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DPT - Doctor of Physical Therapy

New Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Fall 2019
Accepting Applications in Mid-June

The mission of the School of Physical Therapy is to prepare entry level physical therapy practitioners through dynamic engaged learning experiences and equip them with skills to provide patient-centered, evidence based care, and have a positive impact on the community.

rated a best buy in the south by US news and world report
ranked a top three regional university by U.S. news and world report
one of the best and most interesting schools in the US by fiske

How to Apply

Apply today to start next term on Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission and financial aid considerations.

Complete the Online Application

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Admission Requirements

Delivery Options

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

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On-Campus

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

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Accelerated Program

You’ll complete your DPT in two and a half years so you can get a jump start on taking your licensure exams and applying for jobs.

Admission Requirements

36 weeks of full-time clinical practicums
108 semester credit hours
Course descriptions will be available in the 2019 academic catalog
Program Cost Coming Soon

Top Reasons

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Small Classes

Our DPT classes are all face-to-face and limited to just 36 students. In this intimate setting, you’ll have the benefit of hands-on learning and extra attention from your professors.

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State-of-the-Art Facilities

Florida Southern College has invested millions of dollars in constructing brand new classrooms and laboratories featuring the most up-to-date physical therapy technology and equipment.

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Expert Faculty

All of our eight full-time physical therapy faculty members have unique specialty expertise in such areas of orthopedics, musculoskeletal, or cardio pulmonary physical therapy.

Earn a DPT Degree That is Invaluable

You’ll build the skills and experience necessary to launch a successful physical therapy career in one of the nation’s top-rated, fastest-growing professions.

physical therapy has a 36 percent job growth by 2014 according to the bureau of labor statistics
physical therapists have one of the top ten happiest jobs according to forbes
21.6 percent entrepreneurship. many physical therapists become owners or partners in their practices.
84,400 dollars median salary for doctors of physical therapy according to the bureau of labor statistics

Program Contacts

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Dr. Nancy A. Nuzzo

Program Director
863.680.5126

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Dr. Christine Morgan

Director of Clinical Education
863.680.4679

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Dr. Prisca Collins

Associate Professor
863.680.4525

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; accreditation@apta.org 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.

How to Apply

Apply today to start next term on Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Students are advised to submit applications as early as possible to assure optimal admission and financial aid considerations.

Complete the Online Application

Apply Now

Admission Requirements