Oklahoma State University


Undergraduate Preparation for Degree Programs in Physical Therapy

Pre-requisite courses required to become a physical therapist may be completed at Oklahoma State University. To become a registered physical therapist, students, who meet requirements, must be accepted and transfer to an accredited physical therapy program.


OU-HSC Physical Therapy Advisement Worksheet

The advisement worksheet was prepared for OSU students planning to complete their physical therapy education at the University of Oklahoma, and receive a doctoral degree in physical therapy. Students planning to apply to physical therapy school other than OU need to check the specific admission requirements of those schools by consulting the pre-physical therapy advisor at the school of interest. Information for physical therapy schools in the U.S. is available at http://www.apta.org/apta/directories/accreditedschools.aspx?navID=10737423273.


GRADUATE RECORD EXAMINATION (GRE) SCORES:  All applicants must take the general Graduate Record Exam, which is given every business day. Students should take the test preferably in April, but no later that October, preceding the application deadline.  For information about the GRE test and for registration forms, students should contact Oklahoma State University Assessment and Testing, 107 UAT Building. (405) 744-6687. For more information on the GRE, please visit http://ets.org.


SHADOWING EXPERIENCE:  Students must observe at least 40 hours in a variety of physical therapy settings prior to application.


GRADEPOINT REQUIREMENT:  Students must have at least a 2.75 GPA in all college work attempted and have earned a "C" or better in the required courses.



American Physical Therapy Association



University of Oklahoma College of Allied Health

Susan Tucker

Department of Rehabilitation Science

P.O. Box 26901

Oklahoma City, OK 73190 

Phone: 405-271-6588

Email: alliedhealth-info@ouhsc.edu or susan-tucker@ouhsc.edu