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Partnership Agreements

SlideThe following summarizes the special agreements that Avila University has with Health Professions Schools.  Additional information on these programs can be obtained from Avila’s Prehealth Professions advisors.

ALLOPATHIC MEDICINE

University of Missouri - Kansas City
Avila University students are eligible to apply to the University of Missouri - Kansas City, UMKC, Medical Scholars Program. Eligible students may apply for early admission status to the UMKC School of Medicine between their sophomore and junior years at Avila.

OSTEOPATHIC MEDICINE

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
First year Avila University students who have an ACT composite score of 28 or higher are eligible to apply for openings each year in the medical school class at the Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience, KCUMB. The students for this special program will be interviewed and selected in their second year of study at Avila. If the students who are accepted maintain a minimum overall GPA of 3.25 and a science GPA of 3.5, they 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, KCOM
Second year Avila University students who have and maintain a minimum of a 3.4 overall and science GPA and who have completed at least 75 percent of the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine’s prerequisite courses with a grade of B or higher are able to apply for early admissions openings in KCOM’s DO program . The students for this special program will apply by April 1st of their second year at Avila and will be interviewed and selected the following summer. Accepted students need to maintain the minimum of a 3.4 overall and science GPA as well as participate in KCOM Still Scholars events and other activities to maintain their preadmission status.

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

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 University 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.

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PHYSICAL 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 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.

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 is given priority consideration for admissions to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.

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 University 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.

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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 Master of Occupational Therapy Program at the end of their third year at Avila. Two seats in each class are reserved for qualified Avila students.

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