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Announcing New Director for the School of PT

Today, Dr. Ann Medley, PT, PhD, CEEAA begins her 25th year at TWU as the new Director of the School of Physical Therapy.  Dr. Medley holds a BA in Biology from the University of Texas, BS in PT from UTHSC-Dallas, MS in PT from TWU, and PhD in cognition and neuroscience from UTD.  She is also a Certified Exercise Expert for Aging Adults (CEEAA).  Her previous roles at TWU include SLL instructor, Assistant ACCE (now known as DCE), Dallas Professional Program Coordinator, and Associate Director of the Dallas campus.  Dr. Medley’s clinical and research interests are in geriatric and neurologic physical therapy.  Professionally, she serves as the secretary for the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy of the APTA and as a member of the finance committee of the Neurology Section of the APTA.  Dr. Medley’s hobbies include leading Zumba classes, scrapbooking, watching professional football and basketball, and reading. 

Here’s what Dr. Medley had to say about becoming the Director of the School of Physical Therapy:

“I am honored to lead this exceptional group of individuals whose dedication and servant leadership amaze me every day.  It is through their efforts that TWU’s School of PT continues to be a highly ranked school for preparing individuals to enter the PT profession.  Not only is our program known for its exceptional graduates from the DPT program but we also prepare top notch educators and researchers who contribute to the profession.  The mission of the School is to advance the practice and science of physical therapy through education, research, and service.  We do this by helping students in both programs to become life-long learners who engage in evidence based practice and who also promote health among themselves and their patients.  Who wouldn’t want to be associated with this group?”

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).”

Charity Maqueda talks about the opportunities that TWU PT offers

The Application Deadline for Fall 2015 DPT Program Has Passed

Application Deadlines for Fall 2016

  • July 1, 2015 - Begin accepting applications for fall 2016
  • September 1, 2015 -(Postmarked) Early Application deadline for individuals desiring an early review of their application materials.  These applications will be reviewed once they are completed and those who meet exceptional criteria will be notified by Oct. 31 that they have been accepted.  Others will continue to be reviewed during the subsequent evaluation period.
  • November 1, 2015 - (Postmarked) Final Application deadline.  Only completed applications received by this date will be reviewed by the School of PT Admissions Committee for acceptance to the 2014 Incoming class.
  • December 15, 2015 - Target date for notifying accepted students
  • January 30, 2016 - Target date for notifying Alternates

Send all application materials to:

Regular Mail
Texas Woman's University
School of Physical Therapy
P.O. Box 425766
Denton, Texas 76204-5766

FED Ex  
Texas Woman's University
School of Physical Therapy
Human Development Building
1202 Old Main Cir RM 202
Denton, TX 76204

OR email to:

 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.