Gannon University - Ruskin Physical Therapy Program
105 Commercial Center Drive Ruskin FL 33573 United States
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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 2023 term. 

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?
Institution's Religious Affiliation
Catholic, Diocesan University
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Additional information about interviews

Selected candidates will be offered an on-campus or virtual interview. Interviews will occur throughout the fall semester (November and 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.

Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Total cumulative deposit
Additional Information about Deposit
The enrollment deposit will be deducted from the accepted student's first semester tuition statement.
Deposit Refundable?
Deposits collected on a rolling basis after offer of admission made?
Additional information about rolling deposits
Admissions decisions are determined after each interview session. If accepted, students are required to pay the $150 deposit to hold their academic seat.  Interview opportunities occur during the fall and spring semesters.
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Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No