2019-20 Applicants

University of Toledo


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...

Lucinda Bouillon, PT, PhD
Program Director
Physical Therapy Program
University of Toledo
2801 W. Bancroft St.
MS119
Toledo OH, 43606
(419) 530-6671
lucinda.bouillon@utoledo.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
05/18/2020
Dual-degree programs offered in conjunction with PT degree
DPT/PhD
Additional information about the class profile
The Program gives preference to applicants who have or will earn their undergraduate degree from the University of Toledo and at least half of their coursework was completed at UT.
Social networking
Twitter Page for PT Program
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
28
Anticipated size of next entering class
30
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
89%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
11%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
17%

Sex

% Male
25%
% Female
75%

Race / Ethnicity

% Asian
4%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
4%
% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
4%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
88%

Program Description more...

The University of Toledo Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is fully accredited and consists of 94 semester hour curriculum that spans 36 months and includes 36 weeks of full time clinical education. At UT, students are afforded the benefit of learning at a cost effective and student-centered campus. In addition to our main research institution campus, UT also has a health science center which includes a hospital and specialty clinics. This setting provides the student with the environment and resources needed to learn the skills of physical therapy practice, as well as the culture and professionalism of health care.

UT DPT students have the opportunity to engage in a variety of learning settings at the University of Toledo Medical Center including acute care and comprehensive outpatient rehabilitation, and at an inpatient post-acute rehabilitation center on our health science campus. Students engage in interprofessional learning experiences with students of other health care disciplines, including occupational therapy, speech language pathology, athletic training, nursing, physician assistant, pharmacy, and medicine. They also have the benefit of the sophisticated physical and intellectual resources of an academic health science center, such as advanced simulation technologies and clinicians and scientists who are engaged in health-related research and advanced patient care. The University of Toledo’s Interprofessional Immersive Simulation Center provides students the opportunity to develop their clinical, communication, and interprofessional skills in a realistic environment prior to engaging in clinical education.

The UT DPT program faculty is comprised of professionals who are passionate about physical therapy education, and who are accomplished clinicians and researchers. All faculty members have advanced academic degrees and are licensed physical therapists. Several faculty members are Board Certified Clinical Specialists in their area of expertise, and a number of faculty members engage in clinical practice at the University of Toledo Medical Center. In addition to the DPT program faculty, other health care professionals including physicians, nurses, and psychologists are involved in the students’ physical therapy educational experience.

At UT, students can pursue educational opportunities in addition to their DPT degree. The DPT program, in collaboration with the Exercise Science graduate programs, offers a DPT/PhD track that enables students to pursue clinical (DPT) and academic (PhD) doctoral degrees in which DPT academic credit can contribute, in part, to the fulfillment of the PhD degree. The PhD degree is in Exercise Science and has an emphasis on research. Students can also choose to pursue a graduate certificate in gerontological practice while earning their DPT degree. Graduate certificate course work is completed through an online delivery system.

Application Deadlines

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

Invitations for interviews will be mailed to selected applicants in early November.  Interviews will be held in December.



 


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$700.00
Due Date of First Required Deposit
02/07/2020

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
3.30
3.64
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.55
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
The program uses the overall GPA as calculated by PTCAS, which includes all grades, even ones that may have been repeated. However, if a prerequisite course is repeated, the program will use the highest grade earned in its local prerequisite GPA calculation.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
4449
University GRE code
1845
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
10/01/2014

Observation Hours

 
* The applicant is required to demonstrate knowledge of the profession of physical therapy through the essay questions and during an invited interview, thus, experiences in a physical therapy setting are highly recommended.

* In addition, one of the letters of recommendation must be from a physical therapist. Thus, the program highly recommends either paid or volunteer experience in a physical therapy setting.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are not required but are highly recommended
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$45.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Description of supplemental requirements
The UT DPT Program REQUIRES that a supplemental application be completed and fee paid by October 1 IN ADDITION to the PTCAS application in which UT's school-specific (custom) questions are embedded.
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
* For applicants who are current students, a reference from a professor is required.

* For applicants who already have an undergraduate degree and have not recently attended a university, a reference from a supervisor or employer is required.

* Both are not required, in which case the third reference can be from any non-relative.

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • U.S. citizens
  • U.S. permanent residents
  • 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
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
* International students applying for admission to the University of Toledo Doctor of Physical Therapy program must do so via PTCAS

* Before applying through PTCAS, international students must have their foreign transcripts evaluated into U.S. academic credentials by WES

* International students must provide proof of financial support if considered for admission to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program

* For questions or more information regarding UT International Student Admissions, please contact the University of Toledo College of Graduate Studies at 419-530-4723

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
Seven out of the ten prerequisite courses MUST be completed at the time of application. Since the deadline to apply to UT's DPT Program is October 1, the 7 out of 10 prerequisite courses must be completed BEFORE fall semester.
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
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
Biology I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4-5
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General
Biology II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4-5
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General
Chemistry I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4-5
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4-5
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Physics I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 4-5
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 4-5
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
Psychology
general or introduction to psychology course.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Statistics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics