2012-13 Applicants

Belmont 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...

Christina Harness
Admissions Assistant
School of Physical Therapy
Belmont University
1900 Belmont Blvd.
Nashville TN, 37212
(615) 460-6722
(615) 460-6726
pt@belmont.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/19/2013
Institution's religious affiliation
Christian
Social networking
Facebook Page for PT Program
Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School
Twitter Page for PT Program
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
34
Anticipated size of next entering class
34
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
27%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
70%
% of CANADIAN applicants accepted
3%

Program Description more...

Belmont University is preparing outstanding clinical doctors in physical therapy. Our graduates have established successful practices in a wide range of careers encompassing the growing health profession of physical therapy. These individuals have established a reputation of excellence for the School of Physical Therapy, demonstrating the exceptional benefits you will gain as a Belmont student.

Faculty:

The Physical Therapy faculty at Belmont have earned the highest degrees in the fields of their expertise and across the faculty, advanced specialty certifications are held in the areas of sports, orthopedic, geriatric, neurologic and clinical electrophysiologic PT. Ongoing research is an important responsibility for faculty in the School of Physical Therapy, but at Belmont, teaching is the top priority of your professors. Your learning takes precedence over all else. The average student-to-instructor ratio in most lab classes is 10:1 which supports an individual connection with faculty members that enhances the learning experience, enriches mentoring opportunities, and facilitates academic advising.

Curriculum:

As a physical therapy student at Belmont, you will be challenged with a rigorous academic program that is built on a strong science foundation and parallels the medical model of instruction. You will be prepared to practice physical therapy as an entry-level generalist and equipped to stay ahead of the constant changes in healthcare. Your classroom and laboratory education at Belmont culminates with a comprehensive clinical experience – nearly 40 weeks – designed to provide hands-on practice with patients in all areas of physical therapy, including acute care, rehabilitation care, and outpatient settings, among others. These opportunities are available nationwide and internationally.

Facilities:

The School of Physical Therapy is housed in the newly constructed (2010) McWhorter Hall, part of a health sciences complex that includes all of the schools in the Gordon E. Inman College of Health Sciences & Nursing – Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Physical Therapy - and the College of Pharmacy. The new facility provides laboratories for motion analysis, cardiopulmonary, orthopedics and neuromuscular assessment, as well as physiologic research.

The School of Physical Therapy enrolls an entering class of approximately 32 students each fall. Applications are accepted through PTCAS beginning in July of the year prior to the student’s desired enrollment. Candidates are considered upon completion of their application file with selected students invited for a personal interview to complete the process. The entering class is generally filled no later than January with a wait list created to serve additional candidates as space may be available.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
10/1/2012
Deadline type
Soft
Application close date (for soft deadlines only)
2/1/2013
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

The program prefers that applicants submit an application in by September 1, 2012 to allow adequate time for PTCAS processing.

Interview (by invitation only) dates are tentatively scheduled as follows:

  • September 21, 2012
  • October 26, 2012
  • November 30, 2012

A limited number of interview opportunities are available.  Applications received after October 1st will be considered for late admission interviews in the spring only if openings in the entering class are available.

Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes
Special eligibility requirements for Early Decision candidates
Interview Date for Early Decision is tentatively scheduled for September 21, 2012.

Deposits

Deposit Required
No
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$0.00
Deposit Refundable?
No

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
3.80
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.70
 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7589
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
07/05/2007
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
146
155
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
 
153
Analytical writing scaled score
 
4.5
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
To meet application deadlines for early and regular admission to Belmont University's DPT program, a GRE test date prior to 8/1/2012 is highly recommended. In addition to the minimum verbal reasoning score of 146, a minimum score of 290 is required for the combined verbal reasoning and quantitative reasoning scores.

Observation Hours

Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - no verification by a physical therapist
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
50
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
02/01/2013
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$50.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Deadline for supplemental materials
2012-10-01
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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

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
  • Foreign (non-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

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
Candidates must have no prerequisite courses with a grade less than a “C”. All prerequisite courses must have been completed within ten years prior to 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
Yes
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Anatomy
A study of the cells and tissues as well as the skeletal, muscular, neural, and special sensory systems of the human body. Please note - no course may be used to satisfy more than one pre-requisite.
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
Biology I
An introductory study of molecular and cellular biology. Topics include the molecular basis of cellular processes, structure and physiology of cells, molecular and Mendelian genetics, and microevolution. Please note - no course may be used to satisfy more than one pre-requisite.
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
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology II
An introductory study of macroevolution, organismal biology and ecology. Topics include the structure and physiology of plants, the structure and physiology of animals, biodiversity, and ecological systems. Please note - no course may be used to satisfy more than one pre-requisite.
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
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Chemistry I
Fundamental concepts and principles are emphasized. Emphasis is placed on structure, nomenclature, oxidation numbers and the mole concept. Please note - no course may be used to satisfy more than one pre-requisite.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
Includes solutions, behavior of electrolytes, ionic and molecular equilibria, and nuclear chemistry, as well as, a brief introduction to the chemistry of carbon and its compounds. Please note - no course may be used to satisfy more than one pre-requisite.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Physics I
One year sequence in Physics required (2 semesters or 3 quarters).
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
One year sequence in Physics required (2 semesters or 3 quarters).
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
A study of the endocrine, cardiovascular, pulmonary, gastrointestinal, renal, and reproductive systems of the human body. Please note - no course may be used to satisfy more than one pre-requisite.
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: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
Social/Behavioral Science
Please note - no course may be used to satisfy more than one pre-requisite. 1 of 2 social/behavioral science courses required.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Ethics
  • 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: Anthropology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Sociology
Social/Behavioral Science
Please note - no course may be used to satisfy more than one pre-requisite. 2 of 2 social/behavioral science courses required.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Ethics
  • 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: Anthropology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Sociology
Statistics
An introduction to statistical reasoning. Topics include descriptive measures, elementary probability distributions, sampling distributions, one and two sample inferences on means and proportions, simple linear regression, and correlation. Please note - no course may be used to satisfy more than one pre-requisite.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics