2012-13 Applicants

Alabama State University


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Contact Information more...

Marilyn Watkins
Staff Associate
Department of Physical Therapy
Alabama State University
John L Buskey Health Sciences Center
Suite 108, PO Box 271
Montgomery AL, 36101
(334) 229-4709
(334) 229-4709
asupt@myasu.alasu.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/20/2013
Additional information about the class profile
0
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
27
Anticipated size of next entering class
28
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
69%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
30%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S./non-Canadian)
1%

Program Description more...

The ASU College of Health Sciences offers the Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT). Our goal is to recruit, educate, and graduate top students who will enter the field ready to accept the responsibilities that come with caring for those in need of services. The program is housed in the John L. Buskey Health Sciences Center which includes state-of-the art laboratories in anatomy, biomechanics, clinical practice, and exercise science.

The philosophy of Alabama State University’s Physical Therapy program (ASU PT) is based on the belief that concepts from the physical, biological, and social sciences serve as the foundation for physical therapy education and practice. Therefore, the elements of prevention, examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis and intervention are based on the application of these concepts for a better understanding of patient’s physical, psychological, and social condition, thereby enhancing overall physical therapy management. Furthermore, we recognize that individual and societal differences have a significant impact on health, illness, disability, and recovery. Consequently, the program attempts to address these issues throughout the didactic and clinical curricula to achieve meaningful patient outcomes.

Alabama State University is located in Montgomery, the capitol city of Alabama. The city is located approximately 160 miles from Atlanta, 91 miles from Birmingham, and 168 miles from Mobile and the Gulf of Mexico.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
1/15/2013
Deadline type
Firm
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
3.51
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
University GRE code
1006
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
01/15/2013
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
01/15/2008

Observation 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
80
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
01/15/2013
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$25.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
Yes
Description of supplemental requirements
An offer of admission to the program is contingent upon admission to the School of Graduate Studies (supplemental application and $25 fee).
Deadline for supplemental materials
2013-02-15
Link to supplemental forms or instructions
Legend
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
One reference must be from a physical therapist. The others must come from the applicant's instructor and recent employer (past 3 years).

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • U.S. citizens
  • U.S. permanent residents
  • 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 WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to PTCAS
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to institution
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
The Test of Written English (TWE) and Test of Spoken English (TSE) for international students are required by the application deadline.

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
Anatomy
Human Anatomy lab required
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
Biology / Biological Science
Other Biological Science. This course should be at a level above General Biology and related to human sciences.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Microbiology
Biology I
General Biology I or above
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General
Chemistry I
General Chemistry w/lab
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Communication / Speech / Public Speaking
Oral Communication/Speech
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Comm: Speech
English Composition / Writing
English Composition/Grammar II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition II
English Composition / Writing
English Composition/Grammar I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition I
Math
Calculus, Pre-cal /trigonometry or higher
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Calculus
  • Mathematics: Pre-Calculus
  • Mathematics: Trigonometry
Physics I
General Physics I w/lab
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
General Physics II w/lab
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
Human Physiology lab required
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
Psychology
Lifespan development
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Psychology
Upper Level Psychology or Sociology (300 Level or above)
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Advanced
Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Statistics
General Statistics (Business, Math, Psychology, Sociology, Biology, etc.)
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics