As part of the curriculum, Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students are required to complete a unique research project in a small group under the supervision of a faculty advisor. This project is designed to expand the breadth of scholarly knowledge within the field of Physical Therapy. Students work on this project throughout the duration of the program. This project culminates in the Capstone Research Forum during the last semester of the program. Students then present their research to their classmates, DPT faculty, local clinicians, and DPT alumni. Many students will go on to present their research in the Graduate Research Forum at UCF and national Physical Therapy conferences.


Cohorts from 2018


Investigation of DPT Curriculum and NPTE Content Domain Percentages: A Descriptive Study, Jami Dennis, Chelsea Engelhardt, and Bethany Muni


Investigation of Accredited Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Curricula and National Physical Therapy Examination Content, Erica Parazo, Christina A. Cyprien, and Benjamin A. Gabriel