2013-14 Applicants

Mercy College


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Contact Information more...

Nannette Hyland
Program Director
Department of Physical Therapy
Mercy College
555 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry NY, 10522
(914) 674-7828
(914) 674-7835
ptprogram@mercy.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
09/05/2014
Dual-degree programs offered in conjunction with PT degree
BS/DPT
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
30
Anticipated size of next entering class
30
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
75%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
20%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S./non-Canadian)
5%

Program Description more...

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is a full-time weekend program that provides graduates with the academic and clinical expertise to examine, evaluate, diagnose, and intervene in the management of impairments, functional limitations and disabilities of the cardiopulmonary, musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and integumentary systems. The DPT Program prepares graduates to practice as autonomous entry-level practitioners capable of providing administration, consultation, education and research in the physical therapy profession. Upon successful completion of the first year of the Program, students are granted a BS in Health Science. After successful completion of the remaining coursework, a DPT degree is awarded. The curriculum is based on a developmental, life span model that considers the unique needs of each individual and incorporates self-directed learning throughout the curriculum. The program is dedicated to the promotion of high standards of physical therapy practice, education, collaboration and research in accordance with guidelines established by the American Physical Therapy Association.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
1/15/2014
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates
We encourage students to apply to our program as early as possible. Candidates do not have to wait to submit their application until Janaury 15th if they have the admission criteria completed.

Candidates with a 30 credit Program-Specific GPA of 3.6 or higher can submit applications by October 15th for consideration for the Mercy College early admission process.  If not accepted for early admission, applications will be considered with the regular pool of applicants.

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
3.30
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.60
Science prerequisite
3.00
3.50
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
The Program-specific grade point average is calculated based upon the last 30 credits completed (includes the 7 most recent prerequisite courses and the most recent higher level non-prerequisite course). If a prerequisite course has been retaken within the last five years, an average of the course grades will be calculated into the GPA.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
0656
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
01/08/2014
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning % score
 
55%
Quantitative reasoning % score
 
50%
Analytical writing scaled score
3.0
4.0

Observation Hours

 
A minimum of 80 volunteer/work hours is required. These hours must be in at least two settings. Enough time should be spent in each setting to allow an understanding of the scope of Physical Therapy practice settings as well as the variety of clients encountered in the field.
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
01/08/2014
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Required
Outpatient
Required

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$40.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Description of supplemental requirements
Applicants are required to send a supplemental fee of $40.00 directly to Mercy College by the end of January.

The supplemental fee should be sent to:
Mercy College
Department of Physical Therapy
555 Broadway
Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522
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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
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
If accepted into the DPT program, students are required to complete the Practicum in Physical Therapy course before the Fall semester begins. This course is designed to provide incoming physical therapy students with an overview of the profession of physical therapy and the role of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA). Students will be introduced to the role of other healthcare professions who interact with physical therapists. Medical terminology pertaining to physical therapy will be introduced. This course is offered as a combination of online study and in-class instruction. Graduates of an accredited Physical Therapist Assistant Program are not required to take this course.
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 & Physiology I
The course will provide students with a sound working knowledge of the structure of the human body and how the various organ systems function. The relationships between structure and function will be stressed, as will the coordination of function between the different systems. Material covered includes body organization, integument, skeleton, muscles, nervous systems and sense organs. Laboratory will deal with dissection, observation, and experimentation, and will relate to lecture material.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
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
A continuation of the first semester. Students will continue their survey of the organ systems of the body, which will include circulation, immunity, digestion, respiration, osmoregulation, hormones, reproduction and development. Laboratory sessions will relate to material covered in lectures and will include dissection, observation, and experimentation.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
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
Biology I
The course will provide students with a sound working knowledge of the structure of the human body and how the various organ systems function. The relationships between structure and function will be stressed, as will the coordination of function between the different systems. Material covered includes body organization, integument, skeleton, muscles, nervous systems and sense organs. Laboratory will deal with dissection, observation, and experimentation, and will relate to lecture material.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Microbiology
Chemistry I
A systemic development of the fundamental laws and theories of modern chemistry. The application of these principles to the chemistry of the elements and their compounds. Topics include: atom structure, the Periodic Table and properties of elements, chemical bonding, stoichiometric relationships, thermochemistry, and states of matter. The laboratory introduces basic synthetic and analytical techniques. The use of computers for data collection and analysis is included. Laboratory skills are assessed by written and practical examinations.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry II
A continuation of General Chemistry I. Topics include: solutions, chemical equilibrium, acids and bases, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, and kinetics. The laboratory emphasizes analytical techniques associated with lecture topics. The use of computers for data collection and analysis is included. Laboratory skills are assessed by written and practical examinations.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
Physics I
Introduction to the general physical principles in the fields of mechanics, heat, sound, light, magnetism, electricity, atomic and nuclear physics, and problem-solving techniques.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
A continuation of General Physics I in the fields of mechanics, heat, sound, light, magnetism, electricity, atomic and nuclear physics, and problem-solving techniques.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Social/Behavioral Science
Abnormal Psychology does not meet Mercy College's prerequisite requirement. The Psychology requirement must be a systematic study of human development and behavior throughout the life span: childhood, adolescence, and the adult years; emphasis on normal growth and development focusing on the critical issues involved in each stage of development including cultural influence.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Statistics
Introduction to Statistics does not meet Mercy College's prerequisite requirement. Major statistical methods used in summarizing, understanding, and interpreting numerical data are reviewed. The course covers a full range of descriptive and inferential statistics including: frequency distributions; measures of central tendency and variability; probability theory; the normal curve model; correlation; and a wide range of statistical tests such as the T test, F test, analysis of variance, and Chi-square. Where appropriate, calculations will be performed by using statistical software packages.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics