2012-13 Applicants

Midwestern University - Downers Grove


Contact Information more...

Mike Laken
Director, Admissions
Admissions Department
Midwestern University
555 31st Street
Downers Grove IL, 60515
(800) 458-6253
(630) 515-7200
admissil@midwestern.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
06/10/2013
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
50
Anticipated size of next entering class
52
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
71%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
29%

Program Description more...

Midwestern University's Physical Therapy Program offers a course of study leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree for qualified students. The full-time, continuous, 34-month, entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum is designed to deliver the academic and clinical education required to prepare students for their professional role as key members of the health care team and as an integral part of the health care delivery system. The general education, professional training, experience, and personal character development of physical therapists uniquely prepare them to coordinate care related to functional improvement and functional disability.

The focus of the professional clinical doctorate degree program is the preparation of entry-level, generalist physical therapists who are able to provide competent, skilled professional services in a wide range of community and institutional practice settings that require independent judgment and self-sufficiency.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is open on a competitive admissions basis to applicants having bachelorÆs degrees in any field but who have not completed an accredited physical therapy program. The program prepares entry-level practitioners to provide physical therapy services in large, small, traditional, and nontraditional community and institutional practice settings that require independent judgment, leadership, and autonomous practice. The program also provides the foundation for graduates to identify and contribute to effecting solutions to the major, emergent health issues of our society and contribute to the academic and clinical education of future practitioners. The graduate will be prepared to make valuable, ongoing contributions to society, health care, and the profession through leadership activities and collaborative efforts with others in physical therapy and interdisciplinary education, practice, and research.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
12/17/2012
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates
Program orientation is June 5-6, 2013.

Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes
Special eligibility requirements for Early Decision candidates
Early decision candidates must have a minimum overall GPA of 3.2 and science GPA of 3.0.

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
2.75
3.60
Science Cumulative
2.75
3.39
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
GPA is calculated based on all courses completed, including repeated courses.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
University GRE code
1769
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
12/17/2012
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
01/01/2008
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning % score
 
43%
Quantitative reasoning % score
 
53%
Analytical writing % score
 
49%

Observation Hours

Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are not required but are highly recommended
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
2
Additional information about program's reference requirements
* Letter from Physical Therapist is RECOMMENDED.

* Letter from Science Professor is RECOMMENDED.

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • U.S. permanent residents
  • Canadian citizens
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens with a visa
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens
  • U.S. citizens
  • Other non-citizens (e.g., refugees)
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
http://www.midwestern.edu

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
Human or vertebrate anatomy with lab.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
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
Biology / Biological Science
Biology with lab.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry I
General chemistry with lab.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
English Composition / Writing
Must include at least one course in composition. 1 of 3 English composition/writing courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition
  • Writing
English Composition / Writing
Must include at least one course in composition. 2 of 3 English composition/writing courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition
  • Writing
English Composition / Writing
Must include at least one course in composition. 3 of 3 English composition/writing courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition
  • Writing
Math
College algebra or higher.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Algebra
  • Mathematics: Calculus
  • Mathematics: Geometry
  • Mathematics: Trigonometry
Physics I
General physics with lab.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
General physics with lab.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
QH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: General
  • Physics II
Physiology
Human physiology with lab.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
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
Social/Behavioral Science
Must include a psychology course. 1 of 3 social/behavioral science courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
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
Social/Behavioral Science
Must include a psychology course. 2 of 3 social/behavioral science courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
Social/Behavioral Science
Must include a psychology course. 3 of 3 social/behavioral science courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
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
Statistics
Must include inferential statistics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics