Physical therapy (PT) is a vital health discipline in the continuum of care and one of the fastest-growing health professions. The rising number of aging baby boomers staying active later in life and people with mobility issues stemming from diabetes, obesity and other chronic conditions fuel demand for more physical therapist in a variety of healthcare settings.
The FIU Physical Therapy department is meeting this demand through its Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. Our student-centered program prepares an ethnically, racially and culturally diverse group of people to become caring and competent physical therapists.
Graduates prepare through a combination of an evidence-based curriculum, culturally relevant clinical research, critical thinking, scholarship and community leadership to help eliminate health disparities and advance the practice of physical therapy.
As one of the six departments of the Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences, FIU Physical Therapy promotes effective interprofessional collaboration across fields, advanced research in healthcare delivery and evidence-based practice, as well as significant engagement with communities and partners around the world.