Indiana University - School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences
PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION
Director, Student Enrollment Services
IU DPT Admissions Committee
1140 West Michigan Street
Indianapolis, IN 46202
Students who have met all admission requirements and rank in the top 80-100 based on academic criteria (cumulative GPA, Math/Science prerequisite GPA, GRE scores) will be invited to an on campus interview.
Interviews will be conducted on Friday, December 2nd, 2016 only and will be scheduled in the afternoon. The interview is mandatory for both in and out of state invited applicants, so please be prepared to make travel arrangements to the IUPUI campus when requested.
SUPPLEMENTAL/UPLOAD REQUIREMENTSIf a document upload is required, submit through the "Program Materials" section of the application. Document uploads must be submitted by the program's application deadline.
|Applicants must submit an IUPUI supplemental graduate application and the IU DPT Prerequisite Course Completion Form, in addition to all PTCAS materials, no later than the application deadline of October 3, 2016. |
A description of all materials required is available here: http://shrs.iupui.edu/admissions/apply/doctorate-physical-therapy/requirements.html
Applicants who fail to complete both the PTCAS application and the IUPUI Graduate Application cannot be considered for the IU DPT program.
The PTCAS application must be in COMPLETE status at the application deadline.
|Graduate School Application for admission - www.graduate.iupui.edu|
|DPT Prerequisite Course Completion Form - http://shrs.iupui.edu/admissions/apply/doctorate-physical-therapy/requirements.html|
| 1. Have you previously applied to this PT education program?|
| 2. If you are reapplying to this program, how have you strengthened your application?|
| 3. The Department of Physical Therapy at Indiana University has a collaborative learning environment in order to educate students to become autonomous, nationally, and internationally recognized physical therapists. Tell us (a) what has drawn you to apply for admission to our program, and (b) what characteristics you possess that will make you a successful physical therapist.|
| 4. Describe one community or human service activity you participated in as an undergraduate student and how this activity contributed to your personal development.|
COURSE PREREQUISITESAfter 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.
|Only one (1) prerequisite may be in progress or outstanding (without letter grade of C or higher) at application deadline. This means one (1) prerequisite course in progress in fall or planned for spring is allowed. All prerequisites must be completed by end of spring term.|
The following courses comprise the math/science prerequisite GPA:
Human anatomy with lab OR Human anatomy and physiology I with lab
Human physiology with lab OR Human anatomy and physiology II with lab
General chemistry I with lab
General chemistry II with lab
Physics I with lab
Physics II with lab
Statistics must include inferential statistics; courses not including inferential statistics are not approved.
|Anatomy||General or College||No||Req.||SH: 3||A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)|
A&P: SEPARATE courses
|Lecture and laboratory studies of the histology and gross morphology of the human form, utilizing a cell-tissue-organ system-body approach. Must be at a level for science majors. |
|Chemistry I||General or College||No||Req.||SH: 3||Chemistry I|
|Principles of inorganic and physical chemistry emphasizing physical and chemical properties, atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, and states of matter. Must be at a level for science majors and include a lab. |
|Chemistry II||General or College||No||Req.||SH: 3||Chemistry II|
|Topics include condensed phases, solution chemistry, thermodynamics, equilibrium, and kinetics. Must be at a level for science majors and include a lab. |
|Physics I||General or College||No||Req.||SH: 3||Physics I||Newtonian mechanics, wave motion, heat, and thermodynamics. Application of physical principles to related scientific disciplines, especially life sciences. Must be at a level for science majors and include a lab. |
|Physics II||General or College||No||Req.||SH: 3||Physics II||Electricity and magnetism; geometrical and physical optics; introduction to concepts of relativity, quantum theory, and atomic and nuclear physics. Must be at a level for science majors and include a lab. |
|Physiology||General or College||No||Recommended||SH: 3||A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)|
A&P: SEPARATE courses
|Lectures and laboratory work related to cellular, musculoskeletal, neural, cardiovascular, gastrointestinal, renal, endocrine, and reproductive function in humans. Must be at a level for science majors. |
|Psychology||General or College||No||Not Req.||SH: 3||Psychology: General||Introduction to scientific method, individual differences, personality, developmental, abnormal, social, and industrial psychology. Research methods and content areas of learning, sensation-perception, psychophysiology, motivation, emotions, and statistics. |
1 of 2 psychology courses required.
|Psychology||General or College||No||N/A||SH: 3||Psychology: Developmental|
Psychology: Growth & Development
Psychology: Life Span Development
|Emphasizes the life span perspective of physical and motor, intellectual and cognitive, language, social and personality, and sexual development from conception to death. Commonalities across the life span, as well as differences among the various segments of the life span, are examined. Theory, research, and practical applications are stressed equally.|
2 of 2 psychology courses required.
|Statistics||General or College||No||Not Req.||SH: 3||Biology: Biostatistics|
|Introduction to statistical methods with applications to diverse fields. Emphasis on understanding and interpreting standard techniques. Data analysis for one and several variables, design of samples and experiments, basic probability, sampling distributions, confidence intervals and significance tests for means and proportions, and correlation and regression. Must include the study of both descriptive and inferential statistics. |
GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATION (GRE)
|Applicants should arrange for official GRE scores to be sent directly to PTCAS GRE code 7692. |
Applicants must submit scores that are less than 5 years old as of the application deadline. Submit GRE scores early as they take several weeks to process.
PT OBSERVATION HOURS
|PT hours are required - a licensed PT must verify hours w/ signed form uploaded or online via PTCAS|
|Applicants must have a minimum of 20 hours in an inpatient setting and 20 hours in an outpatient setting. Please be sure your verifying PT indicates the setting in which you observed.|
Program will not accept observation hours with a PT Assistant.
|3.20 ||3.89 |
|3.20 ||3.90 |
|A maximum of 15 credits of prerequisite coursework may be retaken with the higher grade used for math/science prerequisite GPA; all courses will be added to cumulative GPA. |
Undergraduate cumulative GPA will be calculated from all courses completed with a grade from all undergraduate institutions attended. Prerequisites and baccalaureate degree must be from a regionally accredited institution or international equivalent.
Students are allowed to apply AP credit course toward the completion of their prerequisite requirements. If the AP course is a math/science prerequisite the GPA calculations will be obtained by omitting that specific course.
Students are allowed to apply Dual Credit courses toward the completion of their prerequisite requirements. An official university transcript showing the grade earned must be sent to PTCAS.
FOREIGN APPLICANTS & TRANSCRIPTS
U.S. permanent residents
Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens with a visa
|Send WES foreign transcript evaluation to PTCAS |
|Send original Canadian transcript to PTCAS |
Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to institution
|Applicants must send foreign and Canadian transcript evaluations to PTCAS. Foreign transcripts should be evaluated by WES. Information at http://www.wes.org/.|
Applicants with foreign transcripts must comply with the Indiana University Indianapolis Office of International Affairs for admission and verification policies outlined at: http://international.iupui.edu
|The Indiana University Doctor of Physical Therapy program does not utilize preferred admission standards based on residency, gender, race, institution attended, or undergraduate major.|
|Department of Physical Therapy Philosophy|
The Department of Physical Therapy’s philosophy relates to its tri-fold mission of excellence in teaching and learning, research and creative activity, and community and professional engagement.
Existing demands of health care call for educational programs of sufficient breadth and depth at a level that fosters autonomous practice. The faculty believe that commitment and collaboration of students and faculty in a process that integrates contemporary educational methods, didactic and experiential learning, self-reflection, and clinical reasoning using the best available evidence prepares students for this autonomy. To meet these expectations, the faculty have created a comprehensive, evolving curriculum designed to synthesize knowledge with the physical therapy core professional values.
To support the evolving nature of the art and science of physical therapy, the faculty engage in the discovery and dissemination of scholarly activities with the goal of enhancing the quality of healthcare for the state, nation, and beyond. Students integrate research evidence into clinical decision making through critical assessment. The faculty believe that effective and efficient clinical practice is best delivered by an evidence-based clinician capable of evaluating and implementing research outcomes. Students interested in an in-depth understanding of research have opportunities to assist faculty with ongoing projects; however, faculty believe active participation in original scholarly research is not a required element for successful clinical practice.
The faculty believe that education transcends the boundaries of a physical classroom requiring students to engage in community and professional activities. Student learning is impacted through interactive experiences within clinical, community, and professional environments. Real-life situations deepen the level of understanding with the intent of producing culturally-competent, life-long learners prepared to meet the challenges of a complex healthcare system. The following commitments have been established to guide the enactment of the program philosophy.
1. Implement an educational program of sufficient breadth and depth at a level that fosters autonomous practice
2. Engage in the discovery and dissemination of scholarly activities with the goal of enhancing the quality of healthcare for the state, nation, and beyond
3. Create a comprehensive, evolving curriculum designed to synthesize knowledge with the physical therapy core professional values
4. Integrate best practice and empirically tested knowledge from research evidence for effective clinical decision-making
5. Foster student engagement into community and professional activities
6. Produce culturally-competent practitioners committed to serving a diverse patient population
7. Internalize the value of Life-long learning and adapting practice to ever changing evidence
The faculty of the Department of Physical Therapy enacts the philosophy by:
1. Mentor and facilitate students to become competent, autonomous professionals
2. Conduct and disseminate findings of scholarly activities relevant to health, wellness and rehabilitation
3. Participate in a collaborative model of education creating a supportive learning atmosphere in which students and faculty share responsibility for meeting educational goals
4. Model APTA core values in teaching and learning, research and creative activity, and service
5. Contribute to the development of the profession at the state, national and international levels
6. Appreciate diverse life experiences fostering the curricular integration of cultural competency
|Last Updated: 11/04/2015|