2012-13 Applicants

University of Montana - Missoula


Contact Information more...

Kathy Frantzreb
Administrative Associate
School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science
The University of Montana - Missoula
Skaggs 135
Missoula MT, 59812
(406) 243-4753
(406) 243-4027
physical.therapy@umontana.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/27/2013
Dual-degree programs offered in conjunction with PT degree
DPT/MBA
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
34
Anticipated size of next entering class
34
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
74%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
26%

Program Description more...

Nestled in the mountains of western Montana, The University of Montana provides an entry-level professional physical therapy program through the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science. 34 full-time graduate students enter the program each year in August and graduate 33 months later with a Doctor in Physical Therapy degree. Four clinical internships are integrated throughout the curriculum, including an individually-designed 15-week internship the last semester of the program. Students are integrally involved in scholarly effort. Over 100 graduates published their research results in refereed journals or in proceedings of national professional conferences. Research labs include applied exercise physiology, movement science and motor control. Clinical education, service and research opportunities are also conducted through the Nora Staael Evert Physical Therapy Clinics which are comprised of the UM Sports and Orthopedic Clinic and the New Directions Wellness Center for individuals with physical disabilities and chronic illnesses.

Over the last five years, 100% of our graduates passed the national licensing exam on their first attempt. The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education of the American Physical Therapy Association.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
10/15/2012
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes
Special eligibility requirements for Early Decision candidates
University of Montana Supplemental Application must be submitted by August 15 as well. The minimum standards for early decision are as follows:

* Prerequisite Grade Point Average of 3.5
* Cumulative Grade Point Average of 3.4
* GRE Verbal Reasoning score of 150
* GRE Quantitative Reasoning score of 148
* GRE Analytical Writing score of 4.0

Applicants must also meet the other standard UMPT application requirements to qualify for a September interview.

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
3.66
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.72
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Program uses only the highest grade earned in its prerequisite GPA calculations if a course was repeated.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
University GRE code
4489
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
09/30/2012
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
09/30/2007
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Analytical writing scaled score
 
4.0

Observation Hours

 
We strongly recommend that the 80 hours of observation take place in three different practice environments.
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
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
10/15/2012
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$80.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
Yes
Supplemental Requirements
GRE Scores Sent to Code 4489
Signature Page
Supplemental Application
Supplemental Application Fee
Deadline for supplemental materials
2012-10-15
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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
Program prefers electronic versions if at all possible.

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens with a visa
  • U.S. citizens
  • U.S. permanent residents
  • Canadian 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 WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to PTCAS
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
Seven of the nine prerequisite courses need to be complete at the time of application, including at least one course from both the chemistry and physics class sequences.
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
Anatomy & Physiology I
Minimum of two semesters or two to three quarters of human anatomy and physiology. This coursework must be completed in a Biology, Anatomy, and/or Physiology Department. A full sequence must be completed of two semesters or two to three quarters depending upon what is offered by the institution. A comparative anatomy course and an animal physiology course may be substituted for human anatomy and physiology.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
Anatomy & Physiology II
See Anatomy & Physiology I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
Chemistry I
Minimum of two semesters or three quarters of chemistry with laboratory. A full sequence must be completed of two to three semesters or two to four quarters, depending upon what is offered by the institution.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
See Chemistry I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Physics I
Minimum of two semesters or two to three quarters of physics with laboratory. A full sequence must be completed of two to three semesters or two to four quarters depending upon what is offered by the institution.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
See Physics I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Social/Behavioral Science
Minimum of two semesters or three quarters of social/behavioral science classes. These classes can include courses offered by Psychology, Educational Psychology, Sociology, Social Work, Cultural Geography and Anthropology departments.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Anthropology
Statistics
Minimum of one semester or one quarter of statistics coursework.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Statistics