2019-20 Applicants

Ohio State University


Contact Information more...

Ashley McCabe
SHRS Graduate Program Manager
School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences
The Ohio State University
206 Atwell Hall
453 West 10th Ave.
Columbus OH, 43210
(614) 292-1706
HRSGraduateStudentServices@osumc.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
05/26/2020
Dual-degree programs offered in conjunction with PT degree
Students admitted to the DPT program have the unique opportunity to prepare for a career as an academic/research physical therapist through the DPT/PhD dual degree option. Students must first be admitted to the DPT program. Should a student be interested in the dual program, they should notify their faculty advisor after beginning the program. https://hrs.osu.edu/academics/graduate-programs/clinical-doctorate-in-physical-therapy/dptphd-dual-degree
Additional information about the class profile
This program does not give preference to applicants who are currently enrolled at The Ohio State University or are residents of the state of Ohio. The statistics listed above represent students who have matriculated into the program, not students who were offered admission to the program.
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
50
Anticipated size of next entering class
50
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
85%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
15%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
20%

Program Description more...

The OSU Physical Therapy Graduate Program offers a Clinical Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT). The Physical Therapy Graduate Program provides an integrative approach to the didactic, laboratory, and clinical experiences required in health care and physical therapy as it is practiced in the current medical environment. The increasing demands of the profession require that the entry-level practitioner be an independent thinker with high level problem-solving skills. Hence, the curriculum is designed to facilitate active learning through a case-based approach integrating classroom learning with clinical experiences. Please visit the program’s website for specific admission and program information: http://go.osu.edu/dpt.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
10/01/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

For those interested in the Fellowship Competition administered by the Graduate School at Ohio State:

Applicants that meet Fellowship Competition requirements must submit their PTCAS application by September 15, 2019 to be considered for the competition.

For more information about the Fellowship Competition, please visit https://gradsch.osu.edu/graduate-fellows?.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes
Special eligibility requirements for Early Decision candidates
Applicants who wish to receive early decision preference must meet the following requirements by the Early Decision Deadline:

* Minimum GPA of 3.5
* Official GRE scores submitted
* PTCAS application submitted and verified
* OSU supplemental application submitted
* Planned prerequisites reviewed and approved by program
* It is recommended that Early Decision applicants have no more than 2 prerequisites remaining to be completed.

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$500.00
Additional Information about Deposit
Deposit must be submitted as part of the official acceptance process. No deposit will be required before January 15th. Applicants who are offered admission will have at least 14 days from the date that admission decisions are posted to pay their admission deposit. Failure to pay deposit by the deadline will negatively affect an applicant's admission status.
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2020

Interviews

Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Additional information about Interviews
Dates and further details will be provided on our website. Interviews are invitation only.

https://hrs.osu.edu/academics/graduate-programs/clinical-doctorate-in-physical-therapy/admissions-details

GPA

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.00
3.80
Content GPA
 
3.93
Science/Math GPA
 
3.76
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Applicants who do not have a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA will not be reviewed or scored. OSU does not recognize Grade Forgiveness Programs - grades that were earned but excluded from calculation on a transcript will be included during GPA calculation and scoring of the PTCAS application.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7796
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
10/01/2019
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
10/01/2014
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
 
155
Verbal reasoning % score
 
64%
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
 
155
Quantitative reasoning % score
 
60%
Analytical writing scaled score
 
4.0
Analytical writing % score
 
68%
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
OSU will take a student's best "day" scores. We do not "superscore" or take the highest section of each day.

Observation Hours

 
All observation hours must be completed under the direct supervision of a licensed and practicing physical therapist. Hours completed with a Physical Therapy Assistant will not be counted.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - no verification by a physical therapist
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
40
Total number of PT hours RECOMMENDED
40 or more
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$60.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Description of supplemental requirements
Once a prospective student's PTCAS application becomes verified by PTCAS, they will be sent an e-mail from The Ohio State University's Graduate and Professional Admissions Office. This e-mail will contain a link to complete the supplemental application. A student's supplemental application will be due 14 days from the date they received this e-mail.

An applicant seeking admission to the Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is required to pay a nonrefundable $60 supplemental application fee ($70 for international applicants). The supplemental application fee will be paid online at the time of submission. Please do not send checks to the OSU Physical Therapy program or Graduate and Professional Admissions Office.

You can upload a resume in the document upload section of the PTCAS application if you feel you have additional experiences that you'd like to showcase that didn't fit in the provided sections throughout the application.

If you used your allotment of references and weren't able to meet our requirements, you can upload additional references in the document upload section of the PTCAS application. If you're uploading additional letters, they must include a completed PTCAS Reference and Evaluation Form. The form is located at https://hrs.osu.edu/academics/graduate-programs/clinical-doctorate-in-physical-therapy/admissions-details. Uploaded letters that do not include this form will not be used during your evaluation.
Description of Supplemental and Document Upload Requirements
Optional Document Upload:

1. Upload a resume, if you feel you have additional experiences that you'd like to showcase that didn't fit in the provided sections throughout the application.

2. Upload additional Letters of Recommendation, if you used your allotment and weren't able to meet our requirements. If you're uploading additional letters, they MUST include a completed PTCAS Reference and Evaluation Form. Uploaded letters that do not include this form will not be used during your evaluation.

Supplemental materials deadline is not the same as the deadline for OSU's supplemental application.
Deadline for supplemental materials
2019-10-01
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Applicant must send one reference from this SPECIFIC type of evaluator
Applicant must send reference from ONE OR MORE evaluators in category to fulfill program's requirements
Evaluator type ACCEPTED
Evaluator type NOT accepted

Evaluator Types

Physical Therapist
Physical Therapist (additional)
Professor in Major
Professor
Academic
Supervisor/Employer
Teaching Assistant
PTA
Pre-PT Advisor
Politician
Health Care Professional
Friend
Family Member
Co-worker
Clergy
Other
Number of references required by program
3
Additional information about program's reference requirements
One recommendation must come from a licensed and practicing physical therapist. The other two can come from any of the accepted categories listed, but we prefer to see one academic and one character reference from a supervisor/employer. The PT Division has composed a guidance document to assist recommenders with writing their letter of recommendation, should they have any questions about what to include: Guidelines for Writing a Letter of Evaluation can be found at go.osu.edu/dpt.

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • U.S. citizens
  • U.S. permanent residents
  • Canadian citizens
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens with a visa
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?
Yes
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) coursework
Other
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send original Canadian transcript to PTCAS
  • Send original Canadian transcript to institution
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to PTCAS
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to institution
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
English translation is required for all original foreign transcripts as well as a course syllabi for each prerequisite course. All prerequisite courses must be evaluated prior to the application deadline.

After you select the program and enter your coursework on the application, you may be required to match your courses to the program's course prerequisites in the "Prerequisites" tab of the "Program Materials" section.
General information
Applicants must complete all prerequisite courses prior to the start of the program (Summer 2020). It will be required to submit planned prerequisites on OSU's supplemental application to verify completion before the start of the program. Applicants must complete all prerequisites with a C or higher before the start of the program to be eligible for admission.

If an applicant completed a course more than once, an average grade for the prerequisite will be calculated. The average must be a C or higher to remain eligible.
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
Yes
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
No
Anatomy
Fundamental principles of human anatomy, basic structure and terminology, supplemented by demonstrations of human material.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
Energy transfer and development, biological principles, evolution and origin of life, cellular structure and function, bioenergetics, genetics. Introductory Biology not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: Zoology
Biology II
Exploration of biology and biological principles; evolution and speciation, diversity in structure, function, behavior, and ecology among prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Upper division biology courses for which a standard biology course is a prerequisite will also count as a second biology.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
Chemistry I
Dimensional analysis, atomic and molecular structure, stoichiometry, chemical reactions, thermochemistry, electron configuration, bonding, gases, liquids, and solids. Intro/Elementary Chemistry not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Kinetics, chemical equilibrium, solubility, and ionic equilibria, qualitative analysis, thermodynamics, electrochemistry, descriptive chemistry, coordination compounds, and nuclear chemistry.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
Exercise Physiology
In-depth examination of the primary human physiological systems and their response to acute and chronic exercise stimuli.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Exercise Physiology
Physics I
Introduction to classical physics: Newtons laws, fluids, waves.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Introduction to electricity, magnetism, simple optics, overview of modern physics including special relativity and quantum mechanics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
Human nerves and nervous system, sense organs, muscle function, circulation, respiration, digestion, metabolism, kidney function, and reproduction.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Physiology
  • Biology: Any
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
Psychology
General/introductory psychology course. The application of the scientific method to behavior; topics include learning, motivation, perception, personality, physiological basis of behavior.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Psychology
Developmental psychology across a lifespan including some phylogenetic perspective. Must cover the full lifespan.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Statistics
A course in statistical analysis OR research design. Probability and statistics, experiments, data analysis and interpretation OR an overview of issues, methods, and techniques of scientific psychological research.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses