HES: DPT at Creighton

Truman State University: Health and Exercise Sciences
Articulation Agreement


This agreement acts as an understanding between Creighton University School of Pharmacy and Health Professions (hereinafter “Creighton SPAHP”) and Truman State University (hereinafter “Truman”).  Effective December 15, 2003, Creighton SPAHP agrees to provide applicants with the opportunity to receive priority consideration for admission to the Physical Therapy program offered in Omaha, Nebraska.  Under this agreement, all applicants from Truman qualifying for priority consideration for admission will be guaranteed an interview pending verification of required credentials during the admission process from September 1 to January 1 of each year prior to matriculation.  Applicants wishing to apply for admission to Creighton SPAHP through this articulation who are unable to meet the specified GPA, GRE, or prerequisite requirements and/or the January 1 deadline will be reviewed on an individual basis.

Creighton SPAHP agrees to give priority consideration for admission into each first year Physical Therapy class, beginning with the year 2004 entering class, to those students from Truman who meet the following criteria:

  • Accumulate a minimum of 90 semester hours of credit by the end of the summer session prior to enrollment at Creighton SPAHP.

  • Be enrolled and complete all pre-physical therapy requirements at Truman prior to entry into the program.  Classes taken that received college credit prior to high school graduation do not make students ineligible.

  • Maintain a 3.25 cumulative grade point average on all college coursework (on a 4.0 scale).

  • Complete biology, chemistry and at least one semester of physics by the end of the semester in which application to the program is made.

  • Complete all prerequisite courses by the end of the spring semester prior to enrollment at Creighton SPAHP.

  • Achieve a minimum combined score of 1000 on quantitative and verbal parts of the GRE.

  • Have completed an interview expressing an appropriate rationale and demonstrating interpersonal skills for the study and practice of physical therapy similar to that expected of other candidates.

  • Satisfy all Creighton SPAHP admission requirements:

    • Complete an application through PTCAS, along with the Creighton supplemental application.

    • $60.00 Application fee

    • Application Statement

    • A minimum of 40 hours of observation supervised by a physical therapist

    • Three letters of recommendation (one recommendation must be from a physical therapist)

    • An official transcript from each institution the applicant has attended and/or is currently attending

    • Actively working towards completion of all prerequisites listed below

    • Submit a completed application to Creighton SPAHP by January 1 of the academic year prior to the enrollment in the professional program.

Required Prerequisites:

  1. Human Physiology-3 semester hours:

    BIOL 325 Human Physiology with Lab (4 hours);
    (or) ES 345 Introduction to Exercise Physiology (3 hours)

  2. General Biology I and II-lecture and lab, minimum of 8 semester hours:

    BIOL 107 Introductory Biology I with Lab (4 hours)
    BIOL 108 Introductory Biology II with Lab (4 hours)
    Note:  Other Animal Biology or Zoology (each with lab) courses may be substituted for those listed above

  3. General Chemistry I and II-lecture and lab, minimum of 8 semester hours:

    CHEM 130 General Chemistry I with Lab (4 hours)
    CHEM 131 General Chemistry II with Lab (4 hours)

  1. Physics I and II-lecture and lab, minimum of 8 semester hours:

    PHYS 185 College Physics I with Lab (4 hours)
    PHYS 186 College Physics II with Lab (4 hours)

  1. English (including Composition)-6 semester hours:

    ENG 190 Writing as Critical Thinking (3 hours)
    JINS 3xx Interdisciplinary Writing Enhanced Junior Seminar (3 hours)

  1. Identify their major emphasis of study and satisfactorily complete three upper-level courses (9 semester credit hours) towards that major prior to matriculation

  2. 16 of the 27 prerequisite science courses or equivalent must be completed prior to the application deadline

This agreement will remain in effect indefinitely unless terminated by either party for any reason.  Termination must come with written notice 12 months prior to effective date of termination.