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.


Graduate Admission

Begin by reviewing your program's website to see if there are additional admission requirements and application deadlines prior to applying.  

  1. Apply online.
    Apply to Graduate Programs  via the TWU Online Graduate Application Portal following instructions below.  
  2. 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 Admissions website for more details.
  3. Submit Recommendation Requests
    If your program requires you to submit names for recommendations you will need to do it in the application.
  4. Pay the application fee.
    The $50 fee ($75 fee for International applicants), which applies to all new and returning applicants, can be paid by:
    1. Credit card - Pay Online through the application as the last step before submitting the application. The second portion of the application will not be available until the application fee has been received.
    2. Certified check or money order by mail or electronically - Payable to TWU, sent by mail to:
      TWU Admissions Processing, 304 Administration Drive, Suite 102, Denton, Texas 76204
      (include your full name and ID number).
    3. Cash (no personal checks) - Pay at the Bursar's Office. After paying, bring the receipt to Admissions Processing (down the hall in ACT).
    4. Fee Waivers - Graduate applicants who are certified McNair Scholars are eligible for a McNair Scholar Application Fee Waiver. TWU Alumni may be eligible for the Alumni Advantage Fee Waiver. Check your eligibility here: If eligible submit the request using the Application Fee Waiver Submission
    5. Following fee payment return to the application dashboard where supplemental application documents can be uploaded. The online application will list which documents are needed to fulfill the program admission requirements. You can also check the program's website.

For more information or assistance with the application or graduate admissions, visit the Graduate Admissions website.

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

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