2012-13 Applicants

University of North Florida


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Physical Therapy Program
University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive
Brooks College of Health
Jacksonville FL, 32224
(904) 620-2841
ptadmissions@unf.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/20/2013
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
28
Anticipated size of next entering class
30
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
86%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
10%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S./non-Canadian)
4%

Program Description more...

Physical therapists are health professionals who work with individuals in preventing, evaluating, and treating physical dysfunction and injury. An understanding of human movement serves as the foundation for the practice of physical therapy. The physical therapy program at the University of North Florida (UNF) provides graduates with the knowledge and skills to become generalist practitioners of the highest caliber. Physical therapists are graduates of an accredited physical therapy program who have passed a licensure examination. UNF's Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and graduates are eligible to take the national licensure examination.

Applicants to the professional physical therapy program must have completed a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university recognized by the University of North Florida prior to entering the program. The professional curriculum, all of which takes place at the Doctoral level, consists of approximately 102 credit hours taken over eight semesters. Applicants must comply with all requirements and procedures of the University of North Florida related to admission to graduate level programs.

The number of students admitted each year will be determined by the Brooks College of Health, in consultation with physical therapy program faculty, with consideration of the resources available to the program, the quality and size of the applicant pool, and current market conditions. Students who meet minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to the program. Normally, 30-36 students will be admitted to the program each year.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
12/3/2012
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates
Open house will be held in the fall, please see the below website for further information:

http://www.unf.edu/brooks/movement_science/

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

Additional information about program's GPA requirements
3.0 GPA or higher in all work attempted as an upper-level student, normally the 60 semester hours taken during the last two years of undergraduate study, plus science prerequisite GPA and non-science prerequisite GPAs of no less than 3.0.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
University GRE code
5490
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
11/17/2012
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
GRE revised General Test scores (new GRE format), including the analytical writing portion are required. To be competitive, a verbal score of at least 149 and a quantitative score of 146 is recommended. In addition, the analytical writing score must be at least 3.5 to be considered for admission. GRE scores before July 31, 2011 (old GRE format) will NOT be accepted. NOTE: GRE scores must be received by the UNF graduate school by 12/03/2012, please take this into consideration when selecting your test date.

Observation Hours

 
It is recommended that 80 hours of observation under the direct supervision of physical therapists in a variety of settings be completed before application. Letters of verification are not required but may be offered to strengthen the application if selected for an interview.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are not required but are highly recommended
Total number of PT hours RECOMMENDED
80
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$30.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
Yes
Description of supplemental requirements
Please refer to the graduate school website:

http://www.unf.edu/graduateschool/
Deadline for supplemental materials
2012-12-03
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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
Additional information about program's reference requirements
Letters of recommendation are not required, but may be offered to strengthen the application if selected for an interview. If letters are provided, it is preferred that one be from a course instructor or academic advisor and others from licensed physical therapist.

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
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens
  • Other non-citizens (e.g., refugees)
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?
No
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) coursework
Send WES foreign transcript evaluation to PTCAS
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send original Canadian transcript to PTCAS
  • Send original Canadian transcript to institution
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
Appropriate documentation is required.

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
Completion of all science prerequisite coursework within 7 years prior to application, to include:

* 8 semester hours Biology 1 & Biology 2 with labs
* 8 semester hours A & P 1 & 2 with labs
* 8 semester hours Chem 1 & 2 with labs
* 8 semester hours Algebra based Physics 1 & 2 with labs
* 3 semester hours of statistics;

Five (5) of the eight (8) courses comprising the science GPA must be completed at the time of application;

All prerequisites must be completed prior to entering the program;

Applicants who apply while still enrolled in prerequisite courses may be admitted contingent upon successful completion of all courses with a grade of B or higher in each course.
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 & Physiology I
Anatomy/Physiology I with labs - 4 hours. Example: BSC 2085C.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
Anatomy & Physiology II
Anatomy/Physiology II with labs - 4 hours Example: BSC 2086C.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
Biology I
General Biology I with lab - 4 hours. Example: BSC 1010C
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General I
Biology II
General Biology II with lab - 4 hours. Example: BSC 1011C
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General II
Chemistry I
General Chemistry I with labs - 4 hours. Introduction to Chemistry does not meet this requirement Example: CHM 2045/2045L.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
General Chemistry II with labs - 4 hours. Introduction to Chemistry does not meet this requirement. Example: CHM 2046/2046L.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Physics I
College Physics I with lab - 4 hours. Must be an algebra based physics course. Example: PHY 2053
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
College Physics II with lab - 4 hours. Must be an algebra based physics course. Example: PHY 2054
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
Introduction to Psychology - 3 hours 1 of 2 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Psychology
Additional psychology or social sciences course - 3 hours 2 of 2 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
Statistics
Elementary Statistics - 3 hours. Example: STA 2014.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Statistics