2012-13 Applicants

Bellarmine University


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...

Julie Armstrong-Binnix
Nursing & Health Sciences Recruiter
Physical Therapy Program
Bellarmine University
2001 Newburg Road
Louisville KY, 40205
(502) 272-8364
(800) 272-7200
julieab@bellarmine.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
05/28/2013
Institution's religious affiliation
Roman Catholic
Additional information about the class profile
Bellarmine University undergraduate students receive preferential admission consideration. Up to 50% of the incoming DPT class may be selected from the Bellarmine University undergraduate application pool.
Social networking
Facebook Page for PT Program
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
60
Anticipated size of next entering class
60
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
60%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
40%

Program Description more...

Bellarmine provides students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program with unique and challenging educational experiences and mentoring from outstanding faculty members.

Our faculty are not only academically prepared, they are also recognized for their clinical skills with many faculty holding clinical board certifications. Of the eleven full-time and ten part-time faculty members, 13 are doctorally prepared. Among them they hold board certifications in six clinical practice specialties and offer students a solid base of knowledge and preparation for their future practice.

Students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program will participate in four clinical experiences which integrate over 1600 hours of training into the program. The department has agreements with over 350 clinical facilities across the United States. Students and faculty work together to develop an education plan for the clinical experiences.

Bellarmine provides students the opportunity to hone skills in on and off campus Service Learning Clinics which provide pro bono physical therapy services to Bellarmine faculty, staff and students and the greater community throughout the year. All students are also engaged in service learning experiences that engage the community through a variety of means to meet community based needs through the unique skills that physical therapy can offer. Also, students in the professional program have the opportunity to travel for study abroad at Curtain University in Perth, Australia, and in Guatemala.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
10/15/2012
Deadline type
Soft
Application close date (for soft deadlines only)
12/3/2012
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates
Our priority application deadline is Monday, October 15. 

Our final application deadline is Monday, December 3.

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
2.50
3.60
Program-specific Prerequisite
2.75
3.60
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
If a course was repeated, the program uses the highest earned grade in local grade point average calculations.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7674
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
12/01/2012
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
12/01/2007
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
This is only the fourth year we have required the GRE. We are still evaluating data about our current cohorts in order to establish a future minimum score requirement.

Observation Hours

 
PT hours are required and must be verified. We will accept verification from a licensed PT or from other staff members at the facility.
Program's PT hours requirement
Other
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
25
Total number of PT hours RECOMMENDED
50
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
12/01/2012
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
Number of references required by program
0

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
  • Other non-citizens (e.g., refugees)
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

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?
Varies
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
No
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Anatomy & Physiology I
If a lab is offered with this course, the student should take it.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Anatomy & Physiology II
If a lab is offered with this course, the student should take it.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology / Biological Science
We prefer a general biology course at the level of a science major. If a lab is offered with this course, the student should take it.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General
Chemistry I
If a lab is offered with this course, the student should take it.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
If a lab is offered with this course, the student should take it.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Physics I
If a lab is offered with this course, the student should take it.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
If a lab is offered with this course, the student should take it.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
Any advanced Physiology course
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
Statistics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics