2012-13 Applicants

Idaho State University


Contact Information more...

Trent Jackman
Admissions Committee Chair
Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy
Idaho State University
921 S. 8th
STOP 8045
Pocatello ID, 83209
(208) 282-4095
(800) 797-4781
wellneld@isu.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/26/2013
Institution's religious affiliation
none
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
26
Anticipated size of next entering class
26
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
65%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
35%

Program Description more...

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) at Idaho State University (ISU)is a 3-year professional entry level degree program preparing students for licensure to practice as physical therapists. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education(CAPTE).

What sets Idaho State University's program apart from other programs?

Integrated Hands-on Clinical Care:

* Students begin working directly with patients during the second semester of their first year in the program.

* Students work with patients in our on-site clinics or in a variety of settings (cardiac care, home health, acute care, wound care, pediatrics and outpatient) through the local hospital, Portneuf Medical Center.

Outstanding Faculty:

* All faculty members maintain clinical hours. They work in a variety of settings and are active in the community.

* Our faculty consist of specialists in the areas of pediatrics, neurology, orthopedics, geriatrics and vestibular dysfunction. One of the faculty members holds ABPTS specialist certification.

* All academic faculty members hold doctoral degrees.

Incredible Faculty to Student Ratio:

* Our maximum class size is 26. With 8 faculty members, we have the luxury of knowing each student individually.

* One on one, individualized attention and interaction is common.

* Students develop lifelong friendships.

Pass Rate on the National Exam:

* The pass rate on the National Exam for first time test takers is 97%.

Placement rate for new DPT graduates:

* Job placement for new DPT graduates is a 100%.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
11/15/2012
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates
Review of applications begins on November 15th.

An open house is held early in the spring semester.

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
3.00
3.66
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.68
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
The Program uses the highest grade earned in its calculation of prerequisite course, if the course was repeated.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
University GRE code
4355
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
10/01/2012
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
10/01/2007
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
148
 
Verbal reasoning % score
40%
 
Analytical writing scaled score
4.0
4.0
Analytical writing % score
48%
 
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
Score requirements for GREs taken before August 1, 2011

1. A combined score of 1000 is required for the verbal and quantitative areas.

2. A score of 420 in verbal.

3. The average GRE score for verbal and quantitative together was a 1059

4. The analytical score MUST be a 4.0 or better.

Score requirements for GREs taken after August 1, 2011:

1. Minimum combined score of 300 with at least 148 in verbal.

2. The analytical score MUST be a 4.0 or better.

Score required for the Miller Analogies Test(MAT).

1. The Miller Analogies Test (MAT) is also accepted with a score of 390 or above.

Observation Hours

 
80 hours of experience is required for entry into the program. These hours MUST be completed in a minimum of two different facilities and practice 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
80
Total number of PT hours RECOMMENDED
80
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
11/15/2012
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$45.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
Yes
Description of supplemental requirements
Additional Program information can be found at: http://www.isu.edu/dpot
Supplemental Requirements
Graduate School Application.
$55.00 Grad Application Fee - can be paid on-line or with a check to ISU Graduate School by November 15.
$45.00 PT Program Fee - a check or money order has to be sent to the ISU PT Program by November 15. Send to ISU PT, Stop 8045, Pocatello, ID 83209
Deadline for supplemental materials
2012-11-15
Link to supplemental forms or instructions
Legend
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
* TWO letters MUST come from licensed physical therapists who have supervised your PT experience.

* ONE letter MUST come from a professor or an instructor.

* Letters of recommendation will not be accepted from relatives.

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • U.S. citizens
  • Canadian citizens
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens with a visa
  • U.S. permanent residents
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
English translation is 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
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 & Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiology each with laboratory(vertebrate or human). 2 semesters or 2 or 3 quarters. These courses must have been completed within the last 7 years. Please note: human anatomy and physiology courses MUST be listed in Biology, Zoology, Anatomy or Physiology Departments for fulfillment of this requirement.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Anatomy & Physiology II
Anatomy and Physiology each with laboratory(vertebrate or human). 2 semesters or 2 or 3 quarters. These courses must have been completed within the last 7 years. Please note: human anatomy and physiology courses MUST be listed in Biology, Zoology, Anatomy or Physiology Departments for fulfillment of this requirement.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Chemistry I
Introductory Chemistry with laboratory. Must be courses for science majors. 2 semesters or 2-3 quarters. (A more recently completed chemistry course at upper division or graduate level with laboratory may also meet this requirement.) These courses must have been completed within the last 7 years.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
See Chemistry I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Exercise Physiology
Exercise Physiology (2 or 3 credits; laboratory is recommended but not required. These courses must have been completed within the last 7 years.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Exercise Physiology
Medical Terminology
Medical Terminology (1 course - 1 or more units/credits) This can be a for credit college course, or correspondence, web-based, online or self-study course, as long as there is verification of completion.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 1
Acceptable Courses
  • Medical Terminology
Physics I
Introductory Physics with laboratory. Must be courses for science majors. 2 semesters or 2-3 quarters. (A more recently completed physics course at upper division or graduate level with laboratory may also satisfy this requirement.) These courses must have been completed within the last 7 years.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
See Physics I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
Introductory Psychology (3 units/credits) Please note: More recent upper division psychology courses may be accepted. 1 of 3 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Psychology
Sociology or Anthropology or Abnormal Psychology course. Please note: marriage/family, religion or history courses will not meet this requirement. 2 of 3 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: Social
Psychology
Normal Human Development (3 or more units/credits each) This course is usually found in the Psychology Department. (e.g. child psychology) 3 of 3 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Statistics
Statistics (3 or more units/credits). Please note: research methods or tests & measurement courses will not meet this requirement.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics