We do accept science classes that have been taken on-line, but the labs have to be in-person, face to face. NO on-line labs.
Yes, you must submit a statement of purpose, this is in the PTCAS application under the specific questions to be complete. You should address your academic and professional goals and why you are seeking instruction in the DPT program. The narrative should also include a description of your expectations of the program, as well as any related qualifications that you possess, including talents, skills (e.g., computer literacy, etc.), collegiate and professional accomplishments, community activities, and any other substantial personal achievements. This is an opportunity for you to demonstrate your writing skills. Statement of Purpose MUST be limited to 600 words.
We require three reference letters. Two reference letters should be from licensed physical therapists who have observed you during your 100 hours. The third is a general reference. PTAs are accepted as a general reference only. There are no exceptions to this rule. These are submitted to PTCAS.
This form is located within the PTCAS application and should be submitted to PTCAS.
All are submitted to PTCAS.
We take the highest score of each section. For example on the 1st GRE test you scored 160 on Verbal , 145 on Quantitative, and 3.5 on Writing, on the 2nd GRE test you score 153 on Verbal, 150 on Quantitative and 4 on Writing. We would take the 160 on Verbal from the 1st test, 150 from the 2nd test and 4 on writing from the second test.
http://www.ets.org/s/gre/pdf/concordance_information.pdf for GRE score equivalence.
Tuition and fees can be found at
http://www.ecu.edu/csadmin/financial_serv/cashier/tufee.cfm. Under the heading Main Campus select the semester you will be attending, then scroll down to Graduate School.
We only accept students one time per year. Students who are accepted start the 11 week summer session, which starts in May.
How many students apply to the DPT program each year?
On average we have 220 students to apply each year.
We accept 30 students each year to begin in the 11 week summer session in May.
The average GRE score is 310.
The average overall GPA of our students is a 3.72 and pre-requisite GPA is 3.69.
No, we do not.
We accept psychology statistics courses. We do not accept exercise science statistics courses.
Observation hours need to be documented on the form within the PTCAS application. These hours should be recorded as of the date you apply. This needs to be a numerical number. We will not accept 2 semesters or still observing. You need to have a minimum of 100 hours of observation completed at the time you apply. This form can be found within the PTCAS application.
If you go to the ECU website, click on pirate port (under Quick Links on the right hand side), under Public applications, click on ECU course equivalence, then search for the State and then College or University and course number. If it is not listed on these pages, then the course will need to be reviewed or looked up on the internet to determine if you will receive credit for that course. Please email
ECUDPT@ecu.edu with your questions.
Yes, in-state students are given preference over out-of-state students. We accept one to two out-of-state students each academic year out of 30 overall students.
No, we do not have a preferred undergraduate degree. In the past, students coming from a health related degree seem to do better in our classes than those of non-health related degrees.
You may grade replace one class per content area without penalty. This means one Biology, one Chemistry, one Physics, and one Math, Psychology, or Statistics can be grade replaced. Any additional course will be averaged for your grade.
We accept credits from any regionally accredited school in the US. Taking community college courses will not diminish an applicant's chances of being accepted to our program.
There are no time limits for prerequisite courses; however, it is advised that you audit a course that was taken more than 10 years ago
Yes, we usually have one information session monthly for our program. On our webpage
www.ecu.edu/pt please click on the box named Information Session. This will give you the dates and times that the sessions are being offered.
A minimum of 100 hours is required. Provide evidence of exposure to the practice of physical therapy. This activity must be supervised by a licensed physical therapist. A variety of clinical experiences is suggested including: inpatient, out-patient, rehabilitation, long-term care, geriatrics, and pediatrics. This experience must be documented.
Yes. Most clinical sites require background checks for students to participate in clinical education. Information is provided to accepted/deposited students regarding procedures for this process.
Military personnel stationed in NC or dependents of NC personnel stationed in NC may apply for the military waiver benefit by submitting an application and supporting documentation. This benefit does not award the student in-state status but it does allow them military status and tuition at the in-state rate.
You can email
ECUDPT@ecu.edu with any questions