2013-14 Applicants

Youngstown State University


Contact Information more...

Jim Benedict
Admissions Co-Chair
Department of Physical Therapy
Youngstown State University
One University Plaza
Youngstown OH, 44555
(330) 941-3227
(330) 941-2558
jbenedict@ysu.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
05/19/2014
Additional information about the class profile
Program gives preference to applicants who are currently enrolled in or are previous graduates of Youngstown State University and/or are area residents.
Social networking
Facebook Page for PT Program
Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
30
Anticipated size of next entering class
30
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
83%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
17%

Program Description more...

It is the mission of the Youngstown State University Physical Therapy Program to provide a comprehensive and cohesive educational environment for the preparation of physical therapists which emphasizes contextualized professional decision making. The faculty is responsible for facilitating a teaching-learning process that establishes a foundation of theory, knowledge and skills for physical therapy professional practice and perpetuates lifelong learning.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is based on a 4 + 3 curriculum model: four years of pre-professional preparation and 3 years of professional courses and clinical experiences. During the 3 years of PT coursework, students are prepared to be autonomous practitioners with sound clinical decision making skills based on clinical evidence. They are also prepared to be engaged professionals. The faculty to student ratio allows for excellent student mentorship. The YSU program is the most affordable DPT education in the State of Ohio and Western Pennsylvania with state of the art facilities and strong community connections.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
10/1/2013
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates
The program will be hosting open houses, the dates will be posted to the YSU PT webpage:  http://web.ysu.edu/bchhs/pt

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
3.73
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.68
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Program uses the highest grade earned in prerequisite GPA calculations, if course was repeated. Program uses all courses with earned grade (unrecalculated GPA) for cumulative GPA.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
0314
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
09/01/2013
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
09/01/2007
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
 
150
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
 
149
Analytical writing scaled score
 
4.0
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
GRE scores of below 290 composite (new scoring system, 900 old scoring system) or below 3.5 analytical writing may require remediation.

If a GRE score is older than 6 years and the applicant has a graduate degree the GRE requirement may be waived.

Observation Hours

 
At least 20 volunteer hours must be from an inpatient setting (hospital, LTACH, SNF). Volunteer hours are to be completed by the time of 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
40
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
10/01/2013
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Required
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$30.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Deadline for supplemental materials
2013-10-01
Link to supplemental forms or instructions
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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
Additional information about program's reference requirements
It is strongly recommended that references be from two Physical Therapists and one academic. In certain circumstances, an employer reference can be considered. References must be completed and present on your YSU PTCAS application prior to application deadline.

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
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens
  • Other non-citizens (e.g., refugees)
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?
No
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) coursework
Send WES foreign transcript evaluation to PTCAS
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Do not send any Canadian documentation
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
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
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Anatomy
Introduction to Human Gross Anatomy. Overview of human structure, using a regional approach to examine the functional anatomy of the musculoskeletal, nervous, and visceral systems. Upper division anatomy and physiology courses are preferred but the quality of A&P courses are evaluated on a case by case basis.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
General Biology: Molecules and Cells. The chemical and physical foundations of life, structure and function of cells and organelles, metabolism, basic molecular biology and inheritance, and principles of evolution.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
Biology II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
Chemistry I
General Chemistry 1. An introduction to the fundamental principles of chemistry, including measurement and calculation; chemical stoichiometry; the properties of gases; atomic and molecular structure; bonding; thermochemistry; and periodic properties. Intended for majors in the natural sciences and engineering.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry II
General Chemistry 2. A continuation of the study of the principles of chemistry, including solution properties; acids and bases; chemical equilibrium; thermodynamics; reaction kinetics; and electrochemistry. Intended for majors in the natural sciences and engineering.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
Physics I
Fundamentals of Physics 1. Topics include kinematics, forces, energy, momentum, rotational kinematics, torque, angular momentum, simple harmonic motion, and mechanical waves. Fundamentals of Physics Laboratory 1. Experimental work designed to supplement the lecture.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Fundamentals of Physics 2. Study of electricity, magnetism, and light. Topics include electric charge, electric forces and fields, electric potential, capacitance and resistance in direct current circuits, basic circuit analysis, magnetic forces and fields, induced emf, inductance, reflections, refraction, geometric optics as applied to lenses and mirrors, interference, and diffraction. Fundamentals of Physics Laboratory 2. Experimental work designed to supplement the lecture.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
Human Physiology. Experimental approach to the study of human physiology that explores regulation of metabolism and homeostasis by the neural, endocrine, cardiovascular, respiratory, renal, and digestive systems. Upper division anatomy and physiology courses are preferred but the quality of A&P courses are evaluated on a case by case basis.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Psychology
General Psychology. An examination of scientific and clinical approaches to understanding the relationships between one’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being, and quality of life, including the basic principles governing the growth and maintenance of behavior, emotion, and cognition. 1 of 2 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Statistics
Statistical Methods. Probability and statistics designed for students majoring in the natural sciences. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, estimation, testing hypotheses, analysis of variance, regression and nonparametric statistics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics