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									                                      Physical Therapy / D.P.T.
ouhsc Allied Health
                                      Program DescriPtion
                                      Physical therapy is a dynamic health profession dedicated to the promotion of optimal health, prevention of disability
                                      and the restoration and maintenance of physical activities that contribute to a successful life. Physical therapists improve
                                      the ability of an individual of any age to function successfully regardless of the reason for disability: disease or trauma,
                                      developmental or acquired, acute in nature or chronic.

                                      Physical therapy services are provided in a variety of settings, including homes, schools, workplaces, outpatient clinics
                                      and hospitals. For further information about the profession of physical therapy, contact the american Physical therapy
                                      association (aPta) at www.apta.org.

                                      the professional program consists of 108 semester hours of sequenced and integrated didactic and clinical courses. all
                                      didactic course work is offered on the University of oklahoma Health sciences center campuses in oklahoma city and
                                      tulsa. this program begins in the fall of every year with didactic and clinical coursework.

                                      graduates of the program receive a Doctor of Physical therapy (DPt) degree and are eligible to sit for the national
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                                      licensure examination upon meeting state licensure requirements.

                                      aDmission reqUirements
                                      to be considered for admission, an applicant must:
                                      •	earn	a	bachelor’s	degree	from	an	accredited	college	or	university	prior	to	enrollment	in	the	program
                                      •	at	a	minimum,	earn	both	a	2.75	cumulative	grade-point	average	and	a	2.75	science	grade-point	average	on	a	4.0	scale
                                      •	complete	at	least	6	of	the	8	departmental	prerequisite	courses	with	grades	of	C	or	better	by	the	application	deadline		
                                       date; complete the remaining two departmental prerequisite courses with a grade of c or higher prior to enrollment in
                                       the program
                                      •	document	40	hours	of	physical	therapy	observation;	due	with	the	on-line	application
                                      •	Submit	GRE	General	Test	(verbal	reasoning,	quantitative	reasoning,	and	analytical	writing)	results	by	the	application		
                                       deadline date
                                      Students	for	whom	English	is	a	second	language	must	earn	a	minimum	score	of	600	(paper-based),	250	(computer-based)	or	
                                      100	(internet-based)	within	two	years	prior	to	application	on	the	Test	of	English	as	a	Foreign	Language	(TOEFL).	TOEFL’s	
                                      Web address is http://www.toefl.org.

                                      All	international/non-United	States	citizen	applicants	are	required	to	have	all	transcripts/mark	sheets	processed	through	
                                      World education services (Wes): www.wes.org.

                                      PhySiCAL	ThERAPy	dEPARTmEnTAL	PREREqUiSiTE	COURSES
                                      PSy	2603	/	developmental	Psychology	/	3
                                      ChEm	1315	/	General	Chemistry	with	lab	/	4-5
                                      ZOO	2234	or
                                      ZOO	2255	/	human	Anatomy	(mammalian/vertebrate/comparative	anatomy	are	not	acceptable	substitutes)	/	3-5
                                      ZOO	2124	/	human	Physiology	(mammalian/vertebrate	physiology	are	not	acceptable	substitutes)	/	4
                                      PhyS	2414	/	Physics	i	/	4
                                      PhyS	2424	/	Physics	ii	/	4
                                      PSy	2003	/	Understanding	Statistics	3
                                      ZOO	1114	or	BOT/mBiO/ZOO	1005	/	Zoology	or	Concepts	in	Biology	
                                      (Concepts	in	Botany	is	not	an	acceptable	substitute)	/	4

                                      aDmission PrereqUisites
                                      Prerequisite courses are offered at most colleges or universities. check with the Prerequisite Finder (www.ah.ouhsc.edu/
                                      prereqs/) or your school adviser regarding equivalent courses.
                                                                                                                Physical Therapy / D.P.T.
            ouhsc Allied Health
                                                                                                                APPLiCATiOn	PROCEdURE
                                                                                                                •	By	February	1	of	the	year	in	which	admission	is	sought,	follow	the	step-by-step	process	for	successful	application:	
                                                                                                                •	A	letter	of	acceptance,	alternate	status	or	denial	to	the	physical	therapy	program	will	be	mailed	during	the	latter	part	of	April.
                                                                                                                •	The	applicant	must	accept	the	position	in	writing	within	two	weeks	of	notification.	Alternates	will	be	selected	according		
                                                                                                                 to numerical ranking.
                                                                                                                •	Students	accepted	for	admission	are	required	to	confirm	their	intention	to	enroll	and	attend	with	a	$100.00	nonrefundable		
                                                                                                                	 deposit.	The	deposit	is	applied	toward	tuition	and	fees	during	the	first	term.

                                                                                                                EARLy	AdmiSSiOn
                                                                                                                Early	admission	is	available	for	students	meeting	certain	criteria:	www.ah.ouhsc.edu/main/Programs/progbrief.asp?prog_id=6

                                                                                                                estimateD Program costs
                                                                                                                Tuition	is	approximately	$3,800	per	semester	for	Oklahoma	residents.	Students	may	expect	additional	costs	that	include,	
                                                                                                                but are not limited to, a personal computer, textbooks, lab fees, insurance and supplies. students are required to assume
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                                                                                                                financial	responsibilities	for	expenses	associated	with	clinical	requirements.	For	financial	aid	information,	contact	the	
                                                                                                                Financial	Aid	Office	by	e-mail	at	financial-aid@ouhsc.edu	or	call	(405)	271-2118.

                                                                                                                ThE	UnivERSiTy	OF	OkLAhOmA	hEALTh	SCiEnCES	CEnTER
                                                                                                                An	internationally	prominent	faculty,	state-of-the-art	facilities	and	new	technology	combine	to	make	the	University	
                                                                                                                of oklahoma Health sciences center a leader in education, research and patient care. one of only four comprehensive
                                                                                                                academic health centers in the nation with seven professional schools, the oU Health sciences center services more than
                                                                                                                4,000	students	on	the	Oklahoma	City	and	Tulsa	campuses.

                                                                                                                The	OU	health	Sciences	Center	serves	as	the	state’s	training	facility	for	physicians,	biomedical	scientists,	nurses,	dentists,	
                                                                                                                pharmacists	and	a	wide	range	of	allied	health	and	public	health	professionals.	Located	one	mile	south	of	the	State	Capitol,	the	
                                                                                                                OU	health	Sciences	Center	is	the	cornerstone	of	the	300-acre	Oklahoma	health	Center,	a	complex	of	over	30	public	and	
                                                                                                                private health care institutions.

                                                                                                                Students	and	residents	receive	clinical	training	at	on-site	institutions,	including	the	OU	mEdiCAL	CEnTER complex
                                                                                                                and	the	veterans	Affairs	medical	Center.	in	addition,	affiliate-training	programs	are	maintained	at	hospitals	and	clinics	
                                                                                                                throughout the state.

                                                                                                                PROGRAm	COnTACT	inFORmATiOn		 	                                          				FOR	AddiTiOnAL	inFORmATiOn
This University is in compliance with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations does not

                                                                                                                Department of rehabilitation sciences                                       office of academic and student services
discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, political beliefs,
or status as a veteran in any of its policies, practices or procedures.This includes but is not limited

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                                                                                                                Oklahoma	City,	Ok	73190-0901	            	          	         	          					E-mail:	alliedhealth-info@ouhsc.edu
                                                                                                                Phone:	(405)	271-2131			Fax	(405)	271-2432	         	         	          					Web	site:	www.ah.ouhsc.edu/main/oass.asp
                                                                                                                E-mail:	alliedhealth-info@ouhsc.edu			
to admissions, employment, financial aid and educational services.

                                                                                                                Web site: www.ah.ouhsc.edu/rehab/
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