Indiana Wesleyan University
4201 South Washington Street Marion IN 46953 United States
Phone+1 765.677.3775
Private
CAPTE Candidate
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This program has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.

Program Description

Move toward a fulfilling career in the unique Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Indiana Wesleyan University. Our DPT program is dedicated to the development of autonomous practitioners, motivated through faith, who can effect change toward healthy outcomes for the individual, and the local, regional, national and global community through service, leadership, advocacy and exemplary, evidence-based clinical practice. 

Check out our website at https://www.indwes.edu/adult-graduate/programs/doctor-of-physical-therapy/ for more information. There you will see options to sign up for a Virtual Open House or submit your unofficial transcript for review and suggestions for strengthening your application. Or contact us at Physical.Therapy@indwes.edu to ask any specific questions. 

Our Program Distinctives include:

  • Christ-Centered- Our program's learning culture promotes and facilitates Christian professional values & attitudes.
  • Required Academic Global Experience - An interprofessional global health care experience with OTD students is included in the tuition at no additional cost to the student. 
  • Coordinated Integrated Curriculum - Our curriculum is carefully integrated to build on prior courses and life experiences as well as early integrated patient experiences.
  • Early Integrated Clinical Experiences - Our students gain clinical and community experiences in every term, starting with the first trimester.
  • - Senior mentor/ Inspire program - Students are paired with a local senior citizen who has been screened to provide skills practice opportunities, spiritual and emotional support and celebrate student success. 

Due to our strength as the largest private University in the state of Indiana, IWU has access to classroom and lab resources that are unrivaled in our region.  At Indiana Wesleyan University, students learn in unique state-of-the-art facilities and lab spaces, including a well-equipped sensory-based pediatric lab, and an anatomy and neuroanatomy cadaver lab outfitted with media-based technologies.  Our human motion and musculoskeletal labs include XSensor?? pressure mapping technology utilized for assessing and managing seating systems and a Dynavision2?? machine to evaluate and treat visual motor integration.  Additionally, we have an entire three-bedroom ???ADL House??? offering students hands-on, realistic opportunities to develop assessment and training skills in environmental modifications, functional mobility and transfers, adaptive equipment, and improving skills to perform activities of daily living.  We have the only lab in an OT educational program in Indiana with a Bertec?? computerized dynamic posturography machine for evaluating and addressing balance and mobility issues.  Finally, we have a state-of-the-art human motion capture laboratory utilizing 14 interconnected high-speed cameras which produces three-dimensional models of human movement patterns.

The DPT program is privileged to be part of the School of Health Sciences at Indiana Wesleyan University. As the largest private University in the state of Indiana as well as the largest institution in the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU), IWU???s classroom and laboratory resources are outstanding.  DPT students will learn in unique state-of-the-art facilities and lab spaces, including an anatomy cadaver lab outfitted with media-based technologies. Along with OTD students, our students will utilize human motion and musculoskeletal labs include XSensor?? pressure mapping technology utilized for assessing and managing seating systems and a Dynavision2?? machine to evaluate and treat visual motor integration. The state-of-the-art human motion capture laboratory with 14 interconnected high-speed cameras to produces three-dimensional models of human movement patterns will be used in coursework and research.  Further, we have one of a very few Bertec?? computerized dynamic posturography systems in Indiana for evaluating and addressing balance and mobility issues.  Finally, we have an entire three-bedroom ???ADL House??? offering students hands-on, realistic opportunities to develop assessment and training skills in environmental modifications, functional mobility and transfers, adaptive equipment, and improving skills to facilitate patient performance of activities of daily living. 

Check out our website at https://www.indwes.edu/adult-graduate/programs/doctor-of-physical-therapy/ for more information. There you will see options to sign up for a Virtual Open House or submit your unofficial transcript for review and suggestions for strengthening your application. Or contact us at Physical.Therapy@indwes.edu to ask any specific questions. 

Our Program Representative, Kurtis Lewis, is happy to work with you individually to complete your application. He can be reached at Kurtis.Lewis@indwes.edu .


 

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
Institution's Religious Affiliation
A Christian comprehensive university of the Wesleyan Church.
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Additional information about interviews

Qualified applicants will be invited to an interview session, dependent on the date their completed application is received. There are three interview sessions; in November, January, and March. If the cohort size is filled prior to the March interview date, that final session may be canceled. Applicants are encouraged to apply early. Interviews are in a group format and, though an applicant may request a later interview session if one is available, no individual sessions will be held. Interview sessions will also include an opportunity to interact with faculty, other applicants and current students as well as see our classrooms and extensive resources.

Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$$500.00
Additional Information about Deposit
A deposit is required to reserve your place in the Cohort. These funds will be applied toward your tuition in the first term of study.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2022
Cost
Total Cost of Education for In-State Students
$99000
Total Cost of Education for out of State Students
$99000
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
36
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
22
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
45%
% of WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education) applicants accepted
0%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
65%
% of CANADIAN applicants accepted
0%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S/non-Canadian) applicants accepted
0%
Sex
% Male
32%
% Female 
68%
% Declining to State
0%
Race/Ethnicity
% Hispanic 
10%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
18%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
68%
% Declining to State 
4%
Additional information about the class profile
Applicants who are currently enrolled or graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University will automatically be granted an interview without being ranked. This also applies to students from Taylor University with whom the program has an articulation agreement. To be eligible, students must have completed at least 2/3rds of their undergraduate credits from IWU or TU.
Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No
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Founded1920
Employees500 to 3000
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