- Tuition and Fee Schedules
- Department Student Handbook
- DPT Student Handbook
- Clinical Education Manual
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Please note that the DPT program begins Summer Session III (June to August). A delayed start or part-time attendance is not an option for the DPT Program at the University of Toledo.
See the University of Toledo academic calendar for specific semester begin and end dates at: http://www.utoledo.edu/offices/provost/main/calendar/index.html
Selection Requirements for the UT DPT Program:
- Bachelors degree from an accredited institution
- Preference will be given to those who complete the majority of their coursework at and earn their bachelor’s degree from The University of Toledo.
- Completion of all prerequisite coursework. Click here for the list of UT prerequisites and course equivalency information
- Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
- Minimum prerequisite GPA of 3.0.
- Three (3) letters of recommendation; one must be from a physical therapist, one from a professor if you are currently a student or from an employer if you are not currently a student, and one from a non-relative. If you submit more than the required three letters, only the first three letters that meet the criteria will be considered.
- Knowledge of the field of Physical Therapy
- Shadowing a physical therapist is highly recommended to obtain knowledge of the field; however, there is not a minimum number of hours of observation or shadowing required
- The GRE is NOT required for applicants attending US universities
The following must be completed at the time of application on or before October 1st. Thus, these courses need to be completed BEFORE the start of the fall semester in which the applicant plans to apply:
- All biology and chemistry prerequisites
- The psychology prerequisite
- One (1) of the two physics prerequisites
- One (1) of either the human anatomy with lab, human physiology with lab, or the first
anatomy and physiology (A&P) course of a two part sequence
Note: it is not required that the applicant has earned a bachelor’s degree at the time of application, but it must be earned before the student can begin the DPT program the following summer.
The University of Toledo participates in the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). The PTCAS application is typically available in early July preceeding the upcoming admissions cycle. Please refer to the following guidelines when applying to The University of Toledo’s DPT Program:
- Apply through the PTCAS website and thoroughly read all of their instructions. Please use the forms they provide for requesting and submitting transcripts and letters of recommendation. Do NOT send anything directly to the University of Toledo.
- In addition to the University of Toledo’s two supplemental questions that are part of the PTCAS application, you MUST also complete a UT DPT supplemental application and pay a $45 fee. You can use the link provided on the PTCAS website or click here to complete the UT DPT supplemental application.
- The application deadline for the UT DPT Program is October 1 each year. This means the following must be completed by 11:59 p.m. on October 1:
- The PTCAS application and ALL supporting documentation including letters of recommendation and all transcripts
- The separate UT DPT supplemental application and payment of the $45 fee
Early Decision Process
If you are a current University of Toledo undergraduate student, click here for information about our Early Decision Policy for Admissions!
Characteristics of a successful applicant:
- Strong overall GPA and GPA in core science coursework
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
- Sound knowledge of the discipline of physical therapy and the issues facing the PT profession
- Evidence of being a self-directed learner