University of South Florida School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Science
School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences 12901 North Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC77 Tampa FL 33612-4399 United States
1998 25 to 100
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As an integral part of the USF Morsani College of Medicine and USF Health system, the School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences offers you top-notch classroom and clinical experience in your entry-level preparation as a physical therapy practitioner. 

Our innovative, integrated, interprofessional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) curriculum, which places physical therapy students alongside various other health professional programs (MD, PharmD, Public Health, Nursing, PA) at USF Health. The School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences boasts an impressive and broadly experienced cadre of faculty who are engaged in teaching, as well as scholarly and research activities that contribute to our discipline's body of knowledge. As part of USF Health, our Doctor of Physical Therapy students receive instruction from physicians, nurses, public health professionals and basic science experts. Teaching and learning together form the basis for future successful collaborative practice that is so necessary in today's healthcare environment.

* Three-year comprehensive curriculum with extensive clinical education in a variety of locations, including the USF Physical Therapy Center.  

* First state university in Florida to offer the DPT degree, one of the top 3 in Florida and #49 nationally according to US News & World Report.

* One of the best value programs in the U.S. with 2nd lowest tuition & fees in Florida and one of the lowest nationally with expert nationally & internationally known faculty, excellent program outcomes, and great collaborations in the profession.

* Opportunities for participation in a student run pro bono clinic and service learning outreach activities.  

* Classrooms and teaching laboratories are state-of-the-art with instruction conducted in a wireless environment.  

* 6,000 square foot Human Functional Performance Laboratory with the latest instrumentation to study human movement and function.

* Our students have an exceptional pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Examination, the examination required for licensure and practice as a physical therapist. USF School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences graduates have consistently scored at or above state and national averages on the NPTE.  

* USF has been continuously accredited by CAPTE to offer entry-level physical therapy education since the graduation of our first class in 2001.* We are the only DPT program in Florida associated with accredited simulation centers and activities. We are accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH).                                                                                    

*1:5 student to faculty ratio. Each incoming student is paired with an upperclassman, academic mentor, clinical mentor, and professional mentor.

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