Registration, Textbooks, IDs & Calendars

Registration, Textbooks, IDs & Calendars

Noteworthy Dates



Important Dates and Deadlines
  Virtual Welcome Session Calendar Invite: 

Thursday, March 21, 2024 7:00 pm EST

  Orientation May 13th and 14th, 2024 9:00 am - 4:00 pm



1st Year Calendar (Tentative ~ Subject to Change):

*  May 27:                                          Memorial Day Holiday

*  June 19                                           Juneteenth Holiday

*  July 4:                                             Independence Day Holiday                        

*  August 3:                                       Last day of Summer 2024 Semester

*  August 26:                                     Fall 2024 Semester Begins

 September 2:                                Labor Day Holiday

*  September 6:                                DPT Investiture Ceremony        

*  November 11:                               Veterans Day Holiday

*  November 28 - December 1:      Thanksgiving Break

 December 13:                                Fall 2024 Semester Ends

 January 13:                                     Spring 2025 Semester Begins

 January 20:                                     Martin Luther King Jr Holiday

 March 17 - March 23:                   Spring Break

*  May 1:                                             Spring 2025 Semester Ends

* If a success plan is needed for an individual students, it will occur the week after a semester ends.

Course Registration

Please refrain from enrolling in classes until given specific directions from Stephanie, Program Coordinator.  All program information will be sent to your UC email account.  The email to register for courses will come in mid-March. 

Incoming students will enroll in the following summer courses:

PT 8061C       Gross Anatomy          

PT 8079C       Interventions I: Patient Handling     

PT 8031         Clinical Medicine I      

PT 8071         Professional Roles I: Intro into the Physical Therapy Profession  

PT 8076         Evidence Based Physical Therapy I: Foundations of Research        

Please note that all course requirements and affiliated due dates will be based on the Eastern time zone.

Student ID

The Bearcat Card is your University of Cincinnati student ID.  

Student IDs are required for access to campus dining halls, libraries, sport facilities, computer laboratories, classrooms and practice labs (after regular business hours) and can also be used to conduct financial transactions on and around campus.  

If you are new to UC, please see UC’s Public Safety Keys & Badges website regarding obtaining a Bearcat Card. If you are unable to obtain your badge prior to the first day of class, you must obtain it by the end of the first week of classes. You must pick-up your Bearcat Card - this is located on west campus Jefferson/West Corry Street 

  • Park in the Corry Street parking garage (free parking for 30 minutes or less)
  • Address: UC Parking Services 4 Edwards Center - Regular Hours:  Monday - Friday: 8:00am - 4:00pm (hours subject to change).  It is a recommendation to call before you pick up the ID in case the hours have been changed.  Phone: 513-556-4925.


The University of Cincinnati's Office of the Registrar maintains several calendars, including:

  • Academic Year
  • Registration, Withdrawals, Fees and Funds
  • Early Registration
  • Final Exams

For a full list of available calendars, visit the registrar's calendars page.

Textbooks & Materials

Required Materials

  1. 3x5 Index Cards - 1 package
  2. Lock for locker
  3. Scrubs or other type of protective covering for Gross Anatomy labs
  4. Name pin/badge: We order our name tags through McGill’s Incorporated Uniforms Unlimited.  Be sure to refer to ordering instructions through the DPT Admitted Students link.  Orders are advised before April 26th for timely delivery.
  5. You will need to purchase a BP cuff and a stethoscope.  These items will be used in class, though not on the first day. The cost of these items varies. It is recommended not to purchase the least expensive equipment, though it also isn't necessary to purchase the top of the line BP Cuff and stethoscope either. More information may be provided in class.  
  6. Up-to-date tetanus vaccination (required for Gross Anatomy).We also recommend starting the process for Hepatitis B as soon as possible.  You will need a positive titer. A negative titer requires followup over the course of several weeks.