UCF Division of Physical Therapy
Applicants applying to the entry-level physical therapist education program now apply online using the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS) application.
Applications are accepted once per academic year. PTCAS begins accepting applications in June, however, the UCF Doctor of Physical Therapy Program will not begin reviewing applications until September.
The application deadline is October 16th of the year prior to your entry term. The program begins in the SUMMER C semester, each year.
Applicants must meet all program requirements to be considered for admission. The following items MUST arrive to PTCAS by October 16th. All necessary forms can be found at www.ptcas.org.
- Completed PTCAS Application
- All transcripts
- GRE scores
- TOEFL and foreign transcript evaluation (if required)
- Observation hours (must be completed and verified)
- Letters of recommendation
- Resume upon request
Incomplete applications will NOT be reviewed.
Interview dates for the 2022-2023 admissions cycle are listed below. Please be sure the following dates are clear on your schedule, as these dates have been finalized and accommodations cannot be made:
- Friday, November 17, 2023
- Wednesday, December 13, 2023
- Thursday, December 14, 2023
Graduate Record Examination (GRE)
UCF DPT Code: 3871
Like many professional and graduate programs, UCF’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program requires applicants to submit GRE scores taken within the last five years from the date of application.
If the exam is taken more than once, the highest score for each section of the test (super score) is used in making admissions decisions. Official GRE scores must be sent directly to PTCAS using the program code: 3871
All application materials must be received no later than October 16th of the year prior to your entry date. Meeting minimum requirements will not guarantee an applicant an interview or admission to the program.
- A bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a regionally accredited institution. Degree can be in progress at time of application but must be completed prior to the program’s start in summer C semester.
- Official GRE scores taken within last five years. Average scores for accepted students are 153 for verbal reasoning, 153 for quantitative reasoning and 4 on the analytical writing portion.
- Minimum GPA of 3.00 (on 4.00 scale) in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate degree. Average accepted student Last 60 GPA is 3.75.
- Minimum GPA of 3.00 (on 4.00 scale) for all prerequisite courses. Each prerequisite course grade must be a ‘C’ or higher. Average accepted student Prerequisite GPA is 3.75.
- Completion of PTCAS application.
- Completion of prerequisite courses within ten (10) years of anticipated matriculation.
- 25 hours of volunteer or work experience under the direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist is required. A variety of settings is recommended.
- Three (3) letters of recommendation with PTCAS recommendation forms.
- Resume upon request.
- An on-campus interview, by invitation only.
- UCF Graduate (supplemental) Application must be submitted in addition to PTCAS application. Deadline to submit the supplemental application is November 1, 2022. The UCF Graduate Application can be found at: https://graduate.ucf.edu/admissions/
Additional Requirements for International Students
- The TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) is required for all international students. Please contact the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program for more information at [email protected].
- International students with transcripts from foreign institutions of higher education must also submit a foreign credentials evaluation available through World Education Services. The transcript must be translated to English and a course by course evaluation must be completed.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program recommends that all prerequisite courses be completed at the time of application. Candidates with all prerequisites completed at the time of application may be given preference over those still completing courses. No more than two prerequisite courses may be in progress in the fall semester and one course in the spring semester prior to the year of matriculation.
For the program’s prerequisite course requirements, please refer to UCF Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Prerequisites.
PLEASE NOTE: The following will not be accepted:
- prerequisite courses older than ten years
- Online courses are now accepted for all prerequisite courses, including online and virtual labs. Email [email protected] to request a prerequisite review.
Current tuition for the program:
Year 1 (46 credit hours) – $26,495.54 for in-sate students and $64,417.94 for out-of-state students
Year 2 (38 credit hours) – $21,887.62 for in-state students and $53,214.82 for out-of-state students
Year 3 (30 credit hours) – $17,279.70 for in-state students and $42,011.70 for out-of-state student
*Tuition and fees are subject to change.
Additional information regarding tuition is available at https://studentaccounts.ucf.edu/tf-doctorofphytherapy/ .
Information on how to pay for graduate school, please see Office of Student Financial Assistance.
DPT students are also responsible for lab fees, books and materials, and expenses related to their clinical education experiences. Clinical education expenses may include housing, food, transportation, and related professional expenses. Costs vary depending on the location of the clinical site and students should expect at least one clinical education experience to be outside of the Central Florida area.
For the UCF DPT Financial Fact Sheet, please click here.
Admission advising is by appointment only. To make an appointment or ask general questions about admission, please email [email protected].
For questions regarding the PTCAS application system or materials submitted to PTCAS, please call PTCAS directly at: