Traditional DPT Program
The Traditional Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program requires 40 semester hours of prerequisites for admission and 100 semester hours (three years) of professional courses after entry into the program.
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|Fall I||PHYT 6110||Surface Anatomy||1|
|Fall I||PHYT 6222||Lifespan Development||2|
|Fall I||PHYT 6311||Clinical Pathology for Rehabilitation Specialists||3|
|Fall I||PHYT 6418||Human Anatomy for Rehabilitation Professionals||4|
|Fall I||PHYT 6441||Clinical Examination in Physical Therapy||4|
|Spring I||PHYT 6216||Exercise Physiology||2|
|Spring I||PHYT 6220||Evidence-Based Practice in Physical Therapy||2|
|Spring I||PHYT 6313||Neuroscience for Health Professionals||3|
|Spring I||PHYT 6314||Movement Science I||3|
|Spring I||PHYT 6343||Exercise & Manual Techniques in Physical Therapy||3|
|Summer I||PHYT 6223||Professional Issues in Health Care and Physical Therapy||2|
|Summer I||PHYT 6262||Diagnosis and Management of Integumentary Dysfunction||2|
|Summer I||PHYT 6315||Movement Science II||3|
|Summer I||PHYT 6442||Physical Therapy Functioning Training||4|
|Summer I||PHYT 6463||Diagnosis and Management of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Dysfunction||4|
|Fall II||PHYT 6285||Medical Diagnostics for the Physical Therapist||2|
|Fall II||PHYT 6286||Pharmacology for Rehabilitation Specialists||2|
|Fall II||PHYT 6344||Physical Agents and Pain Management in Physical Therapy||3|
|Fall II||PHYT 6581||Clinical Education I Entry Level||5|
|Spring II||PHYT 6224||Medical Spanish for Rehabilitation Specialists||2|
|Spring II||PHYT 6326||Management and Health Systems in Physical Therapy||3|
|Spring II||PHYT 6464||Diagnosis and Management of Neuromuscular Dysfunction I||4|
|Spring II||PHYT 6465||Diagnosis and Management of Musculoskeletal Spinal Dysfunction||4|
|Summer II||PHYT 6225||Psychosocial Aspects of Disability||2|
|Summer II||PHYT 6263||Advanced Orthotics and Prosthetics||2|
|Summer II||PHYT 6390||Diagnosis and Management of Lower Extremity Musculoskeletal Dysfunction||3|
|Summer II||PHYT 6467||Diagnosis and Management of Neuromuscular Dysfunction II||4|
|Fall III||PHYT 6290||Diagnosis and Management of Upper Extremity Musculoskeletal Dysfunction||2|
|Fall III||PHYT 6302||Physical Therapy Differential Diagnosis||3|
|Fall III||PHYT 6368||Diagnosis and Management of Developmental Dysfunction||3|
|Spring III||PHYT 6882||Clinical Education II (12-week clinical rotation)||6|
|Summer III||PHYT 6227||Evidence-Based Seminar||2|
|Summer III||PHYT 6684||Clinical Education III (12-week clinical rotation)||6|
Total Degree Plan Credits: 100 credits
Application Deadline: November 1
To be considered for admission to the Traditional Doctor of Physical Therapy program, applicants must present official documentation of the following student competencies:
- Cumulative Minimum: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale or Last 90 hours
- Math/Science: 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Courses coded MATH, BIOL, CHEM, PHYS. Kinesiology and Statistics courses are not included in this calculation.
- Note: We will use the higher GPA score from your cumulative GPA or the GPA from your last 90 hours.
- All GRE scores, transcripts, recommendations, and student profile information must be submitted to the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service (PTCAS), even if you are a re-applicant or have already sent the score directly to UTMB. Your name must match exactly on both the GRE and PTCAS application.
- GRE scores must be sent using code 3775.
- Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university completed by May of the year in which you wish to begin the PT program.
- Submission of three (3) references with email addresses from online recommendations to PTCAS. At least one reference must be a PT who supervised your work or volunteer experience.
- Student honors and awards, professional and community involvement, and work or volunteer experience will be submitted via the PTCAS online application.
- PT work or volunteer experience submitted to PTCAS. At least 80 hours of volunteer or paid experience in a physical therapy settings are required.
Total Credit Hours: 40
These are the prerequisite courses required of Traditional DPT applicants:
Note: Traditional DPT applicants must complete 40 hours of the following prerequisite courses with a grade of C or better. All Math and Science prerequisite credits must be less than 10 years old. Class numbers are a guide only based on Texas Number system. It is not all inclusive. Numbering may vary school to school.
|General Chemistry for Science Majors with lab
CHEM 1411 & 1412
|College or University Physics with lab
PHYS 1401 & 1402 or above
|Biology for Science Majors with lab
BIOL 1406 & 1407
|Physiology with lab *||4|
|College Algebra, Trigonometry, or Calculus
|Developmental Psychology ***
PSYC 2314 / 2312
* Physiology with lab - May be a Vertebrate, Chordate, Comparative or Human Physiology course. Must include lab. Must be a course for science majors. Anatomy & Physiology I and II can be used to meet this requirement.
** Statistics - Upper level psychology, sociology or education based is preferred. Must include ANOVA (Analysis of Variance)
*** Developmental Psychology - Abnormal Psychology will not count.
- Complete and submit your PTCAS application. Note: Your application will be considered incomplete if there is missing information, including GRE scores, and/or documentation by the published deadlines, and will not be processed due to the volume of applications received.
- Complete and submit your supplemental application once UTMB Enrollment Services receives and processes your PTCAS application. Applicants will also need to send payment. Once both are received, applicants will be given a UTMB ID number for access to MyStar.
- The UTMB Department of Physical Therapy will notify all applicants via email when their applications have been received and when the admissions decision has been made. Please allow several weeks for processing.
- The top 150 candidates will be invited for an interview. Interviews will be held throughout the fall and final acceptance letters will be sent out early next year.
- UTMB has a rolling admissions process; therefore, your application is open until you hear from us with a final decision. If you do not hear from us by December 1, please contact us 409-772-3068 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire about the status of your application.
- Once accepted, all selected students will be required to undergo a background check for security clearance in order to matriculate at UTMB and other off-campus clinical training facilities.