2012-13 Applicants

Clarke University


Contact Information more...

Bill O'Dell, DHS
Chairperson
Physical Therapy Department
Clarke University
1550 Clarke Drive
Dubuque IA, 52001
(563) 588-6635
graduate@clarke.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/26/2013
Institution's religious affiliation
Catholic
Additional information about the class profile
Preferential admission is given to students who were accepted in the "Direct Admission Pathway" as first-year undergraduate students and individuals from institutions who have a signed 3 + 3 articulation agreement with Clarke University who meet the "priority admission requirements".
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
32
Anticipated size of next entering class
30

Program Description more...

The Clarke University Physical Therapy Department is committed to excellence in physical therapy education and dedicated to educating individuals who are prepared to contribute to society as physical therapy professionals in a variety of settings. We are an integral part of the university that encourages personal and intellectual growth, promotes global awareness and social responsibility, and deepens spiritual values. We provide a supportive environment for learning while fostering the critical thinking and ethical decision-making skills required to participate in the rapidly changing health care environment.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
11/1/2012
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important 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
3.50
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
 
Prerequisite Science
3.00
 
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
3.0 cumulative GPA, with no grades lower than a C.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7577
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
11/01/2012
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
11/01/2007
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
Submit official GRE scores to the new PTCAS GRE code 7577 for the DPT program at Clarke University.

Observation Hours

 
Record of a minimum of 25 hours observing in at least three of the following areas: pediatrics, geriatrics, inpatient, acute/subacute care, neurological rehabilitation, orthopedics, sports medicine (total of 75 hours).
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
75
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
06/01/2013
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

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
Three completed recommendation forms, at least two of which must be from undergraduate faculty and one which may be from a physical therapist whom the applicant has observed.

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
Other
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send original Canadian transcript to PTCAS
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
Minimum TOEFL score of 550 if English is not a first language.

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
3.0 prerequisite Science GPA (General College Biology 4 cr. hrs. w/ lab; College Chemistry I & II 8 cr.hrs. w/lab; College Physics I & II 8 cr.hrs w/lab; Anatomy & Physiology 8 cr. w/lab; Psychology 6 cr.)
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
Varies
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
Biology / Biological Science
Coursework older than 8 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Physiology
  • Biology: Cell
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General
  • A&P: Human
Chemistry I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Any
Chemistry II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Any
Physics I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics II
Physics II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General