2013-14 Applicants

Stony Brook 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...

Ann DeChiaro-Pfisterer
Assistant to the Chairperson, Physical Therapy Progam
Physical Therapy Program
Stony Brook University
School of Health Technology and Management
LV2, Room 420
Stony Brook NY, 11794-8201
(631) 444-8356 or 631-4
(631) 444-8394
ann.dechiaro@stonybrook.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
06/23/2014
Additional information about the class profile
Beginning in July of 2013, a cohort of 35 students will attend Stony Brook's Physical Therapy Program at the Southampton campus and the number of students at the Health Science Center in Stony Brook will be reduced from 65 students to 50 students.
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
65
Anticipated size of next entering class
50
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
78%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
21%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S./non-Canadian)
1%

Program Description more...

The entry-level Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) Program is designed to prepare graduates to perform evidence-based practice in the current exciting and challenging healthcare environment. The program begins in late June of each year and continues on a full-time basis for three years, including summers. The comprehensive curriculum delivered by a core of 15 faculty and distinguished clinical adjunct faculty ensures a strong foundation of the theory and practice of physical therapy.

The curriculum includes three case-based integrative units of study designed to develop clinical decision-making skills and prepare the student for clinical experience. Students complete 38 weeks of supervised clinical experience in four settings selected according to student interests from a wide variety of practice settings. The first clinical experience is an 8 week, full time hospital-based experience after the first year of didactic education. The second clinical experience is a 15 week part time experience linked to simultaneous coursework after the second year. Two full time 12 week experiences complete the student preparation for autonomous clinical practice. Upon graduation, the student is eligible to sit for licensure and is prepared to practice in a clinical setting.

Stony Brook University is known for excellence in education, a commitment to an active research environment, and one of the best teaching hospitals in the region. The newly developed Research and Development Park is home to the Rehabilitation Research and Movement Performance Lab (RRAMP), a one-of-a-kind, 7,000-square-foot laboratory dedicated to helping individuals with disabilities, assessing athletic performance and aiding recovery after disease or injury through the use of a state-of-the-art motion analysis system. As part of the School of Health Technology and Management, the DPT program strives to provide the highest quality education in a multidisciplinary learning environment that fosters research, scholarly activity, critical thinking, evidence based practice, leadership and professionalism while affirming the importance of ethical behavior, human diversity, service, and a team approach to healthcare.

Located 60 miles east of New York City, the campus enjoys a picturesque setting amid the historic village of Stony Brook, the beaches of Long Island Sound just minutes to the north and the Atlantic Ocean 45 minutes to the south, and the convenience of accessible public transportation to New York City makes Stony Brook one of the most desirable places to live on the East Coast.

MAIN CAMPUS: Stony Brook University
ADDITIONAL CAMPUS: Stony Brook University in Southampton

NEW! The entry-level DPT program at Stony Brook University will open a second campus location on the Stony Brook University campus at Southampton, New York beginning in July of 2013. Applicants may choose to apply to one or both campuses via PTCAS. The admission requirements are the same for both campuses.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
12/16/2013
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates

Information sessions provide information about the pre-requisite requirements for admittance to the Physical Therapy program. Individuals will meet with either the department chair or a representative from the Physical Therapy faculty. Attending students will be given an overview about the Physical Therapy program and the profession. Please bring copies of your college transcripts for individual assessment. Advisement sessions meet in Room 411, Level 2  in the School of Health Technology and Management. Please follow the directional signs which are posted throughout Stony Brook University Hospital on the day of the information session.


Advisement dates for 2013-2014 will be held on the following Wednesdays at 2:30 pm without an appointment:



* August 21, 2013

* September 18, 2013

* October 16, 2013

* November 13, 2013

* December 11, 2013

* January 15, 2014

* February 19, 2014

* March 12, 2014

* April 16, 2014

* May 21, 2014

* June 18, 2014

* July 16, 2014

Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes
Special eligibility requirements for Early Decision candidates
GRE SCORES, 3 REFERENCES, AND ALL PRE-REQUISITE SCIENCE COURSES MUST BE COMPLETE AT TIME OF APPLICATION.

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
3.49
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.51
Science and Mathematics
3.00
3.41
 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7673
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
 
152
Verbal reasoning % score
 
56%
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
 
152
Quantitative reasoning % score
 
61%
Analytical writing scaled score
 
4.0
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
GRE scores are required for admissions interviews and decisions. The deadline for receipt of GRE test scores is December 31, 2013. The GRE analytical writing score is not considered in our decision making process.

Observation Hours

 
50% of PT hours completed at the time of interview. 100% of all PT hours completed by class start date.
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
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?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Description of supplemental requirements
The link to PayPal for payment of supplemental application fee is sent by email to the applicant from the Stony Brook University Physical Therapy Program. After payment, the supplemental application is emailed to the applicant automatically.
Supplemental Requirements
No applicant will receive an interview until a supplemental application is received and paid for.
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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. permanent residents
  • Canadian citizens
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens with a visa
  • U.S. citizens
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
WES (World Education Services) is the preferred method for translating foreign transcripts. WES evaluations must be completed by posted application deadline.

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
Biology I
Biology I course should be for science majors only. General or College Biology I courses are not accepted. Botany is not a relevant Biology course. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
  • Biology: Anatomy
Biology II
Biology II course should be for science majors only. General Biology II courses are not accepted. Botany is not a relevant Biology course. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
  • Biology: Anatomy
Chemistry I
For science majors. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
For science majors. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
English Composition / Writing
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition
  • English Composition II
  • Writing
Humanities
ARTS and HUMANITIES courses include: music, art, literature, language (intermediate level or above), philosophy, ethics, logic, religion, and theater study. Performance courses are not accepted (chorus, ballet, ceramics, photography or acting). 1 of 3 humanities courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Humanities
Humanities
See Humanities description above. 2 of 3 humanities courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Humanities
Humanities
See Humanities description above. 3 of 3 humanities courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Humanities
Physics I
For science majors. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
For science majors. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
*Pre-requisite is met with either 3 credits of Human or Mammalian Physiology(lab not required) or with 8 credits of Anatomy/Physiology I & II (labs required). Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • 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
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • Biology: Any
  • A&P: Anatomy
  • Biology: Anatomy
Social/Behavioral Science
SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE courses include psychology, sociology, anthropology, economics, and history. 2 of 3 social/behavioral science courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
Social/Behavioral Science
SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE courses include psychology, sociology, anthropology, economics, and history. 3 of 3 social/behavioral science courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
Social/Behavioral Science
SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCE courses include psychology, sociology, anthropology, economics, and history. 1 of 3 social/behavioral science courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Any
Statistics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics