Frequently used resources for students of the Physical Therapy program.
Below are samples of Physical Therapy Students' weekly course schedule. Please note these calendars are subject to change and should not be used in place of the course syllabi.
Developments, links, opportunities, trends.
Physical Therapy today is a very broad profession, with a full range of practice areas from generalist to specialist, geriatric to pediatric. Changes in methodologies, health care, and other issues can dramatically affect the field and its practitioners. The best way to keep abreast of new and interesting information is by following the links below.
PT in Motion - The professional issues magazine of the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
News Now - The weekly magazine of issues.
Other APTA Publications
Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy - The organization that creates and administrates the national physical therapy licensure exam.
The following documents are provided in Adobe Acrobat* format. Changes or updates to the information contained in these documents will be provided directly to each enrolled student as well as on this website.
Anatomy Lab Policies
Practice Center Policies
Mandatory Prep for NPTE
Notice for Initial licensure for Applicants
Injury Prevention and Reporting Policy
I understand that if I have any questions related to information contained in these documents, it is my responsibility to seek clarification from my program faculty advisor.
The following are essential functions needed for successful completion of the Physical Therapy program at Florida Gulf Coast University. Students must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodations, each of these essential functions in order to fully participate in the program and successfully complete the requirements of the program in which they are enrolled. A student requesting accommodation in regard to carrying out any of these essential functions must realize that although he/she may meet program requirements to graduate, he/she may not meet some requirements of licensure and employment in the profession.
Florida Gulf Coast University, in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the University's guiding principles, provides classroom and academic accommodation to students with documented disabilities. Students are responsible for providing documentation of disability to the Office of Adaptive Services. Whether or not a requested accommodation is reasonable will be determined on an individual basis in consultation with the Office of Adaptive Services. (See current FGCU Student Guidebook).
Clinical education is an important part of the physical therapy curriculum. It is the time for students to apply and expand the knowledge and skills they have learned in class.
During clinical experiences, all FGCU, College of Health Professions, and Department of Rehabilitation Sciences Policies are applicable. Students must adhere to these as well as the policies and procedures of the affiliated clinical sites they are assigned to. The following links and documents will serve as a reference and guide in matters related to clinic to all students, academic and clinical faculty:
The DPT Program works with several facilities outside the State of Florida. Individual states may have requirements and/or resources for students placed at clinical facilities in those states. Links are provided below for requirements and/or resources provided by individual states outside of Florida.
A subject guide to assist FGCU students studying Physical Therapy by providing links to locate library resources for study/research purposes, as well as other relevant information sources.
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