2012-13 Applicants

University of New England


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Contact Information more...

Office of Graduate Admissions
University of New England
716 Stevens Avenue
Portland ME, 04103
(207) 221-4225
(800) 477-4863
gradadmissions@une.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/28/2013
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
60
Anticipated size of next entering class
60
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
10%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
90%

Program Description more...

The University of New England's Doctor of Physical Therapy program offers students an outstanding accredited, entry-level professional doctorate program within a department that has earned a national reputation of excellence since its founding in 1980. The department takes pride in its friendly, student-oriented and personal approach, which is reflected in a small student-to-faculty ratio. Faculty are accessible and people at this small university know each other's names.

WHY UNE?

* Curricular approach congruent with the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice

* 36 weeks of clinical experience available at 300 clinical sites throughout the United States in acute
care hospitals, rehabilitation hospitals, outpatient private practices, ambulatory care centers,
skilled nursing facilities, school/preschool programs, and home health care

* Wealth of clinical resources: experienced physical therapists, physicians, and other health care
practitioners from the greater Portland medical community teach as adjunct faculty in the DPT
program

* Opportunities for clinical research; a research track is available for those students wishing to
conduct research under the mentorship of specific faculty

* Full range of outstanding student support services

* PT Faculty has an established record of teaching, scholarship, professional service, and clinical
practice.

* 100 percent employment of program graduates who have chosen to enter the professional work force upon
graduation

The Portland Campus, located in Portland, Maine is designated a national historic district. The campus is quintessential New England with a central green surrounded by classic brick buildings. As the state's largest city, Portland is a center for business, government, healthcare, and culture in Maine.

Whether you're a sailor or a skier, a hiker or a biker, a golfer or a fisherman, Maine offers you four-season recreation. From its location on the Atlantic Ocean, and close proximity to beautiful fresh water lakes and great mountains, Portland has it all. Come check us out!

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
1/15/2013
Deadline type
Soft
Application close date (for soft deadlines only)
2/15/2013
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates
* Applications are reviewed as they are received; therefore, applicants are highly encouraged to apply early.

* Interviews are required for program acceptance and are by invitation only. Interviews begin in December.

* Decisions are made on a rolling basis after each interview session.

* Applicants are notified of their acceptance within two weeks post-interview.

* Interview dates: TBD please review the Program website for updates.

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
3.45
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.42
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Program uses only the highest grade earned in calculating the Prerequisite GPA, if a course is repeated.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7797
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
12/15/2012
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
12/15/2007
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning % score
 
45%
Quantitative reasoning % score
 
40%
Analytical writing scaled score
 
3.5
Analytical writing % score
 
38%

Observation Hours

 
While a specific number of hours is not required, the Admissions Committee evaluates applicants on their knowledge of the breadth and depth of PT practice.

It is recommended that applicants have a variety of observation experiences in different practice settings.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are not required but are highly recommended
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
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

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
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
English translation is required for all international transcripts.

The transcript evaluation needs to be a course-by-course evaluation rather than a general evaluation.

The evaluation needs to be for course and degree equivalency to that of a regionally accredited institution in the United States.

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 & 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
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
Biology I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General
Chemistry I
Inorganic I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry II
Chemistry II requirement may be inorganic or organic, may also consider upper level chemistry, such as Advanced Chemistry or Biochemistry with approval of the program
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Physics I
Algebra or Calculus based
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Algebra or Calculus based
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
1 of 2 psychology courses required. Introduction to Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Psychology
2 of 2 psychology 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: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
Statistics
Will consider all college level Statistics courses with approval of program
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics