2012-13 Applicants

University of Kentucky


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...

Linda Allen
Staff Assistant - Office of Student Affairs
Physical Therapy Education Program
University of Kentucky
900 S. Limestone
Charles T. Wethington, Jr. Building, Room 111
Lexington KY, 40536-0200
(859) 218-0473
(859) 218-0494
laalle1@uky.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/19/2013
Additional information about the class profile
Hazard Campus gives preference to students who demonstrate a rural background or commitment to working in a rural setting. 48 students are accepted on the Lexington Campus and 16 on the Hazard Campus each year for a total of 64.
Social networking
Facebook Page for PT Program
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
64
Anticipated size of next entering class
64
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
80%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
20%

Program Description more...

History and Mission of Our Program:

The Physical Therapy Program at UK has been educating physical therapists since 1967. Our program is conducted at the Lexington, Kentucky campus and at the Center for Excellence in Rural Health in Hazard, Kentucky. We received our most recent continued full accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) in 2004.

The purpose of the Physical Therapy Program at the University of Kentucky is, foremost, to meet the physical therapy needs of Kentucky, and contribute to global needs overall by developing competent physical therapy practitioners who are analytical thinkers, educators and professionals. The Division of Physical Therapy strives to develop practitioners who are knowledgeable, ethical, independent, adaptable, reflective, and service-oriented. This practitioner-development is accomplished through a wide variety of mechanisms:

1. Educational programs which are informed by scholarship and research, and designed to provide excellence in instruction as well as accessibility to a diverse student body. These programs include the professional DPT (Lexington and the Center for Excellence in Rural Health campuses), post-professional programs (DPT-Transition and the PhD Program in Rehabilitation Sciences), and continuing education courses.

2. Scholarship, research, and creative activities which contribute to the discovery and expansion of knowledge in the health sciences.

3. Service to the public (in urban and rural communities), to other professional disciplines, and to the profession.

4. Professional socialization through participation in professional activities and organizations.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
12/3/2012
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates
Interview dates have been set.

* Lexington Campus interviews will be on 2/28/13 and 3/1/2013.
* Hazard Campus interviews will be on 3/4/2013.

Students applying to both Lexington and Hazard campuses will be interviewed only once and this usually is scheduled for the Hazard Campus date. Students eligible for both campuses may apply to both, but ultimate campus selection is made by the admissions committee, not the student.

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

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
2.75
3.55
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.60
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
If a course is repeated once, the higher grade is calculated locally. If it's repeated more than once, the average of all grades is calculated locally.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7753
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
11/01/2012
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
12/31/2007
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
143
151
Verbal reasoning % score
21%
51%
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
141
151
Quantitative reasoning % score
16%
56%
Analytical writing scaled score
2.5
4.0
Analytical writing % score
4%
72%
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
ETS is able to report official GRE scores for the preceding 5 years only. The University of Kentucky requires official GRE scores. Scores from 12/31/2007 through 11/01/2012 will be the only official scores that can be reported by ETS.


Observation Hours

 
Volunteer or work experience in any setting is accepted. Two different types of settings are required to give the student a broader base of experience (25 hours minimum at each location). Average number of hours is about 100. A variety of sites and a variety of types of patients will add value to your application.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - no verification by a physical therapist
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
50
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
$50.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
Yes
Supplemental Requirements
College of Health Sciences application with campus selection , Unofficial transcript through Fall 2012, Letter of application describing why a student is eligible and appropriate for the Hazard Campus, if it is selected for application. , Any additional reference letters., Statement of interest in the UK PT program for out of state applicants,
Deadline for supplemental materials
2013-01-02
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 references are required. One must be a PT professional, one must be a post-secondary school academic reference and the third can be either a PT or a post-secondary school academic reference. If a student wants to supply the program with reference letters beyond the three required, he/she may do so in the supplemental application.

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 WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
All students will be required to submit an official transcript from every college attended to the UK College of Health Sciences, if admitted.

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?
No
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
A&P is not required by program
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Anatomy & Physiology I
RECOMMENDED - NOT REQUIRED: A two semester sequence of Anatomy and Physiology may be substituted for one of the two biology courses required. (8-10 semester hours total for ANA and PGY courses).
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
SH: 4-5
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
Anatomy & Physiology II
RECOMMENDED - NOT REQUIRED: A two semester sequence of Anatomy and Physiology may be substituted for one of the two biology courses required. (8-10 semester hours total for ANA and PGY courses).
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
SH: 4-5
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
Biology I
1 semester of animal biology with lab equal to that taken by science or pre-med majors (Semester Hours: 4-5 hours total for Biology 1).
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4-5
QH: 6-7
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Zoology
  • A&P: Comparative
Biology II
1 semester of animal biology with labs equal to that taken by science or pre-med majors (Semester Hours: 4-5 hours total for Biology 2).
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4-5
QH: 6-7
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Zoology
  • A&P: Comparative
Chemistry I
1 semester of chemistry with lab equal to that taken by science or pre-med majors (Semester Hours: 4-5 hours total for Chemistry 1).
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4-5
QH: 6-7
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry II
1 semester of chemistry with lab equal to that taken by science or pre-med majors (Semester Hours: 4-5 hours total for Chemistry 2).
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4-5
QH: 6-7
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Organic
Communication / Speech / Public Speaking
Course should have an emphasis on public speaking. 3 semester hours.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Comm: Public Speaking
Medical Terminology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 2-3
Acceptable Courses
  • Medical Terminology
Physics I
1 semester of physics with lab equal to that taken by science or pre-med majors (Semester Hours: 4-5 hours total for Physics 1).
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4-5
QH: 6-7
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
1 semester of physics with lab equal to that taken by science or pre-med majors (Semester Hours: 4-5 hours total for Physics 2).
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4-5
QH: 6-7
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
Introduction to Psychology.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Psychology
3 semester hours of Developmental Psychology. Other upper level psychology classes may be substituted for Developmental Psychology.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Developmental
Statistics
A Stats or Math prefix is preferred. Course should cover basic statistical concepts. 3 semester hours. Business or Psychology Statistics may be accepted, if course description above is met.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Statistics