- Hold an earned baccalaureate from a regionally accredited, four year institution with at least a cumulative grade point average of 2.8 (4.0 scale) (or a minimum grade point average of 3.4 for the last 40 semester hours attempted) calculated in accordance with DPT Graduate Studies’ admission proceduresInformationDoctor of Physical Therapy Applicants grade point average calculation is the number of completed units taken at the collegiate level and all credits taken beyond the bachelor’s degree for which students received a letter grade A-F. Plus and minus points are used. If a student repeated a course, both attempts are used for the purpose of calculating the DPT graduate admission grade point average. This GPA calculation was approved by PTCAS, the application submission process through which all physical therapy applicants to UNG must apply..
- Earn a score on the Graduate Record Exam (GRE) as follows:
- if taken prior to August 1, 2011, a combined score of 1,000 on the verbal and quantitative sections, with a minimum score of 400 on each section, and a minimum score of 3.5 on the analytical writing section. Although most students meet these minimum requirements, applicants with a minimum combined score of 900 on the verbal and quantitative sections may be considered as long as a minimum score of 400 has been earned on each section. Only those scores that are less than six years old will be considered.
- if taken on or after August 1, 2011, a combined score of 297 on the verbal and quantitative sections, with a minimum score of 153 on the verbal section, and a minimum score of 144 on the quantitative section, and a minimum score of 3.5 on the analytical writing section. Although most applicants meet these minimum requirements, students with a minimum combined score of 286 on the verbal and quantitative sections may be considered as long as a minimum score of 146 has been earned on the verbal section and a minimum score of 140 has been earned on the quantitative section.
- it is preferred that an applicant take the revised GRE given after 7/31/2011.
- 7732 is the code to select for submission of GRE scores.
- Submit three DPT reference forms through PTCAS documenting each of the ten generic abilities representing behavioral characteristics which are required for success as a physical therapist in addition to the professional knowledge and clinical skills. One recommendation should be from a physical therapist that you have observed.
- Understand "Appendix A - Essential Functions Policy."
- Complete PT observation hours.
- Participate in on-campus interview.
- Earn a C or higher in all required prerequisite courses:
- Full academic year of the following with labs:
- General Chemistry I & II (for science or health profession majors).
- General Physics I & II (does not need to be calculus based).
- General Biology I & II (for science or health profession majors) or Human Anatomy and Physiology I & II.
If the Anatomy course does not include Physiology, a separate Human Physiology course should be taken (Mammalian or Vertebrate Physiology also accepted).
- Advanced Biology course (such as Micro Biology, Cell Biology, Genetics) if General Biology I & II were taken as prerequisites or applied health science course that has A&P as a prerequisite (such as Exercise Physiology or Kinesiology).
- Two courses in Social Sciences (Psychology, Sociology). Abnormal Psychology and Human Growth and Development strongly recommended, although General Psychology / General Sociology satisfies the requirement.
- One course in Elementary Statistics.
Recommended Prerequisite Courses (not required) may be selected from: Exercise Physiology, Human Growth and Development, Applied Kinesiology, Abnormal Psychology, Biomechanics, Exercise Prescription/Fitness Training, and additional Behavioral Sciences and Biological Sciences.
All prerequisites must be completed before the start of the program.
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A candidate who was invited for an interview, but whose application is denied, has the right to appeal the decision. Appeals must be made in written form to:
DPT Admissions Committee
Department of Physical Therapy
University of North Georgia
Dahlonega, GA 30597-1001
- Appeal letter should clearly state the grounds for appeal.
- Applicants whose appeals are accepted will be reconsidered for admission.
An applicant who has been offered a seat by the DPT program for the next entering class must submit to Graduate Studies:
One set of official transcripts or an official international transcript evaluation for each college or university attended. International transcripts must have a foreign course-by-course credential evaluation by an independent evaluation service that is a member of the National Association of Credential Evaluation Services, Inc. (NACES). Evaluations must include certification that the applicant has received at least a baccalaureate from a regionally accredited institution and include a cumulative grade point average.
- Do not request official transcripts from the University of North Georgia.
- If you completed your undergraduate degree at UNG, request official transcripts only from schools attended after graduating from UNG.
- Request an official transcript showing degree awarded.
- Paper transcripts should be mailed to Graduate Studies.
- Electronic transcripts should be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
DPT supplemental form, if not already submitted.
DPT certificate of immunization.
Proof of lawful presence in the United States, if applying for in-state tuition.
Accepted students are required to have health insurance. Visit USG Student Health Insurance Program (SHIP).