Application Process


We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic has created challenges for our applicants in many ways. As such, OHIO DPT program has made the following amendments to the 2022-2023 application requirements:

  • Applicants will not be required to complete observation hours.
  • The GRE is no longer required for application to Ohio University.
  • While OHIO strongly encourages students to accept a letter grade for courses during the Spring 2020 term, we understand that this may not be an option for some applicants. As such, OHIO will accept all Satisfactory or Passing scores for prerequisites during Spring 2020 term only.
  • Non-native speakers of English must submit official results of one of two standardized tests: the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), as part of the application packet. English language proficiency scores older than two years are not accepted. Minimum TOEFL and IELTS scores can be found on OHIO Graduate College website.  

As these changes are in response to the difficulties surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, they are only applicable to the 2022-2023 application cycle. OHIO will continue to assess our admissions process in response to this unprecedented situation.

Last Updated: 4/1/2022


Applications for admission to the DPT program at Ohio University are submitted through PTCAS, the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service. PTCAS is a service of the American Physical Therapy Association. You must create a PTCAS account to apply.

Division of Physical Therapy deadline dates and application requirements for the next academic session

PTCAS instructions

If a disability prevents you from accessing the application, email PTCAS or call 617.612.2040.

During the initial application process, you are not required to complete an Ohio University Supplemental Application. Completion of this application is only required of students who are extended an offer to Preview Day.

International students are required to meet all University English Proficiency requirements. TOEFL or IELTS scores should be submitted in PTCAS. More on those requirements can be found at…

Submission of Grades

At the end of the fall semester in which you are applying, submit a transcript with fall grades to the Division of Physical Therapy as soon as it is available. Send the transcript to:

Physical Therapy Admissions Committee
Grover Center W290
School of Rehabilitation and Communication Services
College of Health Sciences and Professions
Ohio University
Athens, Ohio 45701-2979

Preview/Interview Day

Eligible, competitive applicants will be invited to a Preview/Interview Day. Specific dates will be posted in the fall. Candidates will be notified if they have been selected for the Preview/Interview Day.

The event gives applicants an opportunity to view the facilities, meet current faculty and students and evaluate the program curriculum and philosophy. There is also an individual session with a PT faculty member.

This event will include:

  • Tours of the Ohio University campus and Physical Therapy facilities
  • Overview of the Physical Therapy curriculum and philosophy
  • Opportunity to hear about research projects being conducted by faculty and staff
  • Information about financial aid
  • Meetings with faculty and students
  • Open-ended sessions, both group and individual, for applicants to ask faculty and students pertinent questions regarding our program

Contact Us

For questions regarding the admissions process for the Division of Physical Therapy, contact us at 740.593.1221 or