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Admission Requirements

Physical Therapy Program

Students seeking admission to the Physical Therapy Program must submit the following documented evidence:

  1. Completion of a bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited college or university.
  2. Minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.0 and a minimum science GPA of 2.9 on a 4.0 scale.
  3. Completion of prerequisite courses totaling 44 semester/64 quarter credits as listed below from a regionally accredited college or university.
    • Grades of C or better (grades of C- are NOT acceptable) in each course.
  4. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) general test scores using the Midwestern University institution code of 7600.
    • The test must have been taken no more than five years prior to the planned enrollment year.
    • For more information about the GRE, contact Educational Testing Services (ETS) at 609/771-7670 or 1-866-473-4373 or visit www.gre.org
  5. Current certification by the American Heart Association in Basic Life Support (BLS) for Health Care Providers (enrolled PT students must also maintain CPR certification at the BLS level).
  6. Demonstration of a people or service orientation through community service or extracurricular activities.
  7. Motivation for and commitment to healthcare as demonstrated by previous work, volunteer work, or other life experiences.
  8. Oral and written communication skills necessary to interact with patients and colleagues.
  9. Commitment to abide by the Midwestern University Drug-Free Workplace and Substance Abuse Policy.
  10. Passage of the Midwestern University criminal background check.
  11. Provision of additional documentation needed to meet specific Program requirements.
  12. It is highly recommended that applicants complete a minimum of 60 hours of observation in a physical therapy department. Ten hours must be in acute care and the remaining 50 hours must be distributed in at least two other practice environments that may include home health, outpatient/orthopedic and sports, rehabilitation, skilled nursing, or pediatrics.

Prerequisite Courses

 

Sem. Hrs.

Qtr. Hrs.

Science Courses:

 

 

Biology with lab

4

6

Vertebrate Anatomy with lab

4

Physiology

3

4

General Chemistry with lab

4

6

General Physics with lab

8

12

 

 

 

General Courses:

 

 

Math (college algebra or above)

3

4

Statistics (should include inferential statistics)

3

4

English––must include at least one composition course (oral communication/public speaking recommended)

9

13

Social & Behavioral Sciences (including at least one psychology course )

9

13