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PROGRAM CONTACT INFORMATION 2014-15

Assistant 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
Application.PT@Ohio.edu
http://www.ohio.edu/chsp/rcs/pt/academics/dpt.cfm

APPLICATION DEADLINE

PTCAS application deadline10/01/2014
Deadline typeFirm
Program has rolling admissions process? No
Important dates

Applicants must take the GRE exam by October 1, 2014

EARLY DECISION

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?No

SUPPLEMENTAL REQUIREMENTS

If supplemental materials are required, send directly to the PT program.

Supplemental FEE required?Yes - for selected applicants only
Supplemental fee amount$50.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?Yes - for selected applicants only
Supplemental MATERIALS required?Yes
Description of supplemental requirementsSelected applicants will be notified when to submit the supplemental application.

An email with a request for supplemental materials will be sent out upon our receipt of the PTCAS application.

This may be several weeks after the PTCAS application has “completed” status at PTCAS.
Supplemental requirement 1$55 supplemental application fee for international applicants
Deadline for supplemental materials 

SCHOOL-SPECIFIC QUESTIONS

Custom (program-specific) questions on the PTCAS application
1.   Have you previously applied to this PT education program?
2.   If you are reapplying to this program, how have you strengthened your application?

COURSE PREREQUISITES

General informationAdditional details are posted on our program's website. Biology, chemistry, and physics course prerequisites may be completed at a community college if the course is equivalent to the prerequisite criteria.
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 departmentYes
Link to program's prerequisite instructionshttp://www.ohio.edu/chsp/rcs/pt/academics/dpt.cfm
 
Course subjectCourse level4-YearLab HoursAcceptable coursesCourse description
AnatomyGeneral or CollegeYesReq.  A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
A&P: Comparative
A&P: Human
A&P: Mammalian
A&P: SEPARATE courses
A&P: Vertebrate
1 quarter or 1 semester course; Additional details are posted on our program's website. HUMAN ANATOMY [and also Human Physiology,] can also be fulfilled with a two quarter or two semester combined sequence course such as Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II. If using such a sequence, use Part I for Anatomy [ and Part II for Physiology.]
 
Biology / Biological ScienceGeneral or CollegeNoReq.  Biology: Cell
Biology: Embryology
Biology: General
Biology: Genetics
Biology: Histology
Biology: Immunology
Biology: Microbiology
Biology: Molecular
Biology: Zoology
1 of 2 quarters or 1 of 2 semesters required. Should cover molecular, cellular & system biology. Will accept general Biology as well as upper level biology courses.  
Biology / Biological ScienceGeneral or CollegeNoReq.  Biology: Cell
Biology: Embryology
Biology: General
Biology: Genetics
Biology: Histology
Biology: Immunology
Biology: Microbiology
Biology: Molecular
Biology: Zoology
2 of 2 quarters or 2 of 2 semesters required.  
ChemistryGeneral or CollegeNoReq.  Chemistry: Biochemistry
Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry: Organic
1 of 3 quarters, or 1 of 2 semesters required for a full year of chemistry.  
ChemistryGeneral or CollegeNoReq.  Chemistry: Biochemistry
Chemistry: Inorganic
Chemistry: Organic
2 & 3 of 3 quarters, or 2 of 2 semesters required for a full year of chemistry.
 
Exercise PhysiologyGeneral or CollegeYesNot Req.  Exercise Physiology
1 quarter or 1 semester course. Additional details are posted on our program's website.  
PhysicsGeneral or CollegeNoReq.  Physics: Any
1 of 3 quarters or 1 of 2 semesters required for a full year of physics.
 
PhysicsGeneral or CollegeNoReq.  Physics: Any
2 & 3 of 3 quarters or 2 of 2 semesters required for a full year of physics.  
PhysiologyGeneral or CollegeYesReq.  A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
A&P: Human
A&P: SEPARATE courses
1 quarter or 1 semester course; Additional details are posted on our program's website. HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY [and also Human Anatomy], can also be fulfilled with a two quarter or two semester combined sequence course such as Human Anatomy & Physiology I & II. If using such a sequence, use Part II for PHYSIOLOGY [ and Part I for Anatomy.]
 
PsychologyGeneral or CollegeNoNot Req.  Psychology: Abnormal
Psychology: Adolescent
Psychology: Child
Psychology: Death & Dying
Psychology: General
Psychology: Human Behavior
Psychology: Rehabilitation
Psychology: Social
Psychology: Sports
1 quarter or 1 semester course; A second psychology course of your choice to fulfill the ADDITIONAL PSYCHOLOGY requirement . May not duplicate the Developmental Psychology requirement. Additional details are posted on our program's website. May be completed at a community college if the course is equivalent to the prerequisite criteria.

1 of 2 psychology courses required.  
PsychologyGeneral or CollegeNoNot Req.  Psychology: Adolescent
Psychology: Child
Psychology: Developmental
Psychology: Growth & Development
Psychology: Life Span Development
1 quarter or 1 semester course; DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY; prenatal to adolescent. Additional details are posted on our program's website. May be completed at a community college if the course is equivalent to the prerequisite criteria.

2 of 2 psychology courses required.  
StatisticsGeneral or CollegeNoNot Req.  Biology: Biostatistics
Mathematics: Statistics
Psychology: Statistics
1 quarter or 1 semester course of STATISTICS; Includes inferential statistics such as t-test and ANOVA. Additional details are posted on our program's website. May be completed at a community college if the course is equivalent to the prerequisite criteria.
 

GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATION (GRE)

Is GRE required?Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code7755
University GRE Code1593
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle10/1/2014
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle10/1/2009
 
GRE ScoresMINIMUM GRE score consideredAVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score  150  
Quantitative reasoning scaled score  150  
 

REFERENCES

Number of references required by program3
Evaluator typeApplicant must send one reference from this SPECIFIC type of evaluatorApplicant must send reference from ONE OR MORE evaluators in category to fulfill program's requirementsEvaluator type ACCEPTEDEvaluator type NOT accepted
Physical Therapist-1X   
Physical Therapist-2X   
Professor in Major   X 
ProfessorX   
Academic   X
Supervisor/Employer   X
Teaching Assistant   X
PTA   X
Pre-PT Advisor   X
Politician   X
Health Care Professional   X
Friend   X
Family Member   X
Co-worker   X
Clergy   X
Other   X
Additional information about program's reference requirementsPlease submit only 3 references:

* We request that the two Physical Therapist PTCAS references reflect two unique observation experiences.

* The PTs need to be at separate facilities or with separate work groups in one facility.

* Your third PTCAS reference needs to be from a college professor under which you have studied.

* No other references or letters are expected or required.

* You will not need to send any references or letters to OU's Graduate College

PT OBSERVATION HOURS

Program's PT hours requirementPT hours are required - a licensed physical therapist must verify hours with signed form
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED40
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours1/1/2015
PAID experienceAccepted/Considered
VOLUNTEER experienceAccepted/Considered
INPATIENT experienceAccepted/Considered
OUTPATIENT experienceAccepted/Considered
Additional information about program's PT hours requirementObservation hours must encompass two separate experiences.

GPA REQUIREMENT

GPAMinimum GPAAverage GPA for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative 3.00 3.74 
Program-specific Prerequisite 3.00 3.74 
Additional information about program's GPA requirementsOur program specific prerequisite courses must be passed with a grade of "C" or higher. No prerequisite with a "C-" or lower will be accepted. All prerequisites must be completed by the end of Spring Semester 2015.

FOREIGN APPLICANTS & TRANSCRIPTS

Citizenship types eligible for admissionU.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) courseworkSend an original foreign transcript directly to the PT program
Program policy for CANADIAN courseworkSend original Canadian transcript to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign courseworkSpecific requirements, including those for transcripts and English proficiency, can be found at:

http://www.ohio.edu/graduate/international/index.cfm

PROGRAM INFORMATION

Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants$ 500.00
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?Yes
PT program start date for entering class5/18/2015
Size of most recent entering class44
Anticipated size of next entering class44
Percent of IN-STATE applicants accepted85%
Percent of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted15%
Social networking
Facebook Page for PT Programhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Ohio-University-Physical-Therapy/160133624026526?ref=br_tf
Twitter Page for PT Programhttp://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.
Last Updated: 03/21/2014