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Texas Woman's University is a public university open to all. The University is well known for its health-related programs and provides opportunities for interaction with students in other health professions. The School of Physical Therapy offers the professional program at two locations: T. Boone Pickens Institute of Health Sciences in Dallas and the Institute of Health Sciences in the Texas Medical Center in Houston. Each site provides modern, well-equipped classrooms and laboratories for teaching and research.  

The School of Physical Therapy has been a pioneer in graduate education for the physical therapist. The School offers the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)  as well as a transitional DPT and a Ph.D in physical therapy. TWU is dedicated to providing educational experiences that enable each student to become a valued physical therapy practitioner in an ever changing, complex health care environment.

The entry-level DPT is a 33-month long program, with students in class throughout the year including summers.  Students may apply to either the Dallas or Houston campus for acceptance. The DPT curriculum begins in August and ends in May. Clinical contact with patients is interspersed throughout the curriculum, beginning with the first semester. Clinical education is a very important part of our program. Students participate in three full-time clinical experiences during the second and third year and one full-time internship in the third year for a total of 32 weeks of full-time clinical experience. Additional expenses for travel, room and board may be incurred during this time.

The entry-level DPT program at TWU has been granted accreditation until June 30, 2022 by the Commission for Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314;  telephone:  703-706-3245;  email:;  website:   

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The School of Physical Therapy values comments and complaints that relate to its curriculum, students, faculty, and graduates from parties outside the University.  We strive to respond in a timely and appropriate manner.  Comments may be directed to one of the following individuals:   Dr. Ann Medley, PT, PhD, CEEA, Director, School of Physical Therapy, Dallas Campus, 214-689-7726,;  Dr. Mary Thompson, PT, PhD, CGS, Interim Associate Director, Dallas campus 214-689-7701, or Dr. Peggy Gleeson, PT, PhD, Associate Director, School of Physical Therapy, Houston Campus, 713-794-2079, The Interim Dean of the College of Health Sciences, Mr. Hovis may also be reached at 940-898-2852.

page last updated 7/18/2017 9:41 AM