2019-20 Applicants

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


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...

TTUHSC School of Health Professions
3601 4th St MS 6294
Lubbock TX, 79430
(806) 743-3220
health.professions@ttuhsc.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
05/26/2020
Dual-degree programs offered in conjunction with PT degree
Dual enrollment option exists between the DPT and PhD Rehabilitation Sciences degree programs.
Institution's religious affiliation
None
Social networking
Facebook Page for Graduate Admissions Office
Twitter Page for Graduate Admissions Office
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
72
Anticipated size of next entering class
72
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
85%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
15%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Program Description more...

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program within the School of Health Professions (SHP) at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) is a three year entry-level professional program. Graduates of the TTUHSC DPT Program are qualified to apply for State Licensure and sit for the National Physical Therapy Licensure Examination (NPTE).

The mission of the DPT program is to educate students to be autonomous, evidence-based practitioners who improve the health of people through the application of their clinical skills, collaboration with other health care professionals, and commitment to life-long learning and community service.

The DPT program is offered on three campuses: Lubbock, Amarillo and Odessa. The physical facilities at the three campuses include modern, high tech teaching and laboratory equipment designed to facilitate an optimal learning environment.

Consistent with the TTUHSC Mission and School of Health Professions (SHP) Mission, faculty of the DPT program are committed to teaching, research, and service. The Center for Rehabilitation Research, within the School of Health Professions, consists of four clinical research laboratories (Clinical Biomechanics, Clinical Postural Control, Clinical Musculoskeletal, and Clinical Anatomy). This center serves as one of many resources for faculty to productively pursue scholarship.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
10/01/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates

Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$125.00
Additional Information about Deposit
*Subject to change
Deposit Refundable?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/15/2020

Interviews

Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Yes
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GPA

GPA Scores
MINIMUM GPA Score
AVERAGE GPA score for accepted students
Overall Undergraduate Cumulative
3.00
3.80
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.70
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required; this includes all courses taken at every institution attended. A minimum prerequisite GPA of a 3.0 is also required.

No more than 16 semester credit hours of science prerequisites may be in progress at the time of application.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7155
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
 
151
Verbal reasoning % score
 
89%
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
 
151
Quantitative reasoning % score
 
89%
Analytical writing scaled score
 
4.0
Analytical writing % score
 
67%

Observation Hours

Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - no verification by a physical therapist
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
100
Total number of PT hours RECOMMENDED
500 (multiple settings)
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$75.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Deadline for supplemental materials
2019-10-01
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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
2
Additional information about program's reference requirements
2 References Required.

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • Canadian citizens
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens with a visa
  • U.S. citizens
  • U.S. permanent residents
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?
Yes
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) coursework
Send WES foreign transcript evaluation to PTCAS
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to PTCAS
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to institution
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework

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 prerequisite courses must be completed prior to matriculation.

Applicants who have completed all or most of their prerequisite coursework at the time of application may be at an advantage during the admissions process.

No more than 16 hours of science prerequisite courses may be in process at the time of application.
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
Anatomy & Physiology I
For science majors
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • Biology: Any
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Any
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Anatomy & Physiology II
For science majors
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Neuroanatomy
  • A&P: Neurophysiology
  • A&P: Pathophysiology
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • Biology: Any
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Any
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Exercise Physiology
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology I
For science majors
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Biology II
For science majors
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
Chemistry I
For science majors
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
For science majors
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry II
Physics I
For science majors
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
Physics II
For science majors
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics II
Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: General II
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
Statistics
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics