Ph. D. On Campus

Physical Therapy

Texas State University

36 months
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The Department of Physical Therapy offers a graduate degree in physical therapy: doctor of physical therapy (D.P.T.). Physical Therapy at Texas State University admits 40 students per year into a cohort based program. 


Physical Therapy at Texas State University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education. Graduates are eligible to take the licensure examination upon completion of the degree.

Key facts:

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.

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

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

Living costs for San Marcos

921 - 1707 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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