2013-14 Applicants

Mount St. Joseph University


Contact Information more...

Joyce Hall
Administrative Assistant
Physical Therapy Department
College of Mount St. Joseph
5701 Delhi Road
Cincinnati OH, 45233
(513) 244-4890
joyce_hall@mail.msj.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
05/29/2014
Institution's religious affiliation
Sisters of Charity - Catholic
Additional information about the class profile
As a benefit of choosing the College of Mount St. Joseph for their undergraduate education, current Mount students will enjoy preferential admission to the DPT program if they meet the following criteria:

Mount Student Preferential Admission Criteria:

- Adherence to PTCAS application process

- Must have completed 90 or more credit hours at the Mount

- Mount course work completed within 2 years of application deadline

- Conferment of a bachelor’s degree prior to program start

- GRE scores (within 5 years of application deadline) required if Science GPA greater than or equal to 3.25

- Overall GPA greater than or equal to 3.0/ 4.0

- No prerequisite with a grade less than C (includes C-, C, C+)

- Science Prerequisite GPA greater than or equal to 3.0

- At least 2/3rds of prerequisite science course work completed prior to application deadline

- All prerequisite coursework must be completed prior to matriculation date

- Participate in the Interview process

Up to 12 Mount students may be accepted through the preferential admission process. In the event that there are more than 12 qualified Mount applicants, applicants will be ranked with the top 12 offered program acceptance. Individuals not awarded preferential admission will be placed in the general admission pool and their applications ranked accordingly.
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
39
Anticipated size of next entering class
40
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
72%
% of WICHE applicants accepted
0%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
28%
% of CANADIAN applicants accepted
0%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S./non-Canadian)
0%

Program Description more...

What makes our DPT Program unique?

* Health Science classrooms and laboratories are spacious and well equipped.

* Physical Therapy students receive training on high fidelity simulation with SimMan3G and have access to other simulation experiences.

* Students enjoy a small student to faculty ratio.

* The Physical Therapy Faculty are readily accessible to their students and are committed to their success.

* Physical therapy students and faculty are active members of the American Physical Therapy Association and the Ohio Physical Therapy Association.

* Employers and clinical instructors state the College’s physical therapy students and graduates demonstrate a high degree of professionalism and preparedness.

* The Physical Therapy Program values its extensive ties with the regional healthcare community including Mother Margaret Hall, Bayley, and Children’s Hospital, among others.

* The Physical Therapy Program provides students with diverse clinical experiences and various opportunities to interact with the community.

QUOTES FROM ALUMNI:

* "My experience at the Mount as a PT student was rewarding because of the dedicated talented faculty and the diverse clinical education opportunities I was afforded. I now manage a busy outpatient orthopedic practice and would not be able to do so if it was not for the strong foundation I received from the orthopedic experts on the Mount's faculty. The high expectations of professionalism and preparedness that were instilled in me by the Mount PT program are things I still carry with me today."

* "The Physical Therapy Program at the Mount has provided me opportunities to learn not only through academics but also through leadership roles in SPTA and hands-on experience with "real" patients. With this dynamic education I have received, I feel prepared to accept any challenge I am presented with in the future."

* "I like the small classes, the help offered by the registration staff and the professors who are passionate about their subject. I like the campus too—even strangers greet you as you pass them in the hall."

* "We will be able to apply what we learn in a real-life patient setting, while gaining valuable hands-on experience treating patients. I believe the Mount makes it a priority to teach professionalism through experience."

* "Upon graduation, I gained a greater appreciation for my education when I entered the workforce. As an entry level therapist my critical thinking and reasoning skills were beyond my experience level, and were grounded in a sound knowledge base."

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
11/1/2013
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

First Interview Round- for those highly qualified applicants desiring a rapid admission decision

* All application materials submitted to PTCAS by SEPT 1, 2013
* Criteria (for first round interview only)

---Overall and Science GPA 3.5 or above
---GRE 305 or above, analytical writing score greater than or equal to 4

* Early to Mid-October: DPT program contacts selected candidates for on-campus interview
* Early to Mid-November:  Candidate interviews to be held at the Mount
* Early to Mid- December: Notification of either:

--- acceptance  OR
--- decision to consider with the general application pool

Second Interview Round

* All application materials submitted to PTCAS by NOV 1, 2013
* Criteria - General admission criteria
* Mid-December:  DPT program contacts selected candidates for on-campus interviews.
* Mid to late January:  Candidate interviews to be held at the Mount (phone or Skype interviews available for selected candidates).
* Mid-February:  Notification of acceptance to selected candidates.

Late May to Early-June:  DPT coursework begins


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

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
3.41
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Program replaces grades and recalculates GPA if courses are repeated. Program determines overall GPA from ALL institutions of higher education student attended.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
No
Description of select applicants
Students earning their undergraduate degree from the College of Mount St Joseph with a Science GPA greater than or equal to 3.25 are not required to take the GRE.
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7749
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
11/01/2008
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
 
151
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
 
151
Analytical writing scaled score
 
4.0
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
Official GRE scores MUST be received by the application deadline of November 1st. If the GRE score is not received by PTCAS by November 1st, the application will not be considered. The GRE score MUST be sent to PTCAS using code 7749. GRE scores sent directly to the college will NOT be accepted.

Observation Hours

 
Completion and verification of at least 80 hours of clinical observation in both inpatient AND outpatient physical therapy setting (minimum of 20 hours in each setting) by the November 1st application deadline.
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
80
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
11/01/2013
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Required
Outpatient
Required

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
Number of references required by program
0

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
For International Students:

* Undergraduate transcripts from countries outside the United States will need to be evaluated by World Education Service (www.wes.org)

* TOEFL requirements: paper-based - 510 undergraduate, 560 graduate, computer-based - 220, i-TOEFL - 83. (www.ets.org/toefl). Requirements can be waived only if the graduate department requires another standardized test, e.g. GRE.

* Permanent residents must provide a copy of Alien Registration Card (green card) or a copy of visa documentation.

* Declaration of Finances (for F-1 Visa), either I-134 or certified bank statement on letterhead with dollar amount equal to one year’s tuition, housing, etc

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?
Yes
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
Yes
Anatomy & Physiology I
We do not accept exercise physiology classes or laboratories for the A&P requirement. We do not require any other biology course or lab. If your A&P courses are separate, both the anatomy and physiolgy components must have their own labs. We prefer that applicants take 2 semesters or 3 quarters of A&P. However, some schools will fit a whole year of material in 2 quarters instead of 3. If this is the case, you must contact the DPT program prior to application to confirm that your 2 A&P courses are equivalent to a full year of content. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • Biology: Any
  • 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
Anatomy & Physiology II
See A&P I Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Chemistry I
We prefer a 2 semester or 3 quarter SERIES of chemistry. However, we will accept 2 semesters or 3 quarters of individual chemistry courses and labs provided the content is different in each of the courses. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
See Chemistry I Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Ethics
Typically, ethics courses are found in the philosophy program/department. You may take any type of ethics course, for example, healthcare ethics, business ethics, bioethics. If the course has ethics in the title, it will most likely fulfill our requirement. Sometimes courses from theology/religion programs will also fulfill this requirement, as long as a significant part of the course is ethics. For example, a course in moral decision making may suffice. Please contact the DPT program if you are unsure before applying.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Ethics
Physics I
Algebra/trigonometry or calculus based physics courses and labs are acceptable. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
See Physics I Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
Any course listed in your institution’s psychology department/program will fulfill the psychology requirement. We suggest a lifespan or developmental psychology course but this is not required.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Social/Behavioral Science
Any course listed in your institution’s sociology department/program will fulfill the sociology requirement. We suggest an introductory course. However, if your institution does not require you to take an introductory course first, then any sociology course will fulfill the requirement. Additionally, some anthropology courses will fulfill this requirement. We do accept passing CLEP exam scores for sociology in place of a traditional course.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Anthropology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Sociology
Statistics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics