2019-20 Applicants

Ohio University


Contact Information more...

Records Manager for Applications
College of Health Sciences and Professions
Division of Physical Therapy
Ohio University
Grover Center W290
Athens OH, 45701
(740) 593-1221
(740) 593-1224
Application.PT@Ohio.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
05/18/2020
Social networking
Twitter Page for PT Program
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
44
Anticipated size of next entering class
44
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
85%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
15%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Program Description more...

The Division of Physical Therapy is dedicated to excellence and leadership in preparing future physical therapists with the knowledge, behavior, and skills required to function within the diverse roles of the contemporary health care environment. Our students are prepared to assume leadership roles as physical therapy professionals through autonomous and evidence-based practice, altruism, integrity and ethical conduct, and social and professional responsibility. We are committed to contributing to the body of knowledge in physical therapy through the research efforts of faculty and students, while also striving to enrich the community through provision of physical therapy services to those in southeast Ohio. Because the faculty have extensive clinical expertise and national prominence in physical therapy research and because of the exceptional clinical performance of our students and graduates, the Ohio University Division of Physical Therapy is ranked among the top 50 physical therapy programs by US News and World Report.

The faculty are committed to implementing a curriculum that is designed to prepare competent physical therapists who will be able to employ critical decision-making skills and evidence-based practice for optimal patient care. We have a hybrid curriculum that includes elements of traditional, system based, and problem solving approaches. There is an intentional progression from simpler concepts and problems to more complex problems that require synthesis from all areas of the curriculum. As students progress through the curriculum, they gain the skills necessary for independent learning by presenting patient cases and through various teaching opportunities. Several courses, called Synthesis courses, are positioned prior to the student attending full time clinical rotation in order to integrate material from the previous quarters. There is also an emphasis on manual therapy with two courses (spine and extremities) devoted to theory and technique of mobilization and manipulation.

Clinical experience is integrated with the didactic and laboratory components throughout the program of study. The Division of Physical Therapy has clinical education agreements with medical centers, rehabilitation and outpatient facilities, general acute care hospitals and specialty clinics throughout Ohio, Indiana, and Kentucky, as well as California, Florida, Pennsylvania, Colorado, Illinois, Texas, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, and Louisiana among others.

Application Deadlines

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

Applicants must take the GRE exam by October 1, 2019


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$500.00
Additional Information about Deposit
Deposit is applied to Summer semester tuition.
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2020

Interviews

Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
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GPA

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.00
3.80
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.77
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Our program specific prerequisite courses must be passed with a grade of "C" or higher. No prerequisite with a "C-" or lower will be accepted. All prerequisites must be completed by the end of Spring Semester 2020.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7755
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
 
153
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
 
153
Analytical writing % score
 
4%

Observation Hours

 
Observation hours must encompass two separate experiences.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - a licensed PT must verify hours w/ signed form uploaded or online via PTCAS
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
40
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
01/01/2021
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes - for selected applicants only
Supplemental fee amount
$50.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes - for selected applicants only
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
Yes
Description of supplemental requirements
Selected applicants will be notified when to submit the supplemental application.

An email with a request for completion of a prerequisite worksheet will be sent out upon our receipt of the PTCAS application. This worksheet is separate from the supplemental application and does not include a fee.

This may be several weeks after the PTCAS application has “completed” status at PTCAS.
Supplemental Requirements
$55 supplemental application fee for international applicants
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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
Please submit only 3 references:

* We request that the two Physical Therapist PTCAS references reflect two unique observation experiences.

* The PTs need to be at separate facilities or with separate work groups in one facility.

* Your third PTCAS reference needs to be from a college professor under which you have studied.

* No other references or letters are expected or required.

* You will not need to send any references or letters to OU's Graduate College

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
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens
  • Other non-citizens (e.g., refugees)
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?
Yes
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) coursework
Send WES foreign transcript evaluation to PTCAS
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send original Canadian transcript to PTCAS
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
Specific requirements, including those for transcripts and English proficiency, can be found at:

https://www.ohio.edu/graduate/prospective-students/international-students/englishproficiency

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
Additional details are posted on our program's website. Anatomy, Human Physiology and Exercise Physiology must be taken at a 4-year school.
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
Yes
Anatomy
1 quarter or 1 semester course; Additional details are posted on our program's website. HUMAN ANATOMY [and also Human Physiology,] can also be fulfilled with a two quarter or two semester combined sequence course such as Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II. If using such a sequence, use Part I for Anatomy [ and Part II for Physiology.]
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 / Biological Science
1 of 2 quarters or 1 of 2 semesters required. Should cover molecular, cellular & system biology. Will accept general Biology as well as upper level biology courses.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Biology / Biological Science
2 of 2 quarters or 2 of 2 semesters required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry
1 of 3 quarters, or 1 of 2 semesters required for a full year of chemistry.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry
2 & 3 of 3 quarters, or 2 of 2 semesters required for a full year of chemistry.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Exercise Physiology
1 quarter or 1 semester course. Additional details are posted on our program's website.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Exercise Physiology
Medical Terminology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Medical Terminology
Physics
1 of 3 quarters or 1 of 2 semesters required for a full year of physics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: Any
Physics
2 & 3 of 3 quarters or 2 of 2 semesters required for a full year of physics.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: Any
Physiology
1 quarter or 1 semester course; Additional details are posted on our program's website. HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY [and also Human Anatomy], can also be fulfilled with a two quarter or two semester combined sequence course such as Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II. If using such a sequence, use Part II for PHYSIOLOGY [ and Part I for Anatomy.]
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
Psychology
1 quarter or 1 semester course; A second psychology course of your choice to fulfill the ADDITIONAL PSYCHOLOGY requirement . May not duplicate the Developmental Psychology requirement. May be completed at a community college if the course is equivalent to the prerequisite criteria. 1 of 2 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
Psychology
1 quarter or 1 semester course; DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY; prenatal to adolescent. Additional details are posted on our program's website. May be completed at a community college if the course is equivalent to the prerequisite criteria. 2 of 2 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Statistics
1 quarter or 1 semester course of STATISTICS; Includes inferential statistics such as t-test and ANOVA. Additional details are posted on our program's website. May be completed at a community college if the course is equivalent to the prerequisite criteria.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics