2012-13 Applicants

Oakland University


Contact Information more...

Michelle Southward
Advising Coordinator
School of Helath Sciences
Academic Advising
Oakland University
317 Hannah Hall of Science (until 8/15/12)
3071 Human Health Building (after 8/16/12)
Rochester MI, 48309
(248) 370-2369
(248) 370-4041
mdguy@oakland.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
09/01/2013
Social networking
Facebook Page for PT Program
Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
34
Anticipated size of next entering class
34
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
94%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
3%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S./non-Canadian)
3%

Program Description more...

The Doctor of Physical Therapy is a professional graduate program which prepares individuals for licensure and entry into the physical therapy profession. As a graduate program, it includes theoretical, clinical practice, and research courses and experiences to prepare graduates to function in a variety of settings in physical therapy.

Physical therapy is concerned with the prevention and treatment of acute and chronic conditions that cause disorders of movement. In order to provide appropriate treatment, physical therapists evaluate the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary and associated systems, calling on the basic sciences and behavioral sciences in the interpretation of this evaluation. Patient programs are then developed to resolve movement dysfunctions. Physical therapists work in concert with all members of the health care team through a variety of referral relationships.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy at Oakland University is designed to prepare clinicians with the evaluation and examination skills necessary to make physical therapy differential diagnoses of movement related impairments affecting the neuromusculoskeletal system. In addition, this degree will prepare graduates to provide effective care in the areas of prevention, screening, rehabilitation and community reintegration for their clients. Finally, graduates will be able to interpret and conduct research related to physical therapy.

The entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education until December 2020. Outcomes (2009-2011): 98% of admitted students graduate from the program, 100% of the graduates passed the licensure exam, 100% of the graduates responding to surveys who wish to be employed are employed.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
10/15/2012
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates
The following materials must e-submitted by the deadline date in order to be considered for admission:

*  PTCAS application submitted to PTCAS

*  Transcripts submitted to PTCAS

*  Two recommendation letters submitted to PTCAS

*  Official GRE scores to code 0650.

*  Oakland University Graduate Admission on-line application for the Degree Applicant Graduate Student submitted to OU (only those fields marked with an asterisk are required).           

Program participates in the PTCAS Early Decision process (see next section) with a deadline date of August 15, 2012.
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Regular Admission: The deadline date for full consideration is October 15, 2012. Applications e-submitted by this deadline this date will be reviewed by the Admission committee.  E-submission after this date will not be considered.  Applicants will be notified no later than the end of February of their status.

DPT Informational Meetings: Please come to a presentation to discover more about the DPT at Oakland University. You will learn details about the DPT program, curriculum, new building facilities and the admission process which will help you decide whether Oakland University is the right DPT program for you.

The schedule of presentations may be found on the OU DPT web page: http://www.oakland.edu/shs/pt/

Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes
Special eligibility requirements for Early Decision candidates
The early decision deadline is August 15, 2012 for applicants who have decided that Oakland University is their first choice physical therapy program. The Graduate Records Examination (GRE) must be taken by July 31, 2012 if applying for Early Decision. Applicants will be notified of their status by the end of September.

The following materials must submitted by the deadline date in order to be considered for admission:

* PTCAS application submitted to PTCAS

* Transcripts submitted to PTCAS

* Two recommendation letters submitted to PTCAS

* Official GRE scores sent to code 0650

* Oakland University Graduate Admission on-line application for the Degree Applicant Graduate Student submitted to OU (only those fields marked with an asterisk are required; See link under supplemental application).

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
3.72
Program-specific Prerequisite
2.00
 
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
An overall cumulative GPA of 3.00 or above as calculated by PTCAS is required. Applicants must have received a minimum grade of 2.0 in all prerequisite courses. Students will be considered for admission if they show a plan to complete their baccalaureate degree and all prerequisite courses prior to the start of the program.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
0650
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
09/01/2007
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning % score
 
52%
Quantitative reasoning % score
 
53%
Analytical writing % score
 
48%
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
The new version of the GRE is preferred. Applicants applying for Early Decision must take the GRE before July 31, 2012. Applicants applying for Regular admission should take GRE before September 15, 2012.

Observation Hours

 
Observation of physical therapists in several different settings is strongly recommended. Documentation of hours by a physical therapist is not required and there is no minimum number of required observation hours.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are not required but are highly recommended
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
10/15/2012
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
Description of supplemental requirements
Complete the Oakland University Graduate Admission on-line application for the Degree Applicant Graduate student. You are required to complete only those items marked with an asterisk (required fields). All other fields, including the goal statement, do not need to be completed.
Supplemental Requirements
Early Decision Supplemental Deadline: 08/15/2012
Regular Admission Supplemental Deadline: 10/15/2012
Deadline for supplemental materials
2012-10-15
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
2

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • Canadian citizens
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens with a visa
  • U.S. citizens
  • U.S. permanent residents
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
Foreign-educated students must meet all university requirements for proficiency in English.

International Application Requirements: Applicants who are not U.S. citizens and/or applicants with foreign academic credentials may also be required to submit the following application materials:

1. Official scores for the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) from applicants who are
graduates of programs taught in a language other than English.

2. Word-for-word translations of all foreign language documents. Both the original transcript (in the
native language) and the English translation are required for review.

Additional requirements for international students may be required by Graduate Admissions. http://www2.oakland.edu/grad/gradadmiss/pages

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
One lab which may be a separate course or integrated into the lecture course is required in the biological science prerequisite requirements. It may be taken in any of the following prerequisite courses: Biology, Anatomy or Physiology. A combined anatomy and physiology course is a accepted however must take two semesters or a minimum of 6 credits.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
One lab in the Biological Sciences is required. It may be taken in any of the following prerequisite courses: Biology, Anatomy or Physiology. The lab may be a separate course or integrated into the lecture course. A combined anatomy and physiology course is accepted however one must take two semesters or a minimum of 6 credits.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General
Chemistry I
Two-course sequence in general chemistry or a sequence of inorganic chemistry and organic chemistry is required. A lab is required for one semester only which may be a separate course or integrated into the lecture course.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
Two-course sequence in general chemistry or a sequence of chemistry and organic chemistry is required. A lab is required for one semester only which may be a separate course or integrated into the lecture course.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Organic
Exercise Physiology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Exercise Physiology
Math
Math prerequisite can be fulfilled by taking one semester of Precalculus or one semester of College Algebra and one semester of Analytical Trigonometry.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Algebra
  • Mathematics: Pre-Calculus
  • Mathematics: Trigonometry
Physics I
Two-course sequence in general physics is required. A lab is required for one semester only which may be a separate course or integrated into the lecture course.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
Two-course sequence in general physics is required. A lab is required for one semester only which may be a separate course or integrated into the lecture course.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: General
  • Physics II
Physiology
One lab which may be a separate course or integrated into the lecture course is required in the biological science prerequisite requirements. It may be taken in any of the following prerequisite courses: Biology, Anatomy or Physiology. A combined anatomy and physiology course is a accepted however must take two semesters or a minimum of 6 credits.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
Psychology
1 of 2 psychology courses required.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Psychology
2 of 2 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Statistics
Introductory statistics course or research design course is acceptable.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics