2012-13 Applicants

Loma Linda University


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Contact Information more...

Larry Chinnock
Associate Chair and Program Director
Department of Physical Therapy
School of Allied Health Professions
Loma Linda University
Loma Linda CA, 92350
(909) 558-4632 ex:47251
(909) 558-4632
lchinnock@llu.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
06/18/2013
Institution's religious affiliation
Seventh-day Adventist
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
70
Anticipated size of next entering class
70
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
60%
% of WICHE applicants accepted
1%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
37%
% of CANADIAN applicants accepted
1%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S./non-Canadian)
1%

Program Description more...

Loma Linda University is a Seventh-day Adventist educational health-sciences institution which provides an environment for learning, emphasizing excellence in education, personal integrity, intellectual development, community service and personal commitment to Christ. Loma Linda University has an enrollment of approximately 4,000 among its eight schools which include the School of Allied Health Profession, School of Dentistry, School of Medicine, School of Nursing, School of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, School of Behavioral Health and Technology and the School of Religion.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program is housed within the School of Allied Health Professions. The Department has 22 full time faculty, 5 part time faculty and a significant number of clinicians who assist with the educational process on a contract basis. The Department offers degrees in the following areas: Physical Therapist Assistant, entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy, post-professional Master of Physical Therapy, post-professional Doctor of Physical Therapy and the Doctor of Science.

On exit interviews, the graduates of the Department of Physical Therapy consistently mark the faculty as a high strength of the program citing their availability, compassion, knowlede, high quality of teaching.

We welcome your interest in Loma Linda University and are here to assist in any way that we can.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
12/3/2012
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates
The program will begin accepting applications on August 1, 2012 with a
PRIORITY DEADLINE of October 1, 2012 for the program that begins in June 2013.

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

Additional information about program's GPA requirements
To be competitive, the applicant should have a 3.5 to 3.6 overall GPA. If the applicant has repeated a course, the program will use the grade of the retake in calculating GPA. The Department will use the specific prerequisites when calculating the GPA. They will then take courses from Humanities, Social Science, Communication and Health & Wellness up to 138 quarter units or 92 semester units to determine the incoming science and non-science GPA.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
No

Observation Hours

 
The Department requires a minimum of 80 PT Observation hours. Of the 80 hours, 20 must be in an inpatient setting and 20 must be in an outpatient setting. The remaining 40 hours can be any combination of inpatinet or outpatient.
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
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
06/17/2013
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Required
Outpatient
Required

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
No
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Description of supplemental requirements
Once the applicant's application is electronically sent to Loma Linda University from PTCAS, the applicant will receive an email from University Admissions giving them instructions on where and how to complete the secondary application. The applicant should adjust their email settings to accept emails from @llu.edu. If this is not done, the email regarding the secondary application may go to the "Junk" file or not received at all. Once the applicant has received the email from University Admissions inviting them to complete the secondary application, the applicant will have 14 days to complete the secondary application. The applicant is strongly encouraged to monitor his or her PTCAS application for "received transcripts." The application will not be forwarded to Loma Linda University until PTCAS has received all transcripts.
Supplemental Requirements
LLU Secondary Application (see above)
Deadline for supplemental materials
2013-01-18
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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
Other
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send original Canadian transcript to institution
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to institution
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
Applicants will need to send official Canadian transcripts directly to Loma Linda University. In addition, the the applicant will need to have an evaluation service send their evaluation of the transcripts to Loma Linda University.

LLU will accept foreign transcript evaluations from the following agencies:

* World Education Services, Inc

* Educational Credential Evaluators, Inc

* AACRAO Foreign Education Credential Services

* American Education Research Corporation

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
The applicant is encouraged to look at the program web page for prerequisite specifics. There are different prerequisites if the applicant will have a Bachelors degree prior to entering the program than if they will not.

Applicants must have completed 138 quarter units or 92 semester units.

Applicants must have a minimum of 18 quarter or 12 semester units of upper division course work.

No more than 105 quarter/70 semester units may be transferred from a community college.
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
No
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
Complete sequence with lab required. May substitute General Biology sequence with lab for Anatomy & Physiology sequence.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • Biology: General
  • A&P: Human
Chemistry
Complete sequence of General Chemistry with lab.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Communication / Speech / Public Speaking
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Comm: Speech
English Composition / Writing
Applicants who do not have a Bachelor degree must complete the Freshman English sequence.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition
Humanities
Applicants who do not have a Bachelor degree must complete 24 quarter credits or 16 semeseter credits in Humanities. Applicant must take courses from at least three areas and must include one upper division course.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Humanities
Medical Terminology
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Medical Terminology
Natural Science
One additional Natural Science course.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
Nutrition, Health, Wellness
Applicants who do not have a Bachelor degree must take a personal Health or Nutrition course.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Nutrition, Health, Wellness
Physical Activity or Education
Applicants who do not have a Bachelor degree must have completed two physical activity courses.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Physical Activity or Education
Physics
Physics - 4 semester credits or 6 quarter credits of Physics with lab.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: General
Psychology
All applicants must complete General Psychology, Growth & Development. Applicants without a Bachelor degree must complete at least one upper division course.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Statistics
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics