2019-20 Applicants

Texas State University


This page is intended for college transfer students and graduates ONLY. High school students MUST contact the institution directly for information about the guaranteed freshman-entry program. Do not apply using PTCAS.

Contact Information more...

Janet Bezner, PT, PhD
Co-chair Admissions Committee, Associate Professor
Department of Physical Therapy
1555 University Blvd
Round Rock TX, 78665
(512) 716-2652
phystherapy@txstate.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
05/28/2020
Social networking
Facebook Page for PT Program
Twitter Page for PT Program
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
40
Anticipated size of next entering class
40
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
90%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
10%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Sex

% Male
35%
% Female
65%

Race / Ethnicity

% Hispanic
13%
% Asian
8%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
3%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin)
76%

Program Description more...

The Texas State University Doctor of Physical Therapy program is a full-time, post-baccalaureate degree program in the College of Health Professions currently located on the Texas State Round Rock Campus. Texas State is a public, student-centered, Hispanic-serving, veteran-friendly, doctoral-granting and Emerging Research institution dedicated to excellence in serving the educational needs of the diverse population of Texas and the world beyond.

The Physical Therapy program enrolls approximately 40 students in each class, of which 30% are ethnic minorities. Students start the 3-year, 9-semester program in June each year. The course sequence for the DPT curriculum has been designed to achieve integration of academic and clinical information. It is based on a "spiral" curricular model in which topics are introduced early in the curriculum and then revisited and expanded throughout the remaining courses. Curricular areas include Foundations, Neurologic, Orthopedic, Patient Management, Professional, Research, and Clinical Education.

The program is supported by an on-site physical therapy clinic where students enrolled in the program experience integrated clinical education under the supervision of faculty mentors. In addition, students have the opportunity to obtain clinical experience while participating in an optional short-term study abroad program in Costa Rica. The program supports a Neurologic Residency program and residents and students interact in both the on-site clinic and the classroom.

Graduates of Texas State University DPT program have a 100% ultimate pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Examination and a 100% employment rate. Alumni primarily practice in Texas, but can be found throughout the United States. Graduates of the program go on to pursue graduate degrees and board certifications and many assume professional association leadership positions throughout the APTA and the TPTA. Future plans for the department include the development of a Doctor of Science degree in physical therapy and/or a collaborative PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
10/01/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

Application:

Deadline for receipt of ALL APPLICATION MATERIALS to CAS and submission of supplemental application and fee: October 1, 2019.  Applications will be considered incomplete if all materials are not received by this date and applicants will be deemed ineligible for consideration for this cycle. 

Interview: 

Deadline for Department of PT to notify applicants of interview status: November 8, 2019

In-person interview of qualified applicants for DPT Class of 2022 admission consideration: November 22, 2019

Admission Notification: 

Deadline for Texas State Department of PT to notify applicants of admission status: December 6, 2019

Deadline for accepted students to respond to Texas State Department of PT offer of admission: December 16, 2019


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
No
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$0.00
Deposit Refundable?
No

Interviews

Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
Additional information about Interviews
Interviews are conducted on one day in late fall semester.

GPA

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.60
Last 60 hours towards degree
3.00
3.60
Additional GPA 2 (defined by program)
3.00
3.60
Additional GPA 3 (defined by program)
3.00
3.60
 

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7405
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
150
153
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
145
151
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
The GRE score is valid for five years after the exam date.

Observation Hours

 
* Although we do not require a specific number of volunteer or observation hours, it is highly recommended that applicants have exposure to a variety of physical therapy settings prior to applying to the program.

* Documentation of these hours is not required, but you will be asked to list those experiences on the application.

* The program values breadth of experience over depth of experience.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are not required but are highly recommended
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$80.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
Yes
Description of supplemental requirements
Refer to the Texas State Graduate College website: https://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/programs/dpt.html for instructions regarding the submission of the supplemental application.
Supplemental Requirements
Prior to PTCAS application, please see https://www.gradcollege.txstate.edu/programs/dpt.html for supplemental application information, available July 1, 2019, pay supplemental application fee of $80 (or $115 if application has international credentials) when submitting supplemental application, and enter your Texas State ID# (A########) on your PTCAS application, which you'll receive in an email from The Graduate College after submitting the supplemental application,
Deadline for supplemental materials
2019-10-01
Link to supplemental forms or instructions
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Applicant must send one reference from this SPECIFIC type of evaluator
Applicant must send reference from ONE OR MORE evaluators in category to fulfill program's requirements
Evaluator type ACCEPTED
Evaluator type NOT accepted

Evaluator Types

Physical Therapist
Physical Therapist (additional)
Professor in Major
Professor
Academic
Supervisor/Employer
Teaching Assistant
PTA
Pre-PT Advisor
Politician
Health Care Professional
Friend
Family Member
Co-worker
Clergy
Other
Number of references required by program
3

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • U.S. citizens
  • U.S. permanent residents
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens with a visa
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?
Yes
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) coursework
Send an original foreign transcript directly to the PT program
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send original Canadian transcript to institution
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
For questions regarding international credentials, please email The Graduate College at gradcollege@txstate.edu.

After you select the program and enter your coursework on the application, you may be required to match your courses to the program's course prerequisites in the "Prerequisites" tab of the "Program Materials" section.
General information
All science courses listed on the pre-requisite table must be taken with lab sections.

The level of chemistry and physics courses should correspond to coursework needed for medical and dental schools pre-requisites.

Statistics coursework must include the study of analysis of variance (ANOVA) and can be a basic statistics course from any department.

A student may apply to the Physical Therapy Department before completion of these courses; however, all pre-requisites must be completed before unconditional acceptance into the DPT program will be granted.
Bachelor's degree required prior to matriculation into PT program?
Yes
Anatomy and/or Physiology (A&P) course prerequisites MUST be completed in biology, neuroscience, anatomy, or integrated physiology department
Varies
Link to program's prerequisite instructions
Advanced Physiology
The Physiology of Exercise OR Vertebrate Physiology (Anatomy & Physiology II will NOT fulfill this prerequisite).
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 3-4
Acceptable Courses
Anatomy
The requirement is for one semester of Anatomy. At many institutions 2 semesters/ 8 hours of A&P I and A&P II are available or required. If it is offered as a 2 course sequence, both courses must be completed.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
Chemistry I
If Chemistry I and Chemistry II are taught with 3-hour lectures and a 2-hour combined lab for both Chemistry lectures, only one lab is required for a total of 8 hours of Chemistry.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
If Chemistry I and Chemistry II are taught with 3-hour lectures and a 2-hour combined lab for both Chemistry lectures, only one lab is required for a total of 8 hours of Chemistry.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry II
Medical Terminology
Courses can be 1, 2, or 3 credit hour courses
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
Acceptable Courses
  • Medical Terminology
Physics I
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Physiology
At many institutions 2 semesters/ 8 hours of A&P I and A&P II are available or required. If it is offered as a 2 course sequence, both courses must be completed.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Human
Psychology
Abnormal Psychology OR Lifespan Development.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Psychology
Introduction to Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
Statistics
Must include the study of analysis of variance (ANOVA)
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics