2013-14 Applicants

New York Institute of Technology


Contact Information more...

Dr. Rosemary Gallagher, PT DPT
Assistant professor, Admissions Coordinator
Department of Physical Therapy
New York Institute of Technology
Graduate Admissions
Gerry House
Northern Blvd
Old Westbury NY, 11568
(516) 686-7932
admissions@nyit.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
05/19/2014
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
39
Anticipated size of next entering class
40
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
75%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
23%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S./non-Canadian)
2%

Program Description more...

The mission statement of the NYIT Physical Therapy Program is in keeping with the Mission of NYIT and the Mission of the School of Health Professions, is as follows: To offer a Physical Therapy program that prepares skilled, knowledgeable, adaptable, culturally sensitive, technologically innovative clinicians, scientist and researchers. NYIT's physical therapy 100 credit graduate program provides entry-level professional education. Embedded throughout the curriculum are 4 clinical education experiences totaling 36 weeks of full-time clinical education. The program is supported by 9 full-time doctorally-trained core faculty, with varying areas of specialty practice. Our most recently reported three year pass rate is 94%, with an employment rate post-graduation of 100%. The physical therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) of the American Physical Therapy Association through 2015. The program is located on NYIT's beautifully wooded campus in Old Westbury, Long Island about 30 minutes from Manhattan. Please be aware that there are a few (<5)required Saturday class dates throughout the three years.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
12/16/2013
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates
Although the deadline is December 16th, applications and decisions will be reviewed, and qualified applicants accepted, as they are received. Please be mindful that it may take PTCAS a few weeks to verify documents prior to releasing them to us.

Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes
Special eligibility requirements for Early Decision candidates
NYIT is participating in the early decision process. Exceptionally qualified applicants who know they want NYIT are strongly encouraged to apply through ED. All materials must be submitted by August 15th. Applicants will be notified in early September whether they have been granted an interview.

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
Program will look at all courses taken by the student. Multiple retaking of courses or withdrawals from courses may negatively impact a student's review. The program also strongly considers the rigor and the course load taken each semester.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
No

Observation Hours

 
A prolonged and varied experience is preferred over hours that are done over a short duration.
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
100
Total number of PT hours RECOMMENDED
300
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
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens with a visa
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 original Canadian transcript to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
TOEFL of 550 (written), 213 (computerized) or 79 (internet-based)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
NYIT prefers science and math grades to be at the level of B or above. A strong showing in the sciences is essential.
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
Yes
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Biology I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4 including lab
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General
Biology II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4 including lab
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
Chemistry I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4 including lab
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4 including lab
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
Math
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Algebra
  • Mathematics: Calculus
  • Mathematics: Pre-Calculus
  • Mathematics: Trigonometry
Physics I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4 including lab
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4 including lab
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
Separate courses in Anatomy and Physiology I and II with lab may be substituted for the Human Physiology requirement.
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: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Psychology
1 of 2 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
Psychology
2 of 2 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
  • Psychology: Sports
Statistics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics