2013-14 Applicants

University of Dayton


Contact Information more...

Trista Cathcart, MS, MA
Admissions Coordinator
Doctor of Physical Therapy
School of Education and Allied Professions
University of Dayton
300 College Park
Dayton OH, 45469-2925
(937) 229-5611
(937) 229-5600
tcathcart1@udayton.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/20/2014
Institution's religious affiliation
Catholic and Marianist
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
38
Anticipated size of next entering class
35

Program Description more...

The three-year (eight semester) physical therapy program is fully accredited by the Ohio Board of Regents and the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. The program integrates didactic, hands-on, and clinical experiences creating a practitioner ready for today’s state of practice and beyond. The didactic portion of the curriculum is enhanced by 38 weeks of full-time clinical rotations, providing immediate “real-world” reinforcement for classroom and lab instruction.

A primary method of curriculum delivery is problem-based learning (PBL)—a case-focused, small group learning format enhancing the student's ability to identify, utilize, and manage learning resources thereby contributing to a smooth transition from the classroom to the clinic. PBL integrates knowledge and skills from various disciplines to facilitate your development as a reflective practitioner emphasizing professional decision-making and the use of critical analysis in problem-solving.

Our mission aims to graduate knowledgeable, service-oriented, self-assured, adaptable, and reflective practitioners who, by virtue of critical and integrative thinking, lifelong learning, and ethical values, render independent judgments concerning patient/client needs supported by evidence; promote the health of the client; and enhance the professional, contextual and collaborative foundations for practice.

The program faculty and graduates contribute to society and the profession through practice, teaching, administration, and the discovery and application of new knowledge about physical therapy. The program offers an education with structured and varied experiences of sufficient excellence and breadth allowing for the acquisition and application of essential knowledge, skills, and behaviors applied to the practice of physical therapy.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
10/1/2013
Deadline type
Soft
Application close date (for soft deadlines only)
12/2/2013
Program has rolling admissions process?
Other
Important dates

Only applicants who apply before the October 1, 2013 deadline will be given priority consideration for the first round of on-campus interviews held in December.  Applicants applying after October 1 and prior to December 2 will be considered for the final round of interviews held in February.


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
 
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
 
Science GPA
3.00
 
General Non-Science Prerequisite Courses GPA
3.00
 
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
If a course has been retaken, the University of Dayton DPT Program will permit an applicant to substitute the higher grade for a maximum of: one (1) biological science prerequisite, one (1) physical science prerequisite, and one (1) general prerequisite course. If more than one course has been retaken in either the biological sciences, physical sciences, or general prerequisite sections, then an average of all attempts will be calculated into the respective GPA.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
0294
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
09/18/2013
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
10/01/2008
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
For an applicants file to be considered complete for the priority consideration date (first round of interviews, held in December) GRE scores must be received 10/1/13. GRE scores received after 10/1/13, will be considered for the second round of interviews held in February.

Send official GRE scores to the DPT program's PTCAS GRE code 0294.

Observation Hours

 
A total of 80 hours of observation is required in at least two distinctly different physical therapy patient care settings prior to the application deadline. A minimum of 20 of thesehours must be completed in an inpatient setting. All observation hours must be completed within 5 years prior to application deadline; a minimum of 40 hours must be completed in the 3 years prior to enrollment.
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
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Required
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
No
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
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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
Evaluator must know applicant in a professional or academic capacity.

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?
Yes
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) coursework
Other
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send original Canadian transcript to institution
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
Additional required supplemental documents and information for international students can be found at http://www.udayton.edu/apply/international.php#4. Applicants with questions regarding international admissions can contact the Office of International Admission at goglobal@udayton.edu or by phone at 800-837-7433 (option 1 then option 4) or 937-229-3065. The mailing address is as follows:

University of Dayton
Office of International Admission
300 College Park
Dayton, OH 45469-1671

There is a $50 (USD) application processing fee for International and Canadian applicants. Please wait 48 hours after submission of your application to pay this fee. Payment should be made through the following website: https:\\forms.udayton.edu\appfee\.

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
Applicants must have a minimum of 4 science courses with labs completed at the time of application.

Applicants must obtain a grade of "C" or higher in all prerequisite courses. Courses in which applicants received a grade of "C-" or lower must repeat the course.

All science courses must be completed within the last 10 years. Sciences older than 10 years will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

Sciences courses must be completed in a traditional classroom/lab format. Online courses and College Level Examination Program (CLEP) may only be used to fulfill general prerequisite courses.

Applicants must clearly indicate their plans for completing any outstanding prerequisite coursework prior to beginning the program on the application.
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
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Anatomy & Physiology I
First course in a two course sequence of anatomy/physiology for science and/or pre-med majors. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • 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
Second course in a two course sequence of anatomy/physiology for science and/or pre-med majors. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • 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
First course in a two course biology sequence for science, pre-med, or biology majors. Covered topics should include molecular and cellular organization of organisms, development, and genetics. Associated lab is required. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General I
Biology II
Second course in a two course biology sequence for pre-med or biology majors. Covered topics should include evolution and ecology, phylogeny, systematics, and conservation. Associated lab is required. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General II
Chemistry I
First course in a two course chemistry sequence for science, pre-med, or chemistry majors. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry II
Second course in a two course sequence of chemistry for science, pre-med, or chemistry majors. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
Communication / Speech / Public Speaking
Must be filled with a Communications or Speech course in which the primary focus of the course is public speaking.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Comm: Public Speaking
  • Comm: Speech
Exercise Physiology
A study of the physiological responses and adaptations to exercise as related to human performance, training effect and health related benefits. Emphasis is given to the cardiovascular basis of such phenomena, interrelating topics such as circulatory physiology, energy production, and cardiorespiratory function. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Exercise Physiology
Medical Terminology
Course covering prefixes, suffixes, and roots of medical terms as they apply to various body systems and processes.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: Varies
QH: Varies
Acceptable Courses
  • Medical Terminology
Physics I
First course in a two course sequence of general physics designed for individuals majoring in science, pre-med, or physics. The course can be algebra/trigonometry or calculus based. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Second course in a two course sequence of general physics designed for individuals majoring in science, pre-med, or physics. The course can be algebra/trigonometry or calculus based. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
General or Introductory Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Psychology
A life span development course covering physical, social, and psychological development beginning with conception and ending at death. Applicants may also fulfill this requirement by completing a combination of both: 1. Child/Adolescent Psychology and 2. Adult/Aging Psychology. Motor Development Across the Lifespan may be considered on a case by case basis.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3-6
QH: 4-8
Acceptable Courses
Research Methodology
An introduction to research methodology. The course should cover topics including design and evaluation of research using human subjects, accessing data banks, data collection, analysis, and interpretation. Senior, honors, and independent research project courses will be considered on a case by case basis. Please provide a description of your project including your role/ involvement with statistical test selection, data collection/ analysis/ interpretation, and project design/ methodology, as well as publication/ presentation plans to tcathcart1@udayton.edu.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4
Acceptable Courses
Statistics
A basic statistics course covering statistical analysis up through and including ANOVA.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics