2012-13 Applicants

Quinnipiac 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...

Kristin Parent
Associate Director of Graduate Health Science Admissions
Admissions Office
Quinnipiac University
275 Mount Carmel Avenue, N1-GRD
Hamden CT, 06518-1908
(203) 582-8672
graduate@quinnipiac.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/26/2013
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
69
Anticipated size of next entering class
65

Program Description more...

An education in physical therapy at Quinnipiac University embodies both the University's commitment to core values: high quality academic programs, a student-oriented environment and a strong sense of community and the American Physical Therapy Association's core values: accountability, altruism, compassion/caring, excellence, integrity, professional duty and social responsibility.

The program in physical therapy prepares students to become competent and compassionate entry level physical therapists, able to practice in a variety of settings serving diverse populations across the lifespan.

To achieve its mission, the program in physical therapy:

•Builds on a strong foundation of liberal arts and sciences

•Cultivates critical and reflective thinking, clinical decision-making, and life-long learning by utilizing an evidenced based learning model, authentic assessments and a variety of learning experiences that include interactive technology. This learning model features small lab sizes, hands-on activities, visits to area clinics and opportunities to engage in professional development forums and community interdisciplinary collaboration

•Provides both in class and in clinic opportunities for students to engage in the essential elements of patient/client management

•Supports faculty teacher-scholars who are effective teachers and who collectively engage in scholarship, professional development, direct patient care and University and community service.

During the three-year, professional graduate DPT component, students develop the specific knowledge base, clinical skills, problem-solving ability and professionalism necessary to become entry-level physical therapists.

The program objectives are:

•To prepare physical therapy clinicians sensitive to the evolving concept of comprehensive health care and prepared to cooperate with other health professionals in meeting the changing health needs of society

•Assist the student in the acquisition of the basic skills for assuming beginning responsibilities in the areas of patient care, administration, education and research

•Cultivate in the student knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the social, political and economic aspects of health in conjunction with the humanities.


We offer state of the art facilities in the School of Health Sciences located on the North Haven graduate campus. This campus houses the School of Medicine,School of Nursing, School of Education and the School of Health Sciences. and the School of Health Sciences.The 180,000-square-foot School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing facility features $3.5 million in cutting-edge equipment and 24 teaching laboratories, including an orthopedics lab, a rehabilitative sciences lab, a clinical skills lab, an intensive care unit, a health assessment lab, a physical exam suite, a physical diagnostics lab, a motion analysis lab and other special amenities that set it apart from other universities offering health sciences programs. The Medical School will open in the Fall of 2013 providing access to simulated patient labs and a state of the art anatomy laboratory.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
12/17/2012
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

Additional information about program's GPA requirements
The criteria for admissions includes a 3.2 overall undergraduate Quality Point Average (QPA) as well as a 3.2 QPA in prerequisite Math and Sciences courses.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
No
University GRE code
3712

Observation Hours

 
Applicants are encouraged to observe in at least one acute and one rehabilitation setting. Additional clinical experiences in other settings is encouraged.
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
20
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
2

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • U.S. citizens
  • U.S. permanent residents
  • Canadian citizens
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
  • Do not send any Canadian documentation
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?
Yes
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
Yes
Anatomy & Physiology I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Anatomy & Physiology II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Biology II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Math
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Calculus
Physics I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
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
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
Social/Behavioral Science
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General II
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Personal Health
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Social Science
Statistics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics