University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
1125 North College Avenue University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Northwest Campus Fayetteville AR 72703 United States
Phone+1 479.713.8600
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Program Description

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences offers a Doctorate of Physical Therapy located at the UAMS Northwest Campus in the heart of Fayetteville, Arkansas. This program is a 34 month long full-time format enrolling 24 students each August. The curriculum uses the flipped classroom concept, with many lectures delivered electronically to the students. Class and lab time are devoted to integration of material and problem solving. In-class sessions involve team-based learning and interprofessional learning experiences.

The campus offers state-of-the-art library and clinical simulation facilities, and a student-led interprofessional clinic. Programs at the campus are designed to promote inter-professional learning and clinical experiences between students in the UAMS Colleges of Health Professions, Medicine, Pharmacy, and Nursing. Faculty and students will have ongoing patient contact, beginning in the first month of the curriculum at the on-site outpatient therapy clinic and State Veteran's Home. In year 2 of the program, students work in the on-site, student-led, interprofessional pro bono clinic.

Our program is considered a lock-step curriculum, in which each semester's content is coordinated across all courses and each semester builds upon the previous semester's knowledge base. 

UAMS DPT students complete 121 credits of coursework, including 36 weeks of full-time clinical internships. Upon completion of the degree requirements, students are awarded a Doctorate in Physical Therapy.

To learn more about changes our admission processes due to COVID-19 please visit our website.

More information is available on our website, including pre-recorded info sessions and department tours. http://healthprofessions.uams.edu/programs/physical-therapy/

General
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
No
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?
Yes
Additional information about interviews

Chosen applicants will be invited for an in-person interview on December 2nd or December 3rd, 2021. Any changes to this due to COVID19 or other issues will be listed on our website https://healthprofessions.uams.edu/programs/physical-therapy/

Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$500
Additional Information about Deposit
Deposit required upon accepting an offer of admission to the program and is applied directly to tuition upon matriculation. Deposit is forfeited if candidate withdraws.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/03/2022
Cost
Total Cost of Education for In-State Students
$79234
Total Cost of Education for out of State Students
$109234
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
24
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
24
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
37.5%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
62.5%
Sex
% Male
17%
% Female 
83%
Race/Ethnicity
% American Indian/Alaskan Native
4%
% Asian
17%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
4%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
67%
% Two or More Races 
8%
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