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Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Doctor of Physical Therapy Planned for Fall 2019

A high quality physical therapy doctoral program that meets your professional goals.

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Admission Requirements

CAPTE Statement

Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA   22314; phone; 703-706-3245; is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

Florida Southern College is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. The program is planning to submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the Pre-accreditation stage, on December 1, 2018. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.

Delivery Options

We are investing millions of dollars into brand new facilities for our DPT candidates featuring the latest technology and equipment.

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State-of-the-art practice labs and classrooms can accommodate up to 36 students.

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Top Reasons

Physical therapy is consistently ranked as one of the top, fastest-growing job opportunities in the U.S. DPT programs are designed to prepare competent therapists for meaningful careers as practitioners, educators, administrators and consultants in a variety of professional settings including hospitals, clinics, rehabilitation centers, homecare programs, schools and private practices.

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Growing Job Market

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, need for physical therapists is projected to grow 34% by 2024.

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Great Pay!

Physical therapist jobs provide great income opportunities; median pay was $85,400 in 2016 according to Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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Best Career

U.S. News and World Report ranked Physical Therapist at #12 in 2017 as best career.

Program Contact

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Dr. Nancy A. Nuzzo, PT, CEEAA

Program Director

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Dr. Prisca Collins

Associate Professor