2013-14 Applicants

Ohio State University


Contact Information more...

Lisa Terek
Director of Student Services for the School of Health and Rehabiliation Sciences
Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy
The Ohio State University
106F Atwell Hall
453 West 10th Ave.
Columbus OH, 43210
(614) 292-1706
(614) 292-5645
terek.2@osu.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
06/01/2014
Dual-degree programs offered in conjunction with PT degree
DPT/PhD Combined Program:

Students in the DPT program for physical therapy have the unique option to prepare for a career as an academic physical therapist through the combined DPT/PhD. For this pathway, students must first be accepted into the DPT program. At the time of application in the fall, students interested in the combined DPT/PhD should also contact SHRS Admission Office to inform the program so that further application instruction can be given.
Additional information about the class profile
This program does not give preference to applicants who are currently enrolled within the university or are residents in the state of Ohio.
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
44
Anticipated size of next entering class
44
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
91%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
9%

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 note that The Ohio State University converted to semesters beginning the summer of 2012. Please visit the program’s website for specific admission and program information.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
10/1/2013
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

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; current GRE score submitted; PTCAS application submitted; OSU supplemental application submitted.

Deposits

Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$0.00

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
3.70
Program-specific Prerequisite
 
3.75
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Students need at least a 3.0 GPA for application to be reviewed per OSU's graduate school requirments; however, please note that the average GPA for admitted students has historically been above a 3.7.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7796
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
01/01/2014
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
06/01/2009

Observation Hours

Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - no verification by a physical therapist
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
40
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$40.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Description of supplemental requirements
The link as well as the deadline for the supplemental application will be sent to the applicant once the OSU PT program receives a verified PTCAS application.
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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

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 institution
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
English translation required for all original foreign transcripts and course syllabi. Must have course syllabi for each prerequisite course.

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 anticipated enrollment into the program. Please report any changes that occur in your prerequisite list to the SHRS Admission Office. Applicants admitted into the program are required to complete a bachelor's degree as well as the prerequisite courses listed below. Applicants must complete the following courses or equivalent courses with a C- or better to be eligible for admission consideration.
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
Fundamental principles of human anatomy, 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: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
Energy Transfer and Development Exploration of biology and biological principles; topics include cell structure and function, reproduction and development of plants and animals, bioenergetics, genetics, and evolution.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry I
Dimensional analysis, atomic structure, the mole, stoichiometry, chemical reactions, electron configuration, periodicity, bonding, and molecular structure.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry II
Acids and bases, redox reactions, gases, liquids, solids, solutions, colligative properties, thermochemistry, kinetics, and chemical equilibrium.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
Exercise Physiology
In-depth examination of the effects of acute and chronic exercise on the human body.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Exercise Physiology
Physics I
Mechanics and Heat
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Electricity, Magnetism, and Light
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
A survey of 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
  • Biology: Any
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
Psychology
(General/Introduction) 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
Introduction to Life Span Developmental Psychology A survey of developmental psychology across a lifespan including some phylogenetic perspective.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Statistics
One course in statistical analysis OR research design. Introduction to probability and statistics, experiments, and HRSling, 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