The Department of Clinical & Applied Movement Sciences (CAMS)
at the Brooks College of Health (BCH) offers one doctoral graduate
degree, the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT).
Physical therapists are healthcare professionals who work with
individuals in preventing, evaluating, and treating physical dysfunction and
injury. An understanding of human movement serves as the foundation for the
practice of physical therapy.
The DPT program at UNF provides graduates with the knowledge and skills to
become generalist practitioners of the highest caliber. Physical therapists are
graduates of an accredited physical therapy program who have passed a licensure
examination. UNF's DPT program is accredited by the Commission on
Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), and graduates are eligible
to take the national licensure examination.
The professional curriculum, all of which takes place at the doctoral level,
consists of approximately 104 credit hours taken over eight semesters.
Applicants must comply with all requirements and procedures of the University
of North Florida related to admission to graduate level programs.
The number of students admitted each year will be determined by the Brooks
College of Health in consultation with DPT faculty and with consideration given
to the resources available to the program, the quality and size of the
applicant pool, and current market conditions. Students who meet minimum
requirements are not guaranteed admission to the program. Normally, 30 students
will be admitted to the program each year for the fall semester.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy
includes internship and practicum components, so it is important to determine State Authorization of Distance Education and if you will be able to do an internship in other states, if desired. Please see the
UNF State Authorization Status website
for more information and updates. State Authorization of Distance Education is a complex and dynamic environment. Prospective students should check this site often for updates:
Graduates of the UNF Physical Therapy program:
DPT Outcomes Data
Total Percentage of
Students in Graduation Class Who
Took NPTE Licensure Examination and Passed
Employment Rate Within 6
Major: Physical Therapy
Non-Science Prerequisite Courses (9 - 12 credits):