2019-20 Applicants

Florida Gulf Coast University


This page is intended for college transfer students and graduates ONLY. High school students MUST contact the institution directly for information about the guaranteed freshman-entry program. Do not apply using PTCAS.

Contact Information more...

MeLinda Coffey
Admissions Coordinator
Department of Rehabilitation Sciences
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd South
Fort Myers FL, 33965
(239) 590-7530
mcoffey@fgcu.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/17/2020
Social networking
Facebook Page for PT Program
Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School
Twitter Page for Parent University/College/School
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
30
Anticipated size of next entering class
30
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
83%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
17%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Sex

% Male
33%
% Female
67%

Race / Ethnicity

% Hispanic
13%
% Asian
3%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
10%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
71%
% Two or More Races
3%

Program Description more...

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Florida Gulf Coast University, with a cohort of 30 students, is housed within the Marieb College of Health & Human Services. The mission of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is to educate exceptional future physical therapists, promote student and faculty scholarship, engage actively in clinical practice and professional service. Graduates of the physical therapy program are mature, critical thinkers prepared for independent practice and leadership, and able to adapt to the changing healthcare environment. Faculty and students contribute to advancement of evidence-based practice in clinical and educational sciences. Excellence in clinical practice and professional service is embedded within the curriculum and community-based activities.

Florida Gulf Coast University (FGCU) is a vibrant institution in which a small student-to-faculty ratio and a friendly atmosphere are maintained. FGCU received the 2007 Engaged Campus Award from the Campus Compact and was recognized as the top state university in Florida in its commitment to community engagement. FGCU is located within driving distance of beautiful beaches, natural areas and preserves, including Everglades National Park, and affords residents numerous recreational opportunities.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
11/15/2019
Deadline type
Soft
Application close date (for soft deadlines only)
01/15/2020
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$200.00
Additional Information about Deposit
Deposit is credited to first semester tuition upon starting the program. If accepted and applicant does not start the program, the deposit is not refundable.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
12/23/2019

Interviews

Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
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GPA

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.20
3.59
Upper Division GPA
3.00
3.70
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
The DPT Program at FGCU requires a minimum GPA of 3.0 on upper division coursework.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7693
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
01/15/2020
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
01/15/2015
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning % score
35%
66%
Quantitative reasoning % score
35%
57%
Analytical writing scaled score
4.0
4.5
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
A minimum percentile rank score of 35% on both the Quantitative and Verbal portions of the GRE. Minimum score of 4.0 on analytical portion of GRE.

Observation Hours

 
Applicants are required to have two 5-hour experiences - inpatient and outpatient of 5 hours each minimum
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - a licensed PT must verify hours w/ signed form uploaded or online via PTCAS
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
10
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
11/15/2019
Paid
Not accepted
Volunteer
Required
Inpatient
Required
Outpatient
Required

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$30.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Description of supplemental requirements
All applicants to the DPT Program at Florida Gulf Coast University must submit a supplemental application to the Office of Graduate Studies. Applicants who do not complete an application to the Office of Graduate Students will not be considered for admission to the DPT Program.

ONLY Applicants accepted to the DPT Program will be required to submit Immunizations, residency forms, and official transcripts for all institutions attended to the Office of Graduate Studies at FGCU.
Link to supplemental forms or instructions
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Applicant must send one reference from this SPECIFIC type of evaluator
Applicant must send reference from ONE OR MORE evaluators in category to fulfill program's requirements
Evaluator type ACCEPTED
Evaluator type NOT accepted
Number of references required by program
0

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • U.S. citizens
  • U.S. permanent residents
  • Canadian citizens
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens with a visa
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?
Yes
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) coursework
Send WES foreign transcript evaluation to PTCAS
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send original Canadian transcript to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
English translation required for original foreign transcripts.

After you select the program and enter your coursework on the application, you may be required to match your courses to the program's course prerequisites in the "Prerequisites" tab of the "Program Materials" section.
General information
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
Yes
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
Yes
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Anatomy & Physiology I
BSC 1085C or equivalent. Biology II may be substituted if using course sequence Bio I/Bio II and Human Physiology.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • Biology: Any
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • Biology: General
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Any
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Anatomy & Physiology II
BSC 1086C or equivalent. Human Physiology may be substituted if using a Biology I/Biology II sequence of courses to satisfy prerequisites.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • Biology: Any
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • Biology: General
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
BSC1010C or equivalent. Only general, college or Microbiology are sufficient to satisfy this course. Topic specific biology courses such as Genetics and Histology are not sufficient.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Microbiology
Chemistry I
CHM 1045C or equivalent. Organic I, Inorganic I or Biochemistry I are sufficient to satisfy prerequisite.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
CHM 1046C or equivalent. Organic II, Inorganic II or Biochemistry II are sufficient to satisfy this prerequisite. Must be 2nd in series, i.e. Organic I and Organic II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Physics I
PHY 2053C or equivalent. Physics with calculus or algebra are sufficient to satisfy prerequisite.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
PHY 2054C or equivalent. Physics with calculus or algebra are sufficient to satisfy prerequisite.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
PSY 2012 or equivalent. Course must be a GENERAL psychology course.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
Psychology
DEP 2004­Principles of Development or equivalent, ie.: Human Growth and Development, Lifespan Development or The Life Cycle. Child, adolescent, Adult or Abnormal Psychology are NOT acceptable substitutes.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Statistics
STA 2023-Statistical Methods, STA 2037-Statistics w/Calculus or equivalent.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics