Program Profile

Azusa Pacific University (for class beginning in Feb 2017)

PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION 2016-17

Anel Herrera
DPT Admissions Coordinator
Department of Physical Therapy
Azusa Pacific University
701 E. Foothill Blvd.
Azusa, CA  91702
626-815-5014
626-815-5020
aherrera@apu.edu
http://www.apu.edu/bas/physicaltherapy/dpt/

APPLICATION DEADLINE

PTCAS application deadline10/03/2016
Deadline typeFirm
Program has rolling admissions process? Yes
Important dates

October 3, 2016 is the firm deadline for acceptance of any application for the spring 2017 entering class.
Preview Day-Information Session Dates: 
* October 28, 2016
* April 7, 2017
* June 16, 2017
This will be a great opportunity to meet with Faculty and current students of the Physical Therapy Department, and learn more about the program. If you would like to attend, please feel free to call us at (626) 815-5014 or email aherrera@apu.edu to reserve a space.
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PT applicants to APU’s 2017 entering class can apply either between:
* November 1, 2015 and May 15, 2016
* Jul 1, 2016 and Oct 1, 2016.
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PT applicants to APU’s 2018 entering class can begin to apply through PTCAS in Nov 2016.
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Applicants who previously applied by the October 1, 2015 deadline were considered for APU's February 2016 entering class only, unless otherwise indicated by the program.
The PTCAS application is closed between May 15 and June 30 every year.  Apply only once to an entering class.  APU will not reconsider applicants who apply to the same entering class twice and PTCAS will not issue a refund for this reason.

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?No
Supplemental fee amount$0.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?No
Deadline for supplemental materials 

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

General informationNote: Beginning with the incoming class for February 2017, Exercise Physiology will be required.

All science prerequisites coursework more than 7 years old is not accepted.

Courses can be taken at any accredited college or university.

AP Credit/CLEP cannot be used for prerequisites requirements.

Online non-science courses are acceptable.

Online science courses- A hybrid course with online lectures and in-person labs may be acceptable.
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://catalog.apu.edu/graduateprofessional/behavioral-applied-sciences/physical-therapy/physical-therapy-phd/
 
Course subjectCourse level4-YearLab HoursAcceptable coursesCourse description
AnatomyGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4
QH: 6
A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
A&P: Human
A&P: Mammalian
A&P: SEPARATE courses
A&P: Vertebrate
If a combined anatomy/physiology course is taken, two semester or six quarter courses are required. No Intro classes will be accepted.

Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Biology / Biological ScienceGeneral or CollegeNoNot Req.SH: 4
QH: 6
Biology: Embryology
Biology: Genetics
Biology: Histology
Biology: Immunology
Biology: Microbiology
Biology: Molecular
Any Biology course accepted as the 4th course, no lab required.


Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Biology IGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4
QH: 6
Biology: Cell
Biology: General
Biology: General I
Biology: General II
Biology: Microbiology
General or Cell required.


Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Chemistry IGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4
QH: 6
Chemistry I
Chemistry: Advanced
Chemistry: Organic
One year with lab of General Chemistry or Organic. No Intro classes accepted.


Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Chemistry IIGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4
QH: 6
Chemistry II
Chemistry: Advanced
Chemistry: Organic
One year with lab of General Chemistry or Organic. No Intro classes accepted.


Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Exercise PhysiologyGeneral or CollegeNoRecommendedSH: 3
QH: 4.5
Exercise Physiology
Lab recommended  
HumanitiesGeneral or CollegeNoNot Req.SH: 9
QH: 13.5
English Composition
Humanities
Must take 3 courses and one must be English Comp.  
Physics IGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4
QH: 6
Physics I
One year with lab, must include electro, hydro, and magnetic.


Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
Physics IIGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4
QH: 6
Physics II
One year with lab, must include electro, hydro, and magnetic


Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
PhysiologyGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4
QH: 6
A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
A&P: Human
A&P: Mammalian
A&P: SEPARATE courses
A&P: Vertebrate
If a combined anatomy/physiology course is taken, two semester or six quarter courses are required. Must have a lab. No Intro classes accepted.

Coursework older than 7 years not accepted.
PsychologyGeneral or CollegeNoNot Req.SH: 3
QH: 4.5
Psychology: General
 
PsychologyGeneral or CollegeNoNot Req.SH: 3
QH: 4.5
Psychology: Abnormal
Psychology: Adolescent
Psychology: Any
Psychology: Child
Psychology: Death & Dying
Psychology: Developmental
Psychology: Growth & Development
Psychology: Human Behavior
Psychology: Life Span Development
Psychology: Rehabilitation
Psychology: Social
Psychology: Sports
Any psychology course.
 
StatisticsGeneral or CollegeNoNot Req.SH: 3
QH: 4.5
Biology: Biostatistics
Mathematics: Statistics
Psychology: Statistics
 

GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATION (GRE)

Is GRE required?Yes
University GRE Code4596
PT program department GRE code0619
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle9/1/2016
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle9/1/2011
 
GRE ScoresMINIMUM GRE score consideredAVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score150  152  
Quantitative reasoning scaled score150  153  
Analytical writing scaled score4.0  4.0  
 
Additional information about program's GRE requirementsMinimum General Record Examination (GRE) requirements:

GRE Scores
Verbal = 150
Quantitative = 150
Analytical = 4.0

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 
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
Additional information about program's reference requirementsThree recommendation letters from persons well-suited to evaluate qualifications for graduate study and/or physical therapy: one must be from a licensed physical therapist and two from faculty members familiar with academic work in areas closely related to the proposed field of study or responsible person well-informed about relevant work completed by the student.

PT OBSERVATION HOURS

Program's PT hours requirementPT hours are required - no verification by a physical therapist
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED100
PAID experienceAccepted/Considered
VOLUNTEER experienceAccepted/Considered
INPATIENT experienceAccepted/Considered
OUTPATIENT experienceAccepted/Considered
Additional information about program's PT hours requirement100 PT hours are required. Must be in a PT Setting.

GPA REQUIREMENT

GPAMinimum GPAAverage GPA for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative 3.00 3.51 
Program-specific Prerequisite 3.00 3.40 
Science GPA 3.00 3.34 
Additional information about program's GPA requirementsA minimum 3.0 science GPA is required. Applicants with a science GPA below 3.0 will not be considered. Prerequisite courses with grades of C- or lower are not accepted and must be retaken.


FOREIGN APPLICANTS & TRANSCRIPTS

Citizenship types eligible for admissionU.S. citizens
U.S. permanent residents
Canadian citizens
Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens with a visa
Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?Yes
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) courseworkSend foreign transcript evaluation to PTCAS and APU
Program policy for CANADIAN courseworkSend original Canadian transcript to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign courseworkEnglish translation required for original foreign transcripts.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants$ 1000.00
Additional Information about DepositThe first deposit of $500 for the program is due within 10 days of receipt of the acceptance letter. A second deposit of $500 will be required October 1, or at a later date as determined by the DPT program, and the deadline will again be communicated to students by the admissions coordinator. Students admitted on or after September 1st will be required to pay the total $1000 deposit within 10 days of receipt of acceptance. Both deposits will be applied to first term's tuition.
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?Yes
PT program start date for entering class2/1/2017
Institution's religious affiliationNon-denominational Christian
Size of most recent entering class48
Anticipated size of next entering class52
Percent of IN-STATE applicants accepted77%
Percent of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted23%
Additional information about the class profilePT applicants to APU's 2017 entering class can apply between Jul 1, 2016 and Oct 1, 2016 using the 2016-17 PTCAS application.

PT applicants to APU's 2018 entering class can apply between Nov 1, 2016 and May 15, 2017 using the 2016-17 PTCAS application *OR* Jul 1, 2017 and Oct 1, 2017 using the 2017-18 PTCAS application.

The PTCAS application is closed between May 15 and June 30 every year. Apply only once to an entering class. APU will not reconsider applicants who apply to the same entering class twice and PTCAS will not issue a refund for this reason.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is a 34-month (including summers), entry-level professional program emphasizing the scientific basis of human structure and human movement, the spiritual basis of human worth, and the integration of these foundational elements into a comprehensive and problem-solving, evidence- and consensus-based approach to artful evaluation and skillful treatment. Graduates have a solid generalist perspective of patient care in a variety of professional treatment settings with a strong foundation for post-professional specialization and lifelong learning.

All applications, whether before May 15, 2016 or after July 1, 2016 but before Oct 3, 2016 will be considered for the class entering Feb 2017.
Last Updated: 07/27/2016




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