The University of Findlay

Information about Physical Therapist program at The University of Findlay




The University of Findlay (A1, A2, A4, A6, D5, E3, F3, PR)

Last Updated by Program: 09/23/2002
Address:   Physical Therapy Program
The University of Findlay
1000 North Main Street
Findlay, OH 45840
Phone:   (419)434-4863
Fax:   (419)434-4336
Admissions/Student Inquiry Phone:   (419)434-4863
Financial Aid Phone:   (419)434-4792
Web Address:
Program E-mail:
Robert Frampton, PT, DHCE
Program Director
  Accreditor:   Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
  Carnegie Classification:   Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
  Date of Initial Accreditation:   Bachelor's degree, April 1997 (no longer offered) Master's degree, May 2000
  Current Accreditation Status:   Accreditation
  Next Visit   2006
  Five Year History:   Accreditation
DEGREE CONFERRED: Master of Physical Therapy
The weekend physical therapy program at The University of Findlay is designed for physical therapist assistants who wish to earn a Master of Physical Therapy degree. It is offered through our Weekend College, with classes meeting every other weekend. The program is 2.5 years in length and includes summers. The curriculum is based on adult learning concepts and emphasizes critical thinking, problem solving, and self-directed lifelong learning. Students must be self-motivated and able to assume responsibility for their own learning experiences.
Students enrolled in the program are required to work as physical therapist assistants a minimum of 40 hours per month as a complement to their course work. This provides the opportunity for integrated clinical assignments. In addition, students complete four full-time, 6-week clinical experiences in acute care, sub-acute care/rehabilitation, outpatient, and a specialty area. These are completed at the end of the professional curriculum. Sites for clinical experiences are located throughout the United States.
There are seven full-time and four part-time faculty members teaching in the weekend physical therapy program at The University of Findlay. Of the full-time faculty members 71% hold post professional doctoral degrees; 43% are certified as clinical specialists; and 71% are engaged in clinical practice. The faculty to student ratio is 1:8.7.
The University of Findlay has a total enrollment of approximately 4,500 students. The weekend physical therapy program enrolls a maximum of 32 students in each class for a total enrollment of 96 students in the program.
In order to be eligible to apply to the weekend physical therapy program at The University of Findlay, each applicant must be a graduate of an accredited physical therapist assistant program, have a baccalaureate degree, have one year of work experience as a physical therapist assistant, and have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in the last 64 hours of undergraduate study. In addition, students must complete prerequisite course work including eight semester hours in each: human anatomy and physiology, basic physics, and general chemistry as well as three semester hours in elementary statistics. The application deadline for the physical therapy program is May 15. Candidates are notified of their status at the end of July. Course work begins the first weekend in January. 62% of qualified applicants are admitted to the program (3-year average).
93.61% of admitted students graduate from the program (3-year average).
Tuition and fees for the 2002-03 academic school for in-state and out-of-state students is $442 per semester hour. The cost for books averages $150 per term. For information related to financial aid opportunities, please contact 419/434-4792.
The University of Findlay is known for its entrepreneurial approach to education, offering programs designed to prepare students for careers in the twenty-first century. The university is located in Findlay, Ohio, a small city situated 45 miles south of Toledo on I-75. With a population of 39,000, the city offers the safe and friendly environment of a small town, combined with opportunities for employment, shopping, and recreation. Founded in 1882 by the Churches of God, General Conference, and the City of Findlay, The University of Findlay has a tradition of providing personalized education services with close interaction between professors and students for over 100 years. Student opportunities include: 26 intercollegiate sports, intramural athletics, more than 50 student organizations, as well as theatre, art, vocal and instrumental music programs.