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Title: DPT Program at Temple University

DPT Program at Temple University
  • Stephen Carp PT, PhD, GCS

Health Sciences Campus
Health Science Campus
  • Temple Health Science Campus is now the largest
    campus in the nation dedicated to health
  • Medical School
  • Medical Library
  • Cadaver Laboratory
  • Faculty/Student Center
  • Clinical Simulation Laboratory
  • Dedicated PT Clinical Laboratory
  • Temple University Hospital
  • Shriners Hospital

Physical Therapy
  • Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • PhD

DPT Entry Portals
  • Standard 43
  • Accelerated 33

Standard 43
  • Bachelors Degree
  • 10 Pre-Requisite Courses
  • Observation
  • Minimum Recommended Cumulative GPAgt3.0
  • Minimum Recommended Pre-Requisite GPA gt3.0
  • Minimum Recommended GRE gt152 quantitative and
  • Application (www.ptcas.org)

Accelerated 33
  • Major in at Temple
  • Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Information
    Science and Technology, Mathematics, Natural
    Sciences, Physics, Kinesiology
  • 10 Pre-Requisite Courses
  • Meet Temples Gen-Ed Requirements by end of
    junior year
  • Volunteerism
  • Cumulative Mandatory GPAgt3.5 at the onset of the
    professional program
  • Pre-Requisite Mandatory GPA gt3.4 at the onset of
    the professional program
  • GRE- recommend gt302
  • Application (www.ptcas.org)

Pre-Requisite Courses
  • High school AP courses accepted for non-science
    pre-requisites and must appear on university
  • Online courses are acceptable for non-science
    courses and science lectures. Laboratories must
    be taken in a traditional classroom setting.
  • Science pre-requisites must have a laboratory
    component and be 4 credits

Courses Sem Hrs Courses
Psychology 3 A course that examines a specific area of psychological theory and practice of the individual. Such courses include Introduction to Psychology, Personality, Sensation and Perception Learning and Motivation Brain and Behavior Child Psychology Abnormal Psychology or Cognition
Behavioral Science Course with Emphasis on Group Behavior 3 A behavioral science course that examines specific area or group behavior theory and practice. Intro to Sociology, Sociology of Race and Racism, Sexuality and Gender, Sociology of Health Care, Marriage and Family, Social Psychology, Cultural Anthropology, and Comparative Religions are examples of courses that may be taken to satisfy this requirement. Physical Anthropology and technically oriented Archeology courses are not acceptable. If it is unclear whether or not a course meets this requirement, please send us a course description for verification.
Statistics 3 Probability estimation classical statistical inference (through t-test) modern decision theory. An official course description or copy of the syllabus must accompany application.
Chemistry with lab 8 Two course sequence that covers matter, the changes that matter undergoes, and the laws governing these changes, with greater emphasis on atomic and molecular structure, chemical bonding, equilibria and energy relationships. One course should be Chemistry I, the second course may be Chemistry II or an upper level chemistry course with lab.
Physics with lab 8 Two course sequence that covers fundamentals of physics, classical and modern, including mechanics, heat, light, electricity, magnetism, and modern physics.
Biology with lab 4 One course offered by a Biology Department (or its equivalent) that includes a laboratory portion.
Human or Mammalian Anatomy with lab 4 Study of the anatomical structure of the human mammalian body, with laboratory. One semester of combined Anatomy Physiology with lab also will be accepted. Invertebrate AP is not acceptable
Human or Mammalian Physiology with lab 4 Study of the physiological function of the human mammalian body. One semester of combined Anatomy Physiology with lab also will be accepted. Invertebrate AP is not acceptable
Application Caveats
  • Must have at least a C grade in all
    pre-requisite courses
  • Pre-requisites must have been completed within 10
    years of applying
  • GRE is good for 7 years
  • BS or BA do not have an expiration
  • Pre-requisites may be taken at any middle states
    accredited US college or university.
  • International applicants and US applicants who
    attended an international university must have
    their transcripts submitted to WES for
    validation- unless the credits appear on a US
  • TOEFL is not needed for students who have a
    degree from a US university or college.

Early Admission Option
  • Began in 2011-2012 cycle
  • Temple agreed to participate in the 2013-2014
  • Completed application due at PTCAS by August 25
  • Decision rendered by September 25
  • Caveats

How Do DPT Programs Decide Which Applicant to
  • Predictor Equation
  • Academic Intelligence
  • GRE and GPA
  • Hybrid Process
  • Academic and Non-Academic Intelligence
  • GRE and GPA AND Non-Academic Intelligence Metrics

Non-Academic Metrics
  • Behavioral characteristics of an expert physical
  • Determination
  • Empathy
  • Kindness
  • Customer Service
  • Teamwork

Interview Process
  • First 200 completed applications received
    (typically early August)
  • Statistically define individuals with a 97
    chance of successfully completing our program and
    passing the national board examination
  • Offer interviews to these persons

  • Group interview (20-30 applicants)
  • 4 hours
  • Agenda
  • Curriculum
  • Faculty
  • Clinical internships
  • Non-academic intelligence assessment tool
  • Interview
  • Tour
  • Time alone with students
  • Q and A with faculty
  • Summary

Summer II 2014 Class Profile
  • Mean GRE (verbal and quantitative) 155 with a
    range of 148-165
  • Mean overall GPA 3.60 (3.1-3.9)
  • Mean pre-requisite GPA 3.49 (3.01-4.0)
  • 1662 applications
  • 110 interviewed
  • 95 offered admission
  • 54 matriculated

Time Table
  • Rolling Admissions
  • Application Submission
  • July 1 prior to the year of matriculation
    (between junior and senior year for 43 and
    between sophomore and junior year for 33).
    Classes begin July 8
  • GREs
  • April/May of year of application. If taken
    again, notify admissions directors at the
    university to which you are applying.
  • GRE may only be taken every 21 days
  • Interviews
  • July - ?

  • Submit directly to Temple DPT and not to PTCAS

  • Three year program
  • Full time, year round, beginning July of each
  • Bench sciences
  • Clinical sciences
  • Clinical education
  • 16 credits/semester

  • Lock step program
  • Year round with 2 breaks of gt20 days and 2 breaks
    10-19 days
  • Must maintain a 3.0
  • Allowed 2 Cs during the three years
  • Any grade lower than a C results in dismissal
  • Attrition rate is 3.0
  • Passing National Board Examination on first
    attempt 97 100 within allowable three attempts

Why Temple for DPT Education?
  • Nationally ranked program
  • Established in the 1960s
  • One of first DPT programs nationwide
  • Combination of clinical educator tract and
    research tract professors
  • Clinical rotation sites
  • Availability of research participation
  • Anatomy laboratory
  • Clinical simulation laboratory
  • Health campus based program
  • Know your content spikes

Ortho Sports
Acute Care
Core Curriculum
International Opportunities
  • Internships in
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Trinidad
  • Spain
  • Annual Service Trip to Guatemala

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Employment Perspective
  • Top 10 professions for employee satisfaction
    (Fortune Magazine, 2011)
  • Top 10 professions for new jobs 2010-2030 (Time
    Magazine, 2010)
  • Current estimated need for 200 PTs in
    Philadelphia 8000 nationwide
  • All our graduates (who were looking for work) had
    jobs within 30 days of graduation 60 were
    offered employment at one of their clinical sites

Criteria for Choosing a DPT Program to Attend
  • Choose a doctoral program based upon
  • Where do you see yourself within the profession
    in 5-10 years?
  • Can this faculty and curriculum get me there?

Cogent Questions for Choosing a DPT Program
  • Is there a cadaver laboratory?
  • What is the ratio of students per cadaver?
  • Is there a clinical simulation laboratory?
  • Is there a medical library with free access to
    journal articles?
  • Is the program affiliated with a medical school?
  • What is the attrition rate?
  • What percentage of students pass the national
    boards on the first attempt? By the third attempt?

Cogent Questions for Choosing a DPT Program
  • Are there clinical faculty?
  • Are there research faculty?
  • Do any faculty currently have research grants?
  • Opportunity to perform research?
  • Dual degree opportunities?
  • How many clinical sites are available?
  • How are clinical internships assigned?
  • What is the clinical internship model?
  • Are there affiliated residency programs?

Cogent Questions for Choosing a DPT Program
  • How many faculty members are board certified?
  • Are there leadership opportunities? Committees?
  • Are there electives in the curriculum?
  • Any issues with accreditation?
  • Opportunity to present nationally?
  • Opportunity to attend Combined Sections Meeting?

Character and Professionalism
  • GRE, GPA, Interview AND Character

Character (Non-academic intelligence)
  • Common character mistakes
  • Interview
  • Formal- men and women in suits
  • Be prepared- do your homework
  • RSVP
  • Come with pen and notepad
  • Be on time
  • Thank you card
  • Mock interview (HSC and Main)
  • Goofy email addresses
  • partygirljane blondzilla nextamericastopmod
    el and pabstblueribbonyum
  • Inappropriate emails
  • Salutation Should be professional (Dear Dr..)
    and not Hey
  • Spelling you not u capitalize
    appropriately. Punctuate.

  • Facebook
  • Google

Why Do Applicants Choose to Apply to Temple?
  • High national ranking/Reputation
  • Cadaver Laboratory
  • Recommended by alumni
  • Research opportunities
  • Faculty
  • Laboratories
  • Number of clinical internships

Post-Graduation Interview Why Would You Apply to
Temple Knowing What You Know About Our Program?
  • Family, welcoming, customer service oriented
  • Faculty
  • Opportunities research, clinical options,
    volunteerism, APTA, committees, travel,
  • Curriculum
  • My successes which occurred at Temple

My contact information
  • Stephen Carp
  • Stephen.carp_at_temple.edu
  • 215 707 8913
  • Caroline
  • tud20691_at_temple.edu
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