UT Southwestern Physical Therapy

University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Department of Physical Therapy
5323 Harry Hines Boulevard
Dallas, TX 75390-0887

Phone: (214) 648-1551
Email: Billy.Crawford@utsouthwestern.edu
Director: Patricia Smith, PT, PhD, NCS

The UT Southwestern Physical Therapy Department  offers a CAPTE accredited Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. The DPT program commences in May each year and consists of 8 semesters. The first six semesters will focus on coursework and clinical practice with the final summer and fall semesters devoted to clincal internships to prepare students for the workforce.

The estimated total program cost over the 8 semesters is $27 000 for Texas residents and $55 000 for non Texas residents. To qualify as a Texas resident you must have lived in the state for at least 12months. Compared to other physical therapy program this cost is very reasonable however it does not include living expenses. UT Southwestern has a 282 apartment housing complex on campus, refer to the university website for further information on costs of housing.

In 2012, US News rated UTS as #63 in the best physical therapy school rankings list

Facts about UT Southwestern Physical Therapy:

  • 40 students admitted each year
  • 97% pass the NPTE
  • 100% employment rate

UT Southwestern Physical Therapy Student Life: Dallas has a variety of outdoor activities on offer. The city has plenty of bike and jogging trails as well as nature walks and nearby lakes. The city also offers plenty of shopping, with everything from shopping centres to strip shops. And for those with a taste for night life, the city has an abundance of restaurants, bars and live music.

UTSW offers state of the art facilites at the Southwestern Medical Centre as well as resources and highly skilled faculty.

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