University of Cincinnati Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Science
Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences 3225 Eden Ave Cincinnati OH 45267-0394 United States
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"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."

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Program Description

The average initial pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Exam for 2015-2020 for UC is 99% and the national average initial pass rate for this time period is 91.2%. The average mean scale score on the National Physical Therapy Exam for the UC Doctor of Physical Therapy is 709.05 and the national average is 675.1. 

All of our students (2017-2020) who sought employment in the field were employed within one to six months of graduation. Informal data shows that students are typically employed within one month of graduation pending their passing of the licensure examination.

Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
Dual Degrees
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Additional information about interviews

Our program has chosen to use the KIRA Talent assessment in lieu of face to face interviews in the upcoming admissions cycle.

Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Total cumulative deposit
Additional Information about Deposit
If offered, applicants confirm acceptance by submitting an admission deposit of $500 to the Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences to secure their enrollment. 
Deposit Refundable?
Additional Information about Refunds
Students who matriculate into the program will receive their deposit and a tuition discount 
Deposits collected on a rolling basis after offer of admission made?
Due Date of First Required Deposit
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
% of students from IN-STATE
% of students from OUT-OF-STATE
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% Female 
% Hispanic 
% Asian
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
% Two or More Races 
Additional information about the class profile
The DPT program is a graduate-level degree-seeking program. Applicants have three options to apply for the physical therapy program.  

Standard Admissions Pathway (SAP): The standard pathway is for college students who have graduated or are about to graduate with their undergraduate degree.  

Junior Early Assurance Pathway (JEAP): This pathway is for UC College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) students majoring in Health Sciences.  In order to qualify for this pathway, students must be a University of Cincinnati student from the beginning of their academic career as an entering, 1st year, 1st semester freshman. These students will have the option of applying to the DPT program during the spring term of their junior year.  

High School Early Assurance Pathway (HEAP): This pathway is for qualified high school seniors interested in pursuing a UC undergraduate degree in Health Sciences in the College of Allied Health Sciences and then continuing on to pursue a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. 

Please refer to program website for further information.

The University of Cincinnati does not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, medical condition, genetic information, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, veteran status or gender identity and expression in its programs and activities.  The complete Notice of Non-Discrimination can be found at
Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No