Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

School of Kinesiology and Physical Therapy


The UCF Doctor of Physical Therapy Program educates students to become competent, compassionate and ethical practitioners in a variety of healthcare settings. Graduates will be highly dedicated professionals with excellent patient care, communication, critical thinking, patient education and advocacy, management and research skills.

The full-time professional doctoral program requires completion of 114 credits beyond the bachelor’s degree. Coursework is taken in a prescribed sequence over nine semesters. The program requires a total of 36 weeks of full-time clinical training in which students work under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist at affiliated clinical education facilities.

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The UCF Doctor of Physical Therapy Program has been hosting the White Coat Ceremony since 2009. This ceremony marks the transition of our doctoral students from the didactic portion of the curriculum, which focuses on basic and clinical sciences, to…


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Division of Physical Therapy
College of Health Professions and Sciences
University of Central Florida
Health Sciences Building I
12805 Pegasus Drive
Orlando, FL 32816

Phone: 407-823-3462

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