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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
Phone+1 813.974.2748
Public
CAPTE Accredited
Supplemental Requirements
Supplemental FEE required?
No
Supplemental fee amount
$0
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
Is GRE Required?
Yes
Your program's GRE codes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
4083
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
11/01/2022
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
GRE scores are required of all applicants. There is no minimum score required for admission, but your scores will be used in the selection process. 
We recommend that scores be near the national average of 45-55 percentile for each section (Quantitative, Verbal, & Written). We will also accept traditional GRE scores and the new at-home version as well.

Minimum and average GRE scores
Verbal reasoning % score
60%
Quantitative reasoning % score
55%
Analytical writing % score
60%
Reference Requirements
Physical Therapist-1
Evaluator type accepted
Physical Therapist-2
Evaluator type accepted
Professor in Major
Evaluator type accepted
Professor
Evaluator type accepted
Academic
Evaluator type accepted
Supervisor/Employer
Evaluator type accepted
Teaching Assistant
Evaluator type accepted
PTA
Evaluator type accepted
Pre-PT Advisor
Evaluator type accepted
Politician
Evaluator type accepted
Health Care Professional
Evaluator type accepted
Friend
Evaluator type not accepted
Family Member
Evaluator type not accepted
Co-worker
Evaluator type accepted
Clergy
Evaluator type accepted
Other
Evaluator type accepted
Number of references required by program
2
Additional information about program's reference requirements
* Letters of reference must be submitted through the PTCAS portal. Application materials sent directly to the program will not be accepted. 

* We ask that applicants submit at least two letters of recommendation, preferably from licensed PT's, Academic Faculty, or Supervisors. We will not accept letters of recommendation from a family member or personal friend. Any letters you submit via PTCAS will be reviewed by the selection committee.
PT Observation Hours
Information about your PT requirements
We do not have a set minimum number of observation hours. However, we do strongly recommend students try to obtain some observation hours or exposure to the profession. We will also accept telehealth and/or virtual observation hours. Observation hours should focus on the quality of the experience, not the number of hours as overall number of hours is not a deciding factor for admissions. The selection committee uses observation hours to see if you have a basic understanding/knowledge of the profession before committing to the rigorous process of attaining a physical therapy degree.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - a licensed PT must verify hours w/ signed form uploaded or online via PTCAS
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered
GPA Requirements
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.20
3.7
Program-specific prerequisite
3.20
3.7
Science GPA
3.20
3.75
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
We use GPA's calculated by PTCAS which will take into account all course attempts in the calculation.
Background Checks
Background check required prior to matriculation.
Yes
Program participates in PTCAS Background Check process through Certiphi Screening.
Yes
International Students
Program considers Canadian coursework?
No
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) coursework
Do not send any foreign documentation. PT program only considers U.S. courses
Are non-native English Speakers required to submit TOEFL scores?
Yes
Citizenship requirements
Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
U.S. citizens, U.S. permanent residents
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
TOEFL is required for non-native speakers. Contact USF School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences directly for more information.