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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
Public
CAPTE Accredited

"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 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.

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
Deposits collected on a rolling basis after offer of admission made?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/16/2023
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
40
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
42
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
94%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
6%
Sex
% Male
29%
% Female 
71%
Race/Ethnicity
% Hispanic 
2%
% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2%
% Asian
7%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
14%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
68%
% Two or More Races 
7%
Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No
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Founded1979
Employees1 to 25
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