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Physical Therapy (D.P.T.)

Degree Level: Graduate
College: Health Sciences
Major : Physical Therapy
School: Physical Therapy & Athletic Training
Degree Earned: Doctor of Physical Therapy


  • Possess a Bachelor's degree and have successfully completed/or have a sensible plan to complete all prerequisite courses before the start of the Physical Therapy program in June
  • Three letters of recommendation, with at least one of them from a physical therapist
  • A form showing volunteer or work experience in a physical therapy setting. This includes a minimum of 80 hours, 40 of which must be in an acute care, hostpital physical therapy department.
  • Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores.

Application Dates

Fall Spring Summer Financial Assistantship
Deadlines November 2
International November 2


Tests Graduate Record Exam (GRE) submitted to ODU
Recommendations 3 references, submitted to PTCAS
Essay Submitted to PTCAS
Transcripts From all prior institutions
Additional Instructions Applications must be made through the Physical Therapy Centalized Admissions Service (PTCAS) as well as submitting the ODU application. Please refer to the School of Physical Therapy website for information about the admission process.