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Physical Therapy (D.P.T)

Why Choose FGCU?


The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at FGCU is a dynamic, innovative program utilizing a hybrid problem based curriculum model.  Students choose FGCU and the DPT program for a variety of reasons ranging from Education to Environmental to Person.  While conducting interviews with applicants and admitted students, a wide variety of answers to that question have been received.  Here are just a few comments from those two groups:


  • Sunshine, beaches, great area, it's like paradise
  • Small class size
  • Excellent student-to-faculty ratio
  • State of the art facilities
  • NPTE pass rates exceeding state and national averages


  • Expert faculty with diverse content expertise and experience
  • Faculty and staff availability to students
  • Hybrid problem-based learning format, promoting life-long active learning skills
  • Opportunity to do an Independent Research project or an Independent Study project, allowing for acquisition of poste-entry level knowledge and skills in a specialty area
  • NPTE exam preparation throughout the curriculum