2016-17 Applicants

Northeastern University


Contact Information more...

Sonya L. Larrieux, PT, MA, C/NDT
Chair, PB-DPT Admissions Committee
Department of Physical Therapy
Movement & Rehabilitation Sciences
Northeastern University
301 Robinson Hall
360 Huntington Avenue
Boston MA, 02215
(617) 373-3908
PB_DPT_Inquiries@neu.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
01/09/2018
Additional information about the class profile
Graduate students join an existing cohort of undergraduate students and together will work as a graduating class toward the DPT.
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
39
Anticipated size of next entering class
110

Program Description more...

Northeastern University Physical Therapy (PT) graduates are innovative, global leaders who excel in clinical practice, research, and community service. As one of the longest accredited Physical Therapy Programs in the United States, and the only program with Cooperative Education, our students graduate with exceptional clinical decision-making skills, and experience in the field of physical therapy. The post baccalaureate direct –entry program is for applicants who hold a baccalaureate or master’s degree in any field other than physical therapy.

Our Doctor of Physical Therapy program builds on the university’s core values of interdisciplinary education, urban engagement, international knowledge, and cutting-edge research. Our exceptional faculty is dedicated to promoting excellence in practice, education, scholarship, and community service. Faculty are active in the American Physical Therapy Association and engaged in active clinical research and practice. A hallmark of our program is the integration of experiential learning and didactic education whether through use of standardized patients, communication and interaction with community consultants, participation in service-learning projects, or engagement in research with our faculty.

Unique Program Features

INTERPROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITIES:
The Bouvé van provides community access to healthcare offered in conjunction with the nursing, pharmacy, speech-language pathology, and public health programs.

GLOBAL:
We offer multiple global academic and service-oriented experiences such as PT academic exchange programs, cooperative experiences and global service PT programs to Mexico and Ecuador.

CONCENTRATIONS:
* Early Intervention—seeks to prepare students to work with Infants and toddlers with known disabilities or at risk for developmental delays. This program is offered in conjunction with the Department of Applied Psychology. Completion of this concentration provides physical therapy students with the requirements for provisional certification with advanced standing as an early intervention specialist.
* Sports conditioning and Management of the Athlete—enhances a graduate’s ability to work with athletes in various venues from gyms to the athletic field to improve collaboration with multiple medical disciplines. This concentration prepares physical therapy students to sit for the sports and conditioning certification.

RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES:
* Biomotion Lab
* Cadaver Lab
* Cancer Survivorship Center
* Ergonomics Lab
* Neurocognitive Rehabilitation Research Lab
* Neurorehabilitation Laboratory
* Neuroscience Wet Lab
* Rehabilitation and Epidemiology Trainee Program
* Robotics Lab
* Teaching and Learning Innovation

CLINICAL EDUCATION
Throughout the United States, including Division I athletic programs. Thirty-six weeks of internship plus six months of paid clinical experience through our unique cooperative education program.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
02/15/2017
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

All application materials (application, transcripts, GRE scores, recommendation letters and essays) must be received by PTCAS by the 2/15/17 deadline.  Any missing application materials by that deadline will render the application incomplete by Northeastern University standards and will not be reviewed. 



The DPT program at Northeastern University does not require an interview.  For an on campus perspective of our program, we recommend attending our program Open House held in mid-October or information session held late March or early April.  These sessions allow you to become better acquainted with our program, tour our facilities, learn about our ongoing research projects, and meet with current faculty and students. Specifics regarding dates, time & registration please check our website: http://www.northeastern.edu/bouve/graduate/open-house/.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$500.00

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
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.60
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Program uses the average grade earned in its calculation of the prerequisite GPA if courses have been repeated.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7427
University GRE code
3629
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
02/01/2017
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
02/15/2012
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
150
 
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
150
 
Analytical writing scaled score
3.5
 
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
GRE scores must be sent to PTCAS received by the deadline, February 15, 2017.

Observation Hours

 
Your PT experience hours are required to insure you understand the profession of physical therapy and are certain that physical therapy is the field you wish to pursue. While multiple settings are advantageous to fully understand the profession, observation in more than one setting is not required.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - no verification by a physical therapist
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
40
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
02/15/2016
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Not sure at this time
Supplemental fee amount
$0.00
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
3
Additional information about program's reference requirements
Three reference letters are required. We strongly recommend one letter must be from an academic evaluator (a professor or an academic advisor), who can speak to your ability to succeed in graduate school. The other two letters can be from an academic, a health care, or employer evaluator who can speak to your ability to be a health care provider and/or a successful graduate student.

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • U.S. citizens
  • U.S. permanent residents
  • 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
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
Any international transcript must be translated into the American academic system. Minimum requirement is a TOEFL composite score of 100.

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 Anatomy (3-4 credits): one course with a lab (Note: when anatomy and physiology are taken as a combined course, two semesters, each with a lab, are necessary to meet the requirements) Labs MUST be on site: On-line or virtual labs do not meet the requirements.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
Chemistry I
Chemistry is a two semester course sequence. Labs are required for each chemistry courses.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry II
Chemistry II can be a continuation of the two semester chemistry sequence with a second inorganic course or an organic Chemistry compliment to the first inorganic course. Labs are required for each chemistry course.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Exercise Physiology
Exercise physiology without a lab can be taken in an on-campus or an online format. Kinesiology and biomechanics courses do not usually fulfill the requirement for exercise physiology.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Exercise Physiology
Physics I
Physics I and II should be a two course sequence with lab. Physics I and II need not be calculus based.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Physics I and II should be a two course sequence with lab. Physics I and II need not be calculus based.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
Human Physiology: one course with a lab (Note: when anatomy and physiology are taken as a combined course, two semesters, each with a lab, are necessary to meet the requirements) Labs MUST be on site: On-line or virtual labs do not meet the requirement.
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
Psychology
General Psychology (3-4 credits).
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Psychology
This course must provide a lifespan perspective (i.e. infancy through old age) of typical psychological development. Abnormal Psychology does not satisfy this prerequisite. Child Psychology will only satisfy this requirement with an additional course in Adult Psychology.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Statistics
This course maybe either a standard statistics course through the math or psychology department or an experimental design course, usually through a psychology department. Business statistics courses do not fulfill the requirement for statistics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics