Carlow University
3333 Fifth Ave Pittsburgh PA 15213 USA
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    PostedMonday, March 27, 2023 at 12:44 PM

    Final deadline to apply to Carlow's DPT program is May 15!

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    Final deadline to apply to Carlow's DPT program is May 15!

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    PostedWednesday, March 22, 2023 at 12:56 PM

    Carlow's DPT Program:

    • Tuition lock
    • 1:7 Faculty to student lab ratio
    • Distinguished faculty
    • Hands on experience
    • Individualized learning

    We are still interviewing for our Fall 2023 cohort!

    www.carlow.edu/dpt

    Carlow's DPT Program:

    • Tuition lock
    • 1:7 Faculty to student lab ratio
    • Distinguished faculty
    • Hands on experience
    • Individualized learning

    We are still interviewing for our Fall 2023 cohort!

    www.carlow.edu/dpt

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    PostedTuesday, March 21, 2023 at 1:26 PM

    *Lock in your tuition

    Incoming (Fall 2023) PT students are eligible to lock in their per-credit tuition rate for their whole program duration as long as they are continually enrolled in the PT program.

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    *Lock in your tuition

    Incoming (Fall 2023) PT students are eligible to lock in their per-credit tuition rate for their whole program duration as long as they are continually enrolled in the PT program.

    https://www.carlow.edu/wp-content/uploads/2022/06/tuition-fees.pdf

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    PostedWednesday, February 22, 2023 at 10:40 AM

    Carlow's DPT program has one of the smallest student to faculty ratios in the country - 1:7!

    Submit your verified application on PTCAS and receive an interview within 2 weeks.

    Text me with questions: 412-910-1095

    Carlow's DPT program has one of the smallest student to faculty ratios in the country - 1:7!

    Submit your verified application on PTCAS and receive an interview within 2 weeks.

    Text me with questions: 412-910-1095

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    PostedWednesday, February 15, 2023 at 9:24 AM

    HEALTHCARE TEAM MODEL: Learn and discuss with aspiring nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, physician assistants, and speech-language pathologists. In the field, this is referred to as interprofessional collaboration, and Carlow has uniquely built it in to your learning to enhance your career-readiness.

    https://www.carlow.edu/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/carlow-university-dpt-flyer.pdf

    HEALTHCARE TEAM MODEL: Learn and discuss with aspiring nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, physician assistants, and speech-language pathologists. In the field, this is referred to as interprofessional collaboration, and Carlow has uniquely built it in to your learning to enhance your career-readiness.

    https://www.carlow.edu/wp-content/uploads/2022/09/carlow-university-dpt-flyer.pdf

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    PostedThursday, February 9, 2023 at 11:49 AM

    Incoming (Fall 2023) PT students are eligible to lock in their per-credit tuition rate for their whole program duration as long as they are continually enrolled in the PT program.

    www.carlow.edu/dpt

    Incoming (Fall 2023) PT students are eligible to lock in their per-credit tuition rate for their whole program duration as long as they are continually enrolled in the PT program.

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    PostedWednesday, February 8, 2023 at 11:30 AM
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    PostedTuesday, February 7, 2023 at 1:32 PM

    Choose Carlow's DPT Program

    • Sharpen your technical and non-technical skills for healthcare practice
    • Learn in a healthcare team-based model (interprofessional collaboration)
    • Gain clinical experiences in Pittsburgh, around the U.S. and internationally
    • Lock in your tuition for all 8 semesters

    www.carlow.edu/dpt

    Choose Carlow's DPT Program

    • Sharpen your technical and non-technical skills for healthcare practice
    • Learn in a healthcare team-based model (interprofessional collaboration)
    • Gain clinical experiences in Pittsburgh, around the U.S. and internationally
    • Lock in your tuition for all 8 semesters

    www.carlow.edu/dpt

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    PostedThursday, January 19, 2023 at 4:03 PM
    Need help completing your application - text us at 412.910.1095! We are still interviewing for the Fall 2023 cohort!
    Need help completing your application - text us at 412.910.1095! We are still interviewing for the Fall 2023 cohort! Read Less
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    PostedTuesday, January 10, 2023 at 11:49 AM
    Join us for an opportunity to connect with faculty and current students about the DPT program at Carlow University next Tuesday, January 17, 2023 from 7-7:30 PM EST Register here: https://admissions.carlow.edu/register/?id=c78a15ec-3b97-4489-9cba-fd9f03db1e3f
    Join us for an opportunity to connect with faculty and current students about the DPT program at Carlow University next Tuesday, January 17, 2023 from 7-7:30 PM EST Register here: https://admissions.carlow.edu/register/?id=c78a15ec-3b97-4489-9cba-fd9f03db1e3f Read Less
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Per CAPTE: "This program has begun the process toward accreditation by submitting an Application for Candidacy. A review of the Application for Candidacy is scheduled and a determination on candidacy is anticipated prior to their stated matriculation date. Submission of an Application for Candidacy does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved."

Should the program not obtain Candidate for Accreditation status and not be eligible to admit students, applicants to the program will not be refunded the PTCAS application fee paid to apply to the program.

"This page is intended for college transfer students and graduates ONLY. High school students MUST contact the institution directly for information about the guaranteed freshman-entry program. Do not apply using PTCAS."

Program Description

Carlow Physical Therapy program mission statement

Carlow physical therapy program strives to develop evidence-informed, critically-thinking, skilled practitioners and leaders who advocate for healthcare equity for all, serve their communities with empathy and compassion, and actively contribute to creating a just and merciful world.

 

Carlow Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Description

Become a competent and confident practitioner and health professional leader through Carlow University???s Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

You will join a diverse group of aspiring physical therapists on a journey through our carefully designed curriculum that provides equal emphasis on the habits of the head (cognitive knowledge), hand (clinical skills), and heart (professional formation/responsibilities). It is well documented that historically, the health professions??? education has placed emphasis on the habits of the head and hand (technical skill) but have lagged in the habits of the heart (non-technical skills). At Carlow, we believe that the non-technical skills are equally essential to your health professional training as the technical skills. It is the training in the habits of the heart that will allow you to act above and beyond your technical responsibilities and advocate for your patients. 

As part of your training, you will participate in 4, full time clinical experiences in a variety of healthcare settings (hospitals, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation centers, sports medicine, pediatrics). Our clinical partners are both local and throughout the United States.

Program length: 8 semesters/33 months (including summer)

Total Credits: 115

Clinical Education weeks: 36 weeks

Number of Clinical Rotations: 4 (two, 6 weeks and two, 12 weeks)

Class size: 28

Intake: Fall only

Curriculum Guide

Curricular highlights - Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

  1. Receive a well-rounded, employable healthcare education: With an equal emphasis on the technical and non-technical skills of healthcare practice along with the healthcare team-based, collaborative courses, you will be prepared to practice PT in a variety of healthcare settings.
  2. Learn in a team-based, healthcare model: You will take several courses with aspiring nurse practitioners, occupational therapists, physician assistants, speech-language pathologists, and MBA students which will directly prepare you for collaborative practice.
  3. Practice in a simulation lab: You will build confidence in your clinical skill through life-like scenarios in our hospital and ICU simulation lab
  4. Become proficient through clinical and field experiences: You may choose a location on Carlow???s campus, which provides access to a range of age groups, locally in Pittsburgh or internationally at one of our partner sites. All provide unique opportunities for you to fine-tune your clinical skills in real-world settings.
  5. Build your resume while in graduate school: Through our dedicated teaching/learning lab, you will have the opportunity to offer pro-bono services for those in our local community. Not only will this build your resume but provide unique and valuable clinical experiences to elevate your skill.
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
Institution's Religious Affiliation
Catholic
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Additional information about interviews

The sooner you apply, the sooner you receive a decision from us. Applications will be reviewed within 2 weeks and, for qualified applicants, an interview will be granted within a month. Acceptance decision will be shared within a month after interview is completed.

Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$$500
Deposit Refundable?
Yes
Additional Information about Refunds
Only if the program did not achieve candidacy status to launch the program in Fall 2023.
Deposits collected on a rolling basis after offer of admission made?
Yes
Cost
Total Cost of Education for In-State Students
$113726
Total Cost of Education for out of State Students
$113726
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
28
Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No
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