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ADMISSION DATES

Summer 2021 Semester Start

Priority Application Deadline:

March 1, 2021

Final Application Deadline:

April 5, 2021

The semester begins :

May 3, 2021

Fall 2021 Semester Start

Priority Application Deadline:

June 28, 2021

Final Application Deadline:

August 2, 2021

The semester begins :

August 30, 2021

MASTER’S DEGREES

We have a selection of master’s degrees for future or current health professionals including a PA program, a speech-language pathology program, counseling programs, and more.

DOCTORAL DEGREES

We offer doctoral degrees including a PhD, clinical doctorates, an entry-level physical therapy program, and more.

CERTIFICATES

We offer certificates for academic credit for health professionals in a range of fields. Specialize further in your subject area of choice.

CONTINUING EDUCATION

RMUoHP offers an entire continuing education platform. Choose from continuing education courses, workshops, webinars, and events for a variety of healthcare professionals.

ADMISSIONS TEAM

Anna Bessey

Anna Bessey headshotAcademic Programs

* Doctor of Medical Science
* Doctor of Occupational Therapy
* Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy

 

Erik Kubina

Academic Programs

* Master of Science in Athletic Training Practice
* PhD
* Doctor of Speech-Language Therapy

 

Krystal Fullmer

Krystal Bush headshotAcademic Programs

* Psychiatric Mental Health NP Certificate
* Doctor of Nursing Practice
* Family NP Certificate

Jeff Tolley

Jeff Tolley headshotAcademic Programs

* Doctor of Physical Therapy

 

Kaylee Barrus

Kaylee Barfuss headshotAcademic Programs

* Masters in Physician Assistant Studies
* Master of Science in School Counseling
* Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling

 

Nate Adamson

Krystal Bush headshotAcademic Programs

* Master of Science in Medical Speech-Language Pathology
* Master of Science Health Science

ADMISSIONS TEAM

Anna Bessey headshot

Anna Bessey

Academic Programs

* Doctor of Medical Science
* Doctor of Occupational Therapy
* Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy

 

Anna Bessey headshot

Erik Kubina

Academic Programs

* Master of Science in Athletic Training Practice
* PhD
* Doctor of Speech-Language Therapy

 

 

Krystal Bush headshot

Krystal Fullmer

Academic Programs

* Psychiatric Mental Health NP Certificate
* Doctor of Nursing Practice
* Family NP Certificate

 

Jeff Tolley headshot

Jeff Tolley

Academic Programs

* Doctor of Physical Therapy

 

Kaylee Barfuss headshot

Kaylee Barrus

Academic Programs

* Masters in Physician Assistant Studies
* Master of Science in School Counseling
* Master of Science in Mental Health Counseling

 

 

Krystal Bush headshot

Nate Adamson

Academic Programs

* Master of Science in Medical Speech-Language Pathology
* Master of Science Health Science

 

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ADMISSIONS EXPERIENCE

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ADMISSIONS EXPERIENCE

Admission Advisors are subject matter experts. Each is well versed in admission requirements, program outcomes, curriculum content, and educational models. Our priority is to emulate and practice institutional core values with the student in mind. The mission and vision of Admissions are synonymous with the Institution.

After the prospective student’s initial inquiry, Admissions could make multiple attempts via phone, text, and email to schedule the first advising meeting. During this initial meeting, the Advisor will explore the following with the prospective student:

  • Eligibility
  • Highest degree earned
  • Professional and academic goals
  • Work setting
  • Years of Professional experience

After the first advising meeting and in collaboration with the prospective student’s needs, the Advisor facilitates other connections with alumni, current students, faculty, program leadership, and financial services. This is done so that the prospective student can voice questions and concerns if any.

In addition to these and other outreach efforts, Admissions could invite prospective students to attend multiple information sessions about the program thus affording them additional opportunities to learn and explore.

For each applicant, an Admissions Coordinator is assigned. The Admissions Coordinator will manage the application process and communicate directly with the applicant weekly. The applicant will be informed of milestones and will know the admissions decision from the program’s Admission Selection Committee after all the application components have been completed.

If accepted, the applicant will be given a fixed time to respond with their decision. During the enrollment process, the Admissions Advisor and Admissions Coordinator work together to successfully onboard the new student. Multiple check-ins are scheduled to ensure student success.

APPLICATION PROCESS

Student works on her laptop APPLICATION PROCESS

Application Process – Post Professional

  • Complete online application
  • Once submitted, a designated Admissions Coordinator will process your application, add any supplemental documents (letters of recommendation, transcripts) that may have arrived on your behalf to your student file and email you with confirmation of receipt. In this email, the coordinator will also tell you what other materials have been received.

 

  • The coordinator will update you via email or phone when specific materials are received, or weekly, whichever is more often. You are welcome to call directly with any questions about your application, or the process, at any time!
  • Once your application is complete, the coordinator will combine all materials and send them to the Admissions Selection Committee for review. She will also email you an update, letting you know your application has been sent and is under review. The review process can take 1-2 weeks on average.
  • For some programs (Counseling, Nursing), there is also an interview. A representative from the program will contact you to schedule your interview.
  • During the interview process, you will meet with at least one faculty member who will ask you a set of questions applicable to your experience, past education, and future goals.
  • Once the interview is complete, the admission decision will be given to the coordinator as well as the admissions advisor, who will call you with your news. If accepted, an acceptance email and letter will be sent.
  • The email contains individualized links to enrollment forms to fill out and sign to confirm your enrollment. You will also need to submit an enrollment deposit after the completion of these forms. The deadline to confirm enrollment can vary. Depending on your semester start, you will typically have 7-15 days to confirm enrollment.
  • Once the enrollment forms and deposit have been submitted, the admissions coordinator will add them to your file and update our systems (which updates other departments) to show that you’ve enrolled.
  • You will then receive an enrollment confirmation email that will confirm receipt of your forms and deposit. This important email will also contain contact information for the different departments in the University (Financial Aid, Registrar, Student Services, etc.).
  • Once your enrollment is confirmed, you will receive an email from IT to set up your student email. This is a critical step as once this email is set up, ALL University correspondence will be sent to your RMU email address.
  • The registrar will automatically enroll you in your courses for the semester start in which you have enrolled. You can always reach out to the registrar with questions as they arise!
  • You will also receive emails from various departments introducing themselves and offering any help as needed.

Application Process – Residential

  • Complete an application via CAS for the respective program (PTCAS, CASPA, CSDCAS)
  • Once submitted, applicants will be reviewed after they are verified by CAS.
  • Admissions will review the applicant’s GPA, GRE scores (if applicable), patient contact hours (if applicable), and other aspects of the application. If/when an applicant meets or exceeds the program’s minimum requirements, they will be sent to the program for further review.
  • Once the program decides who to interview, the program and the admissions team will help schedule the interview time.
  • Each program will have its own schedule, outline, and objectives for the interviews. DPT and MPAS interviews are in person, on campus, while MS SLP interviews are via telephone or Zoom.
  • Once the interviews are completed, programs will release decisions within about 2-3 weeks after the interview day.
  • If accepted, an Advisor will call, and an acceptance email and letter will be sent.
  • The email contains individualized links to enrollment forms to fill out and sign in order to confirm your enrollment. You will also need to submit an enrollment deposit after the completion of these forms. The deadline to confirm enrollment can vary, depending on your semester start, however, you will typically have 7-15 days to confirm enrollment.
  • Both DPT and MS SLP applicants have universal deadline dates to confirm that all universities abide by. For DPT, it’s January 15th, and MS SLP, it’s April 15th. Once these deadlines pass, the Admissions office provides the deadline date.
  • Once the enrollment forms and deposit have been submitted, the admissions coordinator will add them to your file and update our systems (which updates other departments) to show that you’ve enrolled.
  • You will then receive an enrollment confirmation email that will confirm receipt of your forms and deposit. This important email will also contain contact information for the different departments in the University (Financial Aid, Registrar, Student Services, etc.).
  • Once your enrollment is confirmed, you will receive an email from IT to set up your student email. This is a critical step as once this email is set up, ALL University correspondence will be sent to your RMU email address.
  • The registrar will automatically enroll you in your courses for the semester start in which you have enrolled. You can always reach out to the registrar with questions as they arise!
  • You will also receive emails from various departments introducing themselves and offering any help as needed.

TRANSFER CREDITS

TRANSFER CREDITS

Transfer credit will be awarded consistent with University guidelines for a course equivalent to a University course. Transfer credit analysis is preferred at acceptance to a program. With extenuating circumstances, students may transfer applicable credits within eight weeks prior to the semester start. Total credits are limited to no more than 35% of the required credits for completion of a specific degree program. Only credit units are transferred. Grades do not transfer and RMUoHP does not use grade points earned at other institutions for purposes of computing cumulative University grade point averages. For credit units to be considered eligible for transfer, students must request that their transcripts be reviewed by first completing the entire application for admission and then submitting the Transfer Credit Evaluation Form to the Registrar.

The University will evaluate and award credit for all successfully completed course work at post-secondary institutions holding accreditation from any one of the regional accrediting associations and nationally accredited institutions. Institutions that have been granted official candidacy status by a regional or national accrediting association will be afforded the same consideration as those that are accredited.

An initial evaluation will be completed by the registrar and further assessment and a credit determination will be recommended by the Graduate Program Director (GPD). Final approval is made by the Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs/Provost.

For credit units to be considered eligible for transfer, students must satisfy the following:

 

  • The credit is from a course taken at or reviewed by an institution accredited by either a national or regional accrediting associations or the American Council on Education’s College Credit guide.
  • Equivalent course based on the nature, level, credits, content and comparability of the course to University offerings by comparing course syllabus and catalog descriptions.
  • The student submits, for evaluation, course descriptions, syllabi, list of textbooks and other materials used in the course being evaluated for transfer credit.
  • An equivalent grade of B- or higher was earned.
  • Courses are preferred to have been completed within five years of acceptance into the program for which the hours are requested for transfer. However, the GPD in conjunction with the EVPAA/Provost on occasion may accept credits older than five years if the course deliverables reflect current course outcomes.
  • Previous course work will be evaluated by the GPD of the program and select faculty: for PhD and DSc core courses, evaluation by the Director of Research is also required.

FOREIGN EDUCATED STUDENTS

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 FOREIGN EDUCATED STUDENTS

A foreign-educated applicant is defined as an applicant who has been educated outside the United States. Applicants who have completed coursework and/or obtained a degree from an educational institution outside the United States (U.S.) are required to have their educational credentials evaluated by a National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES) certified U.S. equivalency reporting agency. A degree equivalency evaluation and a course-by-course evaluation to determine the GPA is required. Evaluations can be no older than five years and must be official.

A foreign-educated applicant may be required to submit a minimum TOEFL/iBT overall score of at least 92 with the following minimum section requirements:

  • Reading: 20
  • Listening: 20
  • Speaking: 20
  • Writing: 20

The TOEFL/iBT exam must be taken within 2 years of application. This is a requirement for all applicants for whom English is not an official native language. When taking the TOEFL/iBT, students should use code 5751 to have results sent directly to the University.

ADMISSIONS POLICIES

Our admissions staff is available to assist you with any questions you might have regarding the application or admission process. We look forward to working with you.

Admission Selections

Admission selections are based on a comprehensive review using all required application materials and information submitted. All applications receive a comprehensive score that ultimately determines if the student is admitted or denied. The admission review reflects a holistic consideration of the full spectrum of the applicant’s qualifications, based on all evidence provided in the application, and viewed in the context of the applicant’s academic and personal circumstances.

Program Admission Requirements

The established guidelines for admission to an academic program are detailed on the University website.

All applicants must demonstrate a previous record of successful academic achievement and the motivation to pursue graduate-level education.

In some program requirements, applicants must be professionally licensed to practice.

In some program requirements, applicants must have the ability to meet the programmatic onsite requirements.

In some program requirements, applicants must be a US citizen or resident.

International students must meet the specific program guidelines for international students for the specific program in question.

Applicants must have a reasonable level of technology literacy prior to applying to the desired degree program.

Full Disclosure Requirement for all Programs

Incomplete or falsified admissions information constitutes grounds for a refusal to admit, admission revocation, or immediate dismissal, loss of credit, and forfeiture of all tuition and fees paid.

Confidentiality for all Programs

Admissions materials are kept in strict confidence and processed in a confidential manner. Once the application materials are received, these materials are the property of the University and will not be returned to the applicant. All applicant materials are kept for one year following receipt if the applicant does not enroll. Application materials for accepted students are maintained indefinitely.

Deadlines

Programs that participate in a centralized application service (CAS) will follow published application deadlines for each respective program.

For programs that apply directly through the university application portal, admission decisions are generally made within a few weeks from the time the application and all supporting materials are received. Applicants are encouraged to submit their application well before the final application deadline. To be considered for admission, an applicant must submit his/her application before the final application deadline.

Notice of Admission Decisions

Admission decisions are made by the program admissions committees. All admission decisions are final and transmitted to the Office of Admissions for student notification. The admissions process is competitive. Admission decisions are based on a combination of academic performance metrics; for example, scores on national examinations, GPA, professional experience, applicant’s statement of purpose, and letters of recommendation. If accepted, applicants are given a period of time to consider the offer and then confirm or decline enrollment.

Deferring Admissions

Acceptance of the offer is generally not deferred; however, programs are permitted to recommend admission deferrals on a case-by-case basis, generally only for extenuating circumstances. If granted, the deferral is normally for the next cohort start only; the student is expected to have accepted Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions’ offer of admission. Accordingly, a student who requests and is approved to defer admission is considered under an obligation to enroll and attend the program the following cohort start.

Where the deferred student fails to satisfy the reason for or conditions of the deferral, the deferral may be withdrawn and the offer of admission may be rescinded, thereby prompting the need to re-apply, if the applicant wishes to be considered for future admission.

Requests for deferral should be made according to normal admission response deadlines.

Revoking Admissions

As with all programs, an offer of admission is conditional and contingent upon fulfilling specific criteria.

The Office of Admissions reserves the right to rescind an offer of admission for a variety of reasons, such as:

An admitted student has accepted admission both to the University and to another graduate program for the same period of enrollment;

Failure to respond to the Office of Admission in a timely manner, upon repeated attempts;

A lapse in judgment or integrity, such as cheating or illegal activity;

No longer meeting qualifications, a significant change in pre-enrollment coursework grades; and

Misrepresenting any facts or work in the application, including grades, test scores, essays, etc.

Program Cancellation or Postponement

The University reserves the right to cancel or postpone a program prior to the published start date.

FAQs

For post-professional programs, do I have to attend all the semesters in order? What happens if I miss a semester?

Because of the cohort and sequential nature of our programs, we strongly encourage you to stay with your program. However, we do understand that situations arise in which a student must miss a semester. In this situation, the student will need to return to complete the missed courses with the following program. However, these courses may occur during different semesters which will require multiple trips to Utah.

Is a Laptop Required? (All Programs)

We require laptop computers for all programs. Educational discounts through Dell and Apple are available for your convenience. Please click either of these links to take advantage of these discounts: Dell | Apple. Technical support for student laptops is not provided; you should obtain any technical support from the laptop manufacturer. All students should have mobile technology (internal wireless or a wireless adapter) and the Microsoft Office Suite (2010, or compatible). Students must have a minimum level of technology literacy. To evaluate technical literacy so students may increase competence prior to program start, download and complete the Applicant Technology Literacy Self-Evaluation.

How does the program work? Is this a distance program? What do I do when I’m not on-site? (Post-professional Programs)

The post-professional programs are designed for working professionals who want to seek higher education, but without the need to relocate. Our students attend four-month semesters which generally include an on-site module of intensive, face-to-face instruction at our campus in Provo, Utah. The remainder of the program is completed from the student’s home community.

Some exams are taken with a proctor’s supervision. Proctors are responsible to receive, supervise, and return exams to the University upon completion. Students select their proctor from criteria provided by the University. The Proctor process helps ensure the integrity of the off-site exam process.

How far is Provo from the Salt Lake City airport and how will I get to Provo? (All Programs)

The majority of students fly into the Salt Lake City International Airport (approx. 40-60 minutes from campus).  Discounted rates with Express Shuttle and Enterprise Rent-A-Car are available. For details visit the Student Services website. The hotels we recommend also provide transportation to and from the University. Some students, however, elect to rent a car. The majority of students will fly into the Salt Lake City International Airport. Flying directly to the Provo Municipal Airport may also be an option.

How many people are in a class? (All Programs)

Class sizes are small and range anywhere from 10-50 students.  We believe the best atmosphere for learning is one that is hands-on and one-on-one.

How much is it? (All Programs)

Please refer to the Tuition & Fees link for additional details.

Is there any financial assistance available? (All Programs)

Yes, several payment options may be available. For more details, please click on the Tuition & Fees link or email the Finance Office at [email protected].

While at home, how many hours a week will I have to study? (Post-professional Programs)

Time management is very important. The average student dedicates 15-20 hours per week during the didactic portion of the degree programs. However, this number varies between students and programs.

What do people say about RMUoHP? (Post-professional Programs)

Click here to read student and alumni testimonials or join the RMUoHP Facebook page!

What is the weather like in Utah? (All Programs)

Utah has four distinctive seasons – Fall and Spring are very mild; summer is hot; and winter is cold and snowy. Many of our students take advantage of the winter sessions and stay later to participate in the great skiing nearby. Please visit http://www.theweatherchannel.com for current information.

What should I bring with me on my first on-campus visit? (Post-professional Programs)

Bring your laptop computer, writing equipment, notebooks, textbooks, a water bottle and/or lunch (if you’d like), and anything else that will help you sit through nine hours of class.

Where do I buy my books? (Post-professional Programs)

Although you can purchase your books from wherever you choose, a convenient online bookstore of one-stop shopping is located at http://bookstore.mbsdirect.net/rmuohp.htm. 

Where do the students eat? (All Programs)

Many students elect to buy food and store it at the University. Other students go out to lunch. There are several eating establishments within a reasonable walk or drive of the University. Students also may order lunch for delivery from local restaurants as well.

Additionally, the recommended hotels are situated close to many restaurants.

Where will I stay in Provo and how much will it cost? (Post-professional Programs)

We have arranged discounted arrangements at several local hotels, most of which offer free local transportation, breakfast, free internet, and more! For the hotels, students must mention Rocky Mountain University to receive these rates. Students may, however, stay at any facility of their choosing. Students are encouraged to check website pricing as low season discounts may be greater than those available through our arrangements. For a listing of discounted facilities, click here!

UNIVERSITY ACCREDITATION

Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions is accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities (8060 165th Avenue NE Ste 100, Redmond, WA 98052-3981), an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Secretary of the US Department of Education.

Tuition & Financial Aid

There are many ways you can pay for your education and receive aid. See how our Financial Aid Office can help you fund your education.