Clinical Doctorate in Physical Therapy

The Ohio State University offers a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. We have over 60 years of experience in preparing students for successful careers in physical therapy, a well-trained faculty, excellent health-care facilities, and a network of supportive alumni. Most of the information you need is here, but if you have specific questions, please contact our Student Service Office for further information.

If you are already a physical therapist, Ohio State University has many great post-professional educational opportunities. The Division of Physical Therapy now offers five Clinical Residency programs in cooperation with other programs throughout the university and Columbus including:

We also offer a Masters of Science (MS) in Allied Health and a Doctorate (PhD) in Health and Rehabilitation Science. Please visit these interdisciplinary degree programs offered within the School of Allied Medical Professions. Our faculty serve as advisors to students in these programs and welcome the opportunity to mentor you in these programs.

If you are a college student ready to apply for PT school and you are highly motivated to pursue both your DPT and a PhD for a future career in academics and research, please read about our combined DPT/PhD program.

For more information regarding the Physical Therapy Profession, consult the American Physical Therapy Association or the Ohio Physical Therapy Association.

If you are interested in joining the Pre-PT/OT Club at OSU, please contact the current president by following this link or emailing Dr. DeWitt, the faculty advisor.



The Doctorate of Physical Therapy program at The Ohio State University is accredited ​by:

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

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