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Pre-Professional Preparation MATRICULATION INTO THE PHYSICAL THERAPY PROGRAM To matriculate in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program the following criteria must be met by May 1 of the year of entry to the professional program (for example, by May 1, 2019, for entry in the fall semester of 2019). Freshman Direct Entry students must complete their undergraduate degree in four years in order to matriculate into the DPT program. Essential Function Requirements Because a student’s ability to carry out the essential function requirement of a physical therapist may change between the student’s initial matriculation into the University of Jamestown as an undergraduate and his/her graduation, an additional signed Essential Function Statement is required. This additional form is separate from the Essential Function Statement that was signed during the application process. This is required prior to matriculation into the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Observation of Hours Record of a minimum of 40 hours of observation in a physical therapy setting (e.g., inpatient acute/ subacute care, geriatrics, pediatrics, neurological rehabilitation, orthopedics) using the Direct Entry Observation Hours form, which must be filled out and signed by a physical therapist from each setting observed. Additional copies of this form can be made for additional settings. Letters of Recommendation One recommendation from a work-related supervisor using the Direct Entry Letter of Recommendation, Supervisor form is required. This recommendation can be sent directly from the reference to: University of Jamestown, 4190 26th Ave S, Fargo ND 58104. It can also be handed in directly to the University of Jamestown Physical Therapy Program in a sealed envelope with the supervisor’s signature across the sealed, back side of the envelope. One recommendation from a physical therapist using the Direct Entry Letter of Recommendation, Physical Therapist form is required. This recommendation can be sent directly from the reference to: University of Jamestown, 4190 26th Ave S, Fargo ND 58104. It can also be handed in directly to the University of Jamestown Physical Therapy Program in a sealed envelope with the physical therapist’s signature across the sealed, back side of the envelope. Background Check A background check is required. Contact Brittany Anderson at ext. 5921 to obtain information. There is an estimated $75 fee. GRE All Direct Entry students are required to take the GRE and obtain a score of 140 or higher on quantitative and 145 or higher on verbal. PHYSICAL THERAPIST CENTRALIZED APPLICATION SERVICE (PTCAS) Students who have completed required course work and will be receiving a bachelor’s degree are able to apply to the University of Jamestown Physical Therapy Program using the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) online application at www.ptcas.org. PTCAS deadline for applications is February 1, (year of entry). PTCAS must receive all information by the application deadline. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. 213

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