Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 
    Apr 12, 2024  
Undergraduate Catalog 2015-16 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Physical Therapy (Castleton/Sage Graduate School 4+3 Cooperative Degree) (DPT)

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Contact: Professor Peter Kimmel, Natural Sciences Department

Castleton offers this degree program in conjunction with Sage Graduate School, Troy, NY. Students will complete a bachelor's degree from Castleton, including the courses specified below, and will be granted preferred acceptance (based on space available) to the three-year clinical Doctor of Physical Therapy program (DPT) at Sage.

Specific program requirements:

1. Complete a baccalaureate degree program at Castleton

Students may choose from any of Castleton's baccalaureate programs, but we recommend that pre-PT students consider majoring in Biology, Exercise Science, Health Science, or Athletic Training.

3. Attain a science GPA of 3.25 or better

(in Human Anatomy and Physiology, Microbiology, Chemistry, and Physics.)

4. Attain an overall GPA of 3.25 or better

5. Obtain a positive recommendation from Castleton's pre-health professional faculty

Admission to Sage Graduate School:

Castleton students who complete the above requirements will be eligible for:

  • Preferred acceptance (based on space available) into Sage's DPT program,
  • Waiver of Sage Graduate School application fee,
  • Early acceptance (for students who submit applications through the PTCAS early decision process in the summer before their senior year),
  • Advisement to coordinate undergraduate electives and coursework to address DPT program prerequisites, and
  • Opportunity to apply early for graduate assistantships.

To qualify for preferred acceptance to the DPT program, students agree to the following:

By August 15* of the year preceding graduation from Castleton:

1. Submit a completed PTCAS application (www.ptcas.org) following Early Decision Procedures, including:

a. Official transcripts

b. Two (2) letters of recommendation, one of which must be academic

c. Clinical Observation Hours Documentation (minimum 40 hours, preferably in at least 2 settings)

d. Current resume

e. Essay

*This date is determined by PTCAS and is subject to change each year. Please visit www.ptcas.org for the most current deadline date.

2. Submit the supplemental document form (DPT Academic and Technical Program Standards Statement) to the PT Department.  Forms can be found at www.sage.edu/academics/health_sciences/programs/dpt/admission/

     Mail to:  Carrie Knepp, PT Department
                   The Sage Colleges
                   65 First Street
                   Troy, NY 12180

3. E-mail the PT Department (sagept@sage.edu) indicating that their application has been submitted to PTCAS according to Castleton's articulation agreement.

Within 30 days of acceptance to Sage:

4. Submit official transcripts from all higher education institutions attended to the PT Department at the address above.

5. Make enrollment deposit of $200 (non-refundable, but will be applied toward graduate tuition).

Upon graduation from Castleton:

6. Submit final transcripts documenting completion of undergraduate degree and PT program prerequisite courses to the PT Department at the address above.

While interviews are no longer required, Sage encourages students to visit campus and meet with a representative of the PT program prior to submitting an application to PTCAS.  Please contact Carrie Knepp at sagept@sage.edu to schedule a visit or ask questions about Sage's PT program.


-The above requirements and procedures are reviewed every two years and subject to change without notice-

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