2012-13 Applicants

Walsh University


This page is intended for college students and graduates ONLY. High school students MUST contact the institution directly for information about the direct freshman-entry program. Do not apply using PTCAS. Please follow the link for more information: http://www.walsh.edu/admissions.

Contact Information

Patricia Crum
Office Manager
Division of Physical Therapy
Walsh University
2020 East Maple Street
North Canton OH, 44720
(330) 490-7286
pcrum@walsh.edu

General Information

Deposit Required
No
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
No
PT program start date for entering class
08/26/2013
Size of most recent entering class
32
Anticipated size of next entering class
32
Additional information about the class profile
Entering students demonstrate a history of academic excellence, service and professionalism.

Students attending Walsh University for their pre-physical therapy undergraduate education have the advantage of PT faculty as their advisors and are able to be involved in program activities.

Program Description

The Division of Physical Therapy is committed to providing an educational program that both challenges and enhances a student's ability to learn through a student-centered, values-based teaching environment that on focuses clinical-decision making, evidence-based practice, and service to the wider community.

The Walsh University Physical Therapy curriculum, an intensive three-year (8-semester) program, including summers, leads to a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. A variety of active learning strategies are implemented to enhance student learning and critical thinking. Coursework builds upon a foundation of basic sciences and problem-solving skills integrated through a series of practice-based courses centered on major body systems. Productive scholarship and licensure preparation are also keystone components to the program. Upon successful completion of the academic and clinical components of the curriculum, graduates are qualified for the licensure examination required in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and in the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and Guam.

Message from the Program Chair

Thank you for your interest in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Walsh University. Your interest signifies your quest for quality and opportunity. The faculty and physical therapy team are confident that you will find these at Walsh University, a truly extraordinary place. We define our extraordinary nature as the "Walsh Difference".

What is the "Walsh Difference"? It is a distinction that is both intangible and tangible. The intangible elements are those that bind us to the mission of Walsh University. We are a proud Catholic Institution in which the faculty, students and staff all walk, talk and live the spirit that was created over 50 years ago by the founders of the University, the Brothers of Christian Instruction. This overarching focus on character and service are elements that the Doctor of Physical Therapy program excels in today.

The tangible elements include small class sizes, stellar teaching, exceptional clinical partnerships, strong relationships with faculty members, state of the art facilities (new in 2010), and measurable scholarly successes by both the students and the faculty, well beyond the national average.

For more details go to http://www.walsh.edu/program-news.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
10/1/2012
Deadline type
Soft
Application close date (for soft deadlines only)
12/17/2012
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

Interviews are by invitation only and will be held in the fall of 2012 and early spring of 2013. 


To qualify for interview, applicants must have completed: 8 out of 11 pre-requisites, GRE, 2 observations, and 2 recommendations


Open House dates for 2012 are: June 23, August 4 and October 13.  Participation in the Open House process is strongly recommended for individuals who wish to learn more about our program.  Additional information and on-line registration is available at http//www.walsh.edu/open-houses4. 

Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

GPA

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.00
3.57
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.56
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Program will recalculate pre-requisite and overall GPA to reflect the highest grade earned for a repeated PRE-REQUISITE course, ONLY IF we are notified. Please see instructions and complete the text box in the custom program specific questions section.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
3790
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
12/31/2012
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
01/01/2011
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
 
4.0

Observation Hours

 
Walsh University’s physical therapy program wants to ensure that each applicant has a broad appreciation for all the aspects of patient care that physical therapists can provide. For this reason, we require the applicant to observe physical therapy patient care under the supervision of a physical therapist in 3 distinctly different settings; outpatient, inpatient and possibly a specialty population or clinic.

Examples of inpatient settings include: acute care, inpatient rehabilitation, skilled nursing facility. Outpatient settings include: private clinics or outpatient centers associated with medical centers.

Specialty populations or clinics include: pediatrics, home health or other centers with a specialized therapy focus.

We require a total of 30 observation hours for all 3 patient care settings with a minimum of 10 hours in any given setting. The applicant may observe in two different patient care settings, if available, within the same facility, e.g., inpatient acute care and outpatient. The applicant must, in such an instance, submit an observation form for each setting indicating the supervising physical therapist.

Applicants employed in a physical therapy setting involving direct patient care, (i.e., aide or technician), must observe in two other patient care settings in a different facility or facilities.
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
30
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
06/01/2013
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Required
Outpatient
Required

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
No
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
Minimum of two recommendations are required from academic sources (professor in upper level science course preferred.) Minimum of one recommendation is required from a professional source (physical therapist or health care professional preferred, supervisor/employer accepted.)

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 (recommended)
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send original Canadian transcript to PTCAS (recommended)
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?
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
Biology I
Cell biology, cellular structure and function, energy metabolism, photosynthesis, membrane structure and function, DNA, RNA and proteins. Cellular division (mitososis & meiosis) and classical genetics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • A&P: Human
Biology II
Cell biology, mechanisms of speciation and evolution, taxonomy, viruses, prokaryotes and eukaryotes, including animals, plants, fungi, algae and protozoans.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • A&P: Human
Chemistry I
Atoms, molecules & ions, chemical reactions and stoichiometry, gas behavior, thermochemistry, atomic theory & quantum mechanics and chemical bonds.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
Chemical bonding, molecular geometry, solution chemistry, chemical kinetics, equilibrium, acid-base chemistry, complex ions, thermodynamic state functions, electrochemistry and nuclear chemistry.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Exercise Physiology
Exercise response and adaptations to all relevant body systems (musculoskeletal, cardivascular and pulmonary). Exercise testing and prescription for a variety of populations including aerobic , anerobic and strength training. Disease prevention. 3-4 semester hours, based on institution.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Exercise Physiology
Human Physiology
Structure and function of all relevant body systems including: nervous, cardiovascular, respiratory, hematologic, musculoskeletal, gastrointestinal, genitourinary, reproductive, integumentary and immunologic. May require 3-8 semester hours dependent on if one comprehensive course or two A&P courses are taken to satisfy this requirement.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
Physics I
Gravitational forces, work, energy and momentum, simple harmonic motion, wave motion and sound; kinetic theory of matter, behavior of gases, calorimetry and change of state.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Electricity and magnetism, light (reflection, refraction, interference, polarization); relativity; quantum mechanics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
Perception, learning, research methods, mental disorders, psychotherapy, history and systems of psychology.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Psychology (Specialized)
Human development, lifespan issues focusing on growth and development including personality, language, cognition and intelligence. An alternative is abnormal psychology or cognitive neuropsychology.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
Statistics
Theory of probability and statistics including, frequency distribution, binomial distributions, normal distributions, means, variances, standard deviations, sampling, confidence limits and testing of hypotheses with a parametric and nonparametric analyses.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics