Simmons University Professional Program in Physical Therapy
CNBHS Graduate Admission Office Room S332 300 The Fenway Boston MA 02115 United States
Phone+1 617.521.2605
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  • Simmons University, shared an update
    PostedMonday, August 3, 2020 at 4:45 PM
    Due to COVID-19, telehealth observation hours will be accepted for the Summer 2021 application cycle. Additionally, for any student who is unable to document a minimum of 30 observation hours by May 1 can submit a brief essay addressing the below prompts. This should be no longer than 500 words and can be emailed to snhs@simmons.edu. One of the reasons we require observation hours is for students to obtain a better understanding of the breadth of physical therapy. This will hopefully help you to gain some of this knowledge. In lieu of observation hours, please: 1) Reflect about why you desire to become a PT; 2) Research the various types of practice a PT can engage in, and describe the similarities and differences between at least 3 different practice settings. (This does not mean 3 different outpatient clinics.) Please provide references and working links to Web sites for your research; 3) Write a short paragraph about 2 things you didn't know about physical therapy or what PTs do.
    Due to COVID-19, telehealth observation hours will be accepted for the Summer 2021 application cycle. Additionally, for any student who is unable to document a minimum of 30 observation hours by May 1 can submit a brief essay addressing the below prompts. This should be no longer than 500 words and can be emailed to snhs@simmons.edu. One of the reasons we require observation hours is for students to obtain a better understanding of the breadth of physical therapy. This will hopefully help you to gain some of this knowledge. In lieu of observation hours, please: 1) Reflect about why you desire to become a PT; 2) Research the various types of practice a PT can engage in, and describe the similarities and differences between at least 3 different practice settings. (This does not mean 3 different outpatient clinics.) Please provide references and working links to Web sites for your research; 3) Write a short paragraph about 2 things you didn't know about physical therapy or what PTs do.

This page is intended for college graduates only. We DO NOT accept transfer students from other graduate DPT programs. High school students and transfer students from undergraduate institutions must contact the Simmons Office of Undergraduate Admission at 617-521-2051 for information about the freshman/transfer entry options.

Program Description
The Simmons DPT Program provides a strong foundation in evidence-based clinical practice and prepares students to become dynamic leaders in the profession. This three-year, full-time program is designed for men and women who have a college degree from another regionally accredited U.S. college or university or a post-secondary institution abroad which is recognized by the Ministry of Education in the home country.

Our real-world approach to teaching engages students as they develop professionally and academically. All of our clinical courses, starting with the fall semester of the first year, have 4 important components: lecture, skills laboratory, small group discussion (tutorial), and one day per week of integrated clinical experience (ICE). The program includes 36 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences, during the three years. Because doctoral-level practice requires an understanding of clinical research, students collaborate with faculty to either complete an independent research project or a systematic review, a comprehensive critical analysis of the evidence on a topic of their choice. DPT students attend classes both at Simmons and at Harvard Medical School, located one block away. In addition, more than 200 nationwide health care sites provide a wide of range of clinical education experience and valuable professional connections.
General
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
Yes
Dual Degrees
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
No
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
No
Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$750
Additional Information about Deposit
Deposit is non-refundable
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
02/19/2021
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
20
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
23
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
52%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
48%