2013-14 Applicants

University of Findlay


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...

Cindy Fry
Administrative Assistant
Department of Physical Therapy
The University of Findlay
1000 North Main Street
Findlay OH, 45840
(419) 434-4863
(419) 434-5468
fry@findlay.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/19/2013
Institution's religious affiliation
Churches of God
Additional information about the class profile
Preference is given to students attending The University of Findlay.
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
36
Anticipated size of next entering class
36
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
90%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
10%

Program Description more...

The mission of the Physical Therapy Programs at The University of Findlay is to prepare ethical, entry-level practitioners who are competent within and sensitive to the ever-changing health care environment as it relates to the prevention and alleviation of movement dysfunction. From the time you begin taking classes on campus you will be assigned to a physical therapy faculty member and continue with him or her as your advisor throughout your time on campus. Our class size in the traditional curriculum is small with a maximum of 36 students. The Traditional Physical Therapy program at The University of Findlay is designed to help you become a generalist practitioner with the ability to function in a variety of settings, geographical locations, and roles including service provision, client advocacy, research, education, consultation, referral and administration. This is a 3+3 traditional physical therapy program with the first three years focused on completing general education and program specific prerequisites. Students who complete the program will receive a Bachelor of Science degree after the fourth year and a doctor of physical therapy degree after the sixth year. Note this 3 + 3 option is only available to UF students. Transfer students must complete their bachelor’s degree prior to entrance. Professional classes commence each fall semester.

Please Note: Students enrolled in the 3+3 program are considered undergraduates through their third year. The fourth, fifth, and sixth years are completed as a graduate student. Students are encouraged to investigate alternative funding opportunities to complete graduate school during these three years.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
11/15/2013
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates
Students are encouraged to begin the application process at least six week in advance of the firm deadline of 11/15/13.

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
3.00
3.60
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.49
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Program uses only the highest grade earned in any prerequisite course to calculate the science GPA, if the prerequisite course was repeated.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7783
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
This is a new requirement; therefore, no minimum score is required.

Observation Hours

 
Students are to complete 100 observation hours in physical therapy by the fall of their Junior year or prior to applying to the Physical Therapy Program. Students must observe at least two different physical therapy practice settings under the supervision of a physical therapist. At least 20 hours of observation are required at each setting. Students receiving physical therapy may count a maximum of 10 hours of treatment as observation experience as long as the physical therapist authorizes the observation.
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
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$45.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Description of supplemental requirements
Send $45 fee to:

The University of Findlay- PT Program
1000 No. Main Street
Findlay, OH 45840
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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
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?
Yes
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
All inquires for international and Canadian transcripts should be directed to:

international@findlay.edu

TOEFL-iBT score of 89: (26-speaking, 24-writing, 21-reading, 18-listening)

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
The courses listed below reflect the requirements for the traditional program only.
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
Anatomy & Physiology I
This course provides a study in the physiological functioning of the body as it relates to structure. Special emphasis is placed on the cardiovascular, respiratory, urinary and endocrine systems as these systems are influenced by genetic mechanisms as to their functioning in the development of disease. Also included as topics of discussion are the societal issues affecting the body, such as smoking, drug usage, diet, and other factors of lifestyles seen today. Laboratory exercises further clarify lecture topics. Various technologies are used to enhance class discussions.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
Anatomy & Physiology II
This course offers a study of the anatomical structure of the body as it relates to the functioning of the human body. The course begins at the cellular level and continues up to the entire organism, using the organ systems as the means of study. Various technological tools are used to encourage critical thinking in those topics that have societal impact on human health. Genetic influences on the body and its functioning are included. Special emphasis is placed on the integumentary, skeletal, and muscular systems.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
Chemistry I
This course covers general principles of chemistry with emphasis on atomic structure and behavior, mole concept, stoichiometric calculations, quantum theory, and chemical bonding.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry II
This course studies general principles of chemistry with emphasis on behavior of gases, liquids, solutions, equilibrium, thermodynamics, chemical kenetics, acid-base, precipitation, and oxidation-reduction reactions.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
Exercise Physiology
This course explores the science of exercise physiology including how the body responds to regulation and adjustment as affected by exercise. Influences of both acute and chronic exercise on the human body are examined and are applied to health, fitness, and exercise performance.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Exercise Physiology
Introduction to Health Professions
This is a sequence of enriching experiences offered by a team of health professionals to enhance a student's knowledge of the various health professions. It will enable the student to make career choices based on facts and allow him/her to make career changes, if needed, in a timely fashion. This course will introduce the concept of team approach in the delivery of health-related services by identifying common strands and organizational patterns. Note: This is waived for those applicants who will have a bachelors degree before entering the program.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Introduction to Health Professions
Kinesiology
Kinesiology/Biomechanics: This course focuses on the anatomical and mechanical fundamentals of human motion and their application to the analysis of motor skills. Attention is given to gravity, leverage, and the action of muscles in relation to the joints of the human body.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Kinesiology
Medical Terminology
This course deals with the basic formation of medical terms and their definitions. Areas covered include medical suffixes and prefixes, body-orientation levels and planes, the skin, joints, muscles, skeleton, nerves, brain, spinal cord, heart, liver, blood vessels, respiratory system, endocrine system, the special senses, the female reproductive system, and oncology.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Medical Terminology
Physics I
Course is a development of vector mechanics, equilibrium, linear and rotational kinematics and dynamics, work, and energy and power, impulse and momentum, wave phenomena, fluid mechanics, and heat. Emphasis is placed upon the mathematical formulation of physics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Course is a development of electricity, optics, magnetism, special relativity, and basic nuclear and atomic physics. Emphasis is placed upon the mathematical formulation of principles and on problem solving.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
This course offers an orientation to psychology as the scientific study of behavior (both human and animal), with sepcial emphasis on principles of learning, memory, adjustment, abnormal behavior, and the physiology of behavior. 1 of 3 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Psychology
This course covers the study of pathological behavior generally, with major emphasis on the nature, causes, prevention, and treatment of psychological disorders. 3 of 3 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
Psychology
People change, grow, and develop throughout life. The purpose of this course is to critically examine claims about the nature and causes of our developmental behavior, what the hurdles are that people must leap as they develop and to learn what development. 2 of 3 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Statistics
A first course in the study of descriptive and inferential statistics utilizing only rudimentary skills of arithmetic and algebra. Elementary probability, measures of central tendency, measures of variability, confidence intervals, and hypothesis testing.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Statistics