Summer Open House
July 20th, 2018 (1:00pm – 4:30pm)
The Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) Program educates students to become competent, compassionate and ethical practitioners in a variety of health care settings. Graduates will be highly dedicated professionals with excellent patient care, communication, critical thinking, patient education and advocacy, management and research skills.
The program is a full-time professional doctoral program requiring completion of 112 credits beyond the bachelor’s degree. The course work is taken in a prescribed sequence over nine semesters as provided here and all course work is required. The program requires a total of 34 weeks of full-time clinical training. During the clinical affiliations, students work under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist.
Licensure Pass Rate – All graduating students (100 percent) of the classes of 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017 passed the national physical therapy licensure examination. Please see the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy for further details.
**The classes of 2015, 2016 and 2017 each achieved a 100 percent first-attempt pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Examination.
**Since 2010, the UCF Doctor of Physical Therapy Program’s licensure pass rates have exceeded the averages of both the state of Florida and the country every year.
Employment Rate – All graduating students (100 percent) of the classes of 2014, 2015 and 2016 were employed within six months after passing the licensure examination.
Graduation Rate – The average graduation rate of D.P.T. students who began the program as members of the classes of 2014, 2015 and 2016 is 90 percent.
Educational Eligibility for Licensure
The UCF Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, due to its professional accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), meets the educational eligibility criteria for licensure as a physical therapist in any state in the United States. Additional requirements for licensure in all states include passage of the National Physical Therapy Examination administrated by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT). Also, additional requirements can vary by state. Often, states require the administrator for the CAPTE-accredited program from which a student graduates to certify the student’s successful completion of that program.
Depending upon the state, candidates for licensure may also be required to demonstrate successful completion of the state jurisdiction’s juris prudence examination. The FSBPT provides information on requirements to practice as a physical therapist in each state and includes direct contact information for each licensing jurisdiction and their legislative policies at: https://www.fsbpt.org/FreeResources/LicensingAuthoritiesContactInformation.aspx