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University of South Dakota Department of Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Department 414 E. Clark Street Sanford Coyote Sports Center room A375A Vermillion SD 57069 United States
Phone+1 605.658.6356
Public
CAPTE Accredited
Supplemental Requirements
Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$35
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Description of supplemental materials required
In addition to the PTCAS online application, all applicants are required to apply to the USD Graduate School by paying a $35 application fee. In order to submit the application fee, please use the link below and select USD Graduate Application Fee ($35.00).
Deadline for Submission of Supplemental Materials
12/01/2022
Link to supplemental forms or instructions
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Is GRE Required?
Yes
Your program's GRE codes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7814
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
07/31/2017
Minimum and average GRE scores
Verbal reasoning % score
39%
Quantitative reasoning % score
39%
Analytical writing % score
52%
Reference Requirements
Physical Therapist-1
Applicant must send one reference from this specific type of evaluator
Physical Therapist-2
Evaluator type accepted
Professor in Major
Evaluator type accepted
Professor
Evaluator type accepted
Academic
Evaluator type accepted
Supervisor/Employer
Evaluator type accepted
Teaching Assistant
Evaluator type accepted
PTA
Evaluator type accepted
Pre-PT Advisor
Evaluator type accepted
Politician
Evaluator type accepted
Health Care Professional
Evaluator type accepted
Friend
Evaluator type not accepted
Family Member
Evaluator type not accepted
Co-worker
Evaluator type accepted
Clergy
Evaluator type accepted
Other
Evaluator type accepted
Number of references required by program
3
Additional information about program's reference requirements
At least one reference must be from a physical therapist. It is recommended that the other two be from an instructor/professor, employer/supervisor, or a second physical therapist. 
PT Observation Hours
Information about your PT requirements
PT observation hours due on application deadline. Applicants are encouraged to observe in a variety of settings with particular attention to rural settings. All observation hours must be verified through PTCAS either electronically or via upload of a signed document.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - a licensed PT must verify hours w/ signed form uploaded or online via PTCAS
Total number of PT Hours REQUIRED
50
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
12/01/2022
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered
GPA Requirements
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.20
3.79
Program-specific prerequisite
3.20
3.70
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
If a prerequisite course was repeated, the highest grade earned in the prerequisite content area will be used in calculation of the prerequisite 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, Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens, Other non-citizens (e.g., refugees)
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
All foreign transcripts must be evaluated for US equivalency.