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For over a century, the University of Texas Medical Branch has dedicated its efforts toward improving the health of society - in Texas and beyond. In addition to designing and implementing innovative ways to deliver instruction to students at distant locations, the school continuously explores opportunities to expand its program offerings and interprofessional learning.

We offer certifications, bachelor's, master's and doctoral allied health programs. In addition to classroom lectures, our programs offer clinical training opportunities in a variety of settings to ensure our students have exposure to a multitude of professional opportunities.

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The University of Texas Medical Branch, School of Health Professions is committed to recruiting and admitting a diverse class of highly qualified students. This includes applicants of all ethnicities, races, cultures, ages, gender, sexual identities, religions and life experiences represented in the population of the State of Texas.

Department of Physical Therapy Announces New Hybrid DPT Program

May 3, 2021, 15:18 PM by UTMB School of Health Professions

The Department of Physical Therapy is excited to announce that they have been granted approval to add a new Hybrid DPT program to our Accredited programs by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Interviews for the inaugural class begin in December whereas the very first cohort will begin in August 2021.

The School of Health Profession's prestigious PT program dates back to the early 1940's as the first PT program west of the Mississippi. The Department of Physical Therapy also have one of only two PTA to DPT Bridge programs in the nation. Now, join us in celebrating this momentous and historical achievement as we seek to lead PT education into the future. This will be one of the first public school hybrid DPT programs in the state and few in the country!

SHP is thrilled to bring the Hybrid DPT program to rural and underserved areas while offering a comparatively affordable education. The program faculty is excited to meet the future graduates of this program who will be a collective group of diverse individuals that will bring APTA's vision statement of "transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience" to people all around the country and the world.

For those interested in learning more about the program, visit the Physical Therapy Hybrid DPT web page, attend an Open House, or email your questions! Applications will be open from July-November every year for an annual August enrollment, alongside the Residential DPT Program.

Congratulations to the Department, the School of Health Professions, and the University of Texas Medical Branch!

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30AprilRegistration and Fee Payment Deadlines – Summer 2023 (all students)
8MayClasses Begin – Summer 2023
15MayLast Day to Add or Drop a Course by 5:00 pm – Summer 2023 (Census Date)
29MayMemorial Day – School Closed
19JuneJuneteenth – School Closed
4JulyIndependence Day – School Closed
24JulyLast Day to Withdraw from a Course with a "W" – Summer 2023
31JulyStudy Day – No Classes
1AugustOnline Registration for Fall 2023 Opens at 8:00 am for Returning Students
1-4AugustFinal Examination Period
4AugustLast Day of Summer 2023 Semester (Diploma date - August 18, 2023)
11AugustGrades Due by 12:00 Noon for Summer 2023 (Graduating Students)
15AugustGrades Due by 12:00 Noon for Summer 2023 (Returning Students)
18AugustCommencement for SHP Students (for terms Fall 2022, Spring 2023 & Summer 2023)

Last Updated: 03-MAY-2023

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The mission of the School of Health Professions (SHP) is to provide and promote quality education, research, and service in an environment that fosters collaboration and mutual respect. The School of Health Professions envisions a school that provides quality education in the health professions and encourages innovation.

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