose from more than 400 clinical training sites in the U.S. and foreign countries - including a third world opportunity in the Dominican Republic.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
2/1/2013
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates
Preferred Deadline: November 1, 2012
Creighton Undergraduate Deadline: December 1, 2012

Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$0.00

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
 
3.50
Program-specific Prerequisite
 
3.20
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
While Creighton does not have a minimum GPA requirement, we do recommend students have a 3.0 or above to be competitive for admission. All applicant GPAs are reviewed.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7757
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
02/01/2013
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
10/01/2010
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
146
153
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
140
144
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
Please note:
While 2/1/2013 is the last acceptable GRE test date, waiting until this late to take the exam is HIGHLY DISCOURAGED due to the timing and competitiveness of the applicant pool. Interview dates fill up by January.

Observation Hours

 
Applicants are not required to have a physical therapist verify PT hours as part of the initial application; however, the program reserves the right to later require verification of any and all PT-related experiences.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - no verification by a physical therapist
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
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 WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
TOEFL can be waived if non-native English speakers have taken 2+ years of full-time coursework at a regionally accredited college or university from within the United States

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?
No
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
Yes
Biology I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Biology II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
Chemistry I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
English Composition / Writing
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition
Physics I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Statistics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics