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Application Requirements


To be eligible for admission to the Division of Physical Therapy, you must meet the following requirements:

  • A minimum overall GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 grading scale. The average GPA of recent classes has been approximately 3.6 to 3.7.
  • A minimum GPA of 3.0 on the prerequisite courses (see "Prerequisite Course Information" below).
  • No prerequisite class with a grade lower than a C will be accepted.
  • You must have completed approximately two-thirds of the prerequisites by the end of the fall quarter/semester in which you apply. The remainder of the prerequisites must be completed during the winter and spring quarter/semesters following submission of your application. The OHIO DPT program begins at the start of the summer term, and all prerequisites must be completed before the start of classes. See our list of prerequisite courses.

Selection Criteria for Admission

The admissions committee may consider the following items in selecting applicants:

  1. Overall GPA
  2. Prerequisite GPA
  3. GRE scores
  4. References
  5. Strength of academic preparation
  6. Relevant life experience
  7. Preview Day interview

Average (Range)

Class of 2021

Class of 2022

Class of 2023

Cumulative GPA

3.78 (3.31 to 4)

3.79 (3.33 to 3.99)

3.75 (3.34 to 4)


3.75 (3.43 to 4)

3.76 (3.38 to 4)

3.71 (3.25 to 4)

GRE Verbal

153.1 (146 to 162)

152.5 (140 to 161)

153.6 (143 to 166)

GRE Quantitative

152.8 (144 to 162)

152.8 (143 to 160)

153.1 (145 to 168)

In-State Students




Out of State Students




Prerequisite Course Information

If you have a question about a specific prerequisite after reading our prerequisite requirements on both the OHIO Physical Therapy website, as well as on PTCAS, please contact us at Application.PT@ohio.edu.

Please include the following information:

  1. The prerequisite you wish to fulfill, example: Development Psychology.
  2. State the course prefix and number of the course you wish to use (e.g., Psych 120).
  3. State the number of credit hours.
  4. State whether the hours are quarter hours or semester hours.
  5. State the institution offering the course.
  6. Enter the course's catalog description.
  7. Please include any other pertinent information.

Additional Requirements

  • 40 hours of PT volunteer/observation verified by a physical therapist
  • Two letters of recommendation: One reference must be from a physical therapist whom you have worked with/shadowed. The other reference should be a character reference and can be from a professor, a supervisor or a second physical therapist.

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