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Wingate University



The institution has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703.706.3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). Candidacy is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation. (This is the statement suggested by CAPTE for use in all published materials.)



PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION 2014-15

Christina Kinlaw
Admissions Coordinator
Doctor of Physical Therapy
Wingate University
215 N. Camden Road
2nd Floor - Burnside Dalton Building
Wingate, NC  28174
704-233-8358
dpt@wingate.edu
http://dpt.wingate.edu

The institution has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703.706.3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). Candidacy is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation.

APPLICATION DEADLINE

PTCAS application deadline05/15/2015
Deadline typeFirm
Program has rolling admissions process? Yes

EARLY DECISION

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?Yes
Special eligibility requirements for Early Decision candidatesApplicants must be within two courses of completion of all prerequisite science courses to be considered for Early Decision.

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 

SCHOOL-SPECIFIC QUESTIONS

Custom (program-specific) questions on the PTCAS application
1.   Why have you chosen the DPT program at Wingate University for your education?
2.   Have you applied in previous years to the DPT program at Wingate University?
3.   If you are reapplying to this program, describe what you have done to improve 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 departmentNo
 
Course subjectCourse level4-YearLab HoursAcceptable coursesCourse description
AnatomyGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4A&P: Advanced
A&P: Animal
A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
A&P: Comparative
A&P: Human
A&P: Mammalian
A&P: SEPARATE courses
Anatomy & Physiology courses must be a 1-2 sequence.  
Biology / Biological ScienceGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4Biology: Advanced
Biology: Cell
Biology: Embryology
Biology: General I
Biology: General II
Biology: Genetics
Biology: Histology
Biology: Immunology
Biology: Microbiology
Biology: Molecular
Biology: Zoology
Any course in Biology with the exception of Botany. Suggest 4 hours minimum with lab.  
Biology / Biological ScienceUpper DivisionNoNot Req.SH: 3Biology: Advanced
Biology: Biostatistics
Biology: Cell
Biology: Embryology
Biology: Genetics
Biology: Histology
Biology: Immunology
Biology: Microbiology
Biology: Molecular
Exercise Physiology
Suggested course to be at 300 level or above. Exercise Physiology may fulfill this requirement.  
Chemistry IGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4Chemistry I
Chemistry: Advanced
Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry courses must be a 1-2 sequence.  
Chemistry IIGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4Chemistry II
Chemistry: Advanced
Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry courses must be a 1-2 sequence.  
MathGeneral or CollegeNoNot Req.SH: 3Mathematics: Algebra
Mathematics: Calculus
Mathematics: Pre-Calculus
Math must be College Algebra level or above.  
Physics IGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4Physics I
Physics courses must be a 1-2 sequence.  
Physics IIGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4Physics II
Physics courses must be a 1-2 sequence.  
PhysiologyGeneral or CollegeNoReq.SH: 4A&P: Advanced
A&P: Animal
A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
A&P: Comparative
A&P: Human
A&P: Mammalian
A&P: SEPARATE courses
Anatomy & Physiology courses must be a 1-2 sequence.  
PsychologyGeneral or CollegeNoNot Req.SH: 3Psychology: Abnormal
Psychology: Adolescent
Psychology: Advanced
Psychology: Developmental
Psychology: General
Psychology: General I
Psychology: General II
Social/Behavioral Science: Sociology
 
StatisticsGeneral or CollegeNoNot Req.SH: 3Biology: Biostatistics
Mathematics: Statistics
Psychology: Statistics
 

GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATION (GRE)

Is GRE required?Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code0747
 
GRE ScoresMINIMUM GRE score consideredAVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score  150  
Quantitative reasoning scaled score  150  
 

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 REQUIRED50
Total number of PT hours RECOMMENDED50+
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 3.31 
Program-specific Prerequisite 3.00 3.30 
Additional information about program's GPA requirementsProgram uses the highest grade earned in local GPA calculations, if course was repeated.

Program requires that all prerequisite coursework be completed with grade "C" or better.

Program requires completion of a Bachelor Degree or higher from a regionally accredited institution recognized as such by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (available at www.chea.org).

FOREIGN APPLICANTS & TRANSCRIPTS

Citizenship types eligible for admissionU.S. citizens
U.S. permanent residents
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?See additional information below
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) courseworkSend foreign transcript evaluation to PTCAS
Program policy for CANADIAN courseworkDo not send any Canadian documentation

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants$ 1500.00
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?No
PT program start date for entering class1/8/2016
Size of most recent entering class42
Anticipated size of next entering class42
Percent of IN-STATE applicants accepted54%
Percent of WICHE applicants accepted0%
Percent of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted46%
Percent of CANADIAN applicants accepted0%
Percent of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S./non-Canadian) applicants accepted0%
Additional information about the class profileWingate University DPT program offers preferential admission to qualified graduates of Wingate University, up to 35% of the class.
Social networking
Facebook Page for PT Programhttps://www.facebook.com/WUDPT
Facebook Page for Parent University/College/Schoolhttps://www.facebook.com/WingateUniv
Twitter Page for PT Programhttp://www.twitter.com/@WingateUnivDPT
Twitter Page for Parent University/College/Schoolhttp://www.twitter.com/@WingateUniv

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Department of Physical Therapy at Wingate University is dedicated to excellence in all aspects of the educational program. We are specifically committed to giving every student every opportunity to succeed in the program. It is our desire and mission to retain and graduate every student and allow them to become a productive physical therapist. We seek to produce physical therapists who are ready to immediately assume the health care practitioner role and who are highly respected in the PT community for their skill in clinical decision making and high level of professionalism.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Wingate University reflects the institution’s commitment to knowledge, faith and service; achieved through the preparation and development of physical therapists who possess a strong character and balanced perspective, prepared to assume the role of health care practitioner through the provision of evidence based practice, and through effective service to society in their civic, professional, spiritual, and social dimensions of life, delivered by faculty and staff committed to student success through excellence in teaching and learning practices.

Our cohorts of 42 students begin in January of each year and graduate in December, 35 months later.

If we could sum up our program in one statement, it would be the statement that hangs on the wall in every faculty member’s office that reads:

“We should all be able to say at the end of each day that we have done everything within our power to make every student successful. If we can’t honestly tell ourselves that, then we have failed our students and our mission.”
Last Updated: 03/30/2014