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DPT Application Opens July 1

TWU's DPT application opens July 1, 2016 for the Entry program beginning in fall 2017. It is a 2-step process and we use PTCAS
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Fall 2015 Physical Therapy Rankings Announced

TWU PT program ranks #2

Graduate Programs is pleased to announce its Fall 2015 Physical Therapy Grad Rankings according to students, enumerating the best graduate programs in the country based solely on ratings and reviews from current or recent graduate students posted on

Program rankings, compiled using data gathered between September 1, 2012 and September 30, 2015, encompass reviews posted by more that 70,000 students participating in over 1.600 graduate programs nationwide.  Ratings are based on a 10 star system (with 1 being the worst and 10 being the best).

For specific rankings, please click on the Physical Therapy Rankings page. TWU's Physical Therapy ranks #2.

The School of PT would like to welcome two new faculty

Dr. Kathy Shirley, Assistant Clinical Professor, to the Dallas faculty and Dr. Jennifer Ellison, Visiting Associate Professor to Houston Faculty.  Dr. Shirley has served the School of PT as the Supplemental Learning Lab Coordinator on the Dallas campus and now joins us in a faculty position.  She is board certified in Geriatric and Orthopedic physical therapy.  Dr. Ellison comes to us from UTMB in Galveston.   Her research interests include physical therapy interventions for people with orthopedic dysfunction and gait analysis in patients with musculoskeletal and neuromuscular dysfunction.

Dr. Alex Ortiz & Dr. Wayne Brewer awarded THECB Grant

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board has awarded a two year grant totaling $149,774 to Drs. Alex Ortiz and Dr. Wayne Brewer, Physical Therapy – Houston for a project entitled “Selecting Under-represented Cohorts and Creating Enhancement of Skills and Scholastic Achievement in Physical Therapy (SUCCESS-PT).”

Dr. Charity Maqueda talks about the opportunities that TWU PT offers

Application Deadlines for Fall 2017

  • July 1, 2016 - Begin accepting applications for Fall 2017
  • Final deadline is now October 17, 2016 (CST 11:00 PM) 
  • December 15, 2016 - Target date for notifying accepted students
  • January 30, 2017 - Target date for notifying Alternates

 TWU Physical Therapy Facebook badge and link.

Academic / Administrative Complaints & Appeals

Course Rotation (pdf)

School of PT has identified 5 DPT Graduate Outcomes that prepare our students to be good physical therapists.

Essential Functions (pdf) describe the program's expectations of its PT students and provides some contact information.

18 Doctoral Characteristics



Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation is the corporate sponsor for the Houston Campus PT Research Conferences for 2011-2013.

TWU DPT students meet the Reach100 Membership Challenge for 2014. This is a nationwide challenge to encourage APTA student membership. Programs that have reached 80-100% membership are honored.