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Application Information

Where to apply

Application deadlines

  • PTCAS application: Opens around July 1
General application deadlines
  • Application deadline: around Oct. 1
  • Last acceptable GRE test date: Sept. 10
Early Assurance deadlines
  • Application deadline: Around Aug. 15
  • Last acceptable GRE test date: July 30

Note: This includes Articulation Agreement applicants.

Application checklist

Applicants to the UD Doctor of Physical Therapy program are required to submit the following information through the PTCAS application:

  • Official academic records of all previously attended colleges or universities. These records must be submitted directly from the colleges or universities to PTCAS. Hand-carried transcripts, official copies marked Issued to Student, and unofficial copies are not acceptable. Applicants selected for admission will be required to submit all original and final transcripts directly to the program.
  • Three letters of recommendation. One letter must be from a licensed physical therapist, and one letter must be from a professor. The other letter may be from a physical therapist, physical therapist assistant, professor, advisor, or an employer. Evaluators must know applicants in a professional or academic capacity.
  • Optional GRE results: Submit results directly to PTCAS GRE Code 0294. See Admission Requirements >>
  • Completion of prerequisite courses: Applicants who have outstanding prerequisite courses at the time of application must clearly indicate their plans for completion prior to the start of the program. See Admission Requirements >>
  • Program-specific questions.
  • Clinical observation record: A minimum of 40 hours of observation under a licensed physical therapist in at least two distinctly different physical therapy patient care settings. A minimum of 10 hours must be completed in an inpatient setting (e.g., acute care, skilled nursing, long-term acute care, inpatient rehabilitation). All hours must be verified by a licensed physical therapist.

International students

Additional conditions and requirements apply for international students. Click here to learn more >>


Department of Physical Therapy

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2925