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Physical Therapy (D.P.T)

Founded in 1996, the Department of Physical Therapy was created with a dedication to innovation in the areas of Physical Therapy curriculum and teaching methodologies. The program offers the first university level doctoral program leading to the clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT). The clinical doctorate in Physical Therapy is a 3-year (115 credits) program that is fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).  The program utilizes a variety of instructional methods including traditional lectures, problem-based case studies and computer based instructional material to foster student learning to meet the APTA Vision 2020 of becoming Doctors of Physical Therapy.

The Physical Therapy Program at Florida Gulf Coast University participates in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service, known as PTCAS. Applicants applying to the entry-level professional physical therapy program should apply online using the PTCAS application. To learn more about the PTCAS application process, please visit the PTCAS web site at

Student Profile

The student profile provides the interquartile ranges (25th-75th percentiles) of the entrance exam scores for students admitted to the program. This information is intended to assist applicants in determining opportunities for admission.

Graduate Record Exam:

GRE taken prior to August 1, 2011
  Verbal: 410-500
  Quantitative: 590-670

Revised GRE taken after August 1, 2011
  Verbal: 147-153
  Quantitative: 148-152



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