physical therapy

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    Illinois DPT Acceptance Stats

    Hi everyone! I’m a chicago native applying to 9 schools but my top schools are in Illinois. I have my stats below and it would be great if people could give advice on how I can improve. Also, if you’ve been accepted to these schools, it would be great if you could post your stats as well...
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    NPTE May 2020

    *Ensure that contents of the exam are NOT discussed within this forum! Congrats to those who have taken the May 2020 NPTE thus far and good luck to those yet to take it this month! I wanted to start this thread for 3 purposes - to see how everyone felt about the exam, to encourage each...
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    DPT CAPTE Accreditation - Coronavirus

    With the virus sending most (all?) programs online, does anyone know or foresee changes in required contact lab hours, given that contact hours are currently banned? Or is the running assumption that all programs will graduate behind?
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    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...
  5. A

    DPT Interview Experiences

    Hi everyone! I am starting this thread hoping that you will share your DPT interview experiences. Please let us know about the details of your interview. What you were least prepared for, questions you were asked, essay topics, and overall thoughts! I'd also be interested in other details like...
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    Northwestern vs UIC DPT

    Anyone else deciding between Northwestern and UIC? Got accepted to both and having a hard time deciding which school I want to attend. Anyone have some insight or anyone in the same boat?
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    University of St. Augustine DPT FALL 2020 Thread

    Haven't seen a fall 2020 thread. Only see a summer/spring one. Comment if you're applying for fall and which campus. I'm applying to San Marcos Campus. cGPA: 3.39 pGPA:3.3 GRE: combined 291 141V 150Q 3A scienceGPA:3.02 Observation Hours: 190 Letter of Recs: 4 when I applied: 10/15 ...
  8. M

    Supplemental essay help - how does this set you apart?

    Hello everyone, I am having a hard time answering this supplemental essay: “What is important for us to know about you that may not be evident in the rest of your application? How does this set you apart as an applicant to our program?” I’ve been working as an rehab tech the past 4 years and...
  9. hermionegranger9

    DPT Shadowing Hours: Hours from High School? Hours from an MD?

    2 questions about Shadowing hours for DPT programs (FOR PTCAS) If you have shadowing hours from high school (senior year) 2015 from a PT, can you use this in PTCAS for an application for the 2018-2019 cycle? They are 20 hours of pediatrics shadowing hours at a cerebral palsy institute. Is it...
  10. hermionegranger9

    Florida School

    Florida schools -uf -um -fsu
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    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. S

    Low Gre advice

    Gre: 12/12/2018 1st: 140V, 144Q 2.5A 09/09/2019 2nd: 142V, 144Q 3.0A 11/18/2019 3rd: 141V, 150Q 3.0A <sending 3rd score c-gpa: 3.39 p-gpa: 3.307 with lab, 3.442 without lab Observation Hours: 25 inpatient pediatric, 80 aquatic, 25 ortho, 60 outpatient pediatric (neuro/sports/developmental)...
  13. dannibambi

    Discharging a Previous Therapist's Patients Whom I've Never Treated?

    Hello, I have a question about d/c: I work for a small-practice clinic in which I am the only therapist (and a recent grad) and the owners of the practice are physicians. They just told me to d/c the previous therapist's patients from last year, whom I have never seen or treated. The patients...
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    hi all, i'm having trouble deciding between two programs in tx: TWU and UTMB. TWU didn't interview so I don't know the vibe that well, but i'll be visiting the campus next week to get a better feel. i was wondering if yall could share any experiences with either program / why you picked the...
  15. J

    Rutgers South DPT Questions for Current/Past Students!!!

    Hi, so classes start in a few months and I just had a few questions that's been on my mind about student life at Rutgers South lol Any response is appreciated! 1. Does the school offer any sort of housing? I'm assuming no, but just wanted to be completely sure. 2. For those living in the...
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    TWU vs. UTMB DPT

    hi all, i'm having trouble deciding between two programs in tx: TWU and UTMB. TWU didn't interview so I don't know the vibe that well, but i'll be visiting the campus next week to get a better feel. i was wondering if yall could share any experiences with either program / why you picked the...
  17. J

    GRE Statistics

    Hey everyone, I hope this is allowed. After taking the GRE this past weekend and seeing numerous posts and discussions about the results, I went digging through ETS to find some true statistics. As it turns out, when you tell them your intended graduate degree, they use it to sort us and...
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    West Virginia University DPT Class of 2022

    Hey everyone! I have recently been accepted into and submitted my deposit for the DPT program at WVU. I just wanted to see if anyone else has been accepted and plans on attending. I would love to chat with some future classmates! Hope to hear back from you guys soon :)
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    Waitlisters 2018-2019

    I thought it would be nice to have a thread dedicated to commiserating our waitlist status. If you've been waitlisted like me, post which schools you're waiting on!! We got this guys!!!! :clap:
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    University of the Pacific DPT Class of 2021

    Hi! Has anyone heard anything from UOP after the interview?
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    Help me choose! U of Utah vs. Regis University

    Hi! I am weighing out the pros and cons between these two schools. I am a California resident so I would apply for residency in Utah. Regis is private so it doesn't matter. I am into rock climbing, hiking, backpacking, really anything outdoors so I know both of these schools have plenty of that...
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    NSU Tampa DPT Questions

    Hey guys! I'm getting ready to apply to schools this summer and the NSU Tampa hybrid program seems very interesting to me and is one of my top choices. I was just wondering how those who are attending this program or have attended this program feel about it, and whether or not you feel having...
  23. 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...
  24. GirlsGoneGaga

    Help me decide

    I am currently living in FL and am having a tough time deciding where I should go for PT school. I have been accepted to UF, Columbia, and Northwestern. Financially speaking, UF is the cheapest of the three, but I do think life experience would be no doubt the best if I went to Columbia. Which...
  25. GirlsGoneGaga

    DPT Decision: UF vs Columbia

    Hey peeps. I seem to be in a bit of a dilemma (although i prob shouldn't complain) but, i have been admitted to my top 2 choices for physical therapy: University of Florida & Columbia University. Speaking as the most indecisive person ever, I need someone to tell me what the best decision is to...
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    DPT Stats.. What do you think?

    Hello guys I would like to share my stats and let me know what do you think about my chances to get accepted for DPT school. I am goint to apply to schools that require GRE’s. Male, Orginally from Cyprus, 24 years old Bachelor of Science: Athletic Training, GPA - 3.5 I am curently Certified...
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    Midwestern (AZ) 2021

    Hello! Does anyone have any opinions about Midwestern in Arizona? I think I'm going to put my deposit down, but I'd like to collect as much information as I can before making my final decision. Any opinions/things you've heard about the program, faculty, school in general, finances would be a...
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    California DPT 2019 acceptances

    Hello, Was wondering if anyone has been accepted or received interviews for these schools in CA: University of st Augustine San Marcos University of the pacific Western university Chapman university USC West Coast university Mount St Mary’s CSU Long Beach If so, what were your stats? Thanks!!!
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    Rutgers South DPT Class of 2022 Facebook Page!

    CONGRATS to everyone that was accepted and is committed to Rutgers South's DPT Program! There were no FB pages that were made yet and past students created their own, sooo here ya go lol It'd be much easier to get to know each other or just get a feel of who'll be in our class and share info...
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    University of St. Augustine Miami

    I was just recently accepted into the 2019 fall program for the University of St. Augustine in Miami. Had anyone else been accepted and, if so, do you plan on attending the program.
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    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?
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    Western Carolina University interview tips

    hello, I have an interview coming up on December 8th for western Carolina university and was wondering if anyone has advice on the interview process there and/or if anyone is as freaked out about it as I am! I am trying not to stress but 3 different 30 minute GROUP interviews just seems like a...
  33. M

    Military Physical therapist Info

    Hello! I am a pre-physical therapy student actively working on my undergrad. I absolutely want to be a therapist in the military, but I was hoping to become one through the military (for assistance with tuition and all that jazz). I am stuck between the Army and the Air Force, I have done lots...
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    Hat/head covering for DPT interview?

    I have alopecia and wear a beanie or baseball hat pretty much every day. I'm a woman, and am planning to wear a suit or slacks and jacket to the interview, but I have no idea what to put on my head. Have you all seen good professional looks rocked by people with alopecia? A hat, wrap, head...
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    To PT or not PT?

    To be or not to be?
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    University of Indianapolis

    Hey guys, I have an interview with the University of Indianapolis on Friday. I was wondering if you guys could tell me what the interview is like. Also how many people are offered an interview and how many of those students are accepted?
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    Physical therapy and toileting

    Just wanting to know if physical therapists have to deal with “toileting” issues with their patients? Is it similar to OT, where you have to deal with cleaning bodily fluids often? Thanks in advance
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    Questions to ask DPT programs during interview

    Hey guys, I have a few interviews coming up. I have heard that DPT programs love when you ask questions, but I am not sure what to ask considering I have researched everything I could find about the school and asked the admissions office all of the other questions I had. Any ideas? Thanks!
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    Usciences Interview HELP!!

    Hello All, I have recently received the chance to interview for USciences's DPT program. Can anyone who has gone through their interview process share their interview experience, share any advice on how to prepare for the day, share what questions they got in the interview, and elaborate on...