UF Physical Therapy

Established in 1958, the Department of Physical Therapy consists of a dynamic and growing faculty dedicated to excellence in education, research, and service.

100% of DPT graduates find employment after completing their degree



Doctor of Physical Therapy

Physical Therapy

The entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program provides the required education necessary for graduates to take the professional license examination and embark on a professional career in physical therapy.

Professor explaining an exercise to a group of DPT students

phd in rehabilitation science

Neuromuscular Plasticity

Rehabilitation science is a diverse and expanding discipline that encompasses both basic and applied aspects of health science and services. The Rehabilitation Science (RSD) program embraces the wide range of disciplines, supporting the view that by working together we can advance human health.

clinicians demonstrating intermittent hypoxia therapy

PT Equal Access Clinic

Every Thursday from 4-8 pm

Free Physical Therapy Services

Receive quality health care while helping DPT students learn from invaluable experiences of patient interaction, assessment and treatment.

Alyssa Hearing, a third-year DPT student, works with an EAC patient under faculty supervision to assess shoulder pain.

Message from the chair

Dr. Krista Vandenborne

The Department was founded 60 years ago, training students to provide rehabilitation to patients with polio and veterans from both World War I and II. Building on our legacy…

Dr. Krista Vandenborne

Recent News

MLK Day of Service and Reflection

Feature Photo of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr

Schack-Dugre appointed to ACAPT Leadership…

Judi Schack-Dugre, PT, DPT, MBA

A Season for Gratitude: Matt Walser

Photo of Matt Walser


Beneciuk presents online pain management webinar

AI-PAMI Presents: Approaching Pain Using Psychologically Informed Practice Dr. Jason Beneciuk Jason Beneciuk, DPT, PhD, research assistant…

Jason Beneciuk

Chronic Black Pain: Implications of the Racism…

Presented By: UF Student Physical Therapy Association Friday, June 19, 2020 at 6 p.m. EST Join us for a discussion about racism and navigating…

Header image: Chronic Black Pain: Implications of the Racism Epidemic for Physical Therapists

Guest Speaker: Scott Schaffer

On April 14 at 1 p.m., Scott W. Shaffer, PT, PhD, ECS, Board Certified Electrophysiologic Specialist, will give a talk to PT faculty and DPT…

Bio of Dr. Scott Schaffer

PT Calendar

PT Calendar

Upcoming Events

  1. Jan 27

  2. Jan 29

    1. DPT Open House


      10:00am to 1:00pm

  3. Feb 10

  4. Feb 24

  5. Mar 10