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Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences _

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

How to Apply

SAP Application SAP Brochure will be available in the near future
To apply for admission via the Standard Admission Pathway (SAP), applicants must:
1) Complete the PTCAS application:
Available: July 1, 2018
Application Deadline: October ​1, 2018

2) Complete the UC Graduate School Application: UC DPT Admissions will import PTCAS app info to UC Grad School app and an automated email will get sent to applicants. Click link to be directed to self-service, create an account, login and pay the application fee. 
Available: Depends on when the PTCAS application is verified and gets imported

GRAD SCHOOL APP NOTE: You do NOT have to provide recommendations, observation hours or a personal statement for the Graduate School Application. The Admissions Committee will collect all of that information through the PTCAS application. 

Do not send transcripts to UC.  Transcripts should be sent directly to PTCAS for verification.

High School Early Admission Pathway (HEAP) and Junior Early Admission Pathway (JEAP) to Physical Therapy

** Updated SAT scores for 2017 applications and beyond **

  Old Score (before Feb 2016)  New Score (March 2016 onward)
 SAT  1290  1350


Physical Therapy High School Early Admissions Pathway (HEAP):
To apply for admission via the High-School Early Admission Pathway (HEAP), applicants must:
1) Apply and be accepted into UC’s Health Science program
2) Complete the online HEAP Application (coming soon) The application will include the following items:
a. 3 letters of recommendation (submitted using the electronic form - coming soon)
b. 2 Essays
c. Curriculum Vitae (CV)

High School Early Admissions Pathway Brochure (PDF) - new materials coming soon
Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

Junior Early Admissions Pathway (JEAP) Application: 
To apply for admission via the Junior Early Admission Pathway (JEAP), applicants must:
1) Complete the online JEAP Application - coming soon
2) Submit 1 letter of recommendation from a PT (using electronic submission form- coming soon)
3) Submit documentation of 50 hours of PT observation
Junior Early Admissions Pathway (JEAP) Brochure (DOCX) - new materials coming soon
Application Deadline: March 1, 2019

JEAP/HEAP Supplemental Documents
Observation Hours Form (PDF)
Recommendation Form (PDF)

NOTE: All PDF documents need to be completed using Adobe Acrobat.

Please email HEAP and JEAP applications to: 

Please return all departmental forms, including but not limited to Official Transcripts, HEAP Essays, HEAP/JEAP Recommendation Forms, and Observation Documentation, to:

PT Admissions
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
University of Cincinnati
PO Box 670394
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0394

If you have any specific questions about the applications, please contact us at 513-558-7477 or via email at 

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Contact Us

Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences
3202 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0394

For Nutrition Science Programs:

Kimberly Maco, MS
Phone: 513-558-7503
Email: ​

​For Athletic Training, DPT, MOT, and Health Sciences Programs:

Ashley Sandburg
Phone: 513-558-7477

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