Hometown: Ledyard, IA
Undergrad school: University of Northern Iowa
Major/minor: Exercise Science
Class: Doctor of Physical Therapy – Class of 2015
What is your advice for prospective students?
Apply early! You can be very organized prior to the PTCAS even opening. If your Pre-PT club has a meeting on how to manage the PTCAS website – go to it! It will be extremely helpful because the process is somewhat confusing.
Things you can have ready to go before it opens:
- Have all of your volunteer hours organized! PT’s names, emails, phone numbers, and facility name, how many hours, etc.
- Previous job locations and amount of hours worked
- CONTACT your REFERENCES EARLY! – Don’t wait until PTCAS opens to contact and ask. Contact them early (even months early) so that they have a good head start. That way they are able to email their letter right when PTCAS contacts them.