• University of Texas at El Paso

    Program Information

    Contact Information
    Michelle Gutierrez, PT, DSc
    Admissions Chair
    Physical Therapy Program
    University of Texas at El Paso
    500 W. University Ave
    El Paso, TX 79968
    email contact only, pleas
    Deposit Required Yes
    Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants $200.00
    Additional Information about Deposit If the UTEP DPT Program offers admission to an applicant, the applicant will be required to pay a non-refundable $200 deposit when the offer is accepted. The applicant must pay this non-refundable deposit in order to hold a spot in the incoming cohort. The $200 will be applied toward the applicant's first-semester (summer) tuition in the UTEP DPT Program. If the applicant withdraws from the UTEP DPT Program after paying the deposit, the $200 will be forfeited to the UTEP DPT Program.
    PT program start date for entering class 05/28/2019
    Size of most recent entering class 36
    Anticipated size of next entering class 36
    % of IN-STATE applicants accepted 94%
    % of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted 6%
    Additional information about the class profile The University of Texas at El Paso commits itself to providing quality higher education to a diverse student population. Classified as a Doctoral/Research-Intensive university, UTEP seeks to extend the greatest possible educational access to a region which has been geographically isolated with limited economic and educational opportunities for many of its people.” To that end, we endeavor to offer admission to the most qualified applicants from the El Paso region. However, we value diversity and encourage applicants from outside of the region who have a commitment to our university and program mission to apply to our program.
    Social networking
    Facebook Page for PT Program https://www.facebook.com/UTEPDPT/
    Facebook Page for Graduate Admissions Office https://www.facebook.com/pages/UTEP-Graduate-School/
    Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School https://www.facebook.com/UTEP-College-of-Health-Sciences-158221307258/?fref=ts
    Twitter Page for PT Program http://www.twitter.com/@UTEPDPT
    Twitter Page for Graduate Admissions Office http://www.twitter.com/@utepgradschool
    Twitter Page for Parent University/College/School http://www.twitter.com/@utepchs
    Program Description
    The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) Doctor of Physical Therapy Program will graduate highly qualified doctors of physical therapy prepared to provide culturally proficient and linguistically competent care in our border region and beyond. We endeavor to develop leaders who are committed to patient-centered care, evidence-based practice, our community’s health, life-long learning, and the advancement of the physical therapy profession.

    The College of Health Sciences and the university overall is experiencing rapid advancement. The Health Sciences and Nursing building on Wiggins across from the library is a beautiful, state of the art building. While some classes for the DPT students will be taught at this building, the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is housed at Campbell Hall at 1101 N Campbell along with the rest of the Rehabilitation Sciences Department.

    The UTEP Doctor of Physical Therapy Program philosophy is centered around four themes:

    First, we believe that a strong and reciprocal student-faculty relationship is the foundation of a successful learning environment. Both students and faculty have the responsibility and power to contribute to teaching and active learning.

    Second, we believe that the development of self-regulated learners is at the foundation of producing graduates dedicated to lifelong learning. We recognize that our most important charge is not to merely deliver information but to teach our students how to learn. We focus on critical thinking, evidence acquisition and critique, and self-reflection across the curriculum.

    Third, we believe that the program has a duty to be engaged in the community, and that community engagement is a powerful teaching strategy.

    Finally, we believe that we must be agents of change and must mold our students into agents of change for the good of our community and our profession.

    The Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree requires 9 consecutive semesters, full-time, in a lock-step program. Students enter in May and graduate in May, 3 years later. The program is both challenging and rewarding. Following graduation, students are eligible to take the national licensure exam. Successful outcome on the licensure examination qualifies the graduate to work in any of the 50 states. We are fully accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), recognized by United States Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

    We welcome you to consider joining our wonderful profession and to receive your education in our unique region.