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Air Force accepting physical therapist applications

RANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE, Texas -- The Air Force is accepting applications until Nov. 21 for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, which begins October 2009 at the Health Science Center at Fort Sam Houston, Texas.

Only active-duty Airmen who possess a baccalaureate degree, or those who are in the final semester prior to receiving a degree that includes this program's prerequisites, may apply. Applicants must also meet medical qualifications for appointment as an officer.

The selection board is scheduled to convene at the Air Force Personnel Center here in December. Send completed applications to HQ AFPC/DPAMW, 550 C Street West, Suite 27, Randolph AFB TX 78150-4729. Incomplete applications or those received after the cutoff date will be returned and will not meet the selection board.

Eligible applicants must:

-- have scored 1,000 or higher on the Graduate Record Examination with a minimum score of 450 on the verbal portion. The GRE must have been completed within four years of the selection board date;

-- complete voluntary observation hours in a physical therapy clinic. Completion of 100 observation hours in a variety of clinical practice settings is the recommended minimum; and

-- hold a minimum overall undergraduate grade point average of 3.1 on a 4.0 scale and a 3.1 GPA or better on all required prerequisites.

All prerequisite courses must have been completed within 10 years of the initial semester of the program. Qualified applicants should call DSN 665-2775 or (210) 565-2775 for applications.

For more information on program prerequisites, including required course work and application procedures, visit the AFPC "Ask" website; search for "Baylor." Additional prerequisite information is available at http://www.baylor.edu/graduate/pt.