2019-20 Applicants

University of North Florida


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...

Beven Livingston
Program Director, UNF Doctor of Physical Therapy
Physical Therapy Program
University of North Florida
1 UNF Drive
Brooks College of Health
Jacksonville FL, 32224
(904) 620-1360
ptadmissions@unf.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/21/2020
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Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
30
Anticipated size of next entering class
30
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
86%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
10%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S./non-Canadian)
4%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Sex

% Male
49%
% Female
51%

Race / Ethnicity

% Hispanic
2%
% Asian
5%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
2%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
90%
% Declining to State
1%

Program Description more...

Physical therapists are health professionals who work with individuals in preventing, evaluating, and treating physical dysfunction and injury. An understanding of human movement serves as the foundation for the practice of physical therapy. The physical therapy program at the University of North Florida (UNF) provides graduates with the knowledge and skills to become generalist practitioners of the highest caliber. Physical therapists are graduates of an accredited physical therapy program who have passed a licensure examination. UNF's Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and graduates are eligible to take the national licensure examination.

Applicants to the professional physical therapy program must have completed a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university recognized by the University of North Florida prior to entering the program. The professional curriculum, all of which takes place at the Doctoral level, consists of approximately 104 credit hours taken over eight semesters. Applicants must comply with all requirements and procedures of the University of North Florida related to admission to graduate level programs.

The number of students admitted each year will be determined by the Brooks College of Health, in consultation with physical therapy program faculty, with consideration of the resources available to the program, the quality and size of the applicant pool, and current market conditions. Students who meet minimum requirements are not guaranteed admission to the program. Normally, 30 students will be admitted to the program each year.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
12/02/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

Applications to BOTH PTCAS and to the UNF Graduate School (two separate applications) must be complete no later than the application deadline. To be considered complete, all documentation (transcripts and GRE scores sent to both places) must be RECEIVED by both application systems. Applications with missing or in-transit documents will be cancelled the first business day after the application deadline.  


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
No
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$0.00

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
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.00
3.68
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.77
non-science prerequisite
3.00
3.84
science prerequisite
3.00
3.59
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Individually calculated science prerequisite GPA and non-science prerequisite GPAs of no less than 3.0 - this is separate from the PTCAS calculated Science and Non-Science GPA.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
University GRE code
5490
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
01/01/2012
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
 
153
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
 
153
Analytical writing scaled score
3.5
4.0
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
GRE revised General Test scores (new GRE format), including the analytical writing portion are required. The program recommends a verbal score of at least 152 and a quantitative score of 152, though the averages for recently admitted cohorts may vary. In addition, the analytical writing score MUST be at least 3.5 to be considered for admission.

GRE scores before January 1, 2012 will NOT be accepted.

NOTE: GRE scores must be received by the UNF graduate school by application deadline, please take this into consideration when selecting your test date.

Observation Hours

 
It is required that 80 hours of observation under the direct supervision of physical therapists in a variety of settings be completed before application. Verification can be submitted in PTCAS. Do not submit letters to UNF as you apply; instead, please submit them to PTCAS.
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
80
DEADLINE for completion of all PT hours
12/02/2019
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$30.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
Yes
Description of supplemental requirements
Please refer to the graduate school website:

http://www.unf.edu/graduateschool/
Supplemental Requirements
All Transcripts
GRE Scores
Deadline for supplemental materials
2019-12-02
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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

Evaluator Types

Physical Therapist
Physical Therapist (additional)
Professor in Major
Professor
Academic
Supervisor/Employer
Teaching Assistant
PTA
Pre-PT Advisor
Politician
Health Care Professional
Friend
Family Member
Co-worker
Clergy
Other
Number of references required by program
2
Additional information about program's reference requirements
* Letters of recommendation are only accepted through PTCAS.

* Reference letters sent directly to the UNF Graduate School will not be considered.

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
Other
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send original Canadian transcript to PTCAS
  • Send original Canadian transcript to institution
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to PTCAS
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to institution
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
Appropriate documentation is required.

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
Completion of all science and math prerequisite coursework within 7 years prior to application.

Online courses are NOT accepted for the following prerequisites: anatomy courses, physiology courses, physics courses, or chemistry courses.

Hybrid courses are only accepted for the prerequisite courses listed above if the lab component is delivered in a face-to-face format (submission of course description/syllabus is required to verify course delivery mode).

Six (6) of the eight (8) courses comprising the science GPA must be completed at the time of deadline (courses in progress are not considered completed).
Two (2) of the three (3) required courses comprising the non-science GPA must be completed at the time of deadline (courses in progress are not considered completed).

All prerequisites must be completed prior to entering the program, if admitted.

The requirements listed below are prerequisites for the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT). The course numbers listed under each requirement are course numbers from the University of North Florida. Any substitutions to these requirements are made at the time of evaluation for admission into the DPT program. We only accept AP credits for first level science prerequisite courses. Introduction courses are not accepted in place of Chemistry I, Biology I, or Physics I.

Science Prerequisite Courses (32 credits):
CHM 2045/2045L General Chemistry I with Lab (4 credits)
CHM 2046/2046L General Chemistry II with Lab (4 credits)
PHY 2053/2053L Algebra-based Physics I with Lab (4 credits)
PHY 2054/2054L Algebra-based Physics II with Lab (4 credits)
BSC 2085C Anatomy and Physiology I with Lab (4 credits)
BSC 2086C Anatomy and Physiology II with Lab (4 credits)

We will accept Anatomy with Lab (4 credits) along with Physiology with Lab (4 credits) as a substitution for the Anatomy & Physiology courses.

BSC 1010C General Biology I with Lab (4 credits)
BSC1011C General Biology II with Lab (4 credits)
Non-Science Prerequisite Courses (9-12 credits):
PSY 2012 Introduction to Psychology (3 credits)
DEP 3054 Lifespan Development Psychology or CLP4143 Abnormal Psychology (3 credits)
STA 2014 Elementary Statistics (3 credits)
HSC 3537 Medical Terminology (3 credits) (optional, but encouraged)
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
Anatomy/Physiology I with labs - 4 hours. Example: BSC 2085C. Human Anatomy with lab is also acceptable here.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Human
Anatomy & Physiology II
Anatomy/Physiology II with labs - 4 hours Example: BSC 2086C. Physiology with lab is acceptable.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Human
Biology I
General Biology I with lab - 4 hours. Example: BSC 1010C
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General I
Biology II
General Biology II with lab - 4 hours. Example: BSC 1011C
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Microbiology
Chemistry I
General Chemistry I with labs - 4 hours. Introduction to Chemistry does not meet this requirement Example: CHM 2045/2045L.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry II
General Chemistry II with labs - 4 hours. Introduction to Chemistry does not meet this requirement. Example: CHM 2046/2046L.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Physics I
College Physics I with lab - 4 hours. Must be an algebra based physics course. Example: PHY 2053
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
College Physics II with lab - 4 hours. Must be an algebra based physics course. Example: PHY 2054
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
Introduction to Psychology - 3 hours 1 of 2 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General
Psychology
Additional psychology or social sciences course - 3 hours 2 of 2 psychology courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
Statistics
Elementary Statistics - 3 hours. Example: STA 2014.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Statistics