University of Florida Department of Physical Therapy
Department of Physical Therapy PO Box 100154 (Mailing) Gainesville FL 32611 United States
Phone+1 352.273.6085
Public
CAPTE Accredited
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Program Description

The entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program provides the required education necessary for graduates to take the professional licensure examination and embark on a professional career in physical therapy. The program embodies a strong foundational background in the biological, kinesiological and behavioral sciences, incorporation of principles of logical and scientific reasoning throughout the curriculum, and the philosophy that the practice of physical therapy is empowered by the collaborative efforts of the team, ensuring a partnership of people working towards a common goal.

The curriculum is an eight semester plan of study, which incorporates 32 weeks of full-time clinical internship and several weeks of integrated part-time clinical experiences. The students are awarded the DPT degree after completing 113 credit hours of professional course work.

The curriculum had been established along three basic educational principles that are instilled in the philosophy and mission of the program. First, it is necessary that a strong basic science background in the biological, kinesiological, and behavioral sciences be established as the foundation upon which the curriculum is developed. Secondly, incorporation of principles underlying logical reasoning and the scientific method shall be woven throughout all aspects of the curriculum. These principles shall be implicitly stated in the faculty's behavior as role models through their incorporation of their research and clinical practice experiences in the classroom setting. Thirdly, students will recognize that the practice of physical therapy is empowered by the collaborative efforts of the team, ensuring a partnership of people working toward a common goal. This principle is instilled in the students throughout the content of the curriculum and is exemplified by the faculty's collaborative teaching and research efforts.

Ranking and Accreditation 
The program is ranked 10th in the nation by U.S. News and World Report. 

To read more about our mission and philosophy please visit our website. http://pt.phhp.ufl.edu/dpt-program/admissions/

General
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
No
Dual Degrees
Dual-degree programs offered in conjunction with the PT degree
DPT/MPH
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
No
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
No
Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
No
Cost
Total Cost of Education for In-State Students
$71785
Total Cost of Education for out of State Students
$99505
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
70
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
72
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
80%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
20%
Sex
% Male
36%
% Female 
64%
Race/Ethnicity
% Hispanic 
10%
% Asian
8%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
3%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
76%
% Two or More Races 
3%
Additional information about the class profile
The DPT program does not consider state of residency in admission decisions.
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Founded1958
Employees25 to 100
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