2019-20 Applicants

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas


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...

Sandra Molina
Education Coordinator
UT Southwestern Medical Center
School of Health Professions
5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas TX, 75390-8876
(214) 648-1551
(214) 648-1555
pt.sshp@utsouthwestern.edu

General Information

PT program start date for entering class
05/17/2020
Social networking
Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School
 

Incoming Class Profile

Size of most recent entering class
42
Anticipated size of next entering class
43
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
90%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted
10%
% of Class Taken via Early Decision Process
0%

Program Description more...

The UT Southwestern Medical Center Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is a full-time, post-baccalaureate program that begins once a year in May. The fundamental objective of the program is to graduate students who will provide optimal physical therapy care for communities, groups, and individuals. To achieve the primary professional objective of facilitating the individual’s optimal function within the community, the physical therapist must master substantial breadth and depth of knowledge in the basic and applied sciences, incorporate critical thinking skills, exercise humility, demonstrate integrity and professional behaviors, and bridge theory with practice.

The program is designed to give students an unshakeable foundation in theory, basic science, and professional skills, enhanced with outstanding opportunities to put concepts into action through clinical practice. The outstanding facilities on the UT Southwestern campus—including William P. Clements, Jr. University Hospital and Zale-Lipshy University Hospital, Parkland Memorial Hospital, Children’s Health and all the ambulatory clinics offer the opportunity to experience a wide range of patient conditions and treatment modalities.

The 31-month curriculum is designed to help students learn and apply scientific theory and professional skills through focused course work, clinical practice, and a final summer and fall semester devoted to clinical internships. Each semester, is between 12 to 16 credit hours of academic work and practice of clinical skills under the guidance of expert clinicians in faculty practice clinics on the campus.

Clinical experiences are available in Texas and across the country. At the successful completion of the program, students receive a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and are eligible to sit for the licensure exam in any state. The first time licensure pass rate for the program is 97%
After graduation, 100 percent of our alumni are employed within three months. Graduates currently work in a wide variety of settings including hospitals, outpatient clinics, home health care, rehabilitation, pediatric and senior care, public schools, sports medicine, private practice, and industrial health. They also serve as consultants, teachers, administrators, and researchers.

The faculty of the Department of Physical Therapy at UT Southwestern School of Health Professions are committed to providing students with the highest quality of academic and clinical education sufficient to attain licensure and yield graduate physical therapists who are independent clinical practitioners with a generalist background. Graduates from this program will be prepared to assume leadership roles in rehabilitation services, prevention and health maintenance programs, and professional and community organizations.

Application Deadlines

PTCAS application deadline
11/01/2019
Deadline type
Firm
Program has rolling admissions process?
No
Important dates

All supporting documents must received by PTCAS by no later than November 1. Interview invitations will be sent to eligible candidates



 


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
3.50
3.80
Program-specific Prerequisite
3.50
3.80
Last 60 Undergraduate
3.50
3.80
 
Additional information about program's GPA requirements
Program uses the highest grade earned in local GPA calculations, if course was repeated.

Graduate Record Examination (GRE)

Is GRE Required?
Yes
University GRE code
6686
Last acceptable GRE test date for this cycle
11/01/2019
Oldest GRE test date considered for this cycle
11/01/2014
GRE Scores
MINIMUM GRE score considered
AVERAGE GRE score for accepted students
Verbal reasoning scaled score
150
153
Quantitative reasoning scaled score
150
153
Analytical writing scaled score
4.0
4.5

Observation Hours

Program's PT hours requirement
PT hours are required - no verification by a physical therapist
Total number of PT hours REQUIRED
Other
Total number of PT hours RECOMMENDED
250
Paid
Accepted/Considered
Volunteer
Accepted/Considered
Inpatient
Accepted/Considered
Outpatient
Accepted/Considered

Supplemental/Upload Requirements

Supplemental FEE required?
No
Supplemental fee amount
$0.00
Supplemental APPLICATION required?
No
Supplemental MATERIALS required?
No
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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
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
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
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
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: Advanced
  • A&P: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Biology / Biological Science
A&P beyond the anatomy and physiology prerequisites may be considered for the Biology Prerequisite. 2 of 2 biology/biological science courses required
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
Biology / Biological Science
A&P beyond the anatomy and physiology prerequisites may be considered for the Biology Prerequisite. 1 of 2 biology/biological science courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Recommended
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Advanced
  • Biology: Cell
  • Biology: Embryology
  • Biology: General
  • Biology: Genetics
  • Biology: Histology
  • Biology: Immunology
  • Biology: Microbiology
  • Biology: Molecular
  • Biology: Zoology
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
Chemistry
2 of 2 chemistry courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Chemistry
1 of 2 chemistry courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Chemistry: Advanced
  • Chemistry: Biochemistry
  • Chemistry: Inorganic
  • Chemistry: Organic
Math
Any math class of Algebra or higher. Calculus is preferred.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Mathematics: Algebra
  • Mathematics: Calculus
  • Mathematics: Geometry
  • Mathematics: Pre-Calculus
  • Mathematics: Trigonometry
Physics
2 of 2 physics courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics: General
  • Physics II
Physics
1 of 2 physics courses required.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Required
Credits
SH: 4
Acceptable Courses
  • Physics I
  • Physics: General
Physiology
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: Comparative
  • A&P: Human
  • A&P: Mammalian
Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: Abnormal
  • Psychology: Developmental
  • Psychology: Growth & Development
  • Psychology: Life Span Development
Psychology
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Applicable
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Psychology: General I
  • Psychology: General
  • Psychology: General II
Statistics
Must include variability or hypothesis testing.
Course Level
General or College
Lab Required
Not Required
Credits
SH: 3
Acceptable Courses
  • Biology: Biostatistics
  • Business: Statistics
  • Mathematics: Statistics
  • Psychology: Statistics