2019-20 Applicants

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, The


Contact Information more...

Alba Cook
Director, Office of Admissions & Special Programs
Office of Admissions and Special Programs
School of Health Professions
UT Health San Antonio
Mail Code 7717
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio TX, 78229-3900
(210) 567-6220
(210) 567-8757
shpwelcome@uthscsa.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
08/17/2020
Social networking
Facebook Page for PT Program
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Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School
Twitter Page for PT Program
Twitter Page for Parent University/College/School
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
44
Anticipated size of next entering class
44
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
95%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
5%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
20%

Sex

% Male
50%
% Female
50%

Program Description more...

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program in the School of Health Professions at UT Health San Antonio, consists of outstanding curriculum that is augmented with topics in critical thinking, systems review, diagnostic procedures, and care throughout the lifespan. The curriculum provides every opportunity for students to succeed in being lifelong learners, critical thinkers, evidence-based practitioners, and the best provider of care in a direct access environment.

Graduates of the program have been providing exceptional service to citizens across Texas and the United States since 1980. DPT graduates achieved an overall pass rate of 99% on the licensing exam for the past several years. The School of Health Professions' alumni association is very active in providing support to our students and graduates with scholarships, activities, and opportunities throughout the year.

Application Deadlines

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

Early Decision Deadline: August 15, 2018

Early Decision Period: July 5 through August 15


The Department of Physical Therapy will review competitive applicants who have completed and submitted their application and all supporting documents by August 15, 2018. 

Final Decision Deadline: October 1, 2018 

Application Period: July 5 through October 1


The Department of Physical Therapy will review competitive applicants who have completed and submitted their application and all supporting documents by October 1, 2018.

Students are notified of interviews in late fall. 


Early Decision

Program participates in PTCAS Early Decision?
Yes
Special eligibility requirements for Early Decision candidates
Early decision applicants have the same admission requirements as regular decision applicants.

Deposits

Deposit Required
Yes
Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants
$450.00
Additional Information about Deposit
The non-refundable tuition deposit is applied to your student account balance upon successful completion of matriculation requirements and course registration. The due date for the deposit for early decision candidates is the fist week of October while the due date for regular applicants is January 15th.
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
3.20
3.65
Science/Math Prerequisite GPA
3.20
3.65
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Higher grade earned in science/math prerequisites are included in GPA calculations if course was repeated. All prerequisite coursework requires a grade of at least a “C” to be accepted.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
Program's PTCAS GRE code
7558
Additional information about program's GRE requirements
Official GRE test scores must be sent directly from the testing agency, ETS, and received by PTCAS by the application deadline.

Observation Hours

 
Applicants are required to complete at least 50 hours of PT observation under the direction of a licensed Physical Therapist who will verify those hours. Enter your PT observation hours on the PTCAS application and select “electronic signature” to have your hours verified online through PTCAS.

For full instructions, see PTCAS to learn how a Physical Therapist may be able to electronically verify your 50 hours (minimum) by the deadline.
Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - a licensed PT must verify hours w/ signed form uploaded or online via PTCAS
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
50
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
Yes
Supplemental fee amount
$60.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
Yes
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
Yes
Description of supplemental requirements
Please upload your completed Supplemental Application and Professional Resume directly to PTCAS.

Deadline for supplemental materials:

08/15/2018 for the early decision deadline

10/1/2018 for the final decision deadline
Supplemental Requirements
Professional Resume (see notes below)
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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
Additional information about program's reference requirements
The program requires 3 letters of reference. Two must be from licensed physical therapists, each working in a different facility. The 3rd can be from any other of the accepted categories.

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
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 original Canadian transcript to PTCAS
  • Send WES foreign evaluation for Canadian courses to PTCAS
Additional information about program's policy on foreign coursework
English translation and course-by-course evaluation is required through a NACES member organization required for original foreign transcripts

Note: PTCAS will only accept foreign transcript evaluations from the World Education Services (WES) and will no longer accept evaluations from other agencies. Arrange for WES to send a course-by-course report to PTCAS. Applicants are advised to allow 4–6 weeks for WES to process and send the evaluation to PTCAS, once a report is requested.

World Education Services, Inc
PO Box 5087
New York, NY 10274-5087
212/966-6311
info@wes.org
http://www.wes.org

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 physical therapy program prerequisite coursework must be completed at a regionally accredited institutions through spring semester before matriculation. Science prerequisites must be designed for science majors or pre-allied health majors.
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
Lecture and lab required. Course must be designated for science and pre-allied health majors. Required course grade of “C” or higher.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • A&P: COMBINED Course (eg, A&P)
  • A&P: Vertebrate
  • A&P: SEPARATE courses
  • A&P: Any
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Anatomy & Physiology II
Lab and lecture required. Course must be designated for science or pre-allied health majors. Required course grade of “C” or higher.
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: Any
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
Biology I
Lecture and Lab required. No Botany, Ecology, or Environmental. Course must be designated for science or pre­-allied health majors. Required course grade of “C” or higher.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: General I
  • Biology: General
Biology II
Lecture and lab required. Course must be designated for science or pre-allied health majors. Required course grade of “C” or higher.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: General II
Chemistry I
Lecture and lab required. Course designated for science or pre-allied health majors. Required course grade of “C” or higher.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry I
Chemistry II
Lecture and lab required. Course designated for science or pre-allied health majors. Required course grade of “C” or higher.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Organic
  • Chemistry II
Communication / Speech / Public Speaking
Required course grade of “C” or above.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Comm: Communication
  • Comm: Public Speaking
  • Comm: Speech
Medical Terminology
This can be completed at a college/university or any online certificate program. Required course grade of “C” or higher.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 1
Acceptable Courses
  • Medical Terminology
Physics I
Algebra based or Calculus based with lab for science majors. Required course grade of “C” or higher.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physics II
Algebra based or Calculus based with lab for science majors. Required course grade of “C” or higher.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: General
  • Physics II
Psychology
Developmental Psychology, Motor Development, or Human Development. Course must cover the entire lifespan of development. Required course grade of “C” or higher.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Psychology
Introduction to Psychology, Abnormal Psychology or other Psychology topics will not count in place of this overview/introductory course. Required course grade of “C” or higher.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
Social/Behavioral Science
Introductory lecture course. Required course grade of “C” or higher.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Social
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Anthropology
  • Social/Behavioral Science: Sociology
Statistics
Required course grade of “C” or higher.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics