2013-14 Applicants

Elon 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...

Office of Graduate Admissions
Elon University
Campus Box 2750
Elon NC, 27244
(336) 278-7600
gradadm@elon.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
01/05/2015
Social networking
Facebook Page for PT Program
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
53
Anticipated size of next entering class
46
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
55%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
45%

Program Description more...

Elon has taken pride in developing an outstanding educational program from the inception. Partnering with Alamance Regional Medical Center, the program began as a Master of Physical Therapy in 1998, and transitioned to a Doctor of Physical Therapy in 2003. Elon’s DPT program produces highly skilled, clinical generalists. Alumni exemplify compassion for individuals of every age, means and ethnicity, and are prepared for leadership, possessing professional integrity as they become part of the healthcare team. Alamance Regional's values mirror those of Elon University: excellence, compassion, efficiency, creativity and leadership. The partnership with Alamance Regional provides continuing professional growth for the physical therapy faculty and offers clinical and research opportunities for students.

Elon’s three-year modular curriculum is carefully designed to build on a solid science foundation while integrating hands-on clinical practicums. Each module is made up of related courses, and the length of the modules – ranging from four to 24 weeks — is driven by course content. The program begins in January, allowing graduates to enter the job market in December —a different time than most schools. The Elon DPT program includes 48 weeks of clinical practice — above the national average. Beginning the second year, students complete three eight-week clinical practicums. Elon has contacts at more than 550 patient-care settings in 39 states. The program culminates with a 24-week internship, generally at select North and South Carolina facilities that have developed clinical and research partnerships with Elon.

In order to keep pace with the increasing demand for physical therapists, the DPT program expanded the scope of its offerings. Beginning January 2012, classes moved to the new Gerald L. Francis Center, a state-of-the-art facility that houses Elon’s newly established School of Health Sciences. As part of the program’s continued dedication to a low student-faculty ratio a new faculty member will be employed as the cohort grows from 36 to 44.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
11/1/2013
Deadline type
Soft
Application close date (for soft deadlines only)
1/15/2014
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates

Interviews will be held on:



Friday Sept. 13 (Early Decision only)

Monday December 9

Friday December 13

Friday January 10

Friday January 17

Monday February 10

Friday February 14



 



Elon University will hold an open house on Saturday September 21


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes

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
3.20
3.50
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.40
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Program uses the highest grade earned in local GPA calculations (science GPA), if course was repeated.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7617
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
01/15/2014
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
01/15/2009
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
 
151
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
 
151
Analytical writing scaled score
 
4.0
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
A minimum score of 1000 (or 297 on the revised GRE taken after 7/31/11) is required for a composite Verbal and Quantitative score. A minimum of 3.0 is required for Analytical Writing score.

Observation Hours

 
Minimum of 100 hours volunteer or work experience in a general health-care setting with at least 20 of these hours in a physical therapy acute inpatient care or hospital setting (may be in progress).
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - no verification by a physical therapist
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
100
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
One letter should be written by a practicing physical therapist, and one should be from a science* instructor qualified to evaluate the applicant's academic achievement and potential for success as a graduate student.

*Science is defined as: Biology, Chemistry, Human Anatomy/Physiology, Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, Biomechanics, Pathology and/or Physics.

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?
No
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) coursework
Do not send any foreign documentation. PT program only considers U.S. courses
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send original Canadian transcript to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
Each applicant must complete a bachelor degree in the United States from a regionally accredited college or university. International degrees that have been evaluated as United States equivalent will not fulfill this requirement.

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
6 Science Courses (3-credit hour course or higher with lab). The applicant must have 6 natural and/or life science courses selected from the following:

* Biology
* Chemistry
* Human Anatomy/Physiology
* Exercise Physiology
* Kinesiology
* Biomechanics
* Pathology and/or
* Physics

1 Psychology Course (3-credit hour course or higher). It is preferred that this course is from the psychology department, but an upper level course from another department may be acceptable.

Additionally, grades of 'C' or better are required in each prerequisite course. No prerequisite course may be taken on a "pass/no pass" or "credit/no credit" basis; all must be transferable to Elon University.

Also, five of the six required science courses must be complete at the time of evaluation of the application. Each natural and/or life science prerequisite course must have been successfully completed within 10 years prior to January enrollment.

Note: prerequisites may be completed within the same discipline. For example, if a candidate successfully completes 2 biology courses, then 2 of the 6 science prerequisites are fulfilled.

Example of prerequisites: Biology I, Biology II, Physics I, Anatomy, Physiology, and Kinesiology
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
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Anatomy
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
Biology / Biological Science
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Any
Chemistry
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Any
Exercise Physiology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Exercise Physiology
Other
Other courses that will satisfy prerequisite requirements include: biomechanics, kinesiology and pathology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
Physics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: Any
Physiology
Other courses that will satisfy prerequisite requirements include: biomechanics, kinesiology and pathology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • Biology: Any
  • 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
Psychology
1 Psychology Course (3-credit hour course or higher). It is preferred that this course is from the psychology department, but an upper lever course from another department may be acceptable.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Any