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Physical Therapy

Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)


College: College of Nursing and Health Professions

Department: Physical Therapy

Description

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is the preferred degree by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) and the American Physical Therapy Association's (APTA) and it reflects the current level of study that is required to meet the latest standards for physical therapy education.

The DPT program is designed so that a bachelor's degree and prerequisites to the program are completed prior to the professional coursework. Once accepted into the program, students attend full time for 3 years to complete the DPT degree.  

Accreditation

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Arkansas State University (A-STATE) is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). 

Note:  Applicants must apply online to the A-STATE Graduate School AND to PTCAS. Transcripts must be sent to both of them. (see Admission Process below).

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  • Prerequisites

    Bachelor's Degree

    All Applicants must have a bachelor's degree. No specific field of study is required. Students are encouraged to select undergraduate majors consistent with their individual abilities and interests, however the required courses in some majors such as biology and exercise science are more consistent with the specific DPT prerequisites. Students in other majors may have to complete more credit hours than the minimum required for graduation.

    Prerequisite Courses

    IMPORTANT: Satisfactory completion with a letter grade of B or higher in all prerequisite courses are required for admission to the DPT program.

    • Medical Terminology (1 to 3 credits - Must be taken from an accredited college or university)
    • Statistics (3 credits)
    • General Physics I (4 credits - Must include lab)
    • General Physics II (4 credits - Must include lab)
    • Anatomy & Physiology I (4 credits - Must include lab)
    • Anatomy & Physiology II (4 credits - Must include lab)

    Note: Students are encourage to complete additional preparation courses beyond the DPT prerequisites to receive additional weighting credit (see Admissions Evaluative Criteria #5).

    * Applicants must have an overall GPA score of 3.0 or higher to apply.
    ** The GRE is NOT required to apply.
  • Admission Process

    APPLYING TO THE DPT PROGRAM

    Arkansas State University's DPT program subscribes to the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). Applicants for admission to the A-STATE DPT program MUST apply online using the PTCAS application. In addition, students must also apply online to the ASTATE Graduate School. Transcripts must be sent to both PTCAS and A-STATE's Graduate School (see links below).

    The deadline for submitting applications to PTCAS and the Graduate School is February 1st.

    Applying to PTCAS

    To learn more about the PTCAS application process and to get started, please go to the https://portal.ptcas.org/. Information about the A-STATE Graduate School application is included as "supplemental material" on the PTCAS website. If you encounter difficulty with PTCAS, please contact their Customer Service at 617-612-2040 or ptcasinfo@ptcas.org .

    Once a student has submitted an application through PTCAS, the transcript information is verified by PTCAS. This process takes time and depends both on the efficiency of PTCAS and the speed with which your schools respond to the inquiries from PTCAS. A-State will accept completed, verified applications from PTCAS until March 1st.

    If PTCAS has not completed the verification process by March 1st, the application will not be considered, even if it was submitted by the February 1st deadline. Therefore, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications well before the deadline to ensure that the verification process will be completed by the deadline.

    The Department of Physical Therapy will begin reviewing applications after March 1st.

    * The GRE is NOT required to apply to PTCAS for the 2018 cycle, however the GRE WILL be required beginning in 2019.


    Applying to the A-State Graduate School

    To apply to the A-State Graduate School, simply complete the online application on their website.  You will be prompted for the program in which you wish to apply for on the application.

    Go to the graduate school application >>

    Transcripts/ Immunizations

    Official transcripts MUST be sent to both PTCAS and A-STATE Traditional Graduate Programs. Please do not send transcripts to the A-STATE Physical Therapy Department unless specifically requested to. Transcripts and immunization records for A-STATE Traditional Graduate Programs should be sent to:

    A-State Traditional Graduate Programs
    PO Box 1570
    State University, AR 72467

    A-State Graduate Programs' can be contacted at 870-972-2031 or gradadmissions@astate.edu .

    The application fee of $50 can be paid online (through your applicant account) or by phone to the Cashier’s Window at 870-972-3847.

    A-STATE Transcripts

    Students who have attended one or more of the A-STATE campuses (i.e. Newport, Beebe, etc.) must still request transcripts from them separately to be sent to A-STATE in Jonesboro. A-STATE campuses are independent of each other in regards to transcripts and can only be verified by the campus where the courses were actually taken.

    Background Checks

    Based on recent legislation in Arkansas, students will be required to complete a background check AFTER they receive conditional admission into the program. 

    Arkansas State University’s College of Nursing and Health Professions works with Verified Credentials, Inc. to establish an acceptable screening procedure. The cost of the background check is between $50 and $100.

    Background Checks for Students Newly Admitted into the PT Program

    Students who are conditionally admitted into the PT program must submit an initial background check to complete their admission requirements into the program. View the step-by-step background check guide for new PT students>>>

  • How We Score Applications

    All applicants are evaluated on the following criteria:

    1. Cumulative GPA – GPA X 6.875 points
    2. Last 60 credit hours GPA – Last 60 GPA X 9.375 points
    3. Residency (maximum of 7.5 points)
      • Students who have graduated from Arkansas State University (7.5 points)
      • Permanent residents of Arkansas who are not graduates of A-STATE (5 points)
      • Non-Arkansas residents who are permanent residents of the federally defined Delta Region (Missouri, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee) (2 points)
    4. Spanish proficiency (maximum of 5 points). Spanish proficiency is not required for application but may enhance the applicant’s overall score. Students must prove their proficiency by taking the ACTFL – OPI (Oral Proficiency Interview). Spanish proficiency scores must be submitted before February 1. Additional information can be found at http://www.languagetesting.com/oral-proficiency-interview-opi.
    5. Additional preparation courses (maximum of 15 points).

      To improve readiness for the DPT program, an Admission Score weight of one (1) point will be added for each course from the content areas below that is sequenced at or above the 2000 level (and not already counted as a prerequisite). The applicant must have received a course grade of “B” or better for additional application *“weight” to be awarded.

      • Biochemistry
      • Calculus
      • Cell Biology
      • Clinical Chemistry
      • Electromagnetic Engineering
      • Embryology
      • General Chemistry
      • Genetics
      • Geometry
      • Hematology
      • Histology
      • Immunology
       
      • Mechanical Engineering
      • Medical Microbiology
      • Neuroscience
      • Organic Chemistry
      • Pathophysiology
      • Principles of Disease
      • Quantitative Chemistry
      • Statistics
      • Thermal Engineering
      • Upper Level Anatomy
      • Upper Level Physiology

    6. Completion of prerequisite courses at time of application (7.5 points). Students completing all prerequisite courses by February 1st will receive 7.5 points on the admissions score.

      *Resume, work experiences, military service, community service, etc., are only scored in the case of a tie for the 30th position.

    Students admitted to the program must indicate their ability to meet the essential requirements and functions for admission & retention by signing the Essential Requirements & Functions for Admission & Retention Technical Standard Form.
    A $500 non-refundable deposit will be required within 15 days after accepting admission into the program. The $500 deposit will be applied to the student's account in the 2nd semester (Spring) to go towards their tuition and fees.

    NOTE: Application deadline is February 1st. Applicants will be notified of decisions on or after March 1st.
  • Tuition & Fees

    Doctor of Physical Therapy

     
    Costs
    Resident Graduate Tuition per Credit Hour*
    $271.00
    Required Hourly Fees
    Athletic Fee
    $19.00
    Academic Excellence Fee
    $6.00
    Deferred Maintenance Fee
    $3.00
    Facilities Fee
    $4.00
    Technology Fee
    $10.00
    Infrastructure Fee
    $4.00
    Library Fee
    $6.00
    Student Recreation Fee
    $7.00
    Student Union Fee
    $10.00
    CONHP Doctorate Support Fee
    $54.00
    TOTAL PER CREDIT HOUR:
    $123.00
    Required Term Fees
    Arkansas Assessment Fee
    $5.00
    Student Activity Fee
    $20.00
    Yearbook Fee
    $10.00
    TOTAL PER TERM:
    $35.00
    Estimated Additional Expenses
    Pre-Admissions Background Check
    $93.00
    Licensure Exam
    $545.00
    PEAT Exam
    $90.00
    Exam Soft
    $150.00
    Liability Insurance
    $40.00
    Background Check
    $50.00
    CPR
    $35.00
    Physical Exam / TB
    $25.00
    APTA Dues / PTSA
    $140.00
    Tool Kit
    $185.00
    Uniforms, name tags
    $80.00
    Books
    $4,000.00
    TOTAL:
    $5,393.00
    *all students with a G.P.A. of at least 3.0 receive in-state tuition rates
    Total Expenses
    Total Estimated Program Expenses
    $47,079.00
    *living expenses while on clinical education is not included in the program expense
  • Coursework Overview

    Course Schedule

    Year 1: Fall
    PT 7116 Gross Anatomy
    PT 7213 Movement Science
    PT 7224 Neuroscience
    PT 7534 Clinical Procedures: Introductory Test, Measures, Interventions
    PT 7511 Professional Issues I: Introduction to PT Practice
    Year 1: Spring
    PT 7313 Human Physiology
    PT 7123 Intro to Research and Evidence Based Practice
    PT 7521 Fundamentals of Patient Care
    PT 8245 Musculoskeletal I
    PT 7231 Imaging for Physical Therapist
    PT 7624 Integumentary and Physical Agents
    Year 1: Summer
    PT 7733 Clinical Education I
    PT 7753 Clinical Exercise Physiology
    Year 2: Fall
    PT 7612 Methods of Instruction & Consultation
    PT 7251 Pharmacology for the Physical Therapist
    PT 7413 Pathophysiology & Differential Diagnosis
    PT 7141 Research I
    PT 8143 Neuromuscular I
    PT 7444 Cardiopulmonary
    PT 8272 Professional Issues in PT II
    Year 2: Spring
    PT 8151 Research II
    PT 8653 Neuromuscular II
    PT 8754 Neuromuscular III
    PT 7832 Healthy Ager IPE
    PT 8255 Musculoskeletal II
    PT 7252 Psychosocial Issues
    Year 2: Summer
    PT 8163 Clinical Education II
    PT 8263 Clinical Education III
    Year 3: Fall
    PT 8571 Research III
    PT 8674 Musculoskeletal III
    PT 8774 Neuromuscular IV
    PT 8573 Special Topics in Physical Therapy
    PT 8872 Clinical Decision Making
    PT 7343 Administration
    PT 8181 Independent Study & Culminating Experience
    DLS 0000  Basic Disaster Life Support
    Year 3: Spring
    PT 8585 Clinical Education IV
    PT 8685 Clinical Education V


    Total Degree Credit Hours: 108

    The last number of each course reflects the number of credit hours per course.
  • Coursework Details

    PT 7116 Gross Anatomy- Study of the structure and function of the human limbs, spine, head and neck; regional description with emphasis on the muscular, skeletal, nervous, and vascular systems of the limbs and spine. Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors.

    PT 7123 Introduction to Research and Evidence Based Practice- Provide learners with the prerequisite integrated knowledge and skills required to assimilate, prepare, and present research necessary for evidence based practice. Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors.

    PT 7141 Research I- The first of three mentored research courses designed to culminate in a project suitable for presentation or publication. Students will work with an assigned faculty advisor and develop projects related to the faculty advisor’s area of knowledge and interest. Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors.

    PT 7213 Movement Science- Anatomical and biomechanical analysis of normal and abnormal human motion, including posture and gait, and their implications for physical therapy. Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors.

    PT 7224 Neuroscience- Analysis of the structure and function of the human nervous system for physical therapy majors. Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors.

    PT 7231 Imaging for Physical Therapist- Introduction to indications, uses, limitations and advantages of radiological imaging techniques. Prerequisite: Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors.

    PT 7251 Pharmacology for the Physical Therapist- Introduction to pharmacology and the effects of drug actions on the major body systems, including the mechanisms of therapeutic and adverse effects and problems of drug interactions. Prerequisite: Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors.

    PT 7252 Psychosocial Issues in Physical Therapy- Physical therapists' role in management of psychosocial issues affecting patient care including loss and grieving, self-concept, socio-cultural considerations, stress and coping, motivational issues and terminal illness. Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors. 

    PT 7313 Human Physiology- Provides learners with an integrated knowledge and application of physiological principles related to the provision of patient care in physical therapy. Topics include musculoskeletal, neurological, renal, and cardiopulmonary. Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors.

    PT 7343 Administration- This course addresses principles of health care administration, with an emphasis on the US healthcare system including acute, skilled nursing, home health, outpatient, and hospice care; legal and ethical issues, business basics, risk management and accreditation. Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors.

    PT 7413 Pathophysiology and Differential Diagnosis- This course examines the influence of disease on different body systems. Content examines the effects of pathological and age-related changes on health and human movement. The course includes differential diagnosis and basic pharmacological principles for a variety of pathologies. Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors.

    PT 7444 Cardiopulmonary- Addresses the physical therapy of management cardiopulmonary dysfunction, with emphasis on pathologies, impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities associated with the dysfunctions, and the development of a systematic approach to examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention. Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors.

    PT 7511 Professional Issues I: Introduction to DPT Practice- Introduces the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice and the physical therapist examination process, clinical documentation, professional behaviors, leadership roles and legal regulations of the profession. Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors.

    PT 7521. Fundamentals of Patient Care- Introduction to fundamentals of physical therapy patient care including infection control, vital signs, passive range of motion, patient positioning, transfer training, wheelchair management, gait training, and documentation. Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors. 

    PT 7534 Clinical Procedures: Introductory Tests, Measures and Interventions- Tests and measures of range of motion, muscle performance, posture, gait & balance are introduced. The clinical intervention procedure introduced is therapeutic exercise covering basic principles and techniques of flexibility exercises; strength and power exercises; and aerobic exercises. Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors.

    PT 7612 Methods of Instruction and Consultation- This course addresses the role of the therapist as educator, with emphasis on principles and methods of effective instruction, feedback, and consultation along with the various forms of educational and instructional technologies. Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors.

    PT 7724 Integumentary and Physical Agents- Introduction to the theory and application of thermal modalities and electrotherapy in clinical practice.  Includes assessment and treatment of conditions related to the integument that would be menable to physical agents as part of the treatment plan.  Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors.

    PT 7733 Clinical Education I- One of a series of supervised clinical education courses, which provides students an opportunity to integrate previously learned academic coursework into actual clinical practice, culminating with entry level performance at conclusion of all clinical education courses. Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors.

    PT 7753 Clinical Exercise Physiology -  Focus on exercise testing and prescription in health populations and individuals with chronic disease.  Students will be introduced to concepts of wellness as a foundation for treating chronic health conditions.  Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors.

    PT 7832 Healthy Ager Interprofessional Education (IPE) - An interprofessional, service learning approach to enhance student learning in the area of geriatrics. Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors.

    PT 8143 Neuromuscular I- Theoretical foundations of neuromuscular rehabilitation including normal and abnormal movement, neuroplasticity, motor control, and motor learning. Basic treatment principles are introduced. Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors. 

    PT 8151 Research II- The second of three mentored research courses designed to culminate in a project suitable for presentation or publication. Students will continue developing projects related to the faculty advisor’s area of knowledge and interest. Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors.

    PT 8163 Clinical Education II - One of a series of supervised clinical education courses, which provides students an opportunity to integrate previously learned academic coursework into actual clinical practice, culminating with entry level performance at conclusion of all clinical education courses. Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors.

    PT 818V Independent Study and Culminating Experience- This is an independent study that is designed to meet the individual needs of the student. The course work is designed on an individual basis. Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors.

    PT 8245 Musculoskeletal I- Management of musculoskeletal cases of the upper and lower extremities incorporating anatomy, biomechanics, pathology, clinical diagnosis, and intervention. Emphasis is on clinical decision making in all patient-therapist interaction. Education, prevention, ergonomics, pain management, and conditioning also covered. Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors.

    PT 8255 Musculoskeletal II- Management of musculoskeletal cases of the spine and TMJ incorporating anatomy, biomechanics, pathology, clinical diagnosis, and intervention. Emphasis is on clinical decision making in all patient-therapist interaction. Education, prevention, ergonomics, pain management, and conditioning also covered. Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors. 

    PT 8263 Clinical Education III - One of a series of supervised clinical education courses, which provides students an opportunity to integrate previously learned academic coursework into actual clinical practice, culminating with entry level performance at conclusion of all clinical education courses. Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors.

    PT 8272 Professional Issues II- Exploration of the roles of physical therapist in clinical practice and ethical and legal dilemmas faced by physical therapists; design of a professional development plan. Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors.

    PT 8571 Research III- The final research course designed to culminate in a project suitable for presentation or publication. Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors.

    PT 8573 Special Topics in Physical Therapy- This course provides the opportunity for students to gain knowledge and skills in advanced and specialty areas of physical therapy practice. Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors.

    PT 8585 Clinical Education IV- One of a series of supervised clinical education courses, which provides students an opportunity to integrate previously learned academic coursework into actual clinical practice, culminating with entry level performance at conclusion of all clinical education courses. Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors.

    PT 8653 Neuromuscular II- Examination, assessment and treatment planning for pediatric population with a broad spectrum of neurological conditions, including cerebral palsy, genetic disorder, etc. Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors.

    PT 8674 Musculoskeletal III- The terminal course in Musculoskeletal sequence. Intended to offer the student an opportunity to engage in an intensive and comprehensive emersion into the management of the patient with musculoskeletal dysfunction leading to effective clinical practice. Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors.

    PT 8685 Clinical Education V - One of a series of supervised clinical education courses, which provides students an opportunity to integrate previously learned academic coursework into actual clinical practice, culminating with entry level performance at conclusion of all clinical education courses. Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors.

    PT 8754 Neuromuscular III- Management of neuromuscular conditions associated with upper motor neuron pathology. Focus will include physical therapy examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment planning/strategies. Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors.

    PT 8774 Neuromuscular IV- Management of neuromuscular conditions associated with lower motor neuron pathology. Focus will include physical therapy examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis and treatment planning/strategies. Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors.

    PT 8872 Clinical Decision Making- Making models for clinical reasoning and decision making; factors influencing clinical decisions; management of complex patient problems. Restricted to Doctor of Physical Therapy majors.

  • Additional Information

    TRANSFER STUDENTS

    Students who are currently enrolled in another accredited physical therapy program may apply to the A-STATE DPT program using the regular admissions process. Should a transfer student be admitted into the A-STATE DPT program, up to 9 graduate credit hours may be used to satisfy degree requirements of the DPT which will be determined by the Admissions Committee and approved by the Department Chair and A-STATE Graduate School.

    INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

    The Department of Physical Therapy requires a high level of proficiency in English so that all students will be able to fully meet academic and clinical objectives as well as meet criteria for professional licensure. All *foreign-born students and nurses must take one of the following tests:

    1. Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) with a score of 83 on the preferred internet-based test (iBT), 570 on the paper-based test, or 213 on the computer-based test.
    2. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a score of at least 6.5 and a spoken band score of 7.
    3. Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE) with a score of 56.

    The TOEFL is available at the A-STATE Testing Center. When taking the exam off campus, the report code for Arkansas State University is 6011.

    * The term, "foreign-born" refers to people residing in the United States who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized citizens, lawful permanent immigrants, refugees and asylees, legal non-immigrants (including those on student, work, or other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization. In contrast, the term native born refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: 1) born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; 2) born in United States Insular areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; 3) born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
    Students may be exempt from the English proficiency testing if the student is foreign-born but attended school in the United States since kindergarten. For the exemption, students must provide official school records showing continuous enrollment in U.S. schools since kindergarten.

    English as a Second Language

    Students who do not meet the required English language proficiency may enroll in A-STATE's English as a Second Language (ESL) program in the International Center for English. Potential physical therapy students enrolled in the ESL program must maintain an average of 85 or higher in levels 0 through 4. In the final or 5th level of the ESL program, an average of 90 or higher must be maintained.

    On completion of the ESL program, the potential physical therapy student must take the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Upon successfully meeting the proficiency requirement, potential students are eligible to apply to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

    See more information on International Admissions >>
  • Program Statistics

    Acceptance Rates

    Class
    Accepted / Applied
    Mean Overall GPA
    Graduating Class of 2019 30/728 3.68
    Graduating Class of 2018 30/430 3.66
    Graduating Class of 2017 30/736 3.83
    Graduating Class of 2016 30/582 3.71
    Graduating Class of 2015 30/410 3.7
    Graduating Class of 2014 30/358 3.51
    Graduating Class of 2013 30/138 3.7
    Graduating Class of 2012 26/51 3.49


    Matriculation Rates

    Class
    # of accepted
    # of offered slots (including alternates)
    Graduating Class of 2019 30 76
    Graduating Class of 2018 30 63
    Graduating Class of 2017 30 31
    Graduating Class of 2016 30 34
    Graduating Class of 2015 30 57
    Graduating Class of 2014 30 33
    Graduating Class of 2013 30 33
    Graduating Class of 2012 26 28
    Graduating Class of 2011 N/A * N/A *
    Graduating Class of 2010 16 18
    Graduating Class of 2009 13 13
    * no class, transition to DPT


    Attrition Rate

    Class
    # per class
    Percentage
    Graduating Class of 2019 0/30 0%
    Graduating Class of 2018 4/30 13%
    Graduating Class of 2017 3/30 6%
    Graduating Class of 2016 1/30 3%
    Graduating Class of 2015 2/30 6%
    Graduating Class of 2014 0/30 0%
    Graduating Class of 2013 0/30 0%
    Graduating Class of 2012 2/26 8%
    Graduating Class of 2011 N/A * N/A *
    Graduating Class of 2010 (MPT) 2/17 12%
    Graduating Class of 2009 (MPT) 1/15 7%
    * no class, transition to DPT


    Graduation Rates

    Class
    # per class
    Percentage
    Graduating Class of 2016 29/30 97%
    Graduating Class of 2015 28/30 93%
    Graduating Class of 2014 30/30 100%
    Graduating Class of 2013 30/30 100%
    Graduating Class of 2012 24/26 92%
    Graduating Class of 2011 N/A * N/A *
    Graduating Class of 2010 (MPT) 15/17 88%
    Graduating Class of 2009 (MPT) 14/15 93%
    * no class, transition to DPT


    Employment Rates

    100% of graduates were employed within 6 months of passing licensure exam

    Employed in Mississippi Delta

    Class
    # per class
    Percentage
    Graduating Class of 2016 25/29 86%
    Graduating Class of 2015 20/28 71%
    Graduating Class of 2014 28/30 93%
    Graduating Class of 2013 23/27 85%
    Graduating Class of 2012 20/22 91%
    Graduating Class of 2011 N/A * N/A *
    Graduating Class of 2010 (MPT) 12/13 93%
    Graduating Class of 2009 (MPT) 12/13 93%
    * no class, transition to DPT


    Ultimate pass rate

    Class
    # per class
    Percentage
    Graduating Class of 2016 29/30 97%
    Graduating Class of 2015 27/27 100%
    Graduating Class of 2014 30/30 100%
    Graduating Class of 2013 28/30 93%
    Graduating Class of 2012 23/24 96%
    Graduating Class of 2011 N/A * N/A *
    Graduating Class of 2010 12/15 80%
    Graduating Class of 2009 12/12 100%
    * no class, transition to DPT


    Demographics

    Class
    Females/Males
    Ethnicity
    Mean Age
    Graduating Class of 2019 17/13

    28 Caucasian
    1 African American
    1 Asian

    22.23
    Graduating Class of 2018 18/12

    25 Caucasian
    3 African American
    2 Asian 

    22.23
    Graduating Class of 2017 12/18 25 Caucasian
    1 African American
    3 Hispanic
    1 Asian
    22.50
    Graduating Class of 2016 15/15 27 Caucasian
    3 African American
    23.03
    Graduating Class of 2015 18/12 28 Caucasian
    1 African American
    1 Hispanic
    23.26
    Graduating Class of 2014 20/10 27 Caucasian
    1 African American
    2 Asian
    24.58
    Graduating Class of 2013 19/11 28 Caucasian
    1 African American
    1 Asian
    24.9

Accredited by CAPTE

CAPTE LogoThe Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Arkansas State University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org