The Health Professions Admission Test (HPAT-Ulster) is a professionally designed and marked selection test developed to assess aptitude for study in the Allied Health Professions.
The test is used in the selection process by Ulster University for entry into the following courses:
- BSc Hons Dietetics
- BSc Hons Occupational Therapy
- BSc Hons Physiotherapy
- BSc Hons Diagnostic Radiography and Imaging
- BSc Hons Radiotherapy and Oncology
- BSc Hons Speech & Language Therapy
The date of the 2020 test sitting is Saturday 25 January. Registrations will open early October 2019.
NB* There is only one test sitting of HPAT-Ulster each year.
The 2019 sitting of the test was held on Saturday 26 January 2019. There is only one test sitting each year.
The test has been designed in consultation with Ulster University to assess a range of attributes considered important to the study and later practice of the health professions. It is designed to complement academic achievement, by providing assessment of skills in the areas of reasoning, understanding and working with people, and written communication. These skills have been identified as important for a competent health professional. HPAT-Ulster is not based on any curriculum or body of knowledge and presumes no particular field or discipline of prior study.
HPAT-Ulster has a strong focus on general skills and personal abilities. It does not test knowledge of the basic sciences.
Note: Registering to take HPAT-Ulster does not constitute an application for admission to Ulster University. In addition to registering for HPAT-Ulster, you would need to have submitted an application to UCAS by 15 January 2020 in the usual way. Please refer to the back cover of the HPAT-Ulster information booklet for university contact details. You are strongly advised to visit their website and/or obtain a prospectus from Ulster University for further information.