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Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences

Doctor of Physical Therapy -  Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if my classes will meet the prerequisite requirements?

Please visit transferology.com to determine if your classes are equivalent to the required UC courses. If you still have questions, please send a copy of your transcripts to rehabsci@uc.edu. Transcripts must include course codes, term information, and University/College name.

Is there a supplemental fee?

Yes, students will be sent an automated email from the UC Graduate School asking them to set up their password and pay a $65 fee after they have submitted their PTCAS application.

Where do I send my GRE Test Scores?

Test Scores should be sent directly to PTCAS #7605

Where do I send my transcripts?

Transcripts must be sent directly to PTCAS.

What is the completion deadline for observation hours?

All observation hours must be completed before submitting your application through PTCAS.

Is there a program deposit amount for accepted applicants?

Yes. If offered, applicants confirm acceptance by submitting an admission deposit of $500 to the Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences.

Does the DPT program conduct interviews?

No.

What if I have not completed all of my prerequisites before the application deadline?

Applicants may not have more than two (2) core science courses and two (2) non-science courses incomplete when they apply. All prerequisite courses must be completed before the program start date.

When will I know if I have been accepted into UC’s DPT program?

The applications are carefully reviewed. You will be notified via email that is listed in PTCAS beginning in December through May. All applicants will be notified of their admissions status by the UC Graduate School.

How many clinical rotations are there?

There are four clinical rotations, approx. 41 weeks total of clinical education

When do the clinical rotations occur in the curriculum?

As a three year program that is nine semesters long that starts in the Summer semester, the clinical rotations occur in the 4th, 7th, 8th & 9th semesters for each class.

Where are your clinical sites located?

We have clinical sites all over the 48 contiguous states, and we are growing internationally, as well.

What are your required rotations?

Inpatient, outpatient, and chronic care experiences are required by the program. Experiences in all four practice patterns will occur – musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, integumentary, and cardiopulmonary.

Who determines placement into clinical rotations?

This is a team effort that begins with the student. After the student selects their top choices for each rotation, the faculty may also provide input to where they feel the student will be most successful. The final decision is made by the Director of Clinical Education.

Who pays for the clinical rotations?

It is solely the student’s responsibility to arrange for transportation, room and/or board for each clinical assignment. The University, faculty and Clinical Sites have no responsibility for providing transportation, room and/or board for clinical assignments.

Where have been some special opportunity clinical rotations in the past?

Walter Reed Hospital in Bethesda, MD
Naval Hospital in San Diego, CA
Children's Hospital in Cincinnati, OH (Ranked 3rd in the Nation)
Fondazione F Turati in Gavinana, Italy (Eduglobal Associates)

Contact Us

Department of Rehabilitation, Exercise, and Nutrition Sciences
3202 Eden Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0394
rensdepartment@uc.edu

For Nutrition Science Programs:

Kimberly Maco, MS
Phone: 513-558-7503
Email: ​nutrition@ucmail.uc.edu

​For Athletic Training, DPT, MOT, and Health Sciences Programs:

Ashley Sandburg
Phone: 513-558-7477
Email: rehabsci@ucmail.uc.edu

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