Student Connections

Student Groups

Check out these student groups that can help make your years as an FIU Physical Therapy graduate student more memorable

FIU DPT Student Association

FIU’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Student Association is dedicated to enhancing your academic and student experiences while helping shape your professional future through community outreach, social event planning, fundraising and promoting student involvement with the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).

To learn more, contact the Faculty Advisor:

Mark D. Rossi PT, PHD, CSCS
Department Chair & Associate Professor
Tel: 305-348-3478
Office: MMC – AHC 3, Rm. 431

Class Governance

FIU Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students are encouraged to participate in university and college governance activities. Each entering class nominates and elects its own officers, including a President, Vice President, Treasurer and Secretary. Together, they represent the interests and address concerns of fellow students at the departmental, college and university levels through healthy dialogue and collaboration with faculty advisors and administrators.

Class governance also helps guide and plan for events and activities that serve the community at large. Individual classes must consult with the college’s Director of Admissions & Student Services before planning fundraising activities.

Helpful Links

Being a student is not just about receiving a diploma or certificate. It’s about embarking on a rewarding profession. We encourage you to learn more about the professional associations that can help you advance your career and network with your colleagues.

Professional Links

  • American Physical Therapy Association (APTA): APTA is an individual membership organization representing physical therapists, physical therapist assistants and students of physical therapy. APTA supports physical therapist practice, education, and research by increasing the awareness and understanding of physical therapy's role in the nation's healthcare system.
  • Florida Physical Therapy Association (FPTA): FPTA represents practicing physical therapists and physical therapist assistants in the state of Florida. The organization educates key stakeholders about the role physical therapists and physical therapist assistants play in health prevention, wellness, and rehabilitation to improve quality of life. Members of FPTA are involved in physical therapy policies and practice that contribute to the healthcare of state residents.