2012-13 Applicants

University of Saint Mary


Contact Information more...

Jamie Dehan, PT, DPT, MS, CSSC
DPT Director of Admissions and Clinical Education
Department of Physical Therapy
University of Saint Mary
4100 South 4th Street
Leavenworth KS, 66048
(913) 758-4398
DPT@stmary.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
06/03/2013
Institution's religious affiliation
Catholic
Social networking
Facebook Page for PT Program
Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
37
Anticipated size of next entering class
40
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
65%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
35%

Program Description more...

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at the University of Saint Mary (USM) in Leavenworth, Kansas, trains competent practicing physical therapists by developing students' God-given potential while inspiring them to serve the needs of others. In keeping with the spirit of our founders, the Sisters of Charity of Leavenworth, we recognize society's ever-growing need for more and better-trained health care professionals—and we work to meet that need through dynamic, hands-on programs designed to help our students excel.

A Values-Driven Education:
In an age when understanding people is paramount to maximizing human interaction, service to others has become an essential element in the professional practice of aspiring doctors of physical therapy.

The USM DPT program works to develop 10 key core values in our students as they evolve through their academic and clinical training: community, justice, respect, excellence, compassion, accountability, professional responsibility, integrity, altruism, tolerance. These values will ultimately shape our students professional lives as practitioners in the physical therapy realm, helping them meet the needs of their patients in the fullest way possible. The DPT program is in-step with the larger mission of the university: training students to serve others, developing God-given potential, and guiding students to create value-centered careers and lives.

Is it for You? The Saint Mary DPT program will give you the critical skills necessary to succeed in the physical therapy field.

Among other skills, USM DPT graduates will:
1. Think critically, identify and solve problems; and properly manage patients and clients.
2. Possess comprehensive knowledge and skills that are applied appropriately.
3. Demonstrate the utmost empathy.
4. Demonstrate professional maturity and exercise superlative communication strategies.
5. Understand and engage in research agendas and/or apply evidence-based concepts.
6. Display professional and ethical behaviors.
7. Be proficient educators.
8. Be committed to lifelong learning and professional development.

If you're ready to be inspired to realize your full potential, we want to hear from you!

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
1/15/2013
Deadline type
Soft
Application close date (for soft deadlines only)
5/15/2013
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

Highly competitive applicants will be invited for an on-campus interview and other onsite activities to be held in the early spring.

 

Be sure to watch our website at www.stmary.edu/DPT for more information about Open House and Informational Event dates.

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
 
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
 
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Program uses the most recent grade earned in cummulative GPA calculations if a course is repeated.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
0465
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
02/01/2013
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
01/01/2009
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
GRE scores for all applicants within the same application cycle will be compared.

Observation Hours

 
A total of 40 observation hours is required to apply to our program. It is encouraged to observe at multiple settings, therefore an applicant will only receive credit for a maximum of 20 hours toward the total required 40 hours from each location. Students are encouraged to report all hours completed at each location as the total hours of observation is considered with each application.
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
40
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$35.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Description of supplemental requirements
Payment of your supplemental fee in the amount of $35 is accepted via credit card, check or money order.

To pay by credit card, please follow the link below to be directed to our University of Saint Mary payment site.

To pay by check or money order, please mail your supplemental fee to the following address:

University of Saint Mary
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
4100 South 4th Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048

Please make check or money orders payable to the order of University of Saint Mary.
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
Number of references required by program
0
Additional information about program's reference requirements
Reference are not a required part of our application process, but if an applicant wishes to include references, they may.

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

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
Other courses, combinations of courses, or documented experience may apply to some of the prerequisites. If necessary, consult with one of our USM physical therapy advisors for an analysis of your transcript, or your undergraduate advisor if you have not yet graduated.

Admission into the USM DPT Program is competitive. Completion of the listed prerequisites does not guarantee admission into the program. Prerequisites are subject to change without notice.
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
No
Anatomy
Preferred Course: Human Anatomy Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
Biology / Biological Science
Preferred Course: Course(s) that Relates to Cellular Processes Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Any
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry
General Chemistry Courses are required. Courses in Organic Chemistry or in Biochemistry are nice additions but not required. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
SH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Any
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Communication / Speech / Public Speaking
Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Comm: Communication
  • Comm: Public Speaking
  • Comm: Speech
English Composition / Writing
Courses that are Preferred: General writing or composition, Creative writing and/or technical writing, One literature course Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 9
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition
  • English Composition II
  • English Department Course
  • Literature
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing
Math
5 semester hours are required and must include one pre-calculus course OR courses that include algebra and trigonometry. Courses that are Preferred: College Algebra, Trigonometry, Precalculus, or Calculus Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Algebra
  • Mathematics: Any
  • Mathematics: Calculus
  • Mathematics: Geometry
  • Mathematics: Pre-Algebra
  • Mathematics: Pre-Calculus
  • Mathematics: Trigonometry
Nutrition, Health, Wellness
Courses that are Preferred: Fundamental information about health, wellness, and fitness Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 1-2
Acceptable Courses
Physics
Courses must be “computational” in nature. “Survey” courses will NOT fulfill this requirement. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
SH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: Any
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
  • Physics II
Physiology
Preferred Course: Human Physiology Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
Psychology
Courses that are Preferred: One Basic or Introductory Course and One Course in Applied Psychology. A Course in Abnormal Psychology is highly recommended. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Any
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: General II
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
Social/Behavioral Science
Preferred Courses: Concepts regarding culture, society, or fundamental human characteristics Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Anthropology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Cultural Geography
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Sociology
Statistics
Courses that include the use of computer statistical packages are preferred. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics