Post-Professional Certificate Programs

Post-professional certifications provide an opportunity to advance and validate your educational and clinical knowledge.

For novice and intermediate physical therapists, Texas Woman's University offers one certification program:

  • Women's Health Physical Therapy

The post-professional certificate program is currently only available at the Dallas center.

Program Requirements

PT students practicing new clinical skills on each other.

For a complete list of requirements for the post-professional certificate, visit the program catalog:

Admission Requirements

Admission to the P.B Certificate of Advanced Studies in Women's Health PT

Program Contact

Mary Thompson, PT, PhD

Additional Contact: Mary Beth Daugherty

Application Deadline (Classes begin in Spring)

Foreign-educated physical therapists – April 15
U.S.-educated physical therapists – May 1
TWU Alumni – June 1

Application Requirements

  • Proof of graduation from an approved (CAPTE accredited or equivalent) entry-level physical therapy program.
  • A license to practice physical therapy in the United States.
  • Have a minimum 3.0 grade point average (GPA) for the last 60 hours of undergraduate study and a minimum 3.0 GPA for all prior graduate work.
  • Applicants have the option of submitting GRE scores voluntarily. GRE scores are not required. 
  • Applicants with an International degree may be required to submit a minimum acceptable score for the TOEFL tests.  The School of Physical Therapy requires TOEFL scores of at least 24-writing, 26-speaking, 21-reading comprehension, and 18-listening comprehension. Please refer to the TWU International Admission website for requirements and exemptions.
  • Upload a copy of your Physical Therapy license into the application
  • Resume
  • Letter of Intent

Note:  A certificate program is not a full-time program, therefore, applicants on a visa are ineligible to apply.


How to Apply

Begin by finding your program in TWU's Program, Majors & Degrees listings to see if your program has additional admission requirements and application deadlines prior to applying.  (This information is for all programs. The application deadline for your specific program will be listed in the Program Requirements.  Use that deadline as it applies below.  (Example: if a program only admits once a year and has a Fall deadline for 2023 of March 1, you would need to be looking to apply to the next deadline for Fall 2024.)

  1. Apply online.
    Apply to Graduate Programs according to the start semester and application portals below:
    • Spring 2024 - All programs apply via ApplyTexas EXCEPT applicants to the College of Business, Child Life, or Child Development master's programs or the Child Development and Early Education PhD program who should apply via the TWU Online Graduate Application Portal.
      • Note: When applying through ApplyTexas, you will need to submit any required Documents directly to the program website.
    • Summer & Fall 2024 - All graduate programs apply via the TWU Online Graduate Application Portal. Required documents will be asked for and uploaded into the application.

  2. Pay the application fee.
    The $50 fee, ($75 fee for International applicants), which applies to all new and returning applicants can be paid by:
    • Credit card - Online through the portal you applied on (either ApplyTexas or TWU's Online Graduate Application).
    • Certified check or money order by mail or electronically - payable to TWU, sent by mail to:
      TWU Admissions Processing, 301 Research Circle, Room 220; Denton, Texas 76204
      (include your full name and ID number).
    • Cash (no personal checks) - Pay at the Bursar's Office. After paying, bring the receipt to Admissions Processing (2nd floor of GRB).
    • Fee Waivers - Graduate applicants who are certified McNair Scholars are eligible for a McNair Scholar application Fee waiver. Submit the request using the Application Fee Waiver Submission Form.

  3. Submit transcripts to TWU.
    • Domestic Applicants must submit official transcripts for each college or university attended, both undergraduate and graduate. See the Information on Transcripts website for more details.
    • International Applicants are now required to provide an evaluation prepared by a NACES or AICE member evaluation service. International transcripts should not be sent directly to TWU.  See the International Admission website for more details.

For more information on graduate admissions or to contact an admissions official, visit the Graduate Admissions website.

Students who wish to apply for a Graduate Assistantship must meet the General Criteria for Appointment of Graduate Assistants.

Page last updated 10:23 AM, September 6, 2023