University of South Florida Online Reviews of Doctorates in Physical Therapy

  • 5 Reviews
  • Tampa (FL)
  • Annual Tuition: $21,126
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Jeff Douglas
  • Reviewed: 5/3/2015
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"I believe that the USF's DPT program is unique in the fact that it is a inter professional program. This means that the physical therapy students and medical students are combined for basic science courses for the first year of school. This gives the physical therapist a more in depth education about the human body to help them have a more in depth knowledge to help them be successful while practicing. This also promotes inter professionalism within the health care system. PT's better understand what M.D.'s do and vice versa. This will lead to better overall health care for patients in the future by allowing the proper health care provider to manage certain conditions or parts of a patients treatment. The location of the school is great and there is an abundant of activities to do around the area. Also the DPT staff is very knowledgeable and easy to approach when help is needed by students. Negatives about this program can also be the inter professional program. There are times that knowledge learned from medical school is not transferred over to the physical therapy side so students do not understand why the information is relevant to them. There are times that professors at the medical school also forget that there are physical therapist in attendance and expect us to know information that we don't, or only make the content applicable to the medical students. I would also say that the work load for the first year is very intensive compared to other friends who attended other DPT programs. I also believe that the communicate at the DPT program could use improvement when communicating schedules to the students and better inform incoming freshman about their program. The method in which they choose clinical rotations is also very disliked by the students and there are not many locations outside Florida available."
marvin morissaint
  • Reviewed: 7/22/2014
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"The cons is how much it cost but the pros are that it will prepare to be a great professional"
Valerie Dickinson
  • Reviewed: 6/21/2014
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"USF's Physical Therapy program has a lot to offer. The curriculum really does get students ready for the field. The area surrounding the campus isn't so great; it is very high in crime. There are always security guards and campus police officers roaming the campus, which gives it that safe feel. I think the school could really work on their financial aid resources offered to graduate students."
Jordan Luther
  • Reviewed: 4/18/2013
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"This program has allowed me to achieve my dream. Since I was young, all I've wanted to do was to help people. Now with the support of the facility and staff I will be able to help people for the rest of my life. The teachers are willing to work with you and are really there to support and help. Can't think of somewhere I would rather be for Grad school."
Casey Hodgin
  • Reviewed: 1/14/2013
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"The physical therapy program at USF is a great program. Though it is very intense and requires a lot of hard work and study time I feel that I am learning a lot and will be very well prepared for a career as a physical therapist."