Visiting the DPT Program and Advising

Walk-In Visits

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer walk-in advising at this time. If you are unable to attend an open house or group advising session, please contact the DPT Program.

Open Houses

All applicants and prospective students are highly encouraged to attend one of our DPT Open House Events. The open houses are our most comprehensive informational event. Participants have an opportunity to learn more about the curriculum, clinical education, admissions, financial aid, and student activities. Participants will also have an opportunity to meet faculty and students, as well as tour our facilities. Open Houses are three hours in length and are offered twice every semester, including summer. For Open House dates please view the PT Calendar. To reserve a seat at an open house please email the DPT Program.

Advising Sessions

The DPT Program offers group advising multiple times throughout the semester. These sessions are open format allowing for prospective students to ask questions and advisors to interact freely with participants. Advising sessions also include tours of the program provided by current PT students. Advising sessions are typically 90 minutes in length. Times and dates of advising sessions can be found on the PT Calendar. No advance sign-up is required.

DPT Program Tours

DPT Program tours are available to prospective students interested in viewing the program’s classrooms, lab spaces and other places students frequently spend time in the UF Health Science Center. Tours are led by current DPT students and are approximately 45 minutes in length. No sign up is necessary. Dates and times of DPT program tours can be found on the PT Calendar. Please note that DPT program tours do not include an advising session as described above.

High school students interested in physical therapy

Physical Therapy programs are graduate level programs, which means that an applicant must complete a four year bachelor’s degree prior to applying. We usually find that visiting high school students are served better by meeting with an advisor who can provide guidance on undergraduate programs. Most PT programs, including ours, will accept any undergraduate major. The University of Florida offers various undergraduate majors (http://www.ufadvising.ufl.edu/). UF also has general pre-health advising (http://advising.ufl.edu/prehealth/).