Physical Therapy Degree at Florida International University (FIU)

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Physical Therapy Degree

The physical therapy program at Florida International University prepares students for a career as a physical therapist, consultant, educator, administrator, and clinical scholar. The program focuses on alleviating physical and functional impairments and limitations caused by injury or disease through the design and implementation of therapeutic interventions to promote fitness and health. Program courses include: anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, neuroscience, pathological physiology, physical growth process, physical therapy modalities, rehabilitation psychology, physical therapy administration, and professional standards and ethics. Get more details below including other Florida colleges that offer physical therapy degrees.

The Physical Therapy program at Florida International University is accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education since 1975.

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Students Enrolled in the Physical Therapy Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. FIU offers a doctorate degree program in physical therapy.

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male13
Female37

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Asian4
Black8
Hispanic25
White8
Unknown1

Career Options for Graduates

Students who have completed the Physical Therapy program at Florida International University, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

Description

Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Physical Therapists

Description

Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.

Career Outlook & Projects ()

According to the BLS, physical therapists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 39.0% from 2010 to 2020

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Physical Therapy Programs in Florida

Physical Therapy programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

University of Miami

Coral Gables, FL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 53 students completed this program

Programs

  • Music Therapy (D)
  • Physical Therapy (D)

Nova Southeastern University

Fort Lauderdale, FL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 67 students completed this program

Programs

  • Occupational Therapy (M,D)
  • Physical Therapy (M,D)

Florida Gulf Coast University

Fort Myers, FL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 22 students completed this program

Programs

  • Occupational Therapy (D)
  • Physical Therapy (D)

University of Central Florida

Orlando, FL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College

Programs

  • Physical Therapy (D)

University of South Florida

Tampa, FL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 42 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physical Therapy (D)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling (D)

University of St Augustine for Health Sciences

St Augustine, FL
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School Details

  • Type: Graduate School
  • 410 students completed this program

Programs

  • Occupational Therapy (D)
  • Physical Therapy (D)

University of Florida

Gainesville, FL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 54 students completed this program

Programs

  • Occupational Therapy (D)
  • Physical Therapy (D)
  • Rehabilitation Science (D)

University of North Florida

Jacksonville, FL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 28 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physical Therapy (D)

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University

Tallahassee, FL
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 22 students completed this program

Programs

  • Occupational Therapy (D)
  • Physical Therapy (D)

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