University of North Florida Department of Clinical and Applied Movement Sciences
Physical Therapy Program 1 UNF Drive Jacksonville FL 32224 United States
Phone+1 904.620.2841
CAPTE Accredited

The following are exceptions to admission requirements due to COVID-19 for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle. 

Online Courses/Labs: If your lab course was transitioned to an online format, during the Spring, Summer, and/or Fall of 2020 semesters, we will accept the coursework toward prerequisites without in person lab work. If, however, your Fall courses offer a hybrid option whereby the lab portion is in person, that is the preferred method of instruction.

Pass/Fail coursework: We are encouraging all prospective applicants to opt for the letter grade option if that is available. Prerequisites for the DPT program taken as pass/fail during the Spring and/or Summer 2020 semesters will be accepted and will not negatively impact admissions decisions for prospective students.

Observation Hours: Our program is waiving requirements for the minimum number of observation hours. 

GRE Testing: We will accept the new at-home GRE testing being offered by ETS for this admissions cycle only.

Again, these exceptions are only for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle. Please check back for future updates for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle.

Program Description
Physical therapists are health professionals who work with individuals in preventing, evaluating, and treating physical dysfunction and injury. An understanding of human movement serves as the foundation for the practice of physical therapy. The physical therapy program at the University of North Florida (UNF) provides graduates with the knowledge and skills to become generalist practitioners of the highest caliber. Physical therapists are graduates of an accredited physical therapy program who have passed a licensure examination. UNF's Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and graduates are eligible to take the national licensure examination.

Applicants to the professional physical therapy program must have completed a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university recognized by the University of North Florida prior to entering the program. The professional curriculum, all of which takes place at the Doctoral level, consists of approximately 104 credit hours taken over eight semesters. Applicants must comply with all requirements and procedures of the University of North Florida related to admission to graduate level programs.

The number of students admitted each year will be determined by the Brooks College of Health, in consultation with physical therapy program faculty, with consideration of the resources available to the program, the quality and size of the applicant pool, and current market conditions. Students who meet minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to the program. Normally, 30 students will be admitted to the program each year.
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