University of Miami Department of Physical Therapy
Coral Gables FL 33146 United States
Phone+1 305.284.4535
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This page is intended for college graduates only. High school students must contact the Undergraduate Admissions Office directly for information about Pre-Physical Therapy as a major. Do not apply using PTCAS.

Program Description

GENERAL PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: 
Students enter the program in May and continue through the program, for three years (nine consecutive semesters), to graduation in May. Each year consists of two summer sessions and the fall and spring semesters. It is a full-time lock-step graduate program consisting of 107 graduate credits, including a research project and four full-time clinical experiences. The objective of the Program is to prepare a highly skilled generalist practitioner in physical therapy, capable of practice in any setting. Students participate in faculty research as part of their required coursework. The majority of students present their research projects at the Annual Conference of the American Physical Therapy Association or the Combined Sections Meeting of APTA; all students present their research at the Annual Research Colloquium of the Department of Physical Therapy. A variety of research facilities are available including The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, the Miami VA Hospital and Medical Center, and the University of Miami Hospital. 

CLINICAL EXPERIENCES: 
Students begin clinical experiences in the second year of study, and end with 24 weeks at the end of the third year, for a total of 32 weeks of clinical experiences. Each student is required to complete an assignment in an acute care setting, rehabilitation setting, and a specialty setting. The university has more than 350 clinical experience sites across the United States, including Hawaii. 

FACULTY: 
There are 20 full-time and five part-time faculty members. Of the full-time faculty 90% hold post-professional doctoral degrees. Eight faculty are certified as clinical specialists and two are Catherine Worthingham Fellows of the APTA. Additionally, we have 17 clinical faculty working at our University of Miami Hospital practice, with both in-patient and out-patient services, who also teach or assist with lab classes. Over the past 3 years the faculty has averaged 26 publications per year in peer-reviewed journals, with national and international presentations of over 85 per year. The faculty-to-student ratio is 1:6. Despite travel schedules, research labs, or other commitments, the faculty pride themselves in being available to students, and helping to create an atmosphere of caring, compassion, and the "UMPT Family." Our Alumni also remain connected to our Department - faculty and students alike. 

For further information visit www.pt.med.miami.edu, www.apta.org, and www.fsbpt.org/index.asp.

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
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Additional information about interviews
An in-person interview is required of all applicants being considered for admission.
Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$$1000
Additional Information about Deposit
A $1000 non-refundable deposit made payable to the "University of Miami" in the form of a check or money order is required to secure your seat in the incoming class. 
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2021
Cost
Total Cost of Education for In-State Students
$108000
Total Cost of Education for out of State Students
$108000
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
63
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
63
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
44%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
56%
Sex
% Male
39%
% Female 
61%
Race/Ethnicity
% Hispanic 
29%
% Asian
12%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
8%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
51%
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Employees25 to 100
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