Physical Therapist Education-Specific Admissions Examination Questionnaire - Respond by September 30 - Dear Program Director: The purpose of this brief survey is to determine your program's current use of standardized admissions examinations (eg, GRE) and interest in a PT-specific admissions examination. The findings from this preliminary survey will be used to inform future actions and facilitate future deliberation on this topic. In 2015, the Excellence in Physical Therapist Education Task Force recommended the following as part of a plan to adopt "a system of standardized performance-based assessments that measure student outcomes and establish benchmarks…":
The profession should support the development of a standardized admission exam for physical therapist applicants. Other doctoring health care professions currently have standardized admission examinations including: Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT), Dental Admission Test (DAT) and the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). The examination would evaluate students' knowledge of prerequisite curriculum allowing for a consistent quality of students entering a physical therapist curriculum. This process may also be used to qualify applicants for availablescholarship opportunities based of examination scores and student needs.(Recommendation 5)
Staff encourages you to review and discuss the survey with your admissions team before you complete the online form on behalf of your institution, as only one survey response per program will be considered. Only aggregate data will be reported.
Take the questionnaire now: https://apta.informz.net/informzdataservice/onlineversion/pub/bWFpbGluZ0luc3RhbmNlSWQ9NTkyNDMyNA