Elon’s School of Health Sciences welcomed two new classes of graduate students to the university community this week.
The three-year, full-time Doctor of Physical Therapy program enrolled 47 students. The 27-month, full-time Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program enrolled 38 students. Admission for both programs is highly selective.
The class of 47 students represents undergraduate institutions such as the University of Virginia, Clemson, Howard University, The Ohio State University and Elon University. Enrolling students average 23-years-old and come from 15 states including New Jersey, California, Oklahoma and Hawaii. These students have an average undergraduate GPA of 3.65 and GRE score of 304.
Elon’s DPT program has built a reputation for excellence. This summer, the program was reaccredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy (CAPTE) and was commended for its Self-study Report. The Department of Physical Therapy Education was created in 1996 offering a master’s degree, and enrolled its first doctoral students in 2003.
The class of 38 students represents undergraduate institutions such as Calvin College, UNC Chapel Hill, the University of Florida and Wake Forest University. The students, averaging 26 years old, have a variety of health care experiences totaling about 4,100 hours each. Their average undergraduate GPA is 3.70 and GRE score is 309. Enrolling students come from 15 states including Arizona, Kentucky, New York and Virginia.
The Class of 2019 is the fifth class for Elon’s Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program which enrolled the charter class in January 2013. In August, the program achieved a major milestone with recognition and continued accreditation by The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant, the national accrediting body.