Student Experience

What is it like to be in UC's Physical Therapy program? Learn more about the student experience. 

Student Perspective

Hi, I'm Brendan Benjamin. 

Brenden Benjamin, Second-year DTP student sits on top of a mountain.

Brendan Benjamin, Second-year DPT student

I am currently in my second year of the DPT program. I chose UC's DPT program after attending the UC DPT informational seminars. It was clear then that the dedication to ensuring student achievement was unmatched. Additionally, I was drawn to the class size since I came from a smaller undergraduate university where I discovered that having one-on-one time with a professor fosters my learning. Finally, I got to view all the equipment that was accessible to the program while I was touring the Health Sciences Building, and this appealed to me since I wanted to have the ability to test out these various modalities and devices.

Read more about Brendan! 

Getting Involved  

Make the most out of your college journey by getting involved on campus! There's no better way to enrich your experience and create lasting memories than by actively participating in student organizations, clubs, and events. Involvement on campus offers a myriad of benefits that go beyond the classroom such as personal development, community building, networking opportunities, and educational enrichment. 

UC DPT Student Organization

Photographed University Cincinnati students, faculty during Pro-Bono Clinic for marketing promos for CAHS Wednesday April 5, 2023 at College of Allied Health Sciences. Photo by Joseph Fuqua II

DPT Students volunteer at the DPT Pro Bono Clinic

UC PT Student Organization is a graduate club for the University of Cincinnati Doctor of Physical Therapy students. The purpose of this club is to allow our students to attend and present at educational and networking events, volunteer in the community, and develop skills as a physical therapist.


The University of Cincinnati is home to over 600 student organizations! Find one that is right for you. Click the button below for a comprehensive list of all that UC has to offer.      

Program Outcomes 

Outcome Rate

We are proud to claim a 100% employment rate. This exceptional achievement is a testament to the dedication and hard work of our students and the support of our dedicated faculty and staff. We are committed to maintaining this exceptional standard, continually striving to provide the best education and career opportunities for our students   

Top Employers

Through our valuable partnerships and close proximity to renowned hospitals and medical centers, graduates of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Cincinnati predominantly secure employment at:    
  1. Drayer Physical Therapy Institute  
  2. Mercy Health 
  3. Ohiohealth Corporation 
  4. Communicare
  5. The Ohio State University 

Average Starting Salary

The average annual starting salary for students who have graduated from the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Cincinnati is $86,486. 

Student Resources 

Photographed University Cincinnati students, faculty for marketing promos for CAHS Thursday March 30, 2023 at College of Allied Health Sciences. Photo by Joseph Fuqua II

Allied Health Students: Kaleb Gerken, Dani Ameh, and Anastasia Russell (left to right)

Every student's educational journey is unique. Together with the University of Cincinnati's centralized programs and resources, The College of Allied Health Sciences provides a wide range of solution-based services, intended to remove obstacles and clear the pathway to success.

In the news


Turning a student vision into fruition

April 12, 2023

Students and faculty from the University of Cincinnati's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program help run the PT Pro Bono Clinic, which aims to serve uninsured or underinsured individuals.

Query for this