Gannon University - Ruskin Physical Therapy Program
Phone+1 813.658.4926
Phone 2 +1 813.658.4902
Program Description

Gannon University is a Catholic, Diocesan University with 90 years of rich tradition in academic excellence. This success has presented the opportunity to develop a second community-based DPT program at our Ruskin, Florida campus. The Gannon University, Ruskin DPT program offers an integrated 3 year curriculum plan that is organized around body systems. 

The Ruskin DPT program boasts an experienced group of core faculty who will provide extensive hands-on experience for a small cohort of 30 DPT students each year. The curriculum provides an innovative interprofessional service learning component threaded through three years of course work ending in a capstone community day. These experiences have a strong emphasis on wellness and prevention. 

Students will have 40 weeks of full time clinical experience strategically aligned with didactic coursework. The clinical experiences will be used to develop the necessary evidence based clinical decision making skills needed in the current health care system. Clinical education experiences will be available in most states in the US.

We are actively seeking qualified candidates for the Summer 2021 term. 

General
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
No
Dual Degrees
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
No
Institution's Religious Affiliation
Catholic, Diocesan University
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Additional information about interviews
Selected candidates will be offered an on-campus interview. Interviews will occur throughout the fall semester (September - December) and into the early spring semester (January - March). Accepted student decisions will be finalized by April as the program's start date is early June.
Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$150
Additional Information about Deposit
The enrollment deposit will be deducted from the accepted student's first semester tuition statement.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
11/15/2020
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
30
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
30
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
60%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
40%
Sex
% Male
33%
% Female 
67%
Race/Ethnicity
% Hispanic 
17%
% Asian
3%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
15%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
65%