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Eastern Washington University Department of Physical Therapy
310 North Riverpoint Boulevard Spokane WA 99202 United States
Phone+1 509.828.1354
Public
CAPTE Accredited
Supplemental Requirements
Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$80
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Is GRE Required?
Yes
Your program's GRE codes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
3789
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
09/01/2022
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
09/01/2017
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
If you retake your GRE,  we will apply your highest scores in each section. 
Minimum and average GRE scores
Analytical writing scaled score
4.0
4.0
Reference Requirements
Physical Therapist-1
Applicant must send a reference from one or more evaluators in this category
Physical Therapist-2
Applicant must send a reference from one or more evaluators in this category
Professor in Major
Evaluator type accepted
Professor
Evaluator type accepted
Academic
Evaluator type not accepted
Supervisor/Employer
Applicant must send one reference from this specific type of evaluator
Teaching Assistant
Evaluator type not accepted
PTA
Evaluator type not accepted
Pre-PT Advisor
Evaluator type not accepted
Politician
Evaluator type not accepted
Health Care Professional
Evaluator type not accepted
Friend
Evaluator type not accepted
Family Member
Evaluator type not accepted
Co-worker
Evaluator type not accepted
Clergy
Evaluator type not accepted
Other
Applicant must send a reference from one or more evaluators in this category
Number of references required by program
3
Additional information about program's reference requirements
EWU requires three letters of recommendation, submitted through PTCAS, from the following individuals:
* Two licensed physical therapists
* One current or former employer/supervisor (if you were a college athlete you may use your coach as a reference; if you worked for a professor you may use the professor as a reference)

Please note:
* All three references can be from physical therapists if one is also indicated as a supervisor. 

* You cannot use one person as two references. For example, a physical therapist cannot also serve as a supervisor unless you have two other letters from physical therapists. 

* A professor can be a supervisor if you were a teaching assistant or a research assistant for the professor. 

* If you have used all of your available on-line references through PTCAS, and need an additional form to satisfy our requirement, please email dptadmissions@ewu.edu for a paper copy of the reference to send directly to EWU's program. PTCAS will NOT accept this paper copy.
PT Observation Hours
Information about your PT requirements
Due to Covid observation hours are encouraged, but no longer required. 

EWU would like to see 75 hours of work/observation/volunteer experience under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. Observation hours must be verified in writing by the supervising physical therapist by October 1 of the year you are applying.

EWU would like observation in at least 2 different practice settings (e.g., hospitals, outpatient orthopedic clinics, rehabilitation centers, pediatric centers, residential facilities, nursing homes, schools), with more than 30 hours in at least one of the settings.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - a licensed PT must verify hours w/ signed form uploaded or online via PTCAS
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
09/01/2022
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered
GPA Requirements
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.00
3.80
Program-specific prerequisite
3.00
3.80
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
* Overall cumulative GPA is considered, as well as the prerequisite GPA.

* Grades within repeated courses are averaged when calculating GPA.
Background Checks
Background check required prior to matriculation.
Yes
Program participates in PTCAS Background Check process through Certiphi Screening.
No
International Students
Program considers Canadian coursework?
Yes
CanadianTranscriptsDictionary
Send original Canadian transcript to PTCAS (recommended)
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) coursework
Send WES foreign transcript evaluation to PTCAS (recommended)
Are non-native English Speakers required to submit TOEFL scores?
Yes
Citizenship requirements
Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents, Canadian citizens, Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens with a visa
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
English translation required for original foreign transcripts