2012-13 Applicants

Eastern Washington University


This page is intended for college transfer students and 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...

Debra Dickerson
Manager, Operations and Admissions
Department of Physical Therapy
Eastern Washington University
310 N Riverpoint Blvd.
Box T
Room 270
Spokane WA, 99202
(509) 828-1354
ddickerson@ewu.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
09/20/2013
Social networking
Facebook Page for Graduate Admissions Office
Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
38
Anticipated size of next entering class
38
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
39%
% of WICHE applicants accepted
1%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
60%

Program Description more...

Thank you for your interest in the DPT program at Eastern Washington University. The program is fully accredited through the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, and the graduates of the D.P.T. will be eligible to sit for state licensure examinations.

The curriculum uses:

* Depth and breadth of the foundational courses (pathology, pharmacology radiology)

* Differential diagnosis as the key to the patient management process

* A focus throughout the curriculum on the advocacy role of the practitioner in patient education, in administration, in ethics, and in the community

* Time in the clinical setting

* A consistent use of the case study as a vehicle through which the student assumes a clinical scientist perspective beginning with the differential diagnosis and continuing through the patient care process

* Evidence based practice is foundational throughout the curriculum


Why Choose Eastern?

* First time pass rate on licensing exam is 100%

* Physical Therapy Department is in a new facility with state-of-the-art research and anatomy labs

* Diverse faculty is nationally recognized and respected within the profession

* EWU has one of the lowest DPT tuition rates in the country

* Consumers Digest ranks EWU as a national top 50 value

* There are over 300 clinical internship sites from which to choose including international settings
* You'll have opportunities for supporting and challenging activities with students in other healthcare programs

* EWU physical grads have earned a reputation of excellence and are sought as employees in the profession

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
12/3/2012
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates
Open House/Information Session Saturday, February 23, 2013.

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
3.70
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.70
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
GPA is averaged for repeated courses.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
3789
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
11/30/2012
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
 
147
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
 
154
Analytical writing scaled score
 
4.0

Observation Hours

 
Must have at least two different types of settings with a minimum of 30 hours in one of the 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
75
Total number of PT hours RECOMMENDED
75
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
12/03/2012
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$75.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Deadline for supplemental materials
2012-12-03
Link to supplemental forms or instructions
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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
Reference required from a basic science instructor including exercise Science, biology, chemistry or physics.

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 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
Upper division Biology/Biological Science prerequisite can be satisfied by an advanced course (300 or 400) level in exercise science. Examples include biomechanics or kinesiology with labs.
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
Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
Anatomy & Physiology II
Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
Biology / Biological Science
•1 quarter (1 semester) advanced course (300 level or above) of your choosing (at least 3 semester credits or 4 quarter credits) in biology or zoology. Recommended courses include kinesiology, biomechanics, microbiology, developmental biology, cell biology and pathology. (NOTE THAT CLASSES IN BOTANY, FISH AND WILDLIFE BIOLOGY AND ECOLOGY WILL NOT SATISFY THIS REQUIREMENT.)
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4
Acceptable Courses
Chemistry I
General College Chemistry
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
General College Chemistry
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Exercise Physiology
•1 quarter (1 semester) upper division course in (300 level or above) human or animal physiology. This requirement may be satisfied by a course in exercise physiology, offered through an exercise science department.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Exercise Physiology
Physics I
One year of algebra based Physics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
One year of algebra based physics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Social/Behavioral Science
Any two courses in behavioral science including psychology, sociology or anthropology. 1 of 2 social or behavioral science courses required.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • 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
Any two courses in behavioral science including psychology, sociology or anthropology. 2 of 2 social or behavioral science courses required.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • 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
Any statistics course.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics