• University of South Florida

    Program Information

    Contact Information
    Lynne Bolt Hansen
    Senior Faculty Administrator
    School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences
    University of South Florida
    12901 North Bruce B. Downs Blvd., MDC77
    Tampa, FL 33612-4399
    (813) 974-8870
    dpt-admissions@health.usf.edu
    http://dpt.health.usf.edu
    General
    PT program start date for entering class 07/25/2018
    Size of most recent entering class 48
    Anticipated size of next entering class 48
    % of IN-STATE applicants accepted 70%
    % of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted 30%
    Social networking
    Facebook Page for PT Program http://www.facebook.com/usfsptrs
    Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School http://www.facebook.com/usfhealth
    Twitter Page for Parent University/College/School http://www.twitter.com/@USFHealth
    Program Description
    As an integral part of the USF Morsani 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 choose 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 that contribute 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 that is so necessary in today’s healthcare environment.

    * Three-year comprehensive curriculum with extensive clinical education in a variety of locations, including the USF Physical Therapy Center.

    * Opportunities for participation in a student run pro bono clinic and service learning outreach activities.

    * Classrooms and teaching laboratories are state-of-the-art with instruction conducted in a wireless environment.

    * 6,000 square foot Human Functional Performance Laboratory with the latest instrumentation to study human movement and function.

    * Our students have an exceptional pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Examination, the examination required for licensure and practice as a physical therapist. USF School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences graduates have consistently scored at or above state and national averages on the NPTE.

    * USF has been continuously accredited by CAPTE to offer entry-level physical therapy education since the graduation of our first class in 2001.