How to Apply

The University of Cincinnati Doctor of Physical Therapy program participates in PTCAS (Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service).

Transcripts, recommendation letters, observation/volunteer hour documentation forms, and essays will all be submitted through this application system. 

Application Deadlines

Applications open on the PTCAS website July 1st and close October 3rd, annually.

All application materials including: recommendation letters, obervation hours and transcripts must be completed by October 3rd.

Students admitted to the program will start the summer semester following their fall application.

Early Assurance Programs

The DPT program offers two early admission opportunities to qualified students. High school seniors entering the UC Bachelor of Health Sciences – Pre-Physical Therapy program may apply to the High School Early Assurance Pathway and juniors may apply to the Junior Early Assurance Pathway.  Students who maintain minimum requirements for these programs have a spot reserved in the DPT program when they graduate.

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Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

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