Interview of Karlyn Dauplaise, physical therapist, Florida Hospital, and physical therapy alumna, University of Central Florida (UCF)
100% - (ATHLETIC TRAINING) First-time pass rate on the certification exam by 2016 graduates
2nd - (PRE-CLINICAL) Ranking among the 15 most popular majors at UCF in 2016-17
12 - (PHYSICAL THERAPY) Ranking among "100 Best Jobs" by U.S. News & World Report
Department of Health Professions
College of Health and Public Affairs
University of Central Florida
4364 Scorpius Street Orlando, FL 32816-2205
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
The Doctor of Physical Therapy (D.P.T.) Program educates
students to become competent, compassionate and ethical
practitioners in a variety of health care settings. Graduates will
be highly dedicated professionals with excellent patient care,
communication, critical thinking, patient education and advocacy,
management and research skills.
The program is a full-time professional doctoral program
requiring completion of 112 credits beyond the bachelor's degree.
The course work is taken in a prescribed sequence over nine
semesters as provided here and all course work is required. The
program requires a total of 34 weeks of full-time clinical
training. During the clinical affiliations, students work under the
direct supervision of a licensed physical therapist.
UCF's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is accredited by the
Licensure Pass Rate - All graduating
students (100 percent) of the Class of 2014, 2015 and 2016 passed
the national physical therapy licensure examination. Please see the
Federation of State
Boards of Physical Therapy for further details.
**The most recent classes, Class of 2015 & Class of 2016, each
achieved a 100% first-attempt pass rate on the National
Physical Therapy Examination.
**Since 2010, the UCF Doctor of Physical Therapy Program's
licensure pass rates have exceeded the averages of both the state
of Florida and the country every year.
Employment Rate - All graduating students (100
percent) of the Class of 2014, 2015 and 2016 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 Class of
2014, 2015 and 2016 is 90 percent.