Physical Therapy Program

The mission of the Physical Therapy Program is to educate exceptional physical therapists, promote student and faculty scholarship, and to actively engage in clinical practice and professional service.

Graduates of the physical therapy program are mature, critical thinkers prepared for independent practice and leadership, and able to adapt to the changing health care environment. Faculty and students contribute to advancement of evidence-based practice and scholarship of teaching and learning. Excellence in clinical practice and professional service is embedded throughout the curriculum and community-based activities. The mission supports the mission and goals of the University, the Marieb College of Health & Human Services, and the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences.

  • Our Philosophy

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  • Doctor of Physical Therapy Program (D.P.T.)

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  • Transitional Doctorate Program (t.D.P.T.)

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Why Choose FGCU's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at FGCU is a dynamic, innovative program utilizing a hybrid problem based curriculum model.  Students choose FGCU and the DPT program for a variety of reasons ranging from Education to Environmental to Person.  While conducting interviews with applicants and admitted students, a wide variety of answers to that question have been received.  Here are just a few comments from those two groups:


  • Sunshine, beaches, great area, it's like paradise
  • Small class size
  • Excellent student-to-faculty ratio
  • State of the art facilities
  • NPTE pass rates exceeding state and national averages


  • Expert faculty with diverse content expertise and experience
  • Faculty and staff availability to students
  • Hybrid problem-based learning format, promoting life-long active learning skills
  • Opportunity to do an Independent Research project or an Independent Study project, allowing for acquisition of poste-entry level knowledge and skills in a specialty area
  • NPTE exam preparation throughout the curriculum
  • Physical Therapy Team

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FGCU Campus tour video made by DPT 2017 graduate, Tyler Golde.


FGCU Campus tour video made by DPT 2017 graduate, Tyler Golde.

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Marieb College of Health & Human Services

Department of Rehabilitation Sciences

10501 FGCU Blvd. S.
Fort Myers, FL 33965