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Allen College (for class beginning in January 2023)
1825 Logan Avenue Waterloo IA 50703 United States
Phone+1 319.226.2014
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Program Description

Our blended DPT program at Allen College offers flexible distance education and hands-on on-site lab immersions to students from across the country. This unique model of learning emphasizes application and clinical reasoning skills, while our small class size ensures engagement and collaboration, easy access to faculty for both traditional and non-traditional learners.

Our program's curriculum uses innovative technology to create space in the virtual classroom for critical thinking and discussion, and our campus lab immersions bring to life classroom concepts, present chances to reason and practice, and instill skill confidence and competence all in a newly renovated facility with labs, equipment, and study areas dedicated to physical therapy education. 

To prepare students for the complex and ever-changing role of our physical therapy profession, clinical education is designed to provide student learning experiences for patients of all ages across the continuum of care in both outpatient and inpatient settings. Our program has agreements with numerous clinical facilities regionally and nationally. 

Our DPT program builds on Allen College's over 90-year tradition of recognized excellence in healthcare education. Along with learning from a diverse group of accomplished DPT faculty, our program offers students opportunities for interprofessional learning and access to resources within the parent healthcare system, UnityPoint Health one of the nation's most integrated health systems.   

Allen College is located in Waterloo, Iowa, a diverse midsize city in northeast Iowa. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls metropolitan area also has the convenience of an airport, while within driving proximity to major Midwest cities, like Des Moines, Chicago, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, and St. Louis. 

Allen College DPT Program Admission Statement:

The Allen College DPT Admissions Committee reviews many applications each admission cycle and although a record of academic performance is considered for acceptance, it does not guarantee admission into the program. The committee also considers key nonacademic factors including but limited to writing ability, communication skills, community/professional involvement, and professionalism. Evidence of strong non-academic factors are demonstrated through the applicants application such as the essay, letters of reference, and student accomplishments and experiences. This review process allows the committee to select students who not only have a strong academic record but consider those who also demonstrate the potential to become competent, caring individuals committed to their patients, community, and profession.

Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
Dual Degrees
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
Institution's Religious Affiliation
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Total cumulative deposit
Additional Information about Deposit
The deposit is due within three weeks of being notified of acceptance into the program.
Deposit Refundable?
Deposits collected on a rolling basis after offer of admission made?
Additional information about rolling deposits
The deposit is due within three weeks of being notified of acceptance into the program.
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
% of WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education) applicants accepted
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
% of CANADIAN applicants accepted
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S/non-Canadian) applicants accepted
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Additional information about the class profile
There is no preference given to applicants that reside in state or who attended specific undergraduate institutions.
Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No