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Winston-Salem State University

PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION 2014-15

LaKisha Patterson
Program Assistant
Department of Physical Therapy
333 FL Atkins Bldg.
Winston-Salem State University
601 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd
Winston Salem, NC  27110
336-750-2190
336-750-2199
pattersonly@wssu.edu
http://www.wssu.edu/school-health-sciences/departments/physical-therapy/default.aspx

APPLICATION DEADLINE

PTCAS application deadline01/15/2015
Deadline typeFirm
Program has rolling admissions process? Yes
Important dates

All materials must be completed by the deadline to be processed by WSSU DPT.

Open House Dates:

    Friday, September 5, 2014 @ 1-3 pm
    Friday , October 3, 2014 @1-3 pm
    Friday, November 7, 2014 @ 1-3 pm
    Friday, January 9, 2015 @ 1-3 pm

Other Open house dates to be determined.


Do not contact the institution with questions about the status of your application or supplemental materials.  WSSU will contact you directly regarding any missing items.   Login to your application to check the status of materials sent to PTCAS.

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$50.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?No
Description of supplemental requirementsApplicants must send $50 application fee to:

Office of Admissions
Winston-Salem State University
206 Thompson Center
601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Before the January 15, 2015 deadline. Please make your check, certified check or money order payable to WSSU Admissions/Physical Therapy. You must attach a brief cover page with your full name and 'PTCAS ID#.
Deadline for supplemental materials1/15/2015

SCHOOL-SPECIFIC QUESTIONS

Custom (program-specific) questions on the PTCAS application
1.   ITEM 1: Have you ever been convicted of a crime?
2.   ITEM 2: Have you entered a plea of guilty, a plea of no contest, a plea of nolo contender, or an Alford plea, or have you received a deferred prosecution or prayer for judgment continued, to a criminal charge?
3.   ITEM 3: Have you otherwise accepted responsibility for the commission of a crime?
4.   ITEM 4: Do you have any criminal charges pending against you?
5.   ITEM 5: If you have answered YES to any of the questions above (#1-4), please explain.
6.   ITEM 6: Have you been expelled, dismissed, suspended, placed on probation, or otherwise subjected to any disciplinary sanction by any school, college, or university?
7.   ITEM 7: If you have answered YES to question 6, please explain.
8.   ITEM 8: Have you ever attended another PT program?
9.   ITEM 9: If you answered YES to question 8, please describe when you attended, where you attended, and why you left that program.
10.   ITEM 10: If you have ever served in the military, did you receive any type of discharge other than an honorable discharge? If yes, please explain.
11.   Have you previously applied to this PT education program?
12.   If you are reapplying to this program, how have you strengthened your application?

COURSE PREREQUISITES

General informationAll materials must be completed by the January 15, 2015 deadline. 10/12 prerequisites must be completed by the application deadline. 11/12 Pre-requisite courses must be completed by May, 2015 and all pre-requisite coursework must be completed by August, 2015.

Please make sure that Fall 2014 transcripts are submitted before the deadline to be considered.
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 departmentNo
Link to program's prerequisite instructionshttp://www.wssu.edu/school-health-sciences/departments/physical-therapy/default.aspx
 
Course subjectCourse level4-YearLab HoursAcceptable coursesCourse description
Anatomy & Physiology IGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
A&P: Human
A&P: Mammalian
A&P: SEPARATE courses
 
Anatomy & Physiology IIGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
A&P: Human
A&P: Mammalian
A&P: SEPARATE courses
 
Biology IGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4Biology: General
 
Chemistry IGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry: Organic
Recommend College Chemistry I.  
Chemistry IIGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4Chemistry: Biochemistry
Chemistry: Organic
Recommend College Chemistry II. Will accept Organic Chemistry I or Biochemistry.  
Physics IGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4Physics I
Recommend College Physics I.  
Physics IIGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4Physics II
Recommend College Physics II.  
PsychologyGeneral or CollegeNoN/ASH: 3Psychology: General
 
Social/Behavioral ScienceGeneral or CollegeNoN/ASH: 3Psychology: Abnormal
Psychology: Adolescent
Psychology: Child
Psychology: Death & Dying
Psychology: Developmental
Psychology: Growth & Development
Psychology: Human Behavior
Psychology: Life Span Development
Psychology: Social
Psychology: Sports
Social/Behavioral Science: Any
Social/Behavioral Science: Social Science
Applicants may take Sociology, Philosophy, Ethics, Cultural Anthropology, or Psychology courses to fulfill the program’s social and behavioral science prerequisites.

1 of 2 social/behavioral science courses required.  
Social/Behavioral ScienceGeneral or CollegeNoN/ASH: 3Psychology: Any
Social/Behavioral Science: Any
See description above.

2 of 2 social/behavioral science courses required.  
StatisticsGeneral or CollegeNoN/ASH: 3Biology: Biostatistics
Business: Statistics
Mathematics: Statistics
Psychology: Statistics
 
Upper Level BiologyUpper DivisionYesNot Req.SH: 3-4A&P: Exercise Physiology
A&P: Pathophysiology
Biology: Embryology
Biology: Genetics
Biology: Histology
Biology: Immunology
Biology: Microbiology
Biology: Molecular
Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry: Organic
Kinesiology
Upper Level Biology-must be 300-400 level course and taken at a four year institution.
 

GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATION (GRE)

Is GRE required?Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code7635
University GRE Code5909
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle1/15/2015
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle1/1/2010
 
GRE ScoresMINIMUM GRE score consideredAVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score145    
Quantitative reasoning scaled score145    
Analytical writing scaled score3.0    
 
Additional information about program's GRE requirements Composite (Verbal and Quantitative) greater than or equal to 290, with subcomponents as noted.

NEW (as of 6/19/2012)
Send official GRE scores to codes #5909 and #7635.

REFERENCES

Number of references required by program3
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 
ProfessorX   
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 REQUIRED50
Total number of PT hours RECOMMENDED100
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours1/15/2015
PAID experienceAccepted/Considered
VOLUNTEER experienceAccepted/Considered
INPATIENT experienceAccepted/Considered
OUTPATIENT experienceAccepted/Considered
Additional information about program's PT hours requirementAll observation hours must be verified before deadline of January 15, 2015 to be considered.

At least two settings and 50 hours are required. Higher consideration will be given to applicants with more observation hours and who have observed in a variety of different settings.

GPA REQUIREMENT

GPAMinimum GPAAverage GPA for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative 3.00 3.67 
Program-specific Prerequisite 3.00 3.70 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements* 10/12 prerequisites must be completed by the application deadline.

* Must have 11/12 pre-requisite courses completed by May 2015, with all pre-requisite courses completed by August, 2015.

* A pre-requisite course completed after acceptance must be at or above the B level, or the acceptance will be rescinded.

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
Additional information about program's policy on foreign courseworkCanadian coursework is not included in PTCAS GPAs.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants$ 250.00
Additional Information about DepositDeposit is applied toward the first semester's tuition.
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?No
PT program start date for entering class1/4/2016
Size of most recent entering class28
Anticipated size of next entering class28
Percent of IN-STATE applicants accepted90%
Percent of WICHE applicants accepted0%
Percent of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted10%
Percent of CANADIAN applicants accepted0%
Percent of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S./non-Canadian) applicants accepted0%

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Winston Salem State University's Department of Physical Therapy serves the people of North Carolina and the nation by providing an entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (DPT). The Department is committed to providing an integrative education program that is well-grounded in the basic, social and clinical sciences in order to produce competent and compassionate clinicians who are skilled in the areas of critical thinking and inquiry, clinical problem-solving, research, education, management and treatment delivery to address health disparities. This innovative and unique 122 semester hour program incorporates applied learning techniques across the curriculum using human patient simulation housed in a virtual hospital, I-PAD-based electronic learning technology, and student-directed community clinic learning labs supervised by program faculty. Students also have access to a state-of-the-art Human Movement and Biodynamics Lab that provides opportunity for faculty and student research and advanced clinical practice in pediatric spasticity assessment.

The faculty of the WSSU Department of Physical Therapy envisions a program that provides students with the educational and experiential foundation to practice physical therapy in a proactive, competent, ethical, and compassionate manner. Primary values inherent within the curriculum, modeled by the faculty and staff, and developed within the students, include integrity, dedication, responsibility, leadership, accountability, wisdom, commitment to personal and professional growth, and willingness to serve a diverse society. The DPT degree will prepare graduates to deliver both primary and interdisciplinary health care to diverse populations within a variety of practice settings and health-care delivery systems.

The rigorous 36-month program challenges and develops students year round. A new class is admitted each January, while our strongly recruited seniors graduate in December of year three. Clinical experiences at over 200 affiliated sites are interspersed throughout the curriculum. Students spend approximately 36 weeks at several different clinical sites under the direct supervision of highly experienced and dynamic clinical instructors.
Last Updated: 06/03/2014