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Physical Therapy (PhD)

About Program

Program Objective

To prepare leaders in the profession of physical therapy that can serve as change agents in the profession, to address health issues through the life span, negotiate/advocate services for clients, educate clients and students, consult with organizations, and contribute to the profession through research.

Target Applicant

This program is for physical therapists interested in obtaining skills needed for academic/research careers.


The distance hybrid program allows students to participate from anywhere in the world. Students come to our Fort Lauderdale campus twice a year, during winter and fall semesters. There is no required on-campus time during the summer semester except for students taking certain elective course.

Graduate news

fulk_george2019.jpgGeorge D. Fulk, PT, PhD, FAPTA has been named the Deputy Editor of the Journal of Neurologic Physical Therapy (JNPT), the official, Medline indexed, quarterly publication of the Academy of Neurologic Physical Therapy (ANPT). He will hold this position for one year before assuming the role of Editor-in-Chief in January 2021 when the term of the current editor, Edelle [Edee] Field-Fote, PT, PhD, FAPTA is completed.

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