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General Information

The Master of Science in Physical Therapy Program is housed within the Department of Graduate Programs in the School of Health Professions of the University of Puerto Rico in the Medical Sciences Campus.  It is the first and only program in Puerto Rico which leads to a Master Entry Level Degree in Physical Therapy.  The duration of the professional curriculum is 3 years.  Admissions to the program will be considered once every year.  Students will begin diurnal fulltime classes in September of the year of admission.  They are expected to complete 90 credits and graduate 3 years later upon completion of the graduation requirements.

Upon the completion of this degree the graduate is qualified to work as a general practitioner in physical therapy and will be able to offer services in the following scenarios: hospitals, rehabilitation centers, geriatric centers, industries, schools, sports medicine centers, health promotion programs, private practice, community programs, and others.  The graduate will be able to asume the roles of being a clinician, researcher, administrator, educator and consultant in the above mentioned scenarios.

Admission Requirements

(On August 2013 the Physical Therapy Program will not admit students to its master's entry-level offering.  This action has been taken as part of the program''s planning process in transitioning to a doctoral level degree/DPT.)

In order to be considered for admission, applicants must comply with the following requirements:
* Possess a baccalaureate degree or be in the last semester of study for obtaining the same.  For the latter, at the time of applying to the Program, the student must have a minimum of 16 credits completed in the required sciences courses.
* All sciences courses should include both lecture and laboratory instruction.
* Overall grade point average of 2.8.
* First Aid provided by the American Heart Association or by the School of Health Professions and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification for the Health Care Provider, both to be maintained while enrolled.
* Interview with Program faculty.  (Only those candidates ranked in the first 33 positions based upon the GPA and EXADEP).

(Download here a sheet that has to be accompanied with the admissions papers)

Required Courses

Human Biology 6 - 8 Credits
General Physics 8 Credits
General Chemistry 8 Credits
Statistics 3 Credits
General Psychology 3 Credits
Human Development 3 Credits
Total 31 to 33 Credits

Physical Therapy Program Outcomes Table

(Click here to download the program outcomes table)

Information Bulletin of the Master of Science in Physical Therapy Program

(Please click here to download the Information Bulletin of the Program)

The Master's of Science in Physical Therapy Program at the Medical Sciences Campus, University of Puerto Rico is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. To see the accreditation certificate click here.

Program Faculty

Dr. Carmen L. Colon Santaella - Director

Prof. Flavia E. Bayron Flores
Prof. Ivette Bonet Rivera
Prof. Cynthia Cruz Gomez
Dr. Marizabel La Puerta Resto
Dr. Ana Leticia Mulero Portela
Dr. Jessica Rodriguez
Prof. Ana J. Font Rivera

Physical Therapy Program News

Physical Address

University of Puerto Rico

Medical Sciences Campus

School of Health Professions

6th Floor, Office #604

Director - 787-758-2525, Ext. 3495; 787-767-3732
Secretary - 787-758-2525, Ext. 3493
Fax -787-753-7262

Last Modified: 02/14/2013

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