Greetings from the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program of the University of Texas at El Paso!
The College of Health Sciences and the University continue to experience rapid advancement. The DPT Program is housed at Campbell Building at 1101 N Campbell about a mile from the main UTEP campus. The Campbell Building has undergone various renovations over the past several years, including the recently opened $1.3 million Human Anatomy Teaching Laboratory.
These facilities allow us to train our students for various practice settings. Physical Therapy is a very dynamic profession with generalist as well as
The UTEP DPT degree requires 9 consecutive semesters, full-time, in a lock-step program. Students enter as a cohort in May and graduate in May, 3 years later. The Program is both challenging and rewarding. We are particularly proud of our unique model of integrating Spanish language training in our curriculum.
Following graduation, students are eligible to take the national licensure exam (National Physical Therapy Exam).
CAPTE Accreditation information can be found
We welcome you to consider joining our wonderful profession and to receive your education in our unique region.
UTEP By the Numbers during the Past Three Years:
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|The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at University of Texas at El Paso is accredited by the
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DPT STUDENT APPLICATION
In order to ensure that each applicant has an equal opportunity to receive a timely and accurate response from the Admissions Committee, we utilize email to communicate. Therefore, if you still have questions after thoroughly reviewing our Website, please email us at UTEP DPT Admissions.
Given the high number of potential applicants, we are unable to advise potential applicants in person & cannot provide individual tours.
Spanish Language Integration
If you are interested in learning more about UTEP DPT Program’s unique model of integrating Spanish language training in our curriculum, please read:
Pechak CM, Diaz D, Dillon D. Integrating Spanish language training across a physical therapist curriculum: A case report of one program’s efforts to promote linguistic competence. Phys Ther. 2014;94(12):1807-1815.
Villarreal E, Pechak C. Integrated Spanish language training: learners’ expanded Spanish vocabulary and positive perceptions after 4 semesters. J Phys Ther Educ. 2017;31(4):20-28.
Pechak C, Dillon L, Umucu E. Improving patient-provider communication: evolution of a tool to assess physical therapist students’ Spanish language proficiency. Health Comm. 2018; Jul 10:1-8. doi: 10.1080/10410236.2018.1495161