Texas State University Department of Physical Therapy
200 Bobcat Way Round Rock TX 78665 United States
Phone+1 512.716.2652
CAPTE Accredited
Program Description
The Texas State University Doctor of Physical Therapy program is a full-time, post-baccalaureate degree program in the College of Health Professions currently located on the Texas State Round Rock Campus. Texas State is a public, student-centered, Hispanic-serving, veteran-friendly, doctoral-granting and Emerging Research institution dedicated to excellence in serving the educational needs of the diverse population of Texas and the world beyond.

The Physical Therapy program enrolls approximately 40 students in each class, of which 30% are ethnic minorities. Students start the 3-year, 9-semester program in June each year. The course sequence for the DPT curriculum has been designed to achieve integration of academic and clinical information. It is based on a "spiral" curricular model in which topics are introduced early in the curriculum and then revisited and expanded throughout the remaining courses. Curricular areas include Foundations, Neurologic, Orthopedic, Patient Management, Professional, Research, and Clinical Education.

The program is supported by an on-site physical therapy clinic where students enrolled in the program experience integrated clinical education under the supervision of faculty mentors. In addition, students have the opportunity to obtain clinical experience while participating in an optional short-term study abroad program in Costa Rica. The program supports a Neurologic Residency program and residents and students interact in both the on-site clinic and the classroom.

Graduates of Texas State University DPT program have a 100% ultimate pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Examination and a 100% employment rate. Alumni primarily practice in Texas, but can be found throughout the United States. Graduates of the program go on to pursue graduate degrees and board certifications and many assume professional association leadership positions throughout the APTA and the TPTA. Future plans for the department include the development of a Doctor of Science degree in physical therapy and/or a collaborative PhD in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
Dual Degrees
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Additional information about interviews
Interviews are conducted on one day in late fall semester.
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
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Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI)