Student Outcomes

Licensure Pass Rate
In the 11-year history of the UCF DPT program, all graduating students (100 percent) have passed the national licensure examination (Class of 2010 thru Class of 2020). Please see the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy for further details.

Licensure Exam Trends
In the 11-year history of the UCF DPT program, seven (7) of the eleven (11) graduating classes have achieved 100 percent first-attempt pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Examination. This has included five of the last six cohorts, with the two most recent cohorts (2019 & 2020) achieving 100% first attempt pass rate.

Since its first cohort at the doctoral level in 2010, the UCF Doctor of Physical Therapy Program’s licensure pass rates and test scores have exceeded the averages of both the state of Florida and the country every year. UCF DPT first attempt pass rates average 11.50% greater than the state of FL average, and 7.0% greater than the national average over the last eleven years. In addition, over the last five years, UCF DPT graduates have averaged greater than 29 points higher than graduates from other programs in the country on the licensure exam scores.

Based on the two-year first attempt pass rate rankings by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy, the UCF DPT Program is within the top 10% of programs nationally.

National Physical Therapy Examination Scores
YearUCF Physical TherapyNational Average
2020686.1676.0
2019709.7670.7
2018716.3675.3
2017725.2678.5
2016706.0679.7
2015697.7676.8
2014684.0673.6
UCF Doctor of Physical Therapy ProgramNational Average
Graduation YearGroupNumber of CandidatesNumber of Passing CandidatesPass RateMean Scale ScoreConfidence Interval of the MeanPass RateMean Scale ScoreStandard Deviation Scale Score
2020First Time3535100.0%686.18.192.0%676.055.3
Ultimate3535100.0%686.18.195.4%678.252.5
2019First Time3636100.0%709.78.991.0%670.754.9
Ultimate3636100.0%709.78.995.9%673.951.0
2018First Time343397.1%714.99.990.9%671.254.2
Ultimate3434100.0%716.39.598.6%676.047..8

Two-year Employment Rate
The two-year average employment rate for graduating students (2019 & 2020) is 100% within six months after passing the licensure examination.

Two-year Graduation Rate
The two-year average graduation rate of D.P.T. students (2019 & 2020) who started the program is 98.6%.

Two-year licensure pass rate
The two-year average licensure pass rate (2019 & 2020) is 100% first attempt and 100% overall.

Accreditation

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Central Florida is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.  If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 407-823-3462 or email ptinfo@ucf.edu.

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100
Alexandria, VA 22305-3085
Phone: 703-706-3245
Email: accreditation@apta.org
www.capteonline.org

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 any state of the union in the United States, including the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands. We are currently unable to determine whether or not the program meets the educational requirements for graduates to be eligible to apply for licensure in American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau. To learn more, please visit https://apq.ucf.edu/files/Licensure-Disclosure-CHPS-Doctor-of-Physical-Therapy.pdf. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 407-823-3462 or email ptinfo@ucf.edu.

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.

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