Physical Therapy Scholars Award Program
LIU Brooklyn awards merit-based annual scholarships of $10,000 to full-time Doctor of Physical Therapy students.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is a professional entry-level degree program for students seeking a career as a physical therapist. The DPT program has been designed to prepare highly competent professionals to act as autonomous practitioners in health care settings that include direct access by the public to physical therapy services. Graduates will be prepared to provide a full range of physical therapy services including screening and referral, evaluation, diagnosis, intervention, consultation and education.
The DPT program is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and is registered with the New York State Education Department. It is a 3-year, full-time program that spans over 11 academic terms and includes 35 weeks of clinical education. The program is a clinical doctorate that requires candidates to possess a baccalaureate degree upon entrance.
The DPT program enables the graduate to:
The Doctor of Physical Therapy within the School of Health Professions at LIU Brooklyn is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: email@example.com; website: http://www.capteonline.org.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy curricular coursework includes:
In order for a student to progress within the program, students must: 1) complete each course with a grade of “C” or better; 2) attain a semester grade-point average of 2.75 or greater throughout the program.
Please note that a “B” average or a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade-point average is required for awarding of the graduate degree for any graduate certificate.
Click here to download the DPT Curriculum – Department of Physical Therapy.
All requirements must be fulfilled prior to Wednesday, July 5, 2017, the start date of the program. Applicants to the DPT program must:
— 1 semester of general biology with lab (designed for science majors; at least 4 credits)
— 2-semester sequence of general chemistry with lab (designed for science or health-related majors; at least 4 credits each)
— 2-semester sequence of general physics with lab (designed for science or health-related majors; at least 4 credits each)
— 1 semester of human anatomy or part 1 of a 2-semester sequence of combined anatomy-physiology (at least 4 credits; lab required)
— 1 semester of human physiology or part 2 of a 2-semester sequence of combined anatomy-physiology (at least 3 credits; lab preferred, but not required for human physiology; lab required for combined anatomy-physiology)
— 1 semester of statistics (at least 3 credits)
— One from a physical therapist
— One from an academic reference
NOTE: A PTCAS APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED. We only review official transcripts of applicants that have applied to us that have been submitted, verified and received by us through PTCAS.
SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION TO THE PTCAS
The Department of Physical Therapy at LIU Brooklyn participates in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service, known as PTCAS. In addition to submitting an application for admission to LIU Brooklyn, those applying to the DPT program for the 2015 entering class must:
Visit www.ptcas.org to begin the PTCAS application process
Read the instructions available at the PTCAS Web site carefully
Select "Login to PTCAS" to complete the application process
Select “Long Island University – Brooklyn campus” as a designated physical therapy program
All international and non-native applicants must take the TOEFL examination. The minimum total score accepted is 79 on the Internet-based test, 213 on the computer-based test, or 550 for the paper-based test. All international students who attended colleges and universities outside of the United States will need to submit a course-by-course evaluation of their transcript(s) by an accepted international credential evaluation agency. To view accepted agencies, please download the accepted credential evaluator’s list.
All applications will be reviewed and screened. Quality applicants will be notified and scheduled for an interview.
*Due to the fact that basic sciences form the foundation for clinical decisions by physical therapists, proficiency in all prerequisite science courses is paramount. In addition to an applicant's ability to demonstrate competency in the critical science disciplines, the Admissions Committee takes into consideration their ability to do so without having to repeat courses. As a result, applicants must be aware that while a minimum grade of C or better is mandatory for each and every science prerequisite, the Admissions Committee also reviews an "average" science grade for any prerequisite course taken multiple times. In addition, online courses are not accepted to fulfill any of the course prerequisites. All course prerequisites must be college-level courses. Advanced placement courses are subject to review and approval. Any science prerequisite course taken more than 10 years prior to the application will not be accepted.
**Visit www.gre.org for more information about the GRE revised general test. The LIU Brooklyn Physical Therapy Department code is 0333 which is needed for the PTCAS to receive your GRE results. Applicants applying for the early decision cycle must have taken the GRE general test by July 31, 2016. All others must have taken the GRE revised general test by March 1, 2017.
APPLICATION DEADLINES FOR 2015 ENTRANCE
Application Deadline for 2017
August 15, 2016
— fulfill all application requirements prior to Monday, July 5, 2017
— have at least 4 science prerequisite courses completed by the end of Summer 2016
— have the GRE general test or the GRE revised general test taken by July 31, 2016.
March 1, 2017
— fulfill all application requirements prior to Wednesday, July 5, 2017
— have the GRE general test or the GRE revised general test taken by March 1, 2017.
— This is a firm deadline. The application process will be closed after March 1, 2017.
THIS IS A FIRM DEADLINE. THE APPLICATION PROCESS WILL BE CLOSED AFTER MARCH 1, 2017.
Please NOTE: We have a rolling admissions process which occurs throughout the application cycle. The application portal through PTCAS OPENs every July.
Teaching labs with treatment tables and audio-visual equipment. Students work together in groups to apply and practice examination, intervention, and other hands-on clinical skills with each other.
The Physical Therapy Research Lab is a 1,200 square-foot facility located on the 2nd floor of the Zeckendorf Health Sciences Center. It is used for research projects in the areas of:
The human anatomy cadaver lab is located on the lower level of the pharmacy building. The facility is used primarily for the dissection of human cadavers. The physician assistant, physical therapy and occupational therapy students use the laboratory to master the study of human anatomy. The laboratory is equipped with models and books to enhance student learning. In addition, a camera system with two 70-inch screens has been installed to further student learning by enhancing visualization of detailed anatomical structures.
The Center for Physical Rehabilitation, part of LIU Brooklyn, Department of Physical Therapy, is a state-of-the-art facility that offers a wide range of physical therapy services to the LIU Brooklyn community as well as to residents of the surrounding community.