2012-13 Applicants

Wayne State 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...

Physical Therapy Admissions Academic Services Officer
Office of Student and Alumni Affairs
Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Wayne State University
1600 EACPHS
259 Mack Ave.
Detroit MI, 48201
(313) 577-1716
(313) 577-1432
cphsinfo@wayne.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/28/2013
Additional information about the class profile
Program gives preference to students with a residence in the the State of Michigan and to students with science courses completed at Wayne State University. Approximately 30% of admitted students completed their prerequisite courses at Wayne State.

Students from Ontario, CANADA and from Fulton, Lucas, Ottawa and Williams counties in OHIO have the non-resident portion of tuition waived as part of the Good Neighbor Policy.
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
32
Anticipated size of next entering class
36
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
95%
% of CANADIAN applicants accepted
5%

Program Description more...

Why Wayne State for Physical Therapy?

Excellence:

The faculty strives to facilitate excellence in learning, scholarship and service. The classroom and laboratory facilities have state of the art technology to enhance the learning experience. The faculty are highly skilled clinicians, teachers, researchers and leaders in the profession. Graduates are considered to be excellent critical thinkers and problem solvers, as well as highly trained in hands-on physical therapy skills.

Affordable, High Quality Graduate Education:

The mission of the University is to provide affordable, high quality graduate and professional education. Unlike most entry level Doctor of Physical Therapy programs, the Program at Wayne State does not require a Bachelor’s degree for admission to the doctoral program. This saves the future physical therapist one year (30 credits) of pre-requisite courses (and tuition!). In addition, this allows the graduate physical therapist to enter the workforce, and start earning a salary, one year sooner than programs requiring a Baccalaureate degree to enter the professional program.

* When comparing the cost of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Wayne State make sure to add up all of the fees, extra per credit costs as well as the tuition charge. Calculate the total cost based on the number of credit hours in the professional program.

* The Doctor of Physical Therapy program participates in the Wayne State University Good Neighbor Tuition Policy. Residents of Ontario, Canada and the four northeast counties of Ohio pay in state tuition (vs. non resident tuition)

* Students in the transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy (tDPT) program pay resident tuition for the core tDPT which are taught as on-line courses regardless of where the student lives. Non-resident fees are charged for courses beyond the core tDPT curriculum.

Academic Medical Center:

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Wayne State is located on the campus of the largest academic medical center in the country. The resources of the Wayne State School of Medicine and the Detroit Medical Center are available to students through learning, research and service opportunities. The Detroit Medical Center consists of many hospitals including: the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan, Harper University Hospital, Hutzel Women’s Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Michigan, and Detroit Receiving Hospital, a trauma 1 medical center. The Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan is home to the Spinal Cord Recovery Project which provides intensive therapy to persons with spinal cord injury, many of whom have had stem cell implants in either China or Portugal. In addition, the medical campus includes the Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute, the Detroit Veteran’s Administration Hospital and the Medical School library.


Interdisciplinary Education and Diversity:

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program is fortunate to be located in one of the most diverse Colleges of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in the country. Diverse in both the many health care disciplines offered as well as the student body. Health care programs in the College include Clinical Laboratory Science, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant Studies, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Occupational Therapy, Mortuary Science, Anatomic Pathologist Assistant, Radiation Therapy Technology, and many more. Students have the opportunity to interact with and learn about many health care team members and to share in their professional expertise.

Research and Scholarship Opportunities:

Students are required to complete a research project by the end of their third year. Students work closely with faculty members to develop a project that is meaningful and provides a positive experience in the world of research. Students present their research at Del Harder Day at the Rehabilitation Institute of Michigan and at the College Research Day as well as state and national professional meetings.

Reflective Practitioners:

Research has shown that an essential characteristic of expert physical therapists is the ability to reflect on their practice, skills and attributes. Reflection is an integral component of both classroom and clinical courses. Students begin to learn the skill and process of self-reflection in the first semester and continue this process throughout their educational experience and beyond.

Professionalism, Knowledge and Skill:

The faculty firmly believes that to be a successful physical therapist a student must develop in all aspects of this triad. The student must demonstrate responsibility, accountability, time management, a desire to be a lifelong learner and other professional characteristics in addition to developing knowledge, critical thinking and problem solving skills. Of course, hands-on skills to provide interventions in the areas of musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular/pulmonary and Integumentary diagnoses are essential as well.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
11/1/2012
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates
Approximately 80 applicants will be invited to participate in an on-site interview process. Only applicants who are invited to and participate in the interview process will be considered for enrollment. The interview date is tentatively set for Friday March 1st, 2013. Applicants will receive an invitation to the interviews (via e-mail) by mid-February. Please be sure that your email account does not send this invitation to a spam file.

Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes
Special eligibility requirements for Early Decision candidates
Only applicants who will have a Bachelor's degree prior to September 1, 2013 will be considered for Early Decision. Applicants must also have completed all but one Science pre-requisite by July 1, 2012 to be considered for Early Decision. Early Decisions will be based on academic excellence and a personal interview in late August 2012.

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
3.48
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.49
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Program-specific Science Prerequisite GPA:

* Minimum 3.00
* Average GPA for Accepted 3.49

Program uses only the highest grade earned in its local GPA calculations if a course was repeated (this is only true for the science pre-req GPA and the additional pre-req GPA, not for the cumulative GPA). All prerequisite courses must have a grade of C or better.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
No
Program's PTCAS GRE code
3631

Observation Hours

Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are not required but are highly recommended
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?
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
2
Additional information about program's reference requirements
***** AT LEAST ONE REFERENCE MUST BE FROM A PHYSICAL THERAPIST who has observed you volunteer or work in a physical therapy setting. *****

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 WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
To be valid, the TOEFL must be no more than two years old upon application to the Graduate School (separate application from PTCAS). A minimum score of 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based) or 79 (internet based) is required.

More information can be found at:
http://gradadmissions.wayne.edu/intl_students.php.

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?
Varies
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 & Physiology I
Must be equivalent to BIO 2870 (Anatomy and Physiology) at Wayne State University. This is equivalent to taking Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Human
Anatomy & Physiology II
Must be equivalent to BIO 2870 (Anatomy and Physiology) at Wayne State University. This is equivalent to taking Anatomy and Physiology 1 and 2.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Human
Biology I
Must be equivalent to BIO 1510 (Basic Life Mechanism) at Wayne State University.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry I
Must be equivalent to CHM 1220/1230 (General Chemistry 1 and Lab) at Wayne State University.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry II
Must be equivalent to CHM 1240/1250 (Organic Chemistry 2 and Lab) at Wayne State University.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Organic
English Composition / Writing
Must be equivalent to ENG 1020 (Introductory College Writing) at Wayne State University.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition I
English Composition / Writing
Must be equivalent to ENG 3050 (Technical Writing) or ENG 3010 at Wayne State University.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition II
Exercise Physiology
Must be equivalent to KIN 3570 (Exercise Physiology) at Wayne State University.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Exercise Physiology
First Aid / CPR
Students must have current First Aid and CPR (infant and adult) upon enrollment in the Physical Therapy program. CPR must be updated annually.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • First Aid
  • CPR
Math
Must be equivalent to MAT 1800 (Elementary Functions) at Wayne State University.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Pre-Calculus
Other: General Education
General Education Requirements: Students who will not have earned a bachelor's degree prior to enrollment in the PT program must complete all Wayne State University General Education Requirements: http://advising.wayne.edu/curr/preptf05.php. This requirement is automatically met if the student has earned a bachelor's degree.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 36
Acceptable Courses
Other: Upper Level Concentration
Upper Level Concentration: Students who will not have earned a bachelor's degree prior to enrollment in the PT program must complete at least 6 additional credits in upper division courses in one area of concentration. Courses must be 3000 level or above.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 6
Acceptable Courses
Physics I
Must be equivalent to PHY 2130/2131 (General Physics 1 and Lab) at Wayne State University.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Must be equivalent to PHY 2140/2141 (General Physics 2 and Lab) at Wayne State University.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
Must be equivalent to BIO 320 (Human Physiology) at Wayne State University. A two-semester Anatomy and Physiology (8+ credits) may fulfill this requirement as well as the Anatomy and Physiology requirement.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Physiology
Psychology
Must be equivalent to PSY 1010 (Introductory Psychology) at Wayne State University.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Psychology
Must be equivalent to PSY 3010 (Statistical Methods in Psychology) at Wayne State University.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Statistics
Psychology
Must be equivalent to PSY 2400 (Developmental Psychology) at Wayne State University.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Developmental