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What suny schools to focus on?

diegoagudiegoagu Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
edited September 2010 in SUNY - General
Hello i am a senior in westchester county.
With a GPA of 3.4
SAt Critical reading 620
math 610
writing 640
Ive taken 4 Honor classes along with
World History AP :3
English 3AP :4
Us History AP :3
Taking this year
Literature AP
Statistics AP

I played varsity soccer 11th and 12th
indoor track 10th
Im a member of
German Club
Hispanic Coalition
National Art Society
40 Hours of community service

Child of a single mother and was born in colombia
I am interested in becoming a physical therapists or something along the lines of sports medicine
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Replies to: What suny schools to focus on?

  • sk8rmomsk8rmom Registered User Posts: 5,746 Senior Member
    Are you looking for a combined program that offers a DPT? UB and Stony Brook are the only SUNY's that offer this afaik. UB has a 6 year program (3 years of Exercise Science and then 3 years in the DPT program). Here's a link:

    SPHHP: Department of Rehabilitation Science: Doctor of Physical Therapy: Prerequisites

    I think that Cortland offers several pre-PT appropriate majors,, has an agreement with Upstate Medical for the grad portion, and would be a good choice for a smaller undergrad school. You can really go to any school for undergrad and apply to grad programs later.
  • diegoagudiegoagu Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    yes i am . or any other good pre physical programs even if they don't offer a combined program. thank you sk8r that was very helpful
  • GeneseogradGeneseograd Registered User Posts: 494 Member
    Geneseo also has a 3/3 Cooperative Program with SUNY Upstate Medical University. The program allows you to earn a DPT Degree in 6 years, rather than the typical 7 years. After 3 years of study as a Biology major at Geneseo, you transfer to Upstate for 3 years. Upon completion of one year of studies at Upstate, Geneseo awards you a BA Degree in Biology, and upon completion of 3 years at Upstate, you are awarded the DPT Degree.

    Link provided below:
    Physical Therapy (DPT) | SUNY Geneseo
  • diegoagudiegoagu Registered User Posts: 8 New Member
    thank you ill look into that
    I was thinking of applying to geneseo
    can you share any information about it?
  • GeneseogradGeneseograd Registered User Posts: 494 Member
    Checkout the SUNY Geneseo thread...I have posted a ton of information about Geneseo there. If you have any specific questions feel free to contact me.
  • sk8rmomsk8rmom Registered User Posts: 5,746 Senior Member
    That pairing with Upstate is not unique to Geneseo, they have made agreements with Brockport, ESF, Oneonta, Oswego, Lemoyne and SU as well. Basically, you would have to be apply and be accepted to both the undergrad school and Upstate now and then maintain at least a 3.3 gpa overall and in your pre-reqs in order to keep the early assurance guarantee. This is what Upstate requires to be "considered"...with limted space and agreements with so many schools in place, I have to wonder what the admitted student profile actually looks like:
    High school seniors who meet the following criteria will be considered for acceptance to the 3+3 DPT program at SUNY Upstate Medical University:

    ■SAT minimum score of 1200 (math/critical reading) or ACT score of 27
    ■High School Grade Point Average 90% or higher
    ■Four Years of Regents courses in both math and science. Honors, AP, or IB courses recommended
    ■Letter of recommendation from a Physical Therapist (if available)
    ■Observational experience in physical therapy through participation in a Health Explorers Post, New Visions Program or volunteer work

    I have some experience with early assurance programs in competive fields. My advice would be to choose a school which offers you the best guaranteed entry option (and the best chance of maintaining the required gpa) and that has other majors you'd be interested in if you change your mind. Lots of kids start in the pre-professional track and discover their true interests lie in another field. It's much simpler to change majors than to go through the whole selection/application process again!
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