• Ohio University

    Program Information

    Contact Information

    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
    Deposit Required Yes
    Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants $500.00
    Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process? Yes
    PT program start date for entering class 05/15/2018
    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%
    Social networking
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    Twitter Page for PT Program http://www.twitter.com/@OhioDPT
    Program Description
    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.