2012-13 Applicants

University of Maryland - Baltimore


Contact Information more...

Joyce Johnson
Admissions Coordinator
Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
University of Maryland - Baltimore
100 Penn Street
Room 115
Baltimore MD, 21201
(410) 706-7721
ptadmissions@som.umaryland.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
06/03/2013
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
65
Anticipated size of next entering class
55
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
75%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
25%

Program Description more...

The Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum is designed to prepare physical therapy students to function as independent entry-level practioners upon graduation.

The objectives of the Entry-Level DPT program are to graduate generalists who are skillfully able to:

* Function as entry-level independent point-of-entry providers of physical habilitation and
rehabilitation services.

* Effectively examine, evaluate, diagnose, and provide appropriate interventions for patients with
primary, secondary, and tertiary physical impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities across the lifespan.

* Practice in a variety of clinical and non-traditional settings.

* Provide guidance and interventions to promote wellness and prevention and enhance the physical
performance of persons in the community.

* Effectively communicate orally and in writing with patients/families, colleagues, other health care
workers, and the general public.

* Effectively manage physical therapy services, administration, marketing strategies, and fiscal
responsibilities for their practice setting.

* Initiate a plan of lifelong learning.

* Participate as professional and civic leaders to advance the profession of physical therapy.

* Use evidence as a basis for critical thinking, decision-making, and independent practice.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
12/3/2012
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates
Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. Prospective students are strongly encouraged to APPLY WELL IN ADVANCE OF THE DEADLINE, to ensure sufficient time to determine eligibility for the required Group Interview. Applicants must also submit the UMB Supplemental Form within one week of completing the PTCAS application.

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
3.50
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.60
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Grades of C- (C minus) and below cannot be used to satisfy the required pre-requisite courses.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
University GRE code
5848
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
01/31/2013
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
01/01/2010
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
 
153
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
 
148
Analytical writing scaled score
 
4.0

Observation Hours

 
The admissions committee strongly recommends that prospective students complete as many hours as possible prior to submitting the application for admission. Applicants are STRONGLY encouraged to observe the practice of physical therapy in different clinical settings (acute care, inpatient rehab and out-patient), and with different patient populations.
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
100
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
03/01/2013
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
No
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Deadline for supplemental materials
2012-12-05
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
Additional information about program's reference requirements
* Submit one recommendation from each PT facility where you have volunteered or worked.

* The academic recommendation must be completed by a college or university faculty member who has served as your instructor, has personally observed you in the classroom environment and can address your academic preparation and aptitude.

* Submit one recommendation from a community service experience (volunteer/non-paid only). Acceptable experience must be non-PT related, and may include participation in college and university groups that provide service, cultural and faith-based groups, and national, regional, state, or local organizations.

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 original Canadian transcript 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
Anatomy
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
Biology I
Advance Placement Biology also accepted
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry I
Advance Placement Chemistry also accepted
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
Advance Placement Chemistry also accepted
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Physics I
Advance Placement Physics also accepted
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
Physics II
Advance Placement Physics also accepted
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
Physiology
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
Psychology
Advance Placement Psychology also accepted
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
  • Psychology: Statistics
Social/Behavioral Science
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
Statistics
Advance Placement Statistics also accepted
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses