physical therapy advice

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    Physical therapy school interview

    Does anyone know of who can help out with doing mock interview? I have an interview with Ohio University DPT school in couple weeks and needed some help. Willing to pay too. Also if anyone has been accepted to Ohio University, does anyone remember what the questions were or like? Thanks!
  2. Mr.Smile12

    HPSA/SDN Panel Discussion: DPT Careers

    Please share with your peers who are interested in becoming a Physical Therapist! Join SDN on Thursday, January 20th at 8:00 PM Eastern for a panel discussion with DPTs Allison McKay and MeMe Earnest-Stanely. Register now!
  3. A

    Students of “Candidate” status programs

    Hello, I am looking into applying to a new program and entering their class as they become a “candidate” for accreditation. Has anyone attended a school under these circumstances and how did it work when you graduated and tried to get licensed?
  4. T

    When should I create my profile for PTCAS?

    Good afternoon everyone, I am just about finished w/ my final two prereqs (Phys II/Chem II-yes I know I'm crazy I took them at the same time) I will plan on my observations next. My question is: when should I create my PTCAS profile? My finals are May 11. Thank you.
  5. andrewfalkenpk

    Master's before DPT?

    Hi Everyone, After graduating from my undergraduate college, I have been grinding non-stop to improve my GPA and wanted to know what else there is I can do to stand out. I have been doing my own dual post-bac program at the local community college and local CSU in my hometown to improve my GPA...
  6. Sunflower44

    PT School Laptop Requirements

    Hi! I am a recently accepted PT student and am looking at getting a new laptop for PT school. I am not the most tech-savvy person so I am looking for any advice possible. I've heard really good things about the iPad Pro but am hesitant on switching from a laptop to a tablet. All advice/insight...
  7. P

    I have no clue what patient population I want to treat - Please please send help!! Any advice welcome!

    Hi everyone! I am a 3rd year DPT student and always envisioned myself going into ortho, I have had 3 clinical rotations thus far (acute, acute with neuro focus, ortho/sports outpatient) I just finished the ortho outpatient clinical and was soooooo anxious and lacked a lot of confidence in...
  8. D

    How to get into DPT programs with low GPA?

    I'm on my second semester as a junior and I currently have: cGPA: 3.46 pGPA: 3.15 If I'm going to be honest, I wasn't passionate about becoming a PT until this semester and I haven't felt the motivation previously due to many family and personal complications getting in the way. I firmly...
  9. hermionegranger9

    Florida School

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    According to ptcas my overall gpa is 3.23. Do you think this is good enough for DPT school?

    I am apply for this open cycle and I am currently retaking 2 science classes this fall and in the spring I am taking for the first time physics 2. I hope to make an A on the two courses I am taking this fall. I believe I can do it. Physics 2 I might get away with a B. I'm not too sure. However...
  11. D

    Pre-Physical Therapy

    Hi everyone would really appreciate some input on my app! So I recently switched over from pre-dental to pre-physical therapy. I’m not sure what my chances will be after switching. I have over 300 hours shadowing dentists but over 200 hours shadowing pts (pediatrics and outpatients sports med)...
  12. theheartyroots

    Ask a real PT any questions you have!

    Hi everyone! I'm a former PT applicant, former PT student, and current practicing PT! I wanted to provide some insight to current and future individuals looking to apply to PT or make a career out of this. I am 2 years out of physical therapy school but it still feels like I was just applying...
  13. Y

    Does ranking matter?

    I recently got accepted into two schools and the ranking difference is quite large. I really like both programs but I actually prefer the "lower" ranking school. Would this make it harder for me to get a job in the future? What are people's thoughts on this?
  14. J

    Midwestern Glendale

    Has anyone interviewed at Midwestern Glendale yet for this application round? If so, what was the interview like?
  15. T

    Physical Therapist Learning Emergency Medicine

    I love all aspects of the medical field, but I feel like I would enjoy physical therapy the most because it allows me to have a family and get to spend time with them more than say emergency medicine or surgery. The only thing I think I wouldn't like is the fact that I wouldn't have the...
  16. Z

    What are my chances??

    Hello everyone! I am currently freaking out about getting into PT School and am so unsure of what kinds of schools I would even get into. I have a pretty strong overall GPA, but a very low science GPA. Also have a strong quant score and low verbal so not sure how that all factors in. Let me know...
  17. T

    Average GRE Scores? Phyiscal Therapy School

    Hi, I scored a 152Q and a 146V on the GRE? Will I be looked at? Most schools that I am applying for I reached the Quantitative Section I am just off on the Verbal. Advice?
  18. C

    Applying to PT school right now, low cgpa

    whats going on guys, i am currently applying to DPT proggrams with a 3.0 GPA, 3.4-3.5 pre-req GPA, graduated from the University of Mississippi, right now i have about 60 observation hours and i am still working on getting ever more. Lastly, i am currently preparing to take the GRE withing the...
  19. Mainu123

    Post Professional degree in Physical therapy - Please Help!

    Hello all! I am doing my Masters in PT in India and I wish to apply abroad for post professional studies (preferably in the US) in PT. I know that there are PhD programs in PT (or rehab science) that I am eligible to apply to. However I wanted to ask if there are any clinical research program...
  20. DTOWN

    I'm having second thoughts about DPT school

    Hey guys, I have a question for current DPT students, PT's, PTA's and anyone else out there that has a good knowledge of the professional world of Physical Therapy. Recently I was accepted into DPT school. I've already denied one school, and am on the verge of having to make another decision...
  21. M


    Hi all! I'll be applying to PT schools for the 2018-2019 cycle. A little worried because my stats are not great Major: Psychology cGPA: ~3.29 pGPA: ~ 3.5-3.7 (still have to complete 3 classes) Taking my GREs in June Currently have over 1000 hours in two outpatient PT settings and am starting...
  22. S

    San Diego State DPT vs. Loma Linda DPT

    I have recently been accepted to both SDSU's and LLU's DPT programs, and I am having trouble deciding! Does anyone have any input? Does anyone who has gone to either of these schools have any input? Any advice anyone could give me would be awesome!
  23. H

    Paperwork outside of work in physical therapy

    I am a high school senior currently deciding on what career to pursue. I have been accepted to a direct admit 6 year physical therapy program so it is something that I am considering. I shadowed a physical therapist and he said that he does about 2 hours of paperwork per day outside of work. Is...
  24. P

    UCSF or Duke DPT

    hey everyone! so i recently was accepted to UCSF's dpt program and am now deciding between UCSF or Duke, and would really appreciate any thoughts/feedback UCSF pros: - its in SF, close to LA (where I live now and have a lot of friends/support) - great healthcare school all around -...
  25. M

    Should I pursue PT career? Please give your insights

    Hello everyone, A little bit about myself, Currently taking a break from school right now and working full time. I have only completed one semester at a community college going for some general courses. I am about to be 20 years old. I've been thinking for the past couple of months on whether...
  26. Pre-PT Grind

    Why do you want to be a DPT?

    Why do you want to become a physical therapist? Sometimes we can get lost in the stats and comparisons, but I'd love to know what makes all of this worth it for you. Plus it's great practice for interviews. Can't wait to read!
  27. H

    Other OT-Related Information How to be mentally and emotionally prepare for PT/OT school?

    I am currently a Junior right now. Now I am a little afraid of grad school and how you will intensely study for 2-3 years. Right now, I am not too confident about performing well in grad school, PT or OT. Over the past few semesters, I have been trying to become a better student with no prevail...
  28. H

    I realized that I hate sciences

    Hello y'all. Since this summer after I failed Physics I, I realized that I do not enjoy the science courses that I have to take for PT schools and for my major (Exercise Science). I realized that I dreaded taking those courses. I took chemistry, biology, physics, exercise physiology, kinetic...
  29. C

    PTCAS Essay Revision!!

    hey guys I was wondering if someone could read over my personal statement for the main essay on PCTAS!! could really use some advise/editing. thanks :) pm me and I'll send you my essay
  30. B

    Need advice or suggestions. Unsure what to do!

    Hey guys! Need some direction on what to think and do going forward. I have not heard back from any schools yet and I am starting to get worried. This is my second time around and am trying my hardest to get in this cycle. I retook a couple pre req's to increase my last 60 and pre req gpa as my...
  31. P

    Clinical at Cincinnati Sports Medicine/Mercy Health

    Hi there! First off, I appreciate you reading my post. I am a PT student who will be starting a clinical at Cincinnati Sports Medicine in the next couple of months-now known as Mercy Health for Physical Therapy and am wondering if anyone has ever done a clinical at this site and what advice...
  32. P

    Low GPA Help/Tips

    Hey guys, One of the most common concerns of new applicants is what to do if they have a low gpa. Being newly accepted students, my best friend and I created a video that could possibly help! Please give it a watch and if you liked it, please like and subscribe! This is purely to help those...
  33. R

    Scope of Practice in Manual Therapy for a Physical Therapist

    I am an undergraduate student currently looking into the PT profession and I am most interested in manual therapy/ortho. I've read the APTA manipulation/mobilization articles and they state that there is conflict between chiropractors and physical therapists in that area. I have been to a...
  34. A

    Need Outside Opinions! (applying to Physical Therapy School)

    So I have been in quite a predicament for the last month about applying to pt school this cycle 2017-2018, or the next cycle 2018-2019. My current statistics include: University: University of Louisville Major: Exercise Science Minor: Wellness Coaching Overall GPA: 3.93 Pre-Req GPA: ~3.73 (only...
  35. K

    DPT to MD transition??

    Hey guys, So I've been accepted to PT school at NYMC (graduated this past January-- I'm 21), but I had a change of heart and realized physical therapy isn't my passion-- medicine is. I've always been involved in sports and wasn't really sure what I wanted to do career-wise so I went with...
  36. M

    Australia to US Physio/Physical Therapy

    Hi guys, I am writing in regards to my fiancé. He is in his second year of studying for a Bachelors in Clinical Exercise Physiology in Australia, and has been offered a place in the accelerated Bachelor of Physiotherapy program at Griffith University. Our plan is to move to the U.S. once he...
  37. P

    Western University of Health Sciences or University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences(San Marcos)

    Hello! I recently got accepted to both of these DPT programs but I am still trying to decide which program is the right fit for me. Great faculty at both schools. Any opinions or advice on which university would be best? Thank you! Here are my pros/cons at the moment. USA Pros: - Live at...
  38. dannibambi

    Advice from a current PT student to those applying

    Hello everyone! I wish you luck with your applications this year! I have been in PT school for a year now and I wanted to share some advice that I wish someone would have shared with me beforehand. 1. Buy this textbook and read it: Physical Rehabilitation [6th edition] by O'Sullivan, Schmitz, &...
  39. H

    Applying for PT School, do i have a chance?

    Hi everyone! I am new to this community, and I am planning on applying to PT school this coming up summer. I was hoping that some of the seasoned students that have gone through the process can give me their advice and opinion. First off, do I even have a chance? My cumulative GPA is decent...
  40. R

    Discharge Planning in Acute Care - HELP!!!

    Hello to all. I recently graduated, and went straight into travelling PT. I currently work in Acute Care, in Level One Trauma center, and I enjoy all aspects of it except for discharge planning. Do I recommend Home PT, Sub-Acute rehab or Acute rehab? A good Samaritan in me, tells me that a...