2012-13 Applicants

Howard University


Contact Information more...

Carolyn Jackson
Department of Physical Therapy
Howard University
501 Bryant Street
Washington DC, 20059
(202) 806-7615
carolyn.jackson@howard.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/15/2013
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
24
Anticipated size of next entering class
24
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
25%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
70%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S./non-Canadian)
5%

Program Description more...

Howard University is an urban campus located in the heart of Washington, DC. The campus includes a hospital and has close access to public transportation (i.e., airport, bus, subway, train). Housing is available both on and off campus. Consistent with the mission of Howard University, the mission of the program is: "to recruit and prepare promising African Americans and underserved minority populations with leadership potential to become compassionate, and competent physical therapists, with expertise in clinical decision making, problem solving and research. The program is committed to attracting and sustaining a cadre of faculty who promote critical thinking, self inquiry, active learning, community service, cultural sensitivity, and ethical behavior in their students and contribute to the practice and enhancement of the profession on national and international levels."

The program consists of 109 credit hours of post-baccalaureate work that is completed in two and a half years. Students begin the program in August, and graduate in December of their third year. The professional program is developmental and begins with foundational courses in semester 1, and culminates in integrated didactic and clinical experiences in semester 7. The program is designed around the four pillars of the APTA's Guide to Physical Therapist Practice: 1) Cardiopulmonary, 2) Integumentary, 3) Musculoskeletal, and 4) Neuromuscular. Strong emphasis is also placed on communication, diverse communities, ethics, law and practice management.

Students begin their clinical experiences through observation in the first semester. During the second semester, students complete monthly observation/participation experiences in environments representing diverse practice areas. They also complete a community-based health promotion project in this semester. Musculoskeletal and neuromuscular clinical experiences are also introduced in this semester. In the third semester, students complete an 8-week full-time clinical experience and a 2-week observation experience. The fourth semester allows clinical exposure in each of the four pillars. Weekly rotations in diverse practice environments are experienced in the 5th semester. Additionally, students participate in clinical experiences related to spinal dysfunction. The sixth semester includes two 7-week full-time clinical experiences. In the final semester, students participate in an 8-week specialty rotation that allows them to experience a specialized area of interest. Other clinical exposures include observation of wellness practice and mentorship through a practice management experience.

The program has nine full-time faculty members, and numerous adjunct and associate faculty members. Each of the core faculty members hold a doctoral degree (1 EdD, 1 DrPH, 6 PhD, 1 DSc), and four also have DPT degrees. Three of the full-time faculty members are board certified specialists in Geriatrics or Orthopedics. Over the past four years, the faculty has averaged approximately 8-10 publications in peer-reviewed journals. The faculty-to-student ratio is currently 1:7.5.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
12/17/2012
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

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
3.40
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.40
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Course-work is acceptable from either two-year or four-year college or institution.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
No
Program's PTCAS GRE code
0542

Observation Hours

 
Minimum 20 hours in inpatient acute hospital facility
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
80
Total number of PT hours RECOMMENDED
80
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
06/30/2013
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Required
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$45.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
Yes
Description of supplemental requirements
http://www.howard.edu/enrollment/apply/instructions-grad.htm (Graduate application website)

http://www.cpnahs.howard.edu/AHS/Pt/Admission.html (Physical Therapy Department website)

ALL SUPPLEMENTAL MATERIALS SHOULD BE MAILED TOGETHER. Application materials mailed separately will not be considered.
Supplemental Requirements
Graduate University Application to be completed online.
Core Prerequisite Worksheet sent directly to program.
Supplemental Application Fee ($45) - Submitted online
Video presentation CD/DVD sent directly to program
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
3

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
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 WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses 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
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
Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General I
Biology II
Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General II
Chemistry I
Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry II
Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
Math
Algebra II or Pre-Calculus
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
Acceptable Courses
Medical Terminology
Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Medical Terminology
Physics I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
Human Anatomy & General Physiology or Anatomy & Physiology I&II Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
Psychology
Introduction to Psychology Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Psychology
Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
Statistics
Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
Technical Writing
Coursework older than 7 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
Acceptable Courses