2012-13 Applicants

University of Michigan - Flint


Contact Information more...

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
University of Michigan - Flint
2157 William S. White Building
303 E. Kearsley Street
Flint MI, 48502
(810) 762-3373
dptadmissions@umflint.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/28/2013
Social networking
Facebook Page for Graduate Admissions Office
Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
60
Anticipated size of next entering class
60

Program Description more...

The DPT degree at the University of Michigan–Flint meets the challenge of preparing physical therapists to practice in the 21st century. The DPT program operates under a guiding philosophy that entry-level physical therapists should be competent to treat persons from infancy through the elder years. This life-span approach enables our graduates to value and respect diversity of gender, race, culture, and disability regardless of age. Our graduates are critical thinkers, recognizing the value of and using the scientific literature to make sound clinical judgments. Our graduates understand the scope of physical therapy practice, recognizing when a patient needs medical management in substitution for or in addition to physical therapy.

The PT faculty mentor students into the profession by using a collegial model, which incorporates mutual respect and understanding between the faculty, staff, and physical therapy student as they proceed through the program. The collegial model and small class size encourage faculty and students to form close, effective working relationships that enhance student learning. The faculty has a consistent record of scholarly and service activity at the state, regional, and national levels of the profession and therefore mentor the student in leadership and service to the profession and community. The faculty also consists of members recognized for clinical specialization, which reinforces the clinical aspects of the physical therapy curriculum.

In short, the University of Michigan-Flint PT department is preparing physical therapists who are professional, competent practitioners for the rapidly changing health care industry of the 21st century.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
12/3/2012
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
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
 
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
 
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
2.75 in the Science portion of the Undergraduate Prerequisites.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7737
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
12/03/2012
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
146
 
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
141
 

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
60
Total number of PT hours RECOMMENDED
125
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
12/03/2012
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$55.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
Yes - for selected applicants only
Description of supplemental requirements
Foreign transcripts and diplomas or certificates of graduation from any colleges and universities you have attended from outside the United States (do not send to PTCAS).

Additional Documentation: If your native language is not English or you are an international student seeking a student visa.
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
2

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?
No
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

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
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Anatomy
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
Biology I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General
  • 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: General II
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry
1 of 2 chemistry courses required
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry
2 of 2 chemistry courses required
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Exercise Physiology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Exercise Physiology
Math
College Algebra AND Trigonometry or pre-calculus are the minimums.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Algebra
  • Mathematics: Calculus
  • Mathematics: Pre-Calculus
  • Mathematics: Trigonometry
Medical Terminology
Program requires course to be taken for a letter grade.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 1
Acceptable Courses
  • Medical Terminology
Physics
1 of 2 physics courses required
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics
2 of 2 physics courses required
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: General
  • Physics II
Physiology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
Psychology
1 of 2 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Psychology
Program requires developmental psychology across life span. 2 of 2 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Developmental
Statistics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics