College of Health Sciences
UTEP’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program prepares highly qualified doctors of physical therapy to provide culturally proficient and linguistically competent care in the U.S.-Mexico border region and beyond. Graduates are committed to patient-centered care, evidence-based practice, the community’s health, life-long learning and the advancement of the physical therapy profession.
First in the nation to integrate Spanish language training across the curriculum
Remarkable 100% placement rate for graduates
Accredited by Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
Briana Dawkins is very passionate about working with underserved communities. The Houston native picked UTEP’s DPT program because of its emphasis on cultural competency and its commitment to community service. Briana created UTEP's DPT Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee to promote dialogue, reflection, and research. As a physical therapist, she aims to help patients regain function and mobility.
Physical therapists provide care for people with or at risk for injuries, illnesses, disabilities and other health-related conditions, and promote optimal physical function. Licensure is required in each state to practice.