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.
The tDPT program plans to admit a new cohort of students in January 2015. Eligible applicants must have graduated from a CAPTE accredited Masters degree program and hold a current license in the State of Florida. Inerested applicants should apply to the Graduate School at FGCU.