The application process for fal 2022 admission to the The OSU-Cascades Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program will open July 1, 2021 at 11:59pm. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents who currently and will continue to reside in the U.S. for the entirety of the program. They must also satisfy all requirements, which include:
Applicants must hold a bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university by the date of program enrollment, which is in September of each year.
The minimum cumulative GPA is 3.0 and the minimum prerequisite science GPA is 3.0 (the science GPA includes all prerequisite science and statistics courses). Higher GPAs will be more competitive within the applicant pool.
You will be asked to upload your résumé as a part of the application. No template is required. We encourage you to be inclusive in adding your experiences.
Transcripts from each institution are required, including any graduate coursework or degrees completed.
A minimum of 40 hours of clinical experience in a physical therapy setting and under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist is recommended and applicants may be more competitive if they exceed this minimum. This requirement can be completed in a volunteer or paid capacity.
Observation in two or more different types of physical therapy settings is highly recommended. Examples of different settings are pediatric, acute rehab, sub-acute rehab, or outpatient orthopedic. Observation at two different orthopedic clinics would not fulfill this recommendation.
The application will include three essays.
Applicants will be required to complete a form that highlights any volunteer or work experiences that they have had that are somehow related to physical therapy but not actually in physical therapy. Some examples are listed below:
Response to COVID-19: At the present time, Credit (from Credit/No credit classification) or Pass (from Pass/Fail classification) grades will be accepted in lieu of letter grades for Spring 2020 quarter/semester only. Credit or Pass grades will be credited as being completed but no grade value will be included in the final pre-requisite or overall GPA determination. Thus, provided the option to take a course for a letter grade, a letter grade would generally benefit the student’s pre-requisite GPA and overall application.
It is preferred that all prerequisite courses are completed at the time of application. All prerequisite coursework must be completed by the end of the summer term prior to commencing the program.
These courses are not required but are recommended. Below is a list of recommended courses at OSU-Cascades and OSU but equivalent courses at other universities will fulfill this recommendation. If you have completed relevant courses that you would like to highlight for our faculty, please complete our Recommended Coursework Form, convert to pdf, and upload to your online application to the document upload section.
Three confidential letters of recommendation from professionals attesting to the ability, scholarship, and aptitude of the candidate for a rigorous full-time DPT program.
The Program Disclosure form may be found here. Please review the document, sign, and date. Once complete, please convert the document to a PDF and upload to the online application.
The Technical Standards form may be found here. Please review the document, sign, and date. Once complete, please convert the document to a PDF and upload to the online application.
Unfortunately, we do not accept transfer students at this time.
Jordon Zardinejad | Academic Program Coordinator, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
541-322-3118 | email@example.com