FIU Physical Therapy

Department of Physical Therapy
Florida International University
11200 SW 8th Street
AHC3, Room 431A
Miami, FL 33199

Phone: 305.348.6640
FAX: 305.348.1979
Chair: Denis Brunt, EdD, PT
Email: dbrunt@fiu.edu
www.physicaltherapy.fiu.edu

The Florida International University Department of Physical Therapy offers a CAPTE accredited Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. The DPT program is a 3 year or nine semester, 113 unit course including 34 weeks of clinical education beginning in the 2nd year.

It will cost you $523 / unit if you are a Florida resident, totalling $59099 for the 9 semesters. If you are not a resident of Florida the fees are $860 per unit or $97180 for the 9 semesters. There are other costs such as health fees, athletic fees, transportation fees, clinical education requirements, health centre fees and other expenses that are estimated to cost $950 per year. If you purchase text books this will be additional also.

In 2012, US News rated FIU at #154 in the best physical therapy school rankings list.

Facts

  • 92% of admitted students graduate
  • 150 students in the physical therapy department at various levels of post-professional study.

Student Life
The Florida International University is located in the incredible city of Miami, on the south east coast of Florida. Being a multi campus public university, it is one of the biggest in Florida, having more than 46000 students. There are two main campuses that make up FIU and they are Modesto A. Maidique Campus in western Miami-Dade County and Biscayne Bay Campus in North Miami. Miami is an ethnically and racially diverse community that is a hive of activity and offers an incredible amount of social, political, environmental, historical and recreational activities. If that’s not enough you must remember it is the gateway to the beautiful islands of the Caribbean and Latin America. You can also catch a game from one of Miami’s six professional sports teams and don’t forget the beautiful beaches Miami has to offer.

Florida International University offers almost everything on campus to encourage a community atmosphere and a can-do spirit. There are restaurants, cafes, bars, fast food joints, salons, retail shops and bookstores to mention few. If you enjoy the arts FIU puts on over 150 events a year from classical music to electro to theatre productions and fine art exhibitions. There is also a verity of places to hang out at and a wide variety of student groups and organisations to get involved in. Of course you can support the FIU’s intercollegiate athletic teams that compete in the NCAA Division I, the nation’s most competitive college sports division.

The full university experience is not complete unless you live on campus. FIU offers on campus accommodation in five residence halls at the Modesto A Maidique Campus capable of holding 3000 students. There is also smaller housing at the Biscayne Bay residence hall.

The FIU Physical Therapy Department in particular, was recently moved into a new building boasting state of the art medical simulation, rehabilitation, and biomechanics laboratories and media classrooms. The university prides itself on offering graduate programs to students of all cultural, racial and ethical backgrounds and is evident throughout the faculty, students and community.

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