2013-14 Applicants

Winston-Salem State University


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...

LaKisha Patterson
Program Assistant
Department of Physical Therapy
Winston-Salem State University
601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Winston Salem NC, 27110
(336) 750-2190
(336) 750-2199
pattersonly@wssu.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
01/12/2015
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
28
Anticipated size of next entering class
26
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
89%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
11%

Program Description more...

Winston Salem State University's Department of Physical Therapy serves the people of North Carolina and
the nation by providing an entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (DPT). The Department is
committed to providing an integrative education program that is well-grounded in the basic, social and
clinical sciences in order to produce competent and compassionate clinicians who are skilled in the areas of
critical thinking and inquiry, clinical problem-solving, research, education, management and treatment
delivery to address health disparities. This innovative and unique 122 semester hour program incorporates
applied learning techniques across the curriculum using human patient simulation housed in a virtual hospital,
I-PAD-based electronic learning technology, and student-directed community clinic learning labs supervised
by program faculty. Students also have access to a state-of-the-art Human Movement and Biodynamics Lab
that provides opportunity for faculty and student research and advanced clinical practice in pediatric
spasticity assessment.

The faculty of the WSSU Department of Physical Therapy envisions a program that provides students with
the educational and experiential foundation to practice physical therapy in a proactive, competent, ethical,
and compassionate manner. Primary values inherent within the curriculum, modeled by the faculty and staff,
and developed within the students, include integrity, dedication, responsibility, leadership, accountability,
wisdom, commitment to personal and professional growth, and willingness to serve a diverse society. The
DPT degree will prepare graduates to deliver both primary and interdisciplinary health care to diverse
populations within a variety of practice settings and health-care delivery systems.

The rigorous 36-month program challenges and develops students year round. A new class is admitted each
January, while our strongly recruited seniors graduate in December of year three. Clinical experiences at
over 200 affiliated sites are interspersed throughout the curriculum. Students spend approximately 36 weeks
at several different clinical sites under the direct supervision of highly experienced and dynamic clinical
instructors.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
1/15/2014
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates
All materials must be completed by the deadline to be processed by WSSU DPT.

Open House Dates:

    Friday, September 13, 2013 @ 1-3 pm
    Friday , October 4, 2013 @1-3 pm
    Friday, November 8, 2013@ 1-3 pm
    Friday, January 10, 2014 @ 1-3 pm

Other Open house dates to be determined.


Do not contact the institution with questions about the status of your application or supplemental materials.  WSSU will contact you directly regarding any missing items.   Login to your application to check the status of materials sent to PTCAS.

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
3.67
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.61
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
10/12 prerequisites must be completed by the application deadline. Must have 11/12 pre-requisite courses completed by May 2014, with all pre-requisite courses completed by August, 2014. A pre-requisite course completed after acceptance must be at or above the B level, or the acceptance will be rescinded.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7635
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
900 or comparable percentiles on the revised test.

NEW (as of 6/19/2012)
Send official GRE scores to codes #5909 and #7635.

Observation Hours

 
All observation hours must be verified before deadline of January 15, 2014 to be considered.

At least two settings and 50 hours are required. Higher consideration will be given to applicants with more observation hours and who have observed in a variety of different settings.
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
50
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$50.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Description of supplemental requirements
Applicants must send $50 application fee to:

Office of Admissions
Winston-Salem State University
206 Thompson Center
Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Before the January 15, 2014 deadline. Please make your check, certified check or money order payable to WSSU Admissions/Physical Therapy. You must attach a brief cover page with your full name and 'PTCAS ID#.
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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
  • 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
Canadian coursework is not included in PTCAS GPAs.

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
All materials must be completed by the January 15, 2014 deadline. 10/12 prerequisites must be completed by the application deadline. 11/12 Pre-requisite courses must be completed by May, 2014 and all pre-requisite coursework must be completed by August, 2014.

Please make sure that Fall 2013 transcripts are submitted before the deadline to be considered.
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
No
Anatomy & Physiology I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Anatomy & Physiology II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General
Chemistry I
Recommend College Chemistry I.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
Recommend College Chemistry II. Will accept Organic Chemistry I or Biochemistry.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Organic
Physics I
Recommend College Physics I.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Recommend College Physics II.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Social/Behavioral Science
See description above. 2 of 2 social/behavioral science courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
Social/Behavioral Science
Applicants may take Sociology, Philosophy, Ethics, Cultural Anthropology, or Psychology courses to fulfill the program’s social and behavioral science prerequisites. 1 of 2 social/behavioral science courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
Statistics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics
Upper Level Biology
Upper Level Biology-must be 300-400 level course and taken at a four year institution.
Course Level
Upper Division
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses