2012-13 Applicants

St. Ambrose 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...

Carrie Meador-Bliss
Office Administrator
Doctor of Physical Therapy
St Ambrose University
1320 W Lombard
Davenport IA, 52804
(563) 333-6403
pt@sau.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/16/2013
Institution's religious affiliation
Roman Catholic
Social networking
Facebook Page for Graduate Admissions Office
Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
36
Anticipated size of next entering class
36
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
39%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
61%

Program Description more...

The mission of the Physical Therapy Department at St. Ambrose University is to provide high quality professional and post-professional education for physical therapists. In this process, the department will foster the personal and professional development of its students, staff and faculty, and make positive contributions to the university, to the physical therapy profession and to society.

DPT Program faculty members are dedicated to providing students with the knowledge, skills and confidence to become integral members of the modern health care team. Building upon St. Ambrose's long history of liberal arts studies, the DPT program is distinguished by a rich environment of academic success, and top-flight clinical experiences.

Courses in the curriculum are taught by physical therapists who are experts in areas such as orthopedics, sports medicine, cardiopulmonary, neuromuscular, pediatrics, geriatrics and wound management. Basic and clinical sciences are supported by faculty members who have strong clinical and academic experience.

The program is a full time, day time program that spans 2 1/2 years. Each year, 36 students are selected through a competitive application process. See department website for more information about the program. www.sau.edu/pt

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
12/3/2012
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates
Fall Honors Decision Deadline is October 1st for persons with >3.7 cumulative college GPA and 50% of prerequisite courses completed.

Physical Therapy Open House is on September 15th, 2012 from 8:30am – 3pm.

Classes begin August 16th, 2013 for students selected.

Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
No
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$0.00
Deposit Refundable?
No

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
3.75
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
To qualify for possible admission, applicants must attain a minimum 3.0/4.0 cumulative undergraduate GPA or a minimum cumulative graduate GPA of 3.25/4.0 for 18 or more semester hours in an approved graduate science degree program.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7742

Observation Hours

 
*Only hours where applicant works directly with a PT will be accepted. *We require applicants to complete hours in 2 or more PT settings. For a definition of the types of settings, please see the PTCAS Observation Hours section. *We do require 50 hours of observation to be completed by the time your application is submitted.

*We have no requirement for number of hours in each setting.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - no verification by a physical therapist
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
50
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
12/01/2012
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

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
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send original Canadian transcript to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
International students are required to have their transcripts evaluated through the World Education Services (WES).

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
Biology I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Biology II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Math
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Calculus
  • Mathematics: Pre-Calculus
  • Mathematics: Trigonometry
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
Physiology
Three semester hours of Human Physiology with lab if available at institution. Anatomy and Physiology I & II are also accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Psychology
Introduction to Psychology is also accepted. 1 of 2 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Psychology
2 of 2 psychology courses required.
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
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics