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

Willcocks receives funding to develop MR…

Dr. Rebecca Willcocks, principal investigator of the new grant, MRI Biomarkers of Bone Quality in DMD.

Alumni Accomplishments

A photo collage of all UF DPT alumni who received specialized certifications or graduated from residency programs. From top to bottom and left to right: Drs. Alanna Baker, Nicole Casagrand, Tommy Coffey, Renee Fontana, Jake Irwin, John Jones, Kristi Kirby, Katherine McConnell, Rebecca Wheeler, Danielle Woodruff, and Brett Zebelian.

APIDA Heritage Spotlight

Asian, Pacific Islander & Desi American Highlight photo collage featuring Meryl Alappattu, Shane Matthew, Andy Huynh, Darshan Ghayal, Chandni Mistry, Michelle Nguyen, and Vicki Li


PT Calendar

PT Calendar

Upcoming Events

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