2012-13 Applicants

Franklin Pierce University (NH)


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...

Ann Greiner PT, EdD, MS
Interim Program Director
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Franklin Pierce University
5 Chenell Drive
Concord NH, 03301
(603) 228-8733
dptprogram@franklinpierce.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/26/2013
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
46
Anticipated size of next entering class
46
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
19%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
81%

Program Description more...

Franklin Pierce University offers its Doctor of Physical Therapy program at its Concord, NH campus and at its Goodyear, AZ campus. Students require a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and completion of all prerequisite coursework prior to acceptance into the program.

The DPT program, which is based on current knowledge of practice, constantly exposes students to advances in the profession. A cornerstone of this curriculum is the concept of primary care as an evolving health care environment. Concepts that prepare students to function in this dynamic system are integrated within the curriculum and are reinforced throughout the course progression. Students develop skills in professionalism, compassion, time management, team dynamics, critical thinking, documentation, use of referral systems, service learning, interpersonal communication, effective written communication, and prevention of injuries, as well as promotion of health, wellness, and fitness. At the center of the curriculum are the missions of the University, the College, and the program, and a focus on the patient as the source of information and the primary health decision-maker.

Physical therapy students and faculty at Franklin Pierce University appreciate the partnership between the patient and the health care provider and serve as advocates for the patient. Graduates of this program are practitioners who are kind and compassionate, integrate mind, body, and spirit, make continuing contributions to the community, demonstrate commitment to lifelong learning, and are respected as highly competent professionals.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
1/15/2013
Deadline type
Soft
Application close date (for soft deadlines only)
3/15/2013
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

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
3.27
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.32
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Minimum Overall Undergraduate GPA required is a 3.0.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
2477
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
12/31/2012
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
12/31/2007
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
146
 
Verbal reasoning % score
31%
50%
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
144
 
Quantitative reasoning % score
26%
50%
Analytical writing % score
 
42%
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
Minimum GRE Score for test taken after July 31, 2011: Verbal = 146; Quantitative = 144.

Minimum GRE Score for test taken before August 1, 2011: Verbal = 400; Quantitative = 500

Observation Hours

 
In order to assure an understanding of the breadth of PT practice, applicants must complete PT Observation hours in three varied settings, one of which must be in an inpatient setting (acute care, inpatient rehab or skilled nursing facility).
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
12/15/2012
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Required
Outpatient
Required

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
3
Additional information about program's reference requirements
References must address your fit for the field of physical therapy, your moral character, and your ability to succeed in the graduate level program.

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 WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
Send transcript evaluations from World Education Services (WES) for all foreign undergraduate transcripts to PTCAS. Consult the WES web site at www.wes.org. Canadian transcripts are subject to the same requirement for evaluation as other foreign transcripts.

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 & Physiology I
Cellular & systematic aspects of human body.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
Anatomy & Physiology II
Cellular & systematic aspects of human body.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
Chemistry I
Fundamental chemistry principles presented at level appropriate for pre-professional or science majors.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
Fundamental chemistry principles presented at level appropriate for pre-professional or science majors.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Physics I
Algebra-based. Covers mechanics, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, optics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Algebra-based. Covers mechanics, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, optics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
Statistics
Graphical & qualitative description of data, binomial, normal and t-distributions, one- and two- sample hypothesis tests and confidence intervals, simple linear regressions and correlations.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics