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Partnership Schools

In addition to these many advantages that you will have as a prehealth professions student at Avila, you may also be able to access one or more of the partnership agreements which we have with health professions schools. Some examples of these partnerships follow:

OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE
Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience
First year Avila University students who have an ACT composite score of 26 or higher are eligible to apply for one of two early acceptance openings in the medical school class at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience, KCUMB. Students who are accepted to this program and who maintain an overall GPA of 3.25 and a science GPA of 3.5 will be able to start medical school at KCUMB during their senior year at Avila. After successful completion of their first year of course work at KCUMB and meeting Avila’s degree requirements, the students will graduate with a BS degree in Biology from Avila.

A. T. Still University, Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Second year Avila University students who have an ACT composite score of 28 or higher are eligible to apply for one of two reserved early admissions openings to the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine. Students who are accepted to this program must maintain an overall and science GPA of 3.4 as well as participate in KCOM Still Scholars events and activities to maintain their preadmission status.

PHYSICAL THERAPY
Rockhurst University
Avila University students who meet application criteria which are set by Rockhurst University are eligible to apply for early admission status to Rockhurst’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the end of their third year at Avila. Two seats in each class are reserved for qualified Avila students.

Mount St. Mary's College
Avila University students who maintain a 3.00 overall and science grade point average and who meet application criteria set by Mount St. Mary's College will be granted an interview for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Qualified Avila students will be granted up to two seats per class.

Southwest Baptist University
Avila University students who meet application criteria set by Southwest Baptist University will receive preference points when they apply to Southwest Baptist's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Students who apply in September of the year prior to enrollment receive early consideration.

A. T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences
Avila University students who maintain a 3.00 overall and science grade point average and who meet application criteria set by A. T. Still University are given priority consideration for admissions to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.

CHIROPRACTIC
Cleveland Chiropractic College
Avila University students who have an overall GPA of 3.25 or higher and who complete courses prerequisite to admission to Cleveland Chiropractic College by the end of the third year at Avila are eligible for the Avila-Cleveland Chiropractic Three plus Three Program. Accepted students will complete their senior year at Cleveland Chiropractic. After successful completion of their course work at Cleveland during this year and meeting Avila's degree requirements, the students will graduate with a BS degree in Biology from Avila.

Logan University

Avila University students who have an overall GPA of 3.25 or higher and who complete courses prerequisite to admission to Logan University by the end of their third year at Avila are eligible for the Avila - Logan Three plus Three Program. Accepted students complete their fourth year at Logan. At the end of this year, students who have been successful at Logan and who have met Avila's degree requirements can graduate from Avila with a BS degree in Biology.

Northwestern Health Sciences University
Avila University students who have an overall GPA of 3.25 or higher and who complete courses prerequisite to admission to Northwestern Health Sciences University Doctor of Chiropractic Program by the end of their third year at Avila are eligible for the Avila-Northwestern Three plus Three Program. Accepted students will complete their senior year at Northwestern Health Sciences. After successful completion of their course work at Northwestern during this year and meeting Avila's degree requirements, the students will graduate with a BS degree in Biology from Avila.

University of Western States
Avila University students who have an overall GPA of 3.25 or higher and who complete courses prerequisite to admission to the University of Western States Doctor of Chiropractic Program by the end of their third year at Avila are eligible for the Avila-University of Western States Three plus Three Program. Accepted students will complete their senior year at the Univeristy of Western States. After successful completion of their course work at the University of Western States during this year and meeting Avila's degree requirements, the students will graduate with a BS degree in Biology from Avila.

OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY
Rockhurst University
Avila University students who meet application criteria which are set by Rockhurst University are eligible to apply for early admissions status to Rockhurst’s Masters of Occupational Therapy Program at the end of their third year at Avila. Two seats in each class are reserved for qualified Avila students.

PHYSICIAN ASSISTANT
A. T. Still University, Arizona School of Health Sciences
Avila University students who maintain a 3.25 overall and science grade point average and who meet application criteria set by A. T. Still University are given priority consideration for admission into the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies Program.