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, the globe.

The program mission is simple – Create solutions for a healthier community by producing highly qualified Doctor of Physical Therapy, and leading in education, professional service, clinical service, and research activities.

Quick Overview

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

Program Outcome: Average for 2017 thru 2019

Ultimate Pass Rate

First Time Pass Rate Graduation Rate Employment Rate within 1st year from graduation











2017 100% 90% 100%



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), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; Website:

If needing to contact the program directly, please call 817-735-2510 or email: DPHT@unthsc.eCAPTEdu.

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 masters 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. Myla Quiben, Program Chair, Department of Physical Therapy, 817-735-2980.

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