University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
1200 North Stonewall Ave Department of Rehabilitation Sciences Oklahoma City OK 73117-1215 United States
Phone+1 405.271.6588
Phone 2 +1 405.271.2131
CAPTE Accredited
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    CONGRATULATIONS! to our own Gustavo Martinez, SPT, from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center for being elected to the 2019-2020 APTA Student Assembly Board of Directors.
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Program Description

An outstanding opportunity exists for you to join a strong, established physical therapy education program at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC). The professional program consists of 108 semester hours of sequenced and integrated didactic and clinical coursework. Although we have two campuses, we are one program. We offer a mixture of distance education and live lectures with full-time faculty and staff on both campuses. All didactic coursework occurs on both the Oklahoma City and Tulsa campuses. This 9 semester program begins in the summer of every year. We offer a multitude of opportunities for clinical courses both in-state and across the country. We offer an integrated interprofessional curricula for our Doctor of Physical Therapy students with our Master of Occupational Therapy degree students. Our students learn the skills and strategies required for being a successful member of a health care team. This opportunity prepares them to become leaders in the changing and challenging health care environment of the 21st Century. Learning experiences benefit from the evidence and experience faculty contribute from their research, clinical practice, and involvement in community health initiatives. 

At OUHSC, students join our interprofessional community of learners who are constantly challenged to think, to learn, to do, and to reflect about the physical therapy profession. The faculty and staff are committed to preparing students to grow and develop from novice learners into competent, compassionate, and ethical practitioners. We encourage potential applicants to explore our website, make appointments to visit our state of the art facilities, and meet our students as you explore the possibilities in the profession of physical therapy. 

Graduates of the program receive a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree and are eligible to sit for the national licensure examination upon meeting state licensure requirements. The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education awarded full accreditation for a 10 year period from the years 2014 through 2023.

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The program has campuses in both Oklahoma City and Tulsa. The Oklahoma City campus is a 300-acre campus and only one of four comprehensive academic health centers in the nation with seven professional colleges. The College extended its accredited professional-entry program in Physical Therapy to the University of Oklahoma Schusterman Center in Tulsa in 1998. 

More than 1600 students annually enroll at OU-Tulsa's 60-acre campus, which offers 30 graduate and selected undergraduate programs through 13 colleges including Allied Health, Architecture, Arts and Sciences, Education, Engineering, Fine Arts, Liberal Studies, Medicine, Nursing, Public Health and Social Work. Both campuses offer unique opportunities for interprofessional research and study.

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Students accepted for admission are required to confirm their intention by the date or time frame listed on the acceptance communication to enroll and attend by paying a non-refundable deposit on enrollment. The deposit is applied toward tuition and fees during the first term.
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The Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) Doctor of Physical Therapy Program encourages you to APPLY EARLY!  We will begin considering applications as early as October 1st. Those with completed applications (PTCAS + OUHSC) by October 1st, 2021 will be given PRIORITY consideration. Applications that are not complete by the October 1st deadline will not be considered for admission until the firm deadline (February 1st, 2022). It is possible that up to 50% of the class could be filled prior to the firm deadline. 

2021-2022 Cycle Deadlines
-Soft/Priority Deadline (CAS + OUHSC) = October 1st, 2021
-Firm/Final Deadline (CAS + OUHSC) = February 1st, 2022