2012-13 Applicants

University of the Pacific


Contact Information more...

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/19/2013
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
36
Anticipated size of next entering class
36

Program Description more...

Pacific's Doctor of Physical Therapy program consists of 25 months of classroom, laboratory, and clinical learning. A new class enters each fall. The program has eight full-time academic faculty members and several physical therapists, physicians and other health care professionals from the community actively engaged in the learning experiences. The mission of Pacific's physical therapy program is to prepare lifelong learners who are skilled, reflective, autonomous practitioners. The program is committed to educating individuals who will be leaders within the profession advocating for optimal health, wellness and performance for all members of society. We accomplish this through a concise program of study emphasizing evidence-based reasoning and creative skills grounded in the basic and clinical sciences. Our academic program is enhanced by a wide variety of innovative clinical experiences and involvement in professional societies. Each term includes exposure to clinical practice. Excellence in classroom teaching is emphasized for faculty. Students generally spend approximately 30 hours each week in lecture or laboratory classes with a minimum of two faculty in each laboratory session. All students enroll in each course. There are elective courses in the latter portion of the curriculum to allow students to explore selected areas of their own interest in physical therapy in more depth. Students graduate following the completion of the sixth trimester. The final two trimesters include 22 weeks of full-time clinical internships.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
11/15/2012
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

All application materials, including the additional University of the Pacific Physical Therapy Supplemental Application and $50 supplemental application fee, must be submitted by November 1, 2012 to be considered for Fall 2013 admission.

The application deadline for the University of the Pacific was extended to November 15 (effective 10/31/12).

 

 

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
3.47
 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
0211
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
10/31/2012
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
10/31/2007

Observation Hours

 
PT Hours Required:
50 hours; 25 hours of which must be in an acute care hospital setting
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
50
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
07/15/2013
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Required
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$50.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
Yes
Description of supplemental requirements
Official GRE scores, supplemental application form, and $50 fee must be sent directly to the University of the Pacific Graduate School by the required deadlines.

Please note that students who are admitted and choose to enroll in the Physical Therapy program at the University of the Pacific will be required to submit official transcripts directly to the Office of Graduate Studies, as PTCAS is not authorized to forward the transcripts you submitted as part of your initial PTCAS application.
Supplemental Requirements
UOP supplemental application form
UOP supplemental application fee
Official GRE scores sent to code 4065
Deadline for supplemental materials
2012-11-15
Link to supplemental forms or instructions
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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 Letters of Reference are required: One must be from a faculty member/instructor, one must be from a Physical Therapist, and the last one may be from a person of your choice.

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens with a visa
  • U.S. citizens
  • U.S. permanent residents
  • Other non-citizens (e.g., refugees)
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens
  • Canadian citizens
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 institution
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
All transcripts from institutions of non-English speaking countries must be translated into English and submitted to World Education Services (WES) for WES ICAP course-by-course evaluation with GPA calculation to be issued directly to the Office of Graduate Studies at the University of the Pacific.

Study abroad transcripts should be submitted directly to the Office of Graduate Studies at the University of the Pacific.

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
On-line courses will only be accepted for Medical Terminology courses. For additional questions regarding prerequisites, please contact the the Physical Therapy Program office at PTAdmissions@pacific.edu or (209) 946-2886.
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
Vertebrate anatomy is acceptable if human anatomy is not available.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: Human
Biology / Biological Science
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
Chemistry I
A standard full-year course.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
A standard full-year course.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Exercise Physiology
Introduction to the study of human physiological responses and adaptations resulting from muscular activity, including demonstration and measurement of basic physiological responses that occur with exercise.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Exercise Physiology
Medical Terminology
Additional info: A basic course in bio-scientific terminology, analyzing the Latin and Greek elements in scientific English. (On-line courses may be accepted.)
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 1-3
Acceptable Courses
  • Medical Terminology
Physics I
A standard full-year course. Calculus level physics is not required but is accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
A standard full-year course. Calculus level physics is not required but is accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
Animal physiology is acceptable if human physiology is not available. Note: A single semester course combining anatomy and physiology does not meet this requirement. However, a two-semester sequence of the combined subjects will meet this requirement.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Human
Psychology
Must be Abnormal Psychology. 1 of 2 psychology courses.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
Psychology
Can be any Psychology course offered within the department of Psychology. 2 of 2 psychology courses.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
  • Psychology: Statistics
Statistics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Statistics