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.
(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
* 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
||6 - 8 Credits
||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
(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;
http://www.capteonline.org. To see the accreditation certificate
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
University of Puerto Rico
School of Health
Director - 787-758-2525, Ext. 3495; 787-767-3732
Secretary - 787-758-2525, Ext. 3493