Student Outcomes

Licensure Pass Rate
In the 10-year history of the UCF DPT program, all graduating students (100 percent) have passed the national licensure examination (Class of 2010 thru Class of 2019). Please see the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy for further details.

Licensure Exam Trends
In the 10-year history of the UCF DPT program, six (6) of the ten (10) graduating classes have achieved 100 percent first-attempt pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Examination. This has included four of the last five cohorts, with the most recent cohort (2019) 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 7.0% greater than the state of FL average, and 7.4% greater than the national average over the last ten years. In addition, over the last ten years, UCF DPT graduates have averaged greater than 29 points higher than graduates from other programs in the country on the licensure exam scores. Within the last five years, this figure has jumped to approximately 35 points greater than the national averages.

Based on the two-year pass rate ranking 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
UCF Doctor of Physical Therapy ProgramNational Average
Graduation YearGroupPass RateMean Scale ScoreConfidence Interval of the MeanPass RateMean Scale ScoreStandard Deviation Scale Score
2019First Attempt100.0%709.78.991.0%670.754.9
2018First Attempt97.1%714.99.990.9%671.254.2
2017First Attempt100.0%725.210.092.5%678.555.2

Employment Rate
All graduating students (100 percent) of the classes of 2017, 2018 and 2019 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 2017, 2018 and 2019 is 94 percent.


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. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 407-823-3462 or email

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: 703-706-3245

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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