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USF Health The WELL

12901 Bruce B Downs Boulevard

Tampa, FL 33612

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To help high school and undergraduate students explore Physical Therapy as a profession, provide resources to help them understand the path, and to connect with Schools/Programs, DPT students, and PT Professionals.

Cost: This conference is FREE for anyone interested in attending. We ask that you register to attend, and please try not to cancel as it is unprofessional to register and not attend.


8:00-8:30 AM: Check In

8:30-9:00 AM: Keynote

9:00-10:00 AM: PTCAS Application Workshop - Learn how to apply to PT schools using PTCAS and learn about various admissions processes.

This session will be facilitated by Jeremy Turkall, M.S., Academic Services Administrator for the USF School of Physical Therapy & Rehab Sciences. Mr. Turkall has 10+ years experience in college admissions, has extensive knowledge of the CAS systems, and can provide insight on how to fill out your application.

10:00 -11:00 AM: DPT Student Panel - Learn what it's like to be in PT School and ask them questions.

This session will be a Q & A style session with various DPT students to help attendees better understand PT programs and the student experience.

11:00-12:00: Interviewing for PT School - Learn how to successfully interview for PT Schools.

This session will be facilitated by Dr. Nancy Nuzzo, Program Director for the Florida Southern College School of Physical Therapy. Dr. Nuzzo will present real-life questions and guidance about the Interview process.

12:00-2:00: Lunch and PT School Resource Fair - Enjoy lunch and connect with various PT Schools to learn about their programs.

Schools Attending (list will be updated as programs register):

  • University of South Florida - School of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences (Tampa, FL)
  • Florida Southern College - School of Physical Therapy (Lakeland, FL)
  • Advent Health University - Physical Therapy Program (Orlando, FL)

2:00-3:00 PM: Physical Therapy Professionals Panel - Spend time asking current practicing PT's questions about their journey, practice, or the profession.

3:00-3:30 PM: Closing Session


The University of South Florida is located in North Tampa with easy access from I-75 and I-275. If you need hotel accomodations there are a number of locations near USF, and a variety of price ranges. Below are some hotels near campus, but not an exhaustive list:

Embassy Suites By Hilton Tampa USF

3705 Spectrum Blvd. Tampa, FL 33612

Hyatt Place Tampa/Busch Gardens

11408 N. 30th St. Tampa, FL 33612

Hampton Inn & Suites Tampa - North

8210 Hidden River Pkwy. Tampa, FL 33637

Holiday Inn & Suites Tampa North Busch Gardens Area

11310 N 30th St. Tampa, FL 33612

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