2019-20 Applicants

University of Cincinnati


This page is intended for college transfer students and graduates ONLY. High school students MUST contact the institution directly for information about the guaranteed freshman-entry program. Do not apply using PTCAS.

Contact Information more...

Ashley Sandburg
Program Coordinator
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Cincinnati
PO Box 670394
Cincinnati OH, 45267-0394
(513) 558-7477
ashley.sandburg@uc.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
05/20/2020
Additional information about the class profile
The DPT program is a graduate-level degree-seeking program. Applicants have three options to apply for the physical therapy program.

Standard Admissions Pathway (SAP): The standard pathway is for college students who have graduated or are about to graduate with their undergraduate degree.

Junior Early Admissions Pathway (JEAP): This pathway is for UC College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) students majoring in Health Sciences. In order to qualify for this pathway, students must be a Health Science major from the beginning of their academic career as an entering, 1st year, 1st semester freshman These students will have the option of applying to the DPT program during the second term of their junior year.

High School Early Admissions Pathway (HEAP): This pathway is for qualified high school seniors interested in pursuing a UC undergraduate degree in Health Sciences in the College of Allied Health Sciences and then continuing on to pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

Please refer to program website for further information.
http://www.cahs.uc.edu/departments/RehabSciences/programs/pt/requirements.aspx

The University of Cincinnati does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status or gender identity and expression in its programs and activities. The complete Notice of Nondiscrimination can be found at http://www.uc.edu/about/policies/non-discrimination.html.
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
35
Anticipated size of next entering class
35
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
78%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
22%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Program Description more...

The two year average initial pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Exam for 2017-2018 for UC is 98.2 and the national average initial pass rate for this time period is 91.2%. The average mean scale score on the National Physical Therapy Exam for the UC Doctor of Physical Therapy is 709.05 and the national average is 675.1.

All of our students (2017-2018) who sought employment in the field were employed within one to six months of graduation. Informal data shows that students are typically employed within one month of graduation pending their passing of the licensure examination.

Application Deadlines

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

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
If offered, applicants confirm acceptance by submitting an admission deposit of $500 to the Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences to secure their enrollment.
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2020

Interviews

Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
No
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GPA

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.00
3.74
Science Prerequisite GPA
3.00
3.63
Non-Science Prerequisite GPA
3.00
3.91
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
The UC Graduate School requires students enter with a 3.0 undergraduate GPA. The DPT program calculates this GPA by averaging an applicant's cumulative GPA from every institution where the applicant completed undergraduate coursework.

The Science Prerequisite GPA is comprised of A&P, Biology, Chemistry and Physics coursework.

The Non-Science Prerequisite GPA is comprised of English Composition, Introductory Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Medical Terminology, Exercise Physiology and Statistics.

If any prerequisites were retaken, the higher of the two grades will be used to calculate the prerequisite GPA. However, both grades will be used in calculating the cumulative GPA and determining admission status.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7605
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
09/17/2019
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
150
155
Verbal reasoning % score
45%
67%
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
150
156
Quantitative reasoning % score
40%
64%
Analytical writing scaled score
3.5
4.0
Analytical writing % score
42%
56%
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
These are SUGGESTED minimum scores, not necessarily required scores. A student should achieve at least close to the minimum score or higher in one testing session. Multiple testing attempts will be acceptable.

Observation Hours

 
* A total of 50 hours of observation/volunteer work is required in a physical therapy setting.

* 25 hours are required to be completed in an Inpatient Care setting. Completing hours in an Acute Care setting is not required but highly encouraged. Acute Care is defined as: “physical therapy is provided to individuals that are admitted to a hospital for short term patient care for reasons such as illness, surgery, accident, or recovery from a trauma. The goal in this setting is to discharge the person as soon as they are medically stable and have a safe place to go.”

* The remaining 25 hours can be completed in any other PT practice setting.

* The observation hours must occur in a clinical PT setting. NO research observation hours will be considered in the required 50 hours. However, any research hours may serve to enrich your overall PT experience.
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
50
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Required
Outpatient
Required

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$65.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Link to supplemental forms or instructions
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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
Three references are required for application to the Physical Therapy program. Any references submitted beyond the three required may not be reviewed by the admissions committee.

The PT reference must be from a physical therapist with whom you worked in the clinic.

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
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
English translation required for original foreign transcripts. World Education Services (WES) evaluation required for all foreign transcripts.

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 may not have more than 4 incomplete prerequisite courses (two core science courses and two non-science courses) at time of application submission and must be completed prior to program start date.
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 & Physiology I
1 semester or 1 quarter equivalent to UC's BIOL 201/2001C. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Anatomy & Physiology II
1 semester or 2 quarters equivalent to UC's BIOL 202-203/2002C. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 8
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Any
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
This course should be taken at a level required for science majors. 1 semester or 1 quarter equivalent to UC's BIOL 101-111/1081-1081L. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
Biology II
This course should be taken at a level required for science majors. 1 semester or 2 quarters equivalent to UC's BIOL 102-112 and 103-113/1082-1082L. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 10
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
Chemistry I
This course should be taken at a level required for science majors. 1 semester or 1 quarter equivalent to UC's CHEM 101-111/1040-1041L. Coursework older than 10 years will not be accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
This course should be taken at a level required for science majors. 1 semester or 2 quarters equivalent to UC's CHEM 102-112 and 103-113/1042-1042L. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 10
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry II
English Composition / Writing
Applicants are required to take 2 composition/writing courses. Speech communication courses are not considered equivalent. 1 semester or 1 quarter equivalent to UC's ENGL 101/1001.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition I
  • English Composition
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing
English Composition / Writing
Applicants are required to take 2 composition/writing courses. Speech communication courses are not considered equivalent. 1 semester or 2 quarters equivalent to UC's ENGL 102-289/1012.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 6
Acceptable Courses
  • English Composition
  • English Composition II
  • Technical Writing
  • Writing
Exercise Physiology
1 semester or 1 quarter equivalent to UC's HLSC 411/3032C
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Exercise Physiology
Medical Terminology
1 semester or 1 quarter equivalent to UC's HLSC 211/2012.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Medical Terminology
Physics I
This course should be taken at a level required for science majors. The Physics course should be either Algebra/Trigonometry based or Calculus based. 1 semester or 1 quarter equivalent to UC's PHYS 101-111/1051-1051L. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 5
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
This course should be taken at a level required for science majors. The Physics course should be either Algebra/Trigonometry based or Calculus based. 1 semester or 2 quarters equivalent to UC's PHYS 102-112 and 103-113/1052-1052L. Coursework older than 10 years not accepted.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
QH: 10
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: General
  • Physics II
Psychology
Abnormal Psychology is preferred but Developmental & Life Span is also accepted. Abnormal Psych may also be called Psychopathology or Behavior Disorders. 1 semester or 1 quarter equivalent to UC's PSYC 251/2051 or HLSC 294/3013. 2 of 2 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Psychology
Introductory/General Psychology is required. 1 semester or 1 quarter equivalent to UC's PSYC 101/1001. 1 of 2 psychology courses required.
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Statistics
1 semester or 1 quarter equivalent to UC's STAT 146 or 147/1031.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
QH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics