Date of Award
Physical Therapy (M.S.)
The purpose of this study was to determine how informed pre-P.T. students at G.V.S.U. are about the admission criteria for the P.T. program. A qualitative design was used.
Twenty pre-P.T. students from G.V.S.U. participated in the survey portion of this study. Eight of these students participated in follow-up interviews.
The survey was used to collect information regarding knowledge of admission requirements and sources of information. A personal interview was used to further probe and clarify survey responses. Data was analyzed to identify common themes.
Results indicate that academic advisors for pre-P.T. students at G.V.S.U. are not used as a major source of information. Students are fairly accurate in their knowledge of basic application and admission procedures, but are less knowledgeable about specific criteria such as the weighting of grades and the interview.
Randolph, Kerry and Wieber, Beth, "Knowledge of Pre-Physical Therapy Students Regarding Admission Criteria at Grand Valley State University" (1997). Masters Theses. 321.