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The Graduate School

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 Program at the University of North 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:; website: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 904-620-2248 or email

Special Notes

The DPT program has a higher tuition rate than other UNF graduate programs. Please refer to the Physical Therapy Tuition & Fees for additional information.

Applicants must meet all Program requirements to be considered for admission. Applicants should check the DPT Program Website for the most up to date admission requirements prior to commencing the application process.

Application Deadlines

Fall Term . . . . . . . . PTCAS application deadline is November 15. If selected, the UNF application deadline is July 1. 

Graduate Program Director

Dr. Sherry Pinkstaff
Chair, Department of Physical Therapy

Program Contact
DPT Admissions Team
  • University Requirements
    • A baccalaureate degree from an accepted institutional accreditor, or its equivalent from a foreign institution, with a GPA of 3.0 or higher in all work attempted in the last 60 credit hours of undergraduate study.
    • Transcripts, and foreign evaluations if applicable, from all post-secondary institutions attended. Admitted students will be prompted to provide official copies. 
  • Program Requirements

    For more detailed admission information and requirements, please visit the  DPT Program Website.

    In order to apply to the DPT program, a PTCAS Application must be submitted by the deadline posted above. All required documents must be sent by the application deadline to PTCAS. We are not responsible for receiving and processing times so please plan accordingly.

    GRE scores should be sent to the GRE Designated Institution (DI) Code 0994.

    Applicants who are admitted into the UNF DPT program will also be required to complete the UNF Graduate School admission application to enroll. If you are notified to submit the UNF Graduate School admission application, the following items must be submitted no later than July 1. Incomplete applications with outstanding requirements, or those post-marked after the posted deadline, are subject to cancellation. Once an application has been canceled, the decision can not be reversed. Applicants may apply for the next application cycle.
    • UNF admission application
    • Application fee
    • Transcript information must be provided on the application. Your transcripts received by PTCAS will be transferred to the UNF application. 
    • If applicable, collection holds and judicial holds must be cleared