Old Dominion University Program in Physical Therapy
School of Rehabilitation Sciences 4608 Hampton Blvd. 2152 Health Sciences Bldg Norfolk VA 23529 United States
Phone+1 757.683.4519

"This page is intended for college transfer students and graduates ONLY. High school students MUST contact the institution directly for information about the guaranteed freshman-entry program. Do not apply using PTCAS."

Program Description

Old Dominion University's School of Physical Therapy has been successfully educating physical therapists for more than 40 years and we are confident that our program is one of the best in the country. 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. 

We teach evidence-based practice. We emphasize critical thinking and problem-solving in small group discussions and experiences. We believe that life-long learning is necessary for effective practice and a satisfying career. 

ODU provides sessions with standardized patients - actors trained to portray various patient problems. When you work with a standardized patient you receive feedback on your performance to help you develop excellent interpersonal skills and become the best therapist possible. We maintain a ratio of 1 instructor for every 10 students in laboratory settings so that students get the individualized attention that they need. We have a state-of-the-art research laboratory with dynamic, funded research projects in movement analysis and stroke rehabilitation. We have an on-campus clinic where students can observe and assist in a dynamic out-patient practice.

General
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
Yes
Dual Degrees
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
No
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
No
Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$750
Additional Information about Deposit
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.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2021
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
40
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
44
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
80%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
20%
Sex
% Male
35%
% Female 
65%
Race/Ethnicity
% Hispanic 
4%
% Asian
24%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
15%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
57%
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Founded1979
Employees1 to 25
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