Central to the mission of the Program in Physical Therapy is the mission and goals of Florida Gulf Coast University and the College of Health Professions and Social Work. Reflective of this, the academic program is designed to meet the needs of the practicing physical therapist. The program allows physical therapists to augment their knowledge and skills to reflect contemporary physical therapy practice at the clinical doctoral level.
Students become proficient in employing current sources of information as they relate to learning and evidence-based practice. Students develop into self-directed learners through acquiring skills that aid them in being resourceful scholars and clinicians.