Physical Therapy


This 33-month long Doctor of Physical Therapy program produces well-rounded contemporary therapists, able to practice in the fastest-growing and most rewarding profession. The curriculum includes teaching collaboration from physical therapy faculty and the local physical therapy community. Our program features a low student-faculty ratio, interdisciplinary education and clinical experiences that span the state, the nation and the globe.

The program mission is simple – Creating solutions for a healthier community by facilitating the holistic development of students into DPT’s who will be recognized as movement specialists, and leading innovation in teaching, research, service, and clinical practice.

Quick Overview

The program welcomed the first cohort of students in the fall of 2010 and our first graduating class of 2013.

  • Semesters: 8
  • Clinical Credits: 17
  • Clinical Rotations: 34 weeks

Program Outcome: 2018 thru 2022


Ultimate Pass Rate

First Time Pass Rate Graduation Rate Employment Rate within 1st year from graduation
2023 PENDING 84% 100% PENDING
2022 100% 91% 98% 100%
2021 100% 95% 95% 100%
2020 100% 100% 96% 97%
2019 100% 91% 100% 100%


Program Two-Year Average:

Ultimate Pass Rate

First-Time Pass Rate Graduation Rate Employment Rate within 1st year from graduation
2022-2023 PENDING 87.5% 99% PENDING
2021-2022 100% 93% 96.5% 100%
2020-2021 100% 98% 96% 99%
2019-2020 100% 96% 98% 99%


The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of North Texas Health Science Center is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; Website:

If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 817-735-2003 or email:

The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award master’s and doctoral degrees.

The Department of Physical Therapy values comments and complaints that relate to its curriculum, students, faculty and graduates from parties outside the University. We strive to respond in a timely and appropriate manner.

Comments may be directed to the following individual: Dr. Michael Furtado, Program Chair, Department of Physical Therapy,

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