Idaho State University Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy
Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy 921 S. 8th Mailstop 8045 Pocatello ID 83209 United States
Phone+1 208.373.1733
Phone 2 +1 800.797.4781
Latest Updates
  • Idaho State University, shared an update
    PostedThursday, September 24, 2020 at 6:05 PM
    For applicants to Idaho State University, our preferred application deadline is fast approaching, October 1st. While we have not changed our requirements, we realize the difficulty that many of our applicants have had in taking the GRE during this time. For those who have not taken the GRE we will accept scores for our preferred OCT 1st deadline up to OCT 15th. Please note that ETS has introduced a home GRE option. If you are delayed in reporting your scores, please contact us at dptadmit@isu.edu to alert us of this and to inform us of your test date or plans for taking the test. For students who are still working on prerequisite coursework, other admission requirements, or who will be unable to complete the GRE by OCT 15th we do have our hard application deadline of February 1st. We will work on a rolling admissions procedure after our initial preferred application deadline. So you can submit your application at any time up through February 1st for consideration. Thank you
    For applicants to Idaho State University, our preferred application deadline is fast approaching, October 1st. While we have not changed our requirements, we realize the difficulty that many of our applicants have had in taking the GRE during this time. For those who have not taken the GRE we will accept scores for our preferred OCT 1st deadline up to OCT 15th. Please note that ETS has introduced a home GRE option. If you are delayed in reporting your scores, please contact us at dptadmit@isu.edu to alert us of this and to inform us of your test date or plans for taking the test. For students who are still working on prerequisite coursework, other admission requirements, or who will be unable to complete the GRE by OCT 15th we do have our hard application deadline of February 1st. We will work on a rolling admissions procedure after our initial preferred application deadline. So you can submit your application at any time up through February 1st for consideration. Thank you
Program Description

The ISU Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is a professional entry-level degree program that prepares students for licensure to practice as physical therapists. The program emphasizes student interaction with patients and clients during classroom, practicum, and clinic experiences. Students engage in inter-professional education activities with an emphasis on service and advocacy. The ISU DPT program offers an affordable 34-month program with an excellent student-to-faculty ratio within a safe and friendly community. The program was re-accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) in 2016. 

ISU DPT Program has been producing effective and caring physical therapists for over 25 years. The DPT faculty is clinically engaged and directly supervise and instruct students in the clinic with direct patient care beginning in the first year of the program. The faculty are dedicated to teaching and take the time to provide comprehensive instruction and one-on-one attention when needed. The faculty has a blend of qualifications from grant funded researchers to clinical specialists. The Program emphasizes critical reflection and evidence-based practice to challenge students to be lifelong learners and to move the profession forward through their careers. Our vision is to empower students and physical therapists to drive the future of our profession.

Our curriculum uses a series of blended courses with lecture and lab components using online and face-to-face instruction. Courses are delivered to two campus locations through traditional face-to-face instruction with learners and instructors interacting in the same physical space and over synchronous distance learning video teleconference instructional technology (VTIT). All courses are supplemented with online delivery of learning and assessment materials using the institutional Learning Management System (LMS) Moodle. Applicants to our program must be comfortable with technology and be pro-active self-directed learners.

We deliver our program over two campus locations. The main campus is in Pocatello Idaho and the second campus is in Meridian Idaho at the Sam and Aline Skaggs Health Sciences Center (MHSC). Students apply to the ISU PT Program not to a specific campus. Accepted students are assigned a campus upon enrollment in the program. Campus preference and applicant situations are taken into consideration but campus preference is not guaranteed. Pocatello has a traditional college campus atmosphere whereas the MHSC has an urban center atmosphere. Both campuses provide students with library, health care, and student services. Both locations have spectacular outdoor recreation opportunities, safe family friendly communities, and fun social amenities. Find the latest information at www.isu.edu/pt.

General
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
No
Dual Degrees
Dual-degree programs offered in conjunction with the PT degree
ISU offers a dual degree pathway enabling qualified students to earn a Masters of Athletic Training and the Doctor of Physical Therapy over a four year time-frame.
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
Yes
Institution's Religious Affiliation
none
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Additional information about interviews
As part of the admissions process, applicants may be invited for an online video interview. The interview is a one-time opportunity and applicants are strongly encouraged to prepare for the interview as if it was conducted face to face.
Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$500
Additional Information about Deposit
The deposit is due within two weeks of the receipt of the program offer letter. This non-refundable deposit holds the accepted applicant's spot in the program and is applied to their fall tuition.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2020
Cost
Total Cost of Education for In-State Students
$50000
Total Cost of Education for out of State Students
$118000
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
48
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
48
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
60%
% of WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education) applicants accepted
1%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
40%
Sex
% Male
65%
% Female 
35%
Race/Ethnicity
% Hispanic 
8%
% Asian
4%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
86%
% Declining to State 
2%
Additional information about the class profile
We give admissions preference for 2 seats to graduates from the College of Idaho, 2 seats to graduates of Idaho State University, and 2 seats to graduates of the Idaho State University Physical Therapy Assistant program that meet specific criteria. 
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