2013-14 Applicants

Dominican College of Blauvelt


Contact Information more...

Carla Enriquez
Assistant Professor
Physical Therapy Program
Dominican College of Blauvelt
470 Western Highway
Orangeburg NY, 10962
(845) 848-6046
(845) 848-6049
carla.enriquez@dc.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
05/30/2014
Dual-degree programs offered in conjunction with PT degree
BA/DPT
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
28
Anticipated size of next entering class
28

Program Description more...

The entry-level physical therapy program is dedicated to preparing graduates in a non-traditional format to become skilled, ethical and respectful doctors of physical therapy with a commitment to evidence based practice and lifelong learning. Through a strong science foundation and a challenging yet supportive environment, graduates are prepared to deliver the highest standards of practice to meet the ever-changing societal needs related to movement, function and health.

The Physical Therapy Program of Dominican College is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

Dominican College offers two programs of study:

* The BA/DPT dual degree

* The DPT degree

The BA/DPT dual degree: This program allows students to earn two degrees; a B.A in Biology and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy. The BA/DPT dual degree is for the student who desires to obtain an undergraduate degree in Biology. Following completion of three years as a Biology Major, candidates then apply to the DPT program.

The DPT (Doctor of Physical Therapy) degree: This program is for students who already possess a baccalaureate degree and desire to enter the field of physical therapy.

The professional courses meet on eight alternate weekends per trimester with each instructional weekend including a Friday evening, and full days on Saturday and Sunday. The four full-time clinical affiliations, totaling 36 weeks, are scheduled during the regular work week. The weekend format allows students to continue part-time employment, to maintain family responsibilities, and to pursue other interests. Students are cautioned, however, that long work hours are generally incompatible with success in the program, which does require extensive study time. Our past experience has been that students who work more than 20 hours/week on a regular basis have difficulty in meeting the rigorous demands of this program. The Entry Level DPT program consists of 99 credits.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
3/3/2014
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates


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

Additional information about program's GPA requirements
3.0 Science GPA.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
No

Observation Hours

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
200
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
3

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

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
We will not accept virtual online courses in prerequisite science courses and labs.
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
Anatomy & Physiology I
Anatomy and Physiolgy prerequisites must contain a separate lab component. (See BI 223S and 224S)
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Anatomy & Physiology II
Anatomy and Physiolgy prerequisites must contain a separate lab component. (See BI 223S and 224S)
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
Biology prerequisites must contain a separate lab component. (See BI 221S and 222S)
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General
Biology II
Biology prerequisites must contain a separate lab component. (See BI 221S and 222S)
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General
Chemistry I
Chemistry prerequisites must contain a separate lab component. (See CH 221S and 222S)
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
Chemistry prerequisites must contain a separate lab component. (See CH 221S and 222S)
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Physics I
Physics prerequisites must contain a separate lab component. (See PY 221S and 222S)
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Physics prerequisites must contain a separate lab component. (See PY 221S and 222S)
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
Psychology prerequisites should include one course of general or introductory psychology and a second course of the student's choice. (See PS 101S and 102S) 1 of 2 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Psychology
Psychology prerequisites should include one course of general or introductory psychology and a second course of the student's choice. (See PS 101S and 102S) 2 of 2 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Any
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
Statistics
Acceptable courses any statistics course given by a science, health science, social science or business department which covers basic descriptive and inferential statistics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics