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Hampton University

PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION 2014-15

Stephen Owens
Chair of DPT Admissions Committee
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Department of Physical Therapy
Hampton University
Hampton, VA  23668
757-727-5847
757-727-5260
stephen.owens@hamptonu.edu
http://www.hamptonu.edu/academics/schools/science/pt/admissions.htm

APPLICATION DEADLINE

PTCAS application deadline01/15/2015
Deadline typeFirm
Program has rolling admissions process? No

EARLY DECISION

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?No

SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

If supplemental materials are required, send directly to the PT program.

Supplemental FEE required?Yes
Supplemental fee amount$35.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?Yes
Supplemental requirement 1Official GRE scores sent to code 5292
Supplemental requirement 2Official transcripts sent directly to the institution (in addition to PTCAS).
Supplemental requirement 3Hampton University Graduate College Application.
Supplemental requirement 435 dollar fee
Deadline for supplemental materials1/15/2015
Link to supplemental forms or instructionshttp://science.hamptonu.edu/pt/app.cfm

SCHOOL-SPECIFIC QUESTIONS

Custom (program-specific) questions on the PTCAS application
1.   Have you previously applied to this PT education program?
2.   If you are reapplying to this program, how have you strengthened your application?

COURSE PREREQUISITES

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 departmentYes
Link to program's prerequisite instructionshttp://www.hamptonu.edu/academics/schools/science/pt/admissions.htm
 
Course subjectCourse level4-YearLab HoursAcceptable coursesCourse description
AnatomyGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4A&P: Human
A&P: SEPARATE courses
A&P: Vertebrate
Program strongly encourages applicants to take the Anatomy prerequisite course at a 4-year institution.
 
Biology IGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4Biology: Cell
Biology: Embryology
Biology: General
Biology: Genetics
Biology: Histology
Biology: Immunology
Biology: Microbiology
Biology: Molecular
Biology: Zoology
 
Chemistry IGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4Chemistry: Biochemistry
Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry: Organic
 
Chemistry IIGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4Chemistry: Biochemistry
Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry: Organic
 
Physics IGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4Physics I
 
Physics IIGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4Physics II
 
PhysiologyGeneral or CollegeNoNot Req.SH: 3A&P: SEPARATE courses
Program strongly encourages applicants to take the Anatomy prerequisite course at a 4-year institution.  
PsychologyGeneral or CollegeNoNot Req.SH: 3Psychology: Abnormal
Psychology: Adolescent
Psychology: Child
Psychology: Death & Dying
Psychology: Developmental
Psychology: General
Psychology: Growth & Development
Psychology: Human Behavior
Psychology: Life Span Development
Psychology: Rehabilitation
Psychology: Social
Psychology: Sports
 
StatisticsGeneral or CollegeNoNot Req.SH: 3Mathematics: Statistics
 

GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATION (GRE)

Is GRE required?Yes
University GRE Code5292
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle1/15/2015
 
GRE ScoresMINIMUM GRE score consideredAVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score150    
Verbal reasoning % score44%    
Analytical writing scaled score4.0    
 

REFERENCES

Number of references required by program2
Evaluator typeApplicant must send one reference from this SPECIFIC type of evaluatorApplicant must send reference from ONE OR MORE evaluators in category to fulfill program's requirementsEvaluator type ACCEPTEDEvaluator type NOT accepted
Physical Therapist-1X   
Physical Therapist-2   X 
Professor in Major   X 
Professor   X 
Academic   X 
Supervisor/Employer   X
Teaching Assistant   X
PTA   X
Pre-PT Advisor   X
Politician   X
Health Care Professional   X
Friend   X
Family Member   X
Co-worker   X
Clergy   X
Other   X

PT OBSERVATION HOURS

Program's PT hours requirementPT hours are required - a licensed physical therapist must verify hours with signed form
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED40
PAID experienceAccepted/Considered
VOLUNTEER experienceAccepted/Considered
INPATIENT experienceAccepted/Considered
OUTPATIENT experienceAccepted/Considered

GPA REQUIREMENT

GPAMinimum GPAAverage GPA for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative 3.00 3.20 
Program-specific Prerequisite 2.80 3.00 

FOREIGN APPLICANTS & TRANSCRIPTS

Citizenship types eligible for admissionU.S. citizens
U.S. permanent residents
Canadian citizens
Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens with a visa
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?Yes
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) courseworkSend foreign transcript evaluation to PTCAS
Program policy for CANADIAN courseworkSend original Canadian transcript to PTCAS

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?No
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?No
PT program start date for entering class9/8/2015
Size of most recent entering class24
Anticipated size of next entering class26
Percent of IN-STATE applicants accepted8%
Percent of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted83%
Percent of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S./non-Canadian) applicants accepted8%

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Mission Statement:

The mission of the Department of Physical Therapy is to provide a quality physical therapy education in a multicultural environment with particular emphasis on the needs of the disadvantaged and underserved. The Department of Physical Therapy will prepare graduates who will practice autonomously with competence, integrity, and compassion in a variety of settings. The graduates will contribute to the profession and to the community through scholarship, service and leadership.

Program Goals

Students:

* The student will demonstrate the skills necessary to practice autonomously with competence, integrity, and compassion in a variety of settings across the life span.

* The student will develop critical inquiry skills related to research.

* The student will communicate effectively and appropriately with diverse populations including colleagues, patients and the public.

* The student will be an advocate for service to the profession, patients, and the community.

Faculty:

* The faculty will engage in teaching, scholarly activities, the promotion of evidence-based practice, and the pursuit of continuous professional development.

* The faculty will participate in activities related to service to the university, the profession and the community.

Program:

* The program, through its diverse faculty and students, will show a commitment to the profession of physical therapy through service, leadership and advocacy.

* The program will promote the health of minority and under-served populations through engagement in prevention and wellness activities in teaching, research and service.

* The program will produce graduates who are representative of and who will serve a multicultural society.
Last Updated: 03/21/2014