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Admissions Information

 
 

The Physical Therapy Program at Florida Gulf Coast University participates in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service, known as PTCAS. Applicants applying to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, apply online using the PTCAS application. To learn more about the PTCAS application process, please visit the PTCAS web site at www.ptcas.org.

Welcome Letter - Includes GPA Calculation Form, Course Substitution Equivalency Request Form and  Essential Functions Information

 

Getting Started

Thank you for your interest in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Florida Gulf Coast University. Please click on the "welcome letter" above for important information regarding the application process and PTCAS. Please note that applicants to the DPT Program at FGCU will also be required to complete the FGCU Graduate School application which can be found at www.fgcu.edu/graduate/

Program Admission Requirements

Students are admitted to the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program in the fall of each year. For priority consideration, all application materials must be received by December 16. Application materials received after December 16th will be considered on a space available basis. All applications to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program must be submitted through the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (www.ptcas.org).

The Department of Physical Therapy and Human Performance conducts a competitive admissions process. The following are the minimum requirements for admission to the entry-level physical therapy program. (Please note that meeting the minimum requirements for admission does not guarantee admission to the Physical Therapy program.) All applicants must have:

  1. A baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university. Applicants may complete a baccalaureate degree in any field. The following undergraduate majors at FGCU may be the most congruent with the required physical therapy prerequisite courses: BS in Athletic Training; BS in Human Performance; BS in Health Science.
  2. Achieved a GPA calculated for all prerequisite courses (for courses completed at the time of application) of at least 3.20 (on a 0 to 4 scale).
  3. Achieved a GPA for all upper division coursework (for courses completed at the time of application) of at least 3.00 (on a 0 to 4 scale).
  4. A minimum score of 4.0 on the Analytical portion of the Graduate Record Examination(GRE).
  5. A minimum total Quantitative-Verbal GRE score of 1000, with a minimum score of 400 on both the Quantitative and Verbal portions of the GRE, if taken prior to August 2011 or Equivalent Quantitative-Verbal (combined and individual) scores for GRE tests taken after August 1, 2011.
  6. Submitted all program specific application materials using PTCAS (www.ptcas.org).
  7. Completed the following prerequisite courses or the equivalent with a grade of C or better (a grade of C- or less is not acceptable).
    1. BSC 2010C General Biology I w/Lab (4)
    2. BSC 1085C Anatomy & Physiology I w/Lab (3) or BSC 2011C General Biology II w/Lab (4)
    3. BSC 1086C Anatomy & Physiology II w/Lab (4)
      Or PCB 2XXX Human Physiology (3)
    4. CHM 1045C General Chemistry I w/Lab (4)
    5. CHM 1046C General Chemistry II w/Lab (4)
    6. PHY 2053C College Physics I w/Lab (4)
    7. PHY 2054C College Physics II w/Lab (4)
    8. PSY 2012 General Psychology (3)
    9. DEP 2004 Principles of Development (3)
    10. STA 2023 Statistical Methods (3) or STA 2037 Statistics with Calculus (3)

Criminal Background Check
All students admitted to the DPT program must complete a criminal background check. A student may encounter potential problems with clinical education placement and/or licensure as a physical therapist if he or she has a criminal record. For specific information, contact the Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice through its website. If a student has a criminal record, it is the responsibility of the student to inquire with the Florida Board of Physical Therapy Practice as to whether a criminal record may limit the student's ability to obtain licensure as a physical therapist or practice in certain settings.

Admissions Decision Appeals
A student may appeal admissions decisions by contacting the Office of the Dean in the College of Health Professions and Social Work at 239-590-7451. Through the Dean's Office, the student brings an appeal to the CHPSW Student Appeals Committee. If the student is not satisfied with the outcome of this process, he or she may bring the appeal to the University Ombudsman (www.fgcu.edu/ombudsman).

 

Program Outcomes

 

 Class of:

2012

Class of:

2011

Class of:

2010

Graduation Rate:

91.7%

Graduation Rate:

91.3%

Graduation Rate:

100%

# grads who took the exam at least once:

21

# grads who took the exam at least once:

20

# grads who took the exam at least once:

19

# grads who passed the exam after all attempts:

21

# grads who passed the exam after all attempts:

20

# grads who passed the exam after all attempts:

19

Licensure Pass Rate:

100.0%

Licensure Pass Rate:

100.0%

Licensure Pass Rate:

100.0%

Employment Rate:

100.0%

Employment Rate:

100.0%

Employment Rate:

100.0%

 

 

 
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