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   DPT 2019 Welcome Letter and Packet

Link to Resources:  Welcome Letter - MD Class of 2020 and DPT Class of 2019

May 26, 2016

We are very pleased that you have accepted our offer of admission to the USF Health Morsani College of Medicine (MCOM) School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences (SPTRS), and will be a member of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2019.

This welcome packet includes information that we hope will be helpful to you in preparing for the beginning of fall semester. Please read it carefully, making note of all mandatory dates and requirements for this professional degree program. Should you have any questions or concerns that are not addressed in the Welcome Packet, please contact Matt Smith (

The SPTRS faculty and staff look forward to meeting your class during DPT Preview (8/3-8/5) in the MDT building on the Tampa campus.

We wish you a safe and enjoyable summer leading up to your entry into our professional degree program.


William S. Quillen, PT, DPT, PhD, FACSM, Associate Dean, USF Health MCOM, Professor & Director, SPTRS

L.L. “Dolly” Swisher, PT, MDiv, PhD, Professor, SPTRS Coordinator of Professional Education


Dates to note:

  • August 3-5, 2016 - DPT 2019 Fall Preview
  • August 8, 2016 - Professions of Health course begins
  • August 15, 2016 - Other courses begin
  • October 20, 2016  - Commitment to Professionalism (White Coat) Ceremony



Matt Smith, SPTRS Academic Program Specialist

Barbara Muffly, MCOM Financial Aid Advisor

Jenny Cun, MCOM Financial Aid
Marrissa Cook,
Wendy Steiger, Assistant

Link to SPTRS Website:

E-mail is our primary means of communication with students prior to matriculation. We may also send mailings via the U.S. postal service. DPT students must communicate e-mail or U.S. mail address changes to the School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences (Mr. Matt Smith –













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