2012-13 Applicants

University of Washington


Contact Information more...

Laura Robinson
Program Manager
DPT Curriculum Office
University of Washington
1959 NE Pacific ST
Suite BB-928
Campus Box 356490
Seattle WA, 98195
(206) 598-5370
(206) 598-5333
gleep@u.washington.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
09/25/2013
Additional information about the class profile
Currently no WICHE students, but WICHE ok. All applicants must be US Citizens or US Permanent Residents.
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
44
Anticipated size of next entering class
44
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
75%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
25%

Program Description more...

Graduate students are prepared as physical therapist generalists in a unique interdisciplinary environment. The University of Washington (UW) Department of Rehabilitation Medicine houses 3 allied health training programs (in physical therapy, occupational therapy, and prosthetics/orthotics) which interact throughout the didactic process.

The UW Department of Rehabilitation Medicine has been top-ranked for several years by US News and World Report. The Department, in turn, is a unit of a world-class Medical School and Health Sciences Center. Many academic and clinical resources are available to UW Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree program students that are not accessible at smaller institutions.

The UW DPT program structure consists of 8 quarters of didactic instruction, followed by 3 quarters of clinical internship. Although generalist training is the primary goal, the program is clinically-focused, with the capstone project being a case study report (completed during the final clinical year). In addition to required coursework supporting a foundation for evidence-based practice, there are elective opportunities for research and community involvement.

The program operates on a year round, full-time schedule, with the average scholastic load at 15 credits per quarter. One to two week breaks occur between each quarter; and from the end of summer to the beginning of fall quarter each year there is a 5 week hiatus. New students begin the program at the end of September and graduate in June three years later with a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

The program is located in the Emerald City, beautiful Seattle, Washington, very near abundant opportunities to engage in activities which many physical therapy students enjoy, i.e. hiking, skiing, and water/field/indoor sports. There is also a thriving and diverse arts community (including dance). For complete details, visit the program website (http://rehab.washington.edu/education/degree/pt/).

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
12/17/2012
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates
Applicants will be notified of admission process results in mid-February 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
3.55
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.63
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Any potential pre-requisite course assigned a grade lower than "C" (2.00) cannot be used to satisfy requirements.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
0088
University GRE code
4854
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
11/30/2012
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
12/15/2007
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning % score
 
73%
Quantitative reasoning % score
 
67%
Analytical writing scaled score
 
4.0
Analytical writing % score
 
48%
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
GRE general test exam scores are required for application. Both old and new GRE scores accepted.

Observation Hours

 
A PT must be on staff for hours to be considered direct, rather than related. Volunteer, observation, shadow, and paid hours are weighted equally. Exposure to breadth and depth of practice environments and clients preferred.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - no verification by a physical therapist
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
50
Total number of PT hours RECOMMENDED
200-500
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
12/15/2012
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?
Yes
Description of supplemental requirements
Electronic GRE scores must be sent to Institution (code 4854).

Optional UW PT Fellowship application on program website (http://rehab.washington.edu/education/degree/pt/financial.asp).
Deadline for supplemental materials
2012-12-17
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
4
Additional information about program's reference requirements
References from 1-2 physical therapists are most helpful. The applicant should not exceed four letters total, no matter the source. Three letters total is also acceptable.

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • U.S. citizens
  • 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

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
At least 50% of pre-requisite course requirements should be complete at the time of application.
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
No
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Anatomy
Human, vertebrate or exercise-based anatomy accepted. Combined anatomy/physiology = OK. Laboratory beneficial.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
Any course covering macro-to-micro-focused general biology accepted. A&P courses NOT accepted. Botany courses NOT accepted. Laboratories valuable.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Any
Biology II
Any course covering macro-to-micro-focused general biology accepted. A&P courses NOT accepted. Botany courses NOT accepted. Laboratories valuable.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Any
Chemistry I
Any course covering inorganic, organic or biochemistry accepted. Laboratories helpful.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Any
Chemistry II
Any course covering inorganic, organic or biochemistry accepted. Laboratories helpful.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Any
Physics I
Course covering mechanics, heat, sound and/or electromagnetism. Laboratories important.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
Course covering mechanics, heat, sound and/or electromagnetism. Laboratories important.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: General
  • Physics II
Physiology
Human, animal or exercise-based physiology accepted. Combined anatomy/physiology = OK. Laboratory beneficial.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Psychology
Any psychology course.
Course Level
Survey
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
Social/Behavioral Science
Any course focusing on human behavior across the disciplines of psychology, sociology or anthropology.
Course Level
Survey
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
Statistics
An introductory statistics course in any discipline. Calculus not accepted.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics