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Congratulations on your acceptance to Concordia University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program!
Now that you have been accepted, please complete and submit the list of items below. You can also view all phases in this printable checklist.
After January 1, 2017 you are eligible to apply for financial aid. To apply, complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and choose Concordia, St. Paul using the code 002347.
Accepted students are required to submit a $300 tuition deposit by March 1, 2017.
*Follow these steps to submit your $300 tuition deposit online:
A final, official transcript showing degree completion must be received by the Office of Admissions at least one week prior to your program start date.
Please complete and submit the Health History form by May 1, 2017.
Minnesota State law requires proof of immunization. You will not be allowed to enroll until the required documentation has been submitted. Please complete and submit the immunization form by May 1, 2017.
To finalize your admission into the DPT program, please sign and submit the Letter of Intent (LOI) by March 1, 2017.
Your LOI was mailed along with your acceptance letter.
Completed LOI’s can be returned to Concordia by mail or can be scanned and emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Submit completed materials to Concordia:
Office of Admissions, DPT Program
1282 Concordia Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55104
or email: email@example.com
You probably still have some questions. Don’t worry, Leah Martin is here to be responsive to the questions or concerns you may have as you continue on your enrollment process. You can reach Leah by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Items below must be completed between May 1 – August 15, 2017.
(Please contact Jen Menke at email@example.com with questions)
Place your order for Package OF68 using your Concordia L number (L00…). Please note that the Castle Branch account lists ALL requirements from Phases II-III, but you are only responsible for completing the Phase II requirements before August 15, 2017.
You will be required to complete a Background Check (national and county) through Castle Branch, enter all pertinent information and follow prompts to complete.
You will also be required to complete a MNDHSnet Background check (state). Please review the NetStudy Instructions and the Applicant Background Study Instructions/Notice of Privacy Practices and contact Jen Menke (firstname.lastname@example.org) to schedule individual times to complete the MNDHS Background Study requirements no later than June 15.
You will be required to upload all immunizations and positive titers into Castle Branch for approval. Please follow the instructions outlined by Castle Branch on the following:
You are required to have health insurance to participate in clinical activities. If you already have insurance, copy your insurance card (front and back) or receipt and upload to Castle Branch. Proof of health insurance will need to be submitted annually.
The Affordable Health Care Act requires that everyone has health insurance and provides access to coverage. With this change to the law, Concordia University also expects that all students carry health insurance. It is the student’s responsibility to provide payment or insurance for any physical or mental health medical needs.
Concordia University assumes no liability for student illness or injury and no responsibility for medical bills and/or services contracted for by students. It is the responsibility of the student to carry the insurance card at all times to have available in case of illness or injury.
Students and families that are concerned about health insurance should know that the Affordable Care Act requires everyone to have health insurance. There are many options available to students, including, being covered on their parent’s policy until age 26 or purchasing coverage through an insurance exchange. The insurance exchange is an online resource where you can find information about different health plans and coverage. Https://www.healthcare.gov/ is the federal insurance exchange. Residents of Minnesota can look under https://www.mnsure.org/ where you can access the cost for each plan and enroll or find out whether you qualify for financial assistance based on annual income.
A physical exam must be done within one year of entering the program and be “within normal limits” in all areas. If not, the student must have documentation regarding any treatments, medicines, plans to follow, limitations, etc. If a student’s physical exam status changes, they must seek treatment and provide the Program Director and Director of Clinical Education with the necessary documentation noting any limitations. Fulfilling this Student Health Record will require an appointment with your healthcare provider for a physical and immunization updates. If seeing a new healthcare provider, you should bring your immunization records with you. It is suggested that you bring this letter and the Health History Form with you to your appointment. If your employer has a physical on file not over a year old, this is fine, send a copy.
Items below must be completed between August 15 – September 15, 2017.
(Please contact Jen Menke at email@example.com with questions)
Students must have a documented annual flu shot for the upcoming flu season. This must be administered prior to students going into the clinic and documentation of the vaccination must include: supplier, batch, and that it is specifically for the upcoming flu season. This must be uploaded into Castle Branch.
Students are required to complete training modules via the CSP Training system on HIPAA, OSHA and Blood Borne Pathogens, and Diversity on Campus. The DCE will provide links to students to complete these courses during the first full week of classes. These courses must be completed and certificates uploaded into Castle Branch.
Students are required to review the CSP Student and Clinical Education Handbooks during their orientation week. A signature form, indicating acknowledgement of this must be signed and uploaded to Castle Branch.
Students in the DPT program are required to complete CPR/AED Training for Health Professionals through the American Heart Association. This will take place within the Clinical Seminar I course, prior to going into any clinic setting. There will be a course fee associated. Students must upload their certification of completion into Castle Branch. Students will renew their training at the end of their 2nd year in the Clinical Seminar III course.
Classes begin on Monday, August 28, 2017.
*Please note: Fall break is only for undergraduate students
Students enrolling at Concordia must have access to a computer that meets Concordia University’s technology requirements. An acceptable device is one that has connectivity on a high speed internet network, is capable of running a supported operating system and features both a webcam and microphone. Most devices sold within the last two years will meet these requirements.
Concordia is one of the first universities to partner with Microsoft to license Microsoft Office for all students. This software will be available at no cost to students and the license allows installation on up to five devices owned by the student.
You’ll be spending a lot of time on campus as a Physical Therapy Student. Quite a few students find having a meal plan helpful so you can simply stop at the coffee shop or Winget Student Life Center to grab a meal in between classes and studying.
Determine the accommodations that may be available to you at Concordia by contacting Student Accessibility Services at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit Concordia’s Student Accessibility Services webpage for more information.