2013-14 Applicants

Old Dominion University


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...

Kathie Clagett
Senior Secretary
School of Physical Therapy & Athletic Training
Old Dominion University
4608 Hampton Blvd.
3118 Health Sciences Bldg
Norfolk VA, 23529
(757) 683-4519
kclagett@odu.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
06/21/2014
Social networking
Facebook Page for PT Program
Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
40
Anticipated size of next entering class
40
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
80%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
20%

Program Description more...

Old Dominion University's School of Physical Therapy has been successfully educating physical therapists for more than 30 years and we are confident that our program is one of the best in the country. ODU graduates are well known for their excellent clinical skills and ability to work as part of a patient care team from the moment they start their first job.

We teach evidence-based practice. We emphasize critical thinking and problem-solving in small group discussions and experiences. We believe that life-long learning is necessary for effective practice and a satisfying career.

ODU provides sessions with standardized patients - actors trained to portray various patient problems. When you work with a standardized patient you receive feedback on your performance to help you develop excellent interpersonal skills and become the best therapist possible. We maintain a ratio of 1 instructor for every 10 students in laboratory settings so that students get the individualized attention that they need. We have a state-of-the-art research laboratory with dynamic, funded research projects in movement analysis and stroke rehabilitation.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
11/1/2013
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

Program Information Session August 17, 2013, 10a-12p, Health Sciences Bldg

Check our website at http://hs.odu.edu/physther/ for updates on room location



This information session is for anyone thinking about applying to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Come meet faculty and students and tour the facilities of the School of Physical Therapy. Faculty will discuss curriculum, clinical internships, financial aid, housing and resources on campus. We will be happy to give you a tour and answer your questions. Please feel free to bring family and friends. Call 757-683-4519 for reservations.



Information Sessions Throughout the Year



September through May, except January, we have smaller information sessions the first Friday of each month at 3:30p in Room 3113 of the Health Sciences Bldg. A faculty member and a current student will answer questions and give a tour of the facilities.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

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
3.60
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.60
 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7800
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
11/01/2013
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
The average GRE scores for our admitted students this year were:

Verbal = 154
Quantitative = 152.

Observation Hours

 
ODU's DPT program requires a total of 80 volunteer hours. The hours can be paid or volunteer. These hours MUST be completed in TWO (2) or more different PT settings. At lease twenty (20) of them must be in one or more of the following settings; acute care (hospital), rehab (transitional or day rehab), short or long term (nursing homes or assisted living), pediatrics, wound care speciality care centers, or home health. Volunteer hours must be under the supervision of a licensed physical therapists.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - no verification by a physical therapist
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
80
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Required
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$50.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Deadline for supplemental materials
2013-11-01
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

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 an original foreign transcript directly to the PT program
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send original Canadian transcript to institution
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
http://admissions.odu.edu/international.php

Office of International Admissions
Old Dominion University
129 Koch Hall
Norfolk, VA 23529 USA

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
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
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Anatomy & Physiology I
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
Anatomy & Physiology II
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
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Physics I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
Social/Behavioral Science
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports
  • Psychology: Statistics
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Anthropology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Sociology
Statistics
Course Level
Introductory
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics