Priority Admission Application Deadlines: www.grad.usf.edu/majors
Level: Doctoral Professional
CIP Code: 51.2308
Dept Code: PHT
Major/College: MPT MD
Also offered as a Concurrent Degree
College Morsani College of Medicine
Department School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitative Sciences
Contact information http://dpt.health.usf.edu/
As an integral part of the USF 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 medical students in foundational basic and clinical science courses during year 1 of studies, is one of the many reasons students are choosing to come to Tampa for their professional education. 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 contributing 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 so necessary in today’s healthcare environment.
The major begins a new cohort each July.
Accredited by Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
Completed applications of qualified students with all supporting documentation, received by PTCAS by November 15 will be reviewed by the School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences DPT Student Selection Committee. The most qualified applicants will be offered enrollment as a member of the next DPT Class . Letters of offer will be mailed to selected students on or about February 1. A Waiting List will be maintained of otherwise qualified applicants in the event that a class opening should occur.
- You must be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident Alien (PRA) with a Green Card in your possession before we will consider your application;
- Minimum 3.20 (out of 4.00) GPA overall and in upper division and prerequisite coursework;
- Note: Level of prerequisite courses must be appropriate for science majors, and must have been completed within five (5) years of date of matriculation;
- Twenty (20) total volunteer, observational or employment hours experience with a minimum of 8 hours in each type in order to appreciate the differences in physical therapists’ responsibilities in each setting. Hours must be documented observational, volunteer or other work experiences in both hospital inpatient and outpatient physical therapy settings;
- Two References from Licensed Physical Therapists with knowledge of the applicant’s aptitude and potential for success in professional school
- Application to be completed through PTCAS