DPT Orientation Information

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Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Orientation Dates

DPT Class of 2018 Orientation Dates: TBD.  The orientation agenda is located here: 2015 DPT Orientation Agenda

Immunization Requirements

Immunization requirements for ALL UNTHSC students can be found here.  You will receive an email with information about submitting your immunization records through Certphi, MyRecordTracker.  Additionally, Tuberculosis Testing (PPD) is provided annually through the Student Health Clinic Personnel.  The Student Health Clinic will notify your class via email with date, time and location details.

White Coat Ceremony

All incoming DO, DPT and PA students must attend.  Please click here for more information on White Coat Ceremony and click here to submit your white coat size.


UNT Health Science Center has an Online Bookstore for students to purchase textbooks. Click HERE to view your booklists for Fall 2015.If you are looking to purchase new or used textbooks, please visit: www.unthsc.bkstr.com

Additional offerings include Digital Textbooks and specially priced Microsoft and Adobe software.

UNT Health Science Center and Alumni Association merchandise are also available for purchase through the Online Bookstore.  Shop the website to purchase a t-shirt, car decal or coffee mug!

Required HIPAA & CITI Training

All incoming DPT students need to complete HIPAA Training. HIPAA Training will be available for completion during the week of orientation. Instructions on how to complete this training will be communicated via email.

All incoming DPT students are required to complete CITI training prior to New Student Orientation. Be prepared to turn in your CITI training certificate of completion during New Student Orientation. Click HERE for more information.

Background Checks

As a new DPT student, you are required to complete a criminal background check prior to New Student Orientation. You will receive an email that instructs you on how to complete the background check. Click here to view the email notification.   Please do not attempt to complete the background check until you receive the email.

If you need assistance locating your Student ID Number, please click here for instructions.

Note: You will not have access to the site to submit your background check until you have been officially accepted into the DPT program. 


All incoming DPT students will receive a university-issued technology package. Click HERE to learn more about the technology package.

Medical Equipment

DPT students do not need to purchase medical equipment. It will be provided by the the DPT program.


Pre-Matriculation workshops are not required but are highly recommended for incoming DPT students. The workshops generally take place during the two weeks prior to New Student

Website for the Pre-Matriculation courses –Click HERE. The full schedule, workshop descriptions, pricing and registration information will be available on the website.


You do not need to register for your classes. DPT students are placed in their classes each semester.

Student Veteran’s Information

As we prepare for the upcoming school year, we would like to invite our incoming military affiliated students (veterans, reserve, active, etc.) to learn about the veteran and military-specific resources and opportunities that are available here at UNTHSC. More information about opportunities to learn about these resources will be provided prior to new student orientation.

Admissions Office

University of North Texas Health Science Center
School of Health Professions Admissions
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd, EAD 404
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Phone: (817) 735-2003 or (817) 735-2003
Fax: (817) 735-2529 or (817) 735-2529
E-Mail: PTAdmissions@unthsc.edu