NMC Transfer Guide

To: Grand Valley State University - Main Campus

Program: Physical Therapy (Grand Rapids campus)

Physical Therapy is the care and services provided by or under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist, including

  1. examining clients with physical impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities or other health-related conditions in order to determine a diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention;
  2. alleviating impairments and functional limitations by designing, implementing, and modifying therapeutic interventions;
  3. preventing injury, impairments, functional limitations and disability, including promotion and maintenance of fitness, health, and quality of life in all age groups; and
  4. engaging in consultation, education, and research.
  5. Physical Therapists are required to be licensed by the states in which they practice.

ADMISSION CRITERIA FOR PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM

Phase I

  1. Academic achievement: Students must have a minimum GPA of 3.0 in pre-professional program course requirements, and a 3.0 GPA overall. 
  2. Admission deadline is October 15.
  3. Two letters of recommendations must be submitted, one must be from a licensed physical therapist. Letters must be on university forms.
  4. Observational experience.  A minimum of 50 hours of observational experience under the supervision of a physical therapist.
  5. Abbreviated resume on university form listing educational, professional, leadership, scholarly and volunteer activities.
  6. Bachelor's degree.
  7. Official transcripts.
  8. Graduate application.

Phase II

  1. Interview with faculty.
  2. On site writing sample.

Grand Valley State University's program is a Clinical Doctorate of Physical Therapy. Students may elect any Bachelors level degree prior to starting their graduate program in P.T. Options include Bio medical science, health sciences, psychology, athletic training etc.

We strongly recommend you meet with a GVSU Advisor early in your academic career.

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

Communications

Credits

ENG 111 English Composition

4

ENG 112 English Composition

4

Humanities

Credits

GVSU World Perspective requirement (select one course here or one course under Social Science): ART 111, ART 112, ENG 241, ENG 263, ENG 271, HST 235, FRN 202, SPN 202, PHL 121, PHL 122.

Click here to select additional courses if needed from Humanities area totaling 8 credits from more than one department

8

Science/Math

Credits

BIO 115 Cell, Plant & Ecosystem Biology

4

BIO 227 Human Anatomy and Physiology I

5

BIO 228 Human Anatomy and Physiology II

5

CHM 101 Introduction to Chemistry (Pre-requisite for NMC's BIO 227)

4

MTH 121 College Algebra

4

MTH 131 Intro to Probability and Statistics

3

PHY 121 General Physics I

4

PHY 122 General Physics II

4

Social Science

Credits

PSY 101 Introduction to Psychology

3

PSY 211 Developmental Psychology

3

SOC 201 Modern Social Problems

3

GVSU World Perspective requirement (select one course here or one course under Humanities): ANT 113, GEO 109, PLS 132, PLS 211.

 

Northwestern Michigan College does not assume final responsibility for the accuracy of information on this guide. The final responsibility for the successful transfer of classes suggested on this guide rests with you and the institution you plan to transfer to. It is strongly recommended that you visit the institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.

Updated: Fall 2013

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