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


Mathews awarded Joan Wynne Mathews Scholarship…

Leah Mathews

Hispanic Heritage Month

Hispanic Heritage Month

UF Core Values Week

Core Values


2022 Doctor of Physical Therapy White Coat…

The DPT program held the 61st Annual Department of Physical Therapy White Coat Ceremony on April 27th, at the Evans Champions Club at Ben Hill…

DPT White Coat Ceremony

17th Annual Neuromuscular Plasticity Symposium

In collaboration with the Neuromuscular Plasticity and BREATHE NIH-funded T32 Training Programs, the Department of Physical Therapy hosted the 17th…


APTA Combined Sections Meeting Presentations

The Physical Therapy department was well represented at the American Physical Therapy Association’s Combined Sections Meeting (CSM) in San Antonio…


PT Calendar