Florida International University Department of Physical Therapy
Department of Physical Therapy 11200 SW 8th Street, AHC 3-431A Miami FL 33199 United States
Program Description

The Department of Physical Therapy at Florida International University (FIU) offers the Doctorate in Physical Therapy degree which provides the required educational preparation for a professional career as a physical therapist. Our graduates are ethnically and racially diverse physical therapy practitioners poised to help eliminate health care disparities in the local, state, and national community. The FIU DPT curriculum features a progressive, problem-oriented approach and includes rigorous coverage of the full range of basic medical sciences, clinical sciences, and hands on skills relevant to the current practice of physical therapy. The program moved into a brand new 5-story building with state of the art medical simulation, rehabilitation, and biomechanics laboratories and media classrooms in December 2009. There are ten full time faculty and numerous adjuncts to prepare students to work in all areas of physical therapy practice. You will find unparalleled intellectual, cultural, racial, and ethnic diversity within our faculty, students, university and community. FIU Physical therapy program provides students with internship opportunities in over 800 clinical sites. FIU Physical Therapy has won the APTA Minority Initiatives Award, not once but twice.

The Florida Board of Governors approved the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree for implementation at Florida International University to start in the Fall semester, 2007. The program is nine semester, 113-credit course of study leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT). There are 34 weeks of clinical education. 

As a multi-campus public institution of 56,000 students and over 8,000 employees, FIU is among the largest universities in the Southeast. This dynamic, public research university offers more than 200 bachelors, masters and doctoral degrees in 17 colleges and schools. In 2009, the university welcomed the inaugural class of FIU's new College of Medicine. FIU is classified as a Research University / High Research Activity by the Carnegie Foundation. It is located in the vibrant city of Miami, the gateway to the Caribbean and Latin America.

Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
Dual Degrees
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Additional information about interviews

Two mass interviews are scheduled in February/March prior to Fall Admission.

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Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution Yes
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