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Physical Therapy, D.P.T.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #1001 (WUR) San Marcos, TX, United States
The Department of Physical Therapy offers a graduate degree in physical therapy: doctor of physical therapy (D.P.T.). The program admits 40 students per year into a cohort based program. 
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The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education. Graduates are eligible to take the licensure examination upon completion of the degree.

Physical therapy is defined as the care and services provided by or under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist. Physical therapists provide services to patients/clients who have impairments, functional limitations, disabilities, or changes in physical function and health status resulting from injury, disease, or other causes. They interact and practice in collaboration with a variety of professionals – physicians, dentists, nurses, educators, social workers, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, audiologists, and other personnel involved with the patient/client. Physical therapists provide prevention and promote health, wellness, and fitness. In addition they provide consultative services to health facilities, colleagues, business and community organizations, and agencies. Physical therapists provide health care to their patients/clients in a wide variety of settings, including but not limited to, physical therapy office practices, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, homes, long term care settings, schools, industrial settings, and athletic/fitness centers.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Professional Issues
  • Health Promotion and Wellness in Physical Therapy 
  • Clinical Decision Making 
  • Reseach III in Physical Therapy
  • Clinical Decision Making 
  • Health Promotion and Wellness in Physical Therapy
  • Independent Study in Physical Therapy (Taken twice.)
  • Anatomy

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • completed online application and additional PTCAS application
  • separate PTCAS application fee and either
  • $80 nonrefundable application fee or $115 nonrefundable application fee for applications with international credentials
  • baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited university
  • official transcripts from each institution where course credit was granted
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in the last 60 hours of undergraduate course work (plus any completed graduate courses)
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in all science courses (biology,chemistry, and physics)
  • minimum 3.0 GPA in all prerequisite course requirements
  • official GRE (general test only) 
  • three forms of recommendation

Tuition Fee

  • International

    15440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15440 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    15440 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15440 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    7880 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 7880 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for San Marcos

  • 921 - 1710 USD/month
    Living Costs

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