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Old Dominion University's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, housed within the School of Rehabilitation Sciences, has been successfully educating physical therapists for more than 40 years. ODU graduates are well known for their excellent clinical skills and ability to work as part of a patient care team from the moment they start their first job.
The Program teaches evidence-based practice with an emphasis on critical thinking and problem-solving. Through the use of standardized patients - actors trained to portray various patient problems, simulations and community volunteers, students engage in "real world" practical experience to develop interpersonal and hands on skills prior to full-time clinical experiences.
ODU's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program includes dedicated core and associated faculty who are practicing clinicians and researchers with a broad range of expertise. We maintain a ratio of 1 instructor for every 10 students in laboratory settings so that students get the individualized attention that they need. The Program is excited to announce the new state-of-the-art Health Sciences Building, projected to be completed in the fall of 2023, and will include interactive classroom and laboratory spaces, a cadaver anatomy lab, research laboratories, and an expanded on-campus clinic.
This deposit is non-refundable and will be applied to the student's tuition bill. ODU has a rolling admissions process and applicants will have a deposit date approximately 3 weeks after their acceptance date.