2012-13 Applicants

Husson 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...

Tinesha Johnson
Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
The School of Graduate Studies
Husson University
1 College Circle
Bangor ME, 04401
(866) 567-5990
(207) 941-7101
graduateschool@husson.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
09/03/2013
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
41
Anticipated size of next entering class
40
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
75%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
25%

Program Description more...

Husson University is a private institution, located in Bangor Maine, with an approximate enrollment of 3,000. The School of Physical Therapy is part of the College of Health and Education, and is housed in a newly constructed facility with dedicated and fully equipped teaching and research labs. To learn more about Husson:

Go to www.husson.edu.

The mission of the School of Physical Therapy is to graduate skilled and knowledgeable physical therapists who are independent in their assessment of clients and collaborative within the health care team. The entry-level physical therapy program is designed to provide high school and college graduates with a thorough, efficient, and affordable path to a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. Undergraduate students enroll in an accelerated six-year program leading to a B.S. in Kinesiology and an entry-level DPT degree. Individuals who have a bachelor's degree and have met all the course prerequisites enter as graduate students into the three-year professional DPT program. Each DPT class consists of a maximum of 40 students with approximately half of the students coming from Husson’s undergraduate program and the other half coming with BS degrees from other institutions.

The DPT program has eight highly-skilled full-time and two half-time faculty members offering a collegial and supportive learning environment for students’ academic and professional development. Study consists of discipline-specific courses that prepare the student for clinical practice and licensure as a physical therapist. Mandatory courses are scheduled for fall, January, spring, May and summer terms. Unpaid full time clinical experiences are required in each of the three academic years:

* Year 1—8-week placement generally mid-May to early July

* Year 2—8-week placement from mid-October to mid-December

* Year 2—8-week placement generally mid-July to early September

* Year 3—8-week placement in January and February

Physical Therapy students may have only one week off at winter break, one week off at spring break, and approximately 8 weeks off during the summer. Bangor is a safe, affordable community and has been ranked as one of the top 50 small cities in the USA. Summer and winter activities can be enjoyed on numerous lakes, on the ocean, and in the nearby mountains of Acadia National Park.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
1/15/2013
Deadline type
Soft
Application close date (for soft deadlines only)
4/1/2013
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates
Applications are reviewed as they are received; therefore, applicants are encouraged to apply early.

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
3.50
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.40
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Program uses the highest grade earned in local GPA calculations if the course was repeated.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7709
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
04/02/2013
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
04/30/2008
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning % score
25%
 
Quantitative reasoning % score
25%
 
Analytical writing % score
25%
 

Observation Hours

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
20
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?
Yes
Description of supplemental requirements
Please write an essay on one of the following topics. Limit your essay to no more than two typed pages, double-spaced. The essay will be evaluated on organization, clarity, grammar, and punctuation, as well as content. Please include your name, PTCAS ID number, and the topic at the top of your essay.

* Discuss some issue of personal, local, national, or international concern and its importance to you.

* Describe a major problem or challenge that you have encountered and the ways in which you dealt with it.

* Newton's First Law of Motion states that an object in motion tends to stay in motion in the same direction unless acted upon by an external force. Tell us about an external influence (a person, an event, etc.) that affected you and how it caused you to change direction.

Please email the completed supplemental essay to PT@husson.edu.
Supplemental Requirements
supplemental essay
Deadline for supplemental materials
2013-04-01
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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
  • Canadian citizens
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens with a visa
  • 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
  • Do not send any Canadian documentation
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
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
No
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
Yes
Anatomy & Physiology I
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: Human
Anatomy & Physiology II
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
Biology I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General
Biology II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
Chemistry I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Physics I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
1 of 2 psychology courses.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Psychology
2 of 2 psychology courses.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
Statistics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics