Best Physical Therapy/Therapist colleges in Florida 2021

Physical therapists help people who have injuries or illnesses improve body movement and manage pain. They diagnose patients? dysfunctional movements by observing them stand or walk, use exercise and equipment to ease patients? pain, evaluate patients? progress, and set up therapy plans for patients. PTs usually work in private offices and clinics, hospitals, and nursing homes. The 2010 median pay for physical therapists was $76,310, and the job outlook from 2010-2020 is 39 percent, which is must faster job growth than average.

Since the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) no longer accredits undergraduate degrees, PTs are required to earn a postgraduate professional degree from an accredited academic program. A student can either earn a Master of Physical Therapy or a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. In addition, all states require physical therapists be licensed.

Courses include anatomy, ethics, neuroscience, chemistry, orthopedics, biology, physiology, therapeutic applications, pharmacology, physical therapy modalities, and kinesiology. Students will learn how to plan, prepare, and carry out individual treatment programs; record data in a patient?s chart; and identify anticipated progress. Students should be prepared to undergo clinical rotations under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. These clinicals provide students with hands-on experience while practicing therapy procedures and diagnosing patients.

Best Physical Therapy/Therapist colleges in Florida for 2021

Nova Southeastern University
Fort Lauderdale, FL
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Nova Southeastern University offers 2 Physical Therapy/Therapist degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 126 Physical Therapy/Therapist students graduated with students earning 126 Doctoral degrees.

University of Miami
Coral Gables, FL
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University of Miami offers 2 Physical Therapy/Therapist degree programs. It's a large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 61 Physical Therapy/Therapist students graduated with students earning 61 Doctoral degrees.

University of South Florida-Main Campus offers 1 Physical Therapy/Therapist degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 44 Physical Therapy/Therapist students graduated with students earning 44 Doctoral degrees.

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Florida International University offers 1 Physical Therapy/Therapist degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 54 Physical Therapy/Therapist students graduated with students earning 54 Doctoral degrees.

Florida Gulf Coast University offers 1 Physical Therapy/Therapist degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 29 Physical Therapy/Therapist students graduated with students earning 29 Doctoral degrees.

University of Florida
Gainesville, FL

University of Florida offers 1 Physical Therapy/Therapist degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 65 Physical Therapy/Therapist students graduated with students earning 65 Doctoral degrees.

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University of Central Florida offers 1 Physical Therapy/Therapist degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 37 Physical Therapy/Therapist students graduated with students earning 37 Doctoral degrees.

University of North Florida
Jacksonville, FL

University of North Florida offers 1 Physical Therapy/Therapist degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 26 Physical Therapy/Therapist students graduated with students earning 26 Doctoral degrees.

List of all Physical Therapy/Therapist colleges in Florida

School Average Tuition Student Teacher Ratio Enrolled Students
Nova Southeastern University Logo Nova Southeastern University Fort Lauderdale, FL
5/5
58 : 1 20,576
University of Miami Logo University of Miami Coral Gables, FL
5/5
16 : 1 17,811
University of South Florida-Main Campus Logo University of South Florida-Main Campus Tampa, FL
2/5
34 : 1 44,246
Florida International University Logo Florida International University Miami, FL
2/5
46 : 1 58,711
Florida Gulf Coast University Logo Florida Gulf Coast University Fort Myers, FL
2/5
30 : 1 14,977
University of Florida Logo University of Florida Gainesville, FL
2/5
21 : 1 52,407
Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Logo Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University Tallahassee, FL
2/5
16 : 1 9,626
University of Central Florida Logo University of Central Florida Orlando, FL
2/5
44 : 1 69,402
University of North Florida Logo University of North Florida Jacksonville, FL
2/5
33 : 1 17,117
AdventHealth University Logo AdventHealth University Orlando, FL
3/5
19 : 1 1,688

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