2013-14 Applicants

Touro College (Bayshore/Manhattan)


Contact Information more...

Brian Diele
Associate Director of Admissions
Office of Admissions
Touro College
1700 Union Blvd
Bay Shore NY, 11706
866-TOURO4U
enroll.health@touro.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/27/2013
Dual-degree programs offered in conjunction with PT degree
BS/DPT
Institution's religious affiliation
Jewish
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
68
Anticipated size of next entering class
70
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
85%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
15%

Program Description more...

The DPT program offers an integrated curriculum designed to prepare students to meet the demands of diverse practice settings in an evolving health care environment. Coursework increases in complexity throughout the three years in the areas of foundational science (anatomy, physiology, kinesiology), clinical science (care of neurologic, musculoskeletal, cardiopulmonary, and integument disorders), behavioral science (education, administration, and development), research, and clinical practice. The curriculum combines academic and clinical coursework with an emphasis on critical inquiry, clinical problem solving, education, professionalism, and cultural competency. Research courses throughout the last two years of study culminate in completion of a formal academic research study, organized as group projects and mentored by faculty.The clinical affiliations culminate in a clinical project focused on clinical involvement. Students also are required to participate in structured community and professional service as part of the curriculum.

The DPT program curriculum is designed to prepare the student to be a leader in any practice area of the physical therapy profession, including clinical practice, research, education, administration, and professional service. The curriculum continuously emphasizes the interrelationship between practical application and theory, as well as the view of the patient/client as an individual.The faculty employs a variety of instructional methods: lectures, discussions, laboratory practice, seminars, clinical affiliations, problem solving, collaborative learning, case based examples, and self-directed learning experiences. Competency and proficiency are determined through written and practical examinations, as well as student presentations, projects, and portfolios.

The faculty of Touro College Doctor of Physical Therapy Program has one of the highest number of certified clinical specialists of any program on the east coast. Students benefit from our faculty's vast and varied clinical expertise as they progress through the curriculum. Real world experience brought into the classroom truly enhances all our students education.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
5/1/2014
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates

Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes
Special eligibility requirements for Early Decision candidates
Touro College DPT Program has an Early Decision Option(EDO) for qualified applicants. Completed applications must be submitted to PTCAS by August 15th. Applications with missing coursework or other required documentation(GRE's, letters of recommendations, etc.) will not be considered for the Early Decision Option and will be forwarded to the general applicant pool. Applicants who choose to apply to Touro College DPT Program with the Early Decision Option may not apply to another program during the same admissions cycle. If the applicant is not accepted to the Touro College DPT Program via the Early Decision Option they will be permitted to apply elsewhere. Applicants will be notified by the DPT program by September 24 regarding their status. If accepted into the DPT Program, the applicant must accept the offer of admission.

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
3.30
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.10
 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7595
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
147
 
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
147
 
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
GRE scores should be submitted with your application in order to be considered for admission

Observation Hours

 
Observation hours must be in two different settings, with a minimum of 25 of the hours in an inpatient 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
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
No
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
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
  • 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 is required for non-native English speaking applicants if they do not hold an American degree.

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
*All Science pre-requisite course work must be for Science majors.
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
No
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Anatomy
3 semester hours of Anatomy are required. Combined anatomy and physiology courses are acceptable. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Any
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology / Biological Science
A total of 8 semester hours, 12 quarter hours are required. Courses must include a laboratory and be designed for science majors. Science courses designed for Liberal Arts or Nursing majors are not acceptable. 1 of 2 biology/biological science courses required. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Any
Biology / Biological Science
See description above. 2 of 2 biology/biological science courses are required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Any
Chemistry
A total of 8 semester hours, 12 quarter hours are required. Courses must include a laboratory and be designed for science majors. Science courses designed for Liberal Arts or Nursing majors are not acceptable. 1 of 2 chemistry courses required. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Any
Chemistry
See description above. 2 of 2 chemistry courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Any
Electives
15 elective credits; college credit bearing with a grade of C or better.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 15
QH: 22.5
Acceptable Courses
English Composition / Writing
6 semester hours of English composition and/or composition and literature are requirement. 3 of the 6 semester hours must be in composition.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 6
QH: 9
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition
  • English Composition II
  • English Department Course
  • Literature
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing
Liberal Arts
An additional 12 semester hours in Liberal Arts are required; college credit bearing with a grade of C or better.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 12
QH: 18
Acceptable Courses
Math
3 semester hours of pre-calculus or above math are required
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Calculus
  • Mathematics: Pre-Calculus
Physics
A total of 8 semester hours, 12 quarter hours are required. Courses must include a laboratory and be designed for science majors. Science courses designed for Liberal Arts or Nursing majors are not acceptable. 1 of 2 physics courses required. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: Any
  • Physics: General
Physics
See description above. 2 of 2 physics courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: Any
  • Physics: General
Physiology
3 semester hours of Physiology are required. Combined anatomy and physiology courses are acceptable. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Any
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Psychology
1 of 2 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Psychology
2 of 2 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Any
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General II
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
  • Psychology: Statistics
Statistics
3 semester hours of statistics is required. Other math courses cannot be substituted for the statistics requirement.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics
Upper Division
Applicants must take a 15 credit concentration in one subject area with 9 credits being upper division coursework. The 9 semester hours of upper division coursework must be completed at a 4 year institution.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 15
QH: 22.5
Acceptable Courses