2013-14 Applicants

Cleveland State University


Contact Information more...

Lisa Pistone
PT Administrative Secretary
Cleveland State University
Physical Therapy Program
Department of Health Sciences #HS 101
2121 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland OH, 44115
(216) 523-7479
(216) 687-3566
ptadvising@csuohio.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
01/15/2015
Institution's religious affiliation
N/A
Social networking
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
40
Anticipated size of next entering class
40
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
75%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
25%

Program Description more...

The emphasis of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is to prepare competent entry-level practitioners who are well prepared to meet the demands of the contemporary health care arena. The DPT degree emphasizes advanced skills in therapeutic relationship development, medical screening, differential diagnosis, critical thinking and clinical reasoning. It will arm students with an evidence base that validates clinical decisions to support the level of independent practice expected in a direct access environment. It is expected that the DPT graduate will be prepared to be a critical consumer of the scientific literature, to support clinical research and to use research data to design and manage the processes of care. Students complete three capstone projects/experiences prior to graduation. These include: a post-entry level clinical practicum; a comprehensive portfolio and a clinical case report. The DPT program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education through 2016.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
2/17/2014
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates
A CSU Graduate Application is required. Please apply for the SPRING semester of the year that you would ENTER the DPT Program. Grad App MUST be submitted prior to the DPT Admission deadline, Feb 17. If this application is not received by the deadline, you will be ineligible. No payment is required.

The General GRE exam that includes verbal, quantitative and analytical writing sections is required and must be completed by Feb 17. The program accepts the highest score earned in each category. CSU's DPT Program Designated Institution Code Number on PTCAS is 7740.

All completed coursework and official grades, including those from Fall 2013, must be submitted as part of your PTCAS application.

By Feb 17 annually you must complete the following actions:

1.) Enter in all of your courses and grades, including those from Fall 2013, to PTCAS and submit completed application & pay fees

2.) Hit the ‘E-Submit Academic Update’ button on PTCAS if you are updating your application with newly entered grades

3.) Have official transcripts of all grades, including those from Fall 2013, sent and postmarked on or before Feb 17 to PTCAS

4.) Have a second set of official transcripts of all grades, including those from Fall 2013, sent and postmarked on or before Feb 17 to CSU Grad Admissions (Office of Graduate Admissions, Cleveland State University, 2121 Euclid Ave., Cleveland, OH 44115).

If ALL official courses and transcripts for Fall 2013 grades are not received by PTCAS and by CSU’s Office of Graduate Admissions by the Feb 17 deadline, you will be ineligible for CSU DPT admission.

CSU DPT Admissions decisions will be mailed to the permanent address on or before May 1 annually.  Pre Physical Therapy Advising is strongly recommended. Contact PTAdvising@csuohio.edu

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
3.68
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Program-specific Prerequisite Grade Requirements: The program requires at least a grade of B in the following prerequisite courses: gross anatomy, neuroscience, physiology, pathology, statistics. In addition, no more than 2 C's are acceptable in all other prerequisite classes. Students who do not meet these grade requirements will be determined ineligible for admission.

Program uses the Overall Cumulative GPA calculated by PTCAS for the overall GPA.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7740
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
02/15/2014
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
02/15/2009
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
 
152
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
 
149
Analytical writing scaled score
 
4.0
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
Accept both old and revised versions of GRE; GRE scores must include analytical writing section; Scores below 4.0 writing, 450/150 verbal, and/or 550/146 quantitative may require remediation.

Observation Hours

 
PT hours are RECOMMENDED but not required or considered as part of the admissions decision.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are not required but are highly recommended
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
Description of supplemental requirements
Supplemental Application can be found at http://www.csuohio.edu/gradcollege/admissions/degree.html

Click on online application option; do not pay a fee (check will send check box but do not send check)—fee is waived
Supplemental Requirements
CSU Graduate College Application.
Deadline for supplemental materials
2014-02-17
Link to supplemental forms or instructions
Legend
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
  • Foreign (non-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
  • Send original Canadian transcript to institution
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to PTCAS
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to institution
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
Send foreign transcript evaluation to PTCAS and an original foreign transcript directly to CSU’s Office of International Admissions. Please see CSU’s Office of International Admissions website for additional information: http://www.csuohio.edu/offices/international/admissions or contact PTAdvising@csuohio.edu

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
Contact PTAdvising@csuohio.edu for additional information about the course prerequisites.

There is a 3 or 6 year limit on the age of prerequisite course work for the PT program. However, this can be petitioned, if you are able to show in work or life experience that current knowledge of subject area has been maintained.
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
Varies
Anatomy
This is a 5 credit hour intensive human cadaver dissection course; 2 credits lecture and 3 credits cadaver dissection lab. Combined anatomy and physiology courses (typically a two semester course sequence at a 200 level) are NOT accepted to meet this prerequisite requirement.(3 yr limit, but recommend completion within one year of beginning DPT Program). Must receive a grade of B or higher in these classes AND class must be upper level (300/400 level or junior/senior level). Coursework older than 3 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 5
Acceptable Courses
Anatomy or Physiology
Neuroscience is a 5 credit hour (4 hour lecture, 1 hour lab) combined neuroanatomy and neurophysiology course with lab. Combinations of upper level neuroanatomy and neurophysiology courses, with lab, may be used to fulfill this prerequisite requirement although this must be petitioned for acceptance. Must earn a grade of B or better to be acceptable. Coursework older than 3 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 5
Acceptable Courses
Biology I
Cell Bio preferred, but General Biology courses can be accepted if they have a cellular component. This course must be designed for science majors. Coursework older than 6 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General
Chemistry I
In sequence with Chemistry II. This course must be designed for science majors. Students must take a Chem I course and Chem I lab to meet this requirement. Coursework older than 6 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4-5
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
In sequence with Chemistry I. This course must be designed for science majors. Students must take a Chem II course and Chem II lab to meet this requirement. Coursework older than 6 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4-5
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Physics I
In sequence with Physics II. This course must be designed for science majors. Students must take a Physics I course and Physics I lab to meet this requirement. Coursework older than 6 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4-5
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
In sequence with Physics I. This course must be designed for science majors. Students must take a Physics II course and Physics II lab to meet this requirement. Coursework older than 6 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4-5
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
Human Physiology course with lab is required. Vertebrate and/or Mammalian Physiology is acceptable but not recommended. Must receive a grade of B or higher in these classes AND class must be upper level (300/400 level or junior/senior level). Coursework older than 3 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Physiology
Pathophysiology and/or general pathology 4 credit course required. Must earn a grade of B or higher to be acceptable AND class must be upper level (300/400 level or junior/senior level). Coursework older than 3 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Psychology
Students are required to take a minimum of one Psychology course in any area. Introduction to Psychology is suggested. Coursework older than 6 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
  • Psychology: General
Social/Behavioral Science
1 of 2 Social/Behavioral Science courses required in addition to one required psychology course; Any social/behavioral science course is acceptable by CSU DPT program Coursework older than 6 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Anthropology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Community Health
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Criminal Justice
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Cultural Geography
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Ethnic Studies
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Human Sexuality
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Marriage/Family
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Personal Health
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Social Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Social Work
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Sociology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Women’s Studies
Social/Behavioral Science
2 of 2 Social/Behavioral Science courses required in addition to one required psychology course; Any social/behavioral science course approved by CSU DPT program Coursework older than 6 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Anthropology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Community Health
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Criminal Justice
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Cultural Geography
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Ethnic Studies
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Human Sexuality
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Marriage/Family
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Personal Health
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Social Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Social Work
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Sociology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Women’s Studies
Statistics
Must receive a grade of B or higher in these classes AND class must be upper level (300/400 level or junior/senior level). Coursework older than 3 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics