Physical Therapy

Why study Physical Therapy at TWU?

Ranked among the top PT schools in the nation

Texas Woman's University’s School of Physical Therapy is a nationally recognized leader in professional and post-professional physical therapy education and has ranked repeatedly among the top PT schools in the nation by qualifying organizations such as U.S. News and World Report and

Accreditation matters

Students can feel confident knowing the TWU School of Physical Therapy has earned accreditation for the DPT designation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Accreditation information including TWU’s acceptance, matriculation, graduation, licensure exam pass, and employment rates is available on the Accreditation page.

Outstanding faculty

The faculty for the School of Physical Therapy are recognized as leaders in the PT profession. They are active in the state (TPTA) and national (APTA) Physical Therapy Associations, many serving in leadership roles, to advocate for the profession. Several have received coveted awards for their professionalism and commitment to the industry.

Learn more about our faculty.

Clinical Education

Texas Woman's University has approximately 400 sites across the United States under contract to provide clinical education to the School of Physical Therapy. That means DPT students have many choices when it comes to where they can complete their clinical education.

Physical Therapy Research

We’re pushing the boundaries of academic knowledge and understanding in order to provide the best care for our patients and improve our communities and the PT profession at large. Our faculty and students regularly engage in research to enhance evidence-based care across the lifespan.

Areas of Research

  • Falls
  • Geriatric PT
  • Orthopedics
  • Post-Polio Syndrome
  • Stroke Survivors
  • Underserved populations

 Learn more about physical therapy research happening at TWU

One Program, Two Locations

For those ready to start on their graduate and post graduate journey into physical therapy, TWU’s School of Physical Therapy offers onsite and a robust online presence for students across the United States at our both our Dallas and Houston Centers:

Pre-PT: Denton Campus

The location may differ from Denton to Dallas to Houston but the academic rigor of our programs remains the same. TWU can guide students from the beginning, starting with an undergrad degree in kinesiology/pre-PT at our main campus:

Sharon Wang-Price

"At TWU, we foster students of all backgrounds to advance both the clinical practice and research of physical therapy."

Professor & Professional Studies Coordinator Dallas Center
Vice President of Texas Physical Therapy Foundation; Research Chair of American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapy
Ann Medley

"Whether in our DPT or Ph.D. program, our mission is to graduate critical thinkers and problem solvers who will have a positive impact on the PT profession. "

Director of the School of Physical Therapy and Professor
Appointed as an associate editor for the Journal of Geriatric Physical Therapy.
Rupal Patel

"Dr. Patel was recently voted in as a member of the nominating committee for the American Physical Therapy Association - a huge honor with great responsibility. "

Associate Clinical Professor
Dr. Patel volunteers her free time to advocate for the profession of physical therapy through the American Physical Therapy Association.

Mission Statement

The Mission of the School of Physical Therapy is to advance the practice and science of physical therapy through education, research, and service

Vision Statement

The School of Physical Therapy will be a nationally recognized leader in professional and post-professional education; interprofessional and community collaboration; and student and faculty scholarly activities.

Page last updated 9:00 AM, August 12, 2019