SSUHSI-Physical Therapy Doctorate Program Application

Application Process

Step 1: KNOW THE DEADLINE, WHICH IS FEBRUARY 1st

Step 2: ENSURE THE 7 ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS (see “A” below)

Step 3: NOTIFY THE FOLLOWING OF YOUR INTENT TO APPLY

  1. School of Allied Health Professions Admissions Office
  2. APRDP Office

Step 4: APPLY ONLINE AND INCLUDE SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

  1. Apply
  2. Choose FALL Semester
  3. Choose MASTERS DEGREE
  4. Choose the MSIA program with PHYSICAL THERAPY listed as the SUB-PLAN
  5. Include the 7 Admission Requirements in the application (listed below)
  6. Applicants must describe the desire to become trained as an academic physical therapist in the Narrative section

Step 5: INTERVIEW VIA SKYPE, ONLY IF MINIMUM CRITERIA IS MET

Step 6: WHEN CHOSEN FOR ADMISSION, MUST DEMONSTRATE ADEQUATE PROGRAM FUNDING, COMPLETE PTCAS ONLINE APPLICATION AND UNMC SUPPLEMENTAL APPLICATION. 

A. ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS FOR THE PROGRAM

In order to be considered for admission to the SSUHSI-Physical Therapy Doctorate Program, potential applicants must satisfy the first seven (7) requirements below by February 1st and have been approved by the China-Based Selection Committee. 

  1. Applicants must currently hold one of the following credentials:
    1. a clinical or academic doctorate (i.e., MD, PhD or similar degree); or
    2. an entry level degree (BS or MS) in physical therapy or non-US licensure/certification as a physical therapist.
  2. Applicants must have completed all of the following courses with a grade of B- or better (based on the foreign transcript evaluation performed). No on-line laboratories accepted for these prerequisite courses:
    1. 1 Course in Anatomy (Including laboratory)
    2. 1 Course in Physiology (Including laboratory)
    3. 2 Courses (1 Year) of Physics (Including laboratory)
  3. 2 Courses (1 Year) of Chemistry (Including laboratory) Applicants must present a minimum overall grade point average of 3.25 on a 4.0 grading scale (based on the foreign transcript evaluation performed).
  4. Applicants must have attained a grade of B- or better in all math and science courses and a grade of C- or better in all other courses (based on the foreign transcript evaluation performed).
  5. Applicants must present scores for the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE) general test. Information about the GRE may be obtained from Educational Testing Service, PO Box 6000, Princeton, NJ 08541-6000, (www.gre.org). Specify that copies of results should be forwarded to University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) under College Code 6896.
  6. Applicants whose native language is not English must demonstrate proficiency in the English language in one of the following ways:
    1. Paper-based TOEFL* exam with minimum score of 577 (scores must be no more than two years old); or
    2. Internet-based TOEFL* exam with minimum score of 90 (scores must be no more than two years old); or
    3. Successful completion** of 45 semester hours (or equivalent) of coursework at a college in the United States (excluding English as a Second Language or remedial courses). No more than 15 of the 45 hours can be completed in an online or correspondence course format.
    4. Test of English as a Foreign Language (The UNMC institution code for reporting TOEFL scores is 6896.)
  7. Applicants who completed coursework at non-US institutions must have the transcripts evaluated on a course-by-course basis by an APPROVED EVALUATION AGENCY (see “B” below). Applicants may be required to take preadmission courses in the United States as designated by the admissions committee based on the foreign transcript evaluation. 
    1. Foreign transcript evaluations should be sent to: SAHP Academic and Student Affairs 984035 Nebraska Medical Center Omaha, NE 68198-4035, Email 

B. APPROVED FOREIGN TRANSCRIPT EVALUATION AGENCIES

  1. EDUCATIONAL CREDENTIAL EVALUATORS, INC.
    Phone: 414.289.3400
    Website
    Type of report: course by course report
  2. JOSEF SILNY & ASSOCIATES, INC.
    Phone: 305.273.1616
    Website
    Type of report: university and post-secondary course by course report
  3. INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC. (IERF)
    Phone: 310.258.9451
    Website
    Type of report: post-secondary education and credentials report
  4. WORLD EDUCATION SERVICES, INC.
    Phone: 212.966.6311
    Website
    Type of report: course by course report 

ANY QUESTIONS?

SAHP Academic and Student Affairs
984035 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-4035
Email 

Academic Policies and Procedures:

Students accepted into the Shanghai Sino-US Health Science Initiative Physical Therapy Professional Doctorate Program will be expected to comply with all requirements, policies and procedures set forth for all students in the UNMC Physical Therapy Education Program and the University of Nebraska Graduate College. 

These expectations are outlined in the following documents: 

  1. UNMC Student Handbook
  2. SAHP Policies and Procedures
  3. Physical Therapy Education Student Handbook
  4. Graduate Studies Bulletin

 

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