2019-20 Applicants

University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth


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...

Felicity White, MEd
Director of Admissions
PT Admissions
UNT Health Science Center
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Fort Worth TX, 76107
(817) 735-2003
ptadmissions@unthsc.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
07/13/2020
Dual-degree programs offered in conjunction with PT degree
DPT/PhD
Social networking
Facebook Page for PT Program
Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
46
Anticipated size of next entering class
46
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
88%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
11%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S./non-Canadian)
1%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Program Description more...

The Physical Therapy Department with the School of Health Professions at UNT Health Science Center invites you to learn more about our innovative doctoral program. Researchers in physical therapy study a range of topics from orthopedics to neuroscience, patient education and geriatrics. Our professors practice in an on-campus clinic where students gain hands-on physical therapy experience.

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) students at UNT Health Science Center have a unique opportunity to increase their knowledge and skills as they join one of the fastest growing and most rewarding health care professions. The outlook for future physical therapists is bright.

Our program is designed with student success in mind. The program’s low faculty-to-student ratio allows you to have strong mentoring relationships with professors. We offer many activities and resources, including free tutoring and workshops as well as student government and organizations. UNTHSC students participate in community outreach and health awareness events such as the Cowtown Marathon and the Hispanic Wellness Fair.

The 33-month doctoral program provides physical therapy students with opportunities for collaboration with other scientists, physician assistants, medical students and researchers. Students at UNTHSC learn valuable skills they can apply to an interdisciplinary health care team approach when treating patients.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
12/16/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
Yes
Important dates

Applicants must submit the PTCAS and non-refundable Application Processing Fee to be eligible for admission.  No incomplete applications will be considered and no application materials will be accepted after the published deadline. The Application Processing Fee must be physically in the Office of Admissions by the deadline date. Due to the limited number of seats and our policy of offering admissions on a rolling basis, applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the application process early in our cycle.The program will begin making invitations to interview in the late summer/early fall. To be considered for an interview, an applicant must have his/her verified PTCAS and application processing fee submitted by the published deadline. Applications will be reviewed in the order they become complete. An applicant’s PTCAS application must be verified and all application materials must be received before a file will be read by the Admissions Committee. No status updates will be available until after an applicant has a verified PTCAS application.


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
No

Deposits

Deposit Required
No
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$0.00

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
 
3.78
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.00
3.80
Last 60
3.00
3.80
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Program uses the highest grade earned when calculating program-specific prerequisite GPA, if course was repeated.

Program uses the chronologically most recent 60 semester credit hours when calculating program-specific Last 60 GPA.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
No

Observation Hours

Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are not required but are highly recommended
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
Other
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$40.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
Description of supplemental requirements
A non-refundable $40 application processing fee is due from all applicants. The link to pay the fee online will be emailed to the applicant once our program has received a verified PTCAS application.
Deadline for supplemental materials
2019-12-16
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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
Applicants must have a minimum of two letters of recommendation submitted on their behalf. We strongly recommend that at least one letter comes from a physical therapist who has had the opportunity to observe you in a clinical setting.

Foreign Applicants and Transcripts

Citizenship types eligible for admission U.S. citizens
  • U.S. citizens
  • U.S. permanent residents
  • Canadian citizens
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens with a visa
  • Foreign (non-U.S.) citizens
  • Other non-citizens (e.g., refugees)
Non-native speakers must submit official TOEFL scores?
No
Program policy for non-U.S. (foreign/international) coursework
Send WES foreign transcript evaluation to PTCAS
Program policy for CANADIAN coursework
  • Send original Canadian transcript to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
All applicants must hold a bachelors degree from a regionally accredited college or university within the United States prior to matriculation into our program. There is no exception to this requirement for international applicants.

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
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
Yes
Anatomy & Physiology I
A total of 8 semester credit hours of Anatomy & Physiology coursework is required. Must be intended for science majors and must include lab work.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Anatomy & Physiology II
See above.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Physiology
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology / Biological Science
A total of 3 semester credit hours of Biology for science majors.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
SH: 3
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: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General II
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
  • A&P: Advanced
  • A&P: Animal
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Chemistry
A total of 8 semester credit hours of Chemistry for science majors including a lab component.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Any
Chemistry
See above.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Any
Physics
A total of 8 semester credit hours of Physics for science majors including a lab component.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
  • Physics II
Physics
See above
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • See above
Psychology
A total of 3 semester credit hours of Psychology. Kinesiology coursework will not satisfy this requirement.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Adolescent
  • Psychology: Advanced
  • Psychology: Any
  • Psychology: Child
  • Psychology: Death & Dying
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: General II
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Human Behavior
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
  • Psychology: Psychopathology
  • Psychology: Rehabilitation
  • Psychology: Social
  • Psychology: Sports