About the Department

About the Department

The Department of Physical Therapy offers two doctoral level degrees; a three year, entry level clinical doctoral degree the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) and an academic doctoral degree, (PhD) in Physical Therapy.

The Department of Physical Therapy is an integral part of the Miller School of Medicine at the University of Miami. The Department of Physical Therapy is also part of the University of Miami Graduate School.

The Department of Physical Therapy is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The University of Miami is accredited by the Southern Association of Schools and Colleges (SACS) Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities.


UM has been consistently rated as one of the top 10 physical therapy programs in the United States since 1995.
Historically, more than 90% of our graduates have passed the licensing examination on their first attempt.
UM graduates are actively recruited by many top employers.


Because we made a decision to minimize the cost burden our students must bear, UM’s tuition is lower than many of the other top rated private schools.
UM also has block tuition. This means your tuition costs will be same every semester for the duration of the program.

Personal Attention

The members of the faculty are committed to helping students achieve their goals
Class size at UM is substantially smaller than many other top programs making personal attention the rule rather than the exception.
When you enroll at UM, you become part of the “UMPT” family. Ask our students and alumni about what it means to be a UMPT student.


At UM both the faculty and students are committed to serving the community and the profession.
Faculty members serve in many roles in APTA and a variety of other professional organizations.
Faculty members also provide service to the local and global community.
There are many opportunities for students to become involved in professional and community service.


At UM you are taught by nationally and internationally recognized faculty. Leaders in their fields of expertise.
Among our faculty are numerous Board certified clinical specialists.
Among our faculty are authors of the text books you will study.
Among our faculty are researchers whose work is used to support evidence based decision making.