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Franklin Pierce University (NH)

PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION 2013-14

Ann Greiner PT, EdD, MS
Interim Program Director
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Franklin Pierce University
Jefferson Building
670 North Commercial Street
Manchester, NH  03101
603-228-8733
dptprogram@franklinpierce.edu
http://www.franklinpierce.edu/academics/gradstudies/programs_of_study/doctor_physical_therapy.htm

APPLICATION DEADLINE

PTCAS application deadline1/15/2014
Deadline typeSoft
Application close date (for soft deadlines only)3/17/2014
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?No
Supplemental APPLICATION required?No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?No
Deadline for supplemental materials 

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.franklinpierce.edu/academics/ugrad/catalog.htm
 
Course subjectCourse level4-YearLab HoursAcceptable coursesCourse description
Anatomy & Physiology IGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4
QH: 6
A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
A&P: Human
A&P: SEPARATE courses
Cellular & systematic aspects of human body.
 
Anatomy & Physiology IIGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4
QH: 6
A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
A&P: Human
A&P: SEPARATE courses
Cellular & systematic aspects of human body.
 
Biology IGeneral or CollegeNoNot Req.SH: 4
QH: 6
Biology: Advanced
Biology: Cell
Biology: Embryology
Biology: General
Biology: General I
Biology: Genetics
Biology: Histology
Biology: Immunology
Biology: Microbiology
Biology: Molecular
Must be at the level of a science major.

Botany and Zoology courses are NOT acceptable.  
Biology IIGeneral or CollegeNoNot Req.SH: 4
QH: 6
Biology: Advanced
Biology: Cell
Biology: Embryology
Biology: General II
Biology: Genetics
Biology: Histology
Biology: Immunology
Biology: Microbiology
Biology: Molecular
Must be at the level of a science major.

Botany and Zoology are NOT acceptable.  
Chemistry IGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4
QH: 6
Chemistry: Biochemistry
Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry: Organic
Fundamental chemistry principles presented at level appropriate for pre-professional or science majors.
 
Chemistry IIGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4
QH: 6
Chemistry: Biochemistry
Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry: Organic
Fundamental chemistry principles presented at level appropriate for pre-professional or science majors.  
Physics IGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4
QH: 6
Physics I
Algebra-based. Covers mechanics, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, optics.
 
Physics IIGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4
QH: 6
Physics II
Algebra-based. Covers mechanics, heat, sound, electricity, magnetism, optics.
 
PsychologyGeneral or CollegeNoN/ASH: 3
QH: 4.5
Psychology: Abnormal
Psychology: Adolescent
Psychology: Advanced
Psychology: Any
Psychology: Child
Psychology: Death & Dying
Psychology: Developmental
Psychology: General
Psychology: General I
Psychology: General II
Psychology: Growth & Development
Psychology: Human Behavior
Psychology: Life Span Development
Psychology: Psychopathology
Psychology: Rehabilitation
Psychology: Social
Psychology: Sports
Psychology: Statistics
Must be a course offered through the Psychology Department.  
StatisticsGeneral or CollegeNoN/ASH: 3
QH: 4.5
Biology: Biostatistics
Business: Statistics
Mathematics: Statistics
Psychology: Statistics
Graphical & qualitative description of data, binomial, normal and t-distributions, one- and two- sample hypothesis tests and confidence intervals, simple linear regressions and correlations.
 

GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATION (GRE)

Is GRE required?Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code2477
 
GRE ScoresMINIMUM GRE score consideredAVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score146  156  
Verbal reasoning % score31%  57%  
Quantitative reasoning scaled score144  156  
Quantitative reasoning % score26%  55%  
Analytical writing scaled score  4.0  
Analytical writing % score  50%  
 
Additional information about program's GRE requirementsMinimum GRE Score for test taken after July 31, 2011: Verbal = 146; Quantitative = 144.

Minimum GRE Score for test taken before August 1, 2011: Verbal = 400; Quantitative = 500

Recommend taking GRE's before January 1st.

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 
Additional information about program's reference requirementsReferences must address your fit for the field of physical therapy, your moral character, and your ability to succeed in the graduate level program.

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 REQUIRED80
PAID experienceAccepted/Considered
VOLUNTEER experienceAccepted/Considered
INPATIENT experienceRequired
OUTPATIENT experienceRequired
Additional information about program's PT hours requirementIn order to assure an understanding of the breadth of PT practice, applicants must complete PT Observation hours in three varied settings, one of which must be in an inpatient setting (acute care, inpatient rehab or skilled nursing facility).

GPA REQUIREMENT

GPAMinimum GPAAverage GPA for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative 3.00 3.42 
Program-specific Prerequisite 3.00 3.49 
Additional information about program's GPA requirementsMinimum Overall Undergraduate GPA required is a 3.0.

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 courseworkSend transcript evaluations from World Education Services (WES) for all foreign undergraduate transcripts to PTCAS. Consult the WES web site at www.wes.org.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

PT program start date for entering class8/25/2014
Institution's religious affiliationn/a
Size of most recent entering class48
Anticipated size of next entering class50
Percent of IN-STATE applicants accepted16%
Percent of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted84%
Social networking
Facebook Page for PT Programhttp://www.facebook.com/FranklinPierceUniversity

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Franklin Pierce University offers its Doctor of Physical Therapy program at its Manchester, NH campus and at its Goodyear, AZ campus. Students require a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university and completion of all prerequisite coursework prior to acceptance into the program.

The DPT program, which is based on current knowledge of practice, constantly exposes students to advances in the profession. A cornerstone of this curriculum is the concept of primary care as an evolving health care environment. Concepts that prepare students to function in this dynamic system are integrated within the curriculum and are reinforced throughout the course progression. Students develop skills in professionalism, compassion, time management, team dynamics, critical thinking, documentation, use of referral systems, service learning, interpersonal communication, effective written communication, and prevention of injuries, as well as promotion of health, wellness, and fitness. At the center of the curriculum are the missions of the University, the College, and the program, and a focus on the patient as the source of information and the primary health decision-maker.

Physical therapy students and faculty at Franklin Pierce University appreciate the partnership between the patient and the health care provider and serve as advocates for the patient. Graduates of this program are practitioners who are kind and compassionate, integrate mind, body, and spirit, make continuing contributions to the community, demonstrate commitment to lifelong learning, and are respected as highly competent professionals.
Last Updated: 04/19/2013