¡Hola! from the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program of
The University of Texas at El Paso!
Why Choose the UTEP Doctor of Physical Therapy Program?
COMMITMENT TO DIVERSITY, EQUITY, & INCLUSION:
We are particularly proud of our commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. We welcome and actively seek students and faculty from all backgrounds. Additionally, to our knowledge, we are the only DPT program that integrates Spanish language learning opportunities across the curriculum. We aim to prepare our graduates to provide culturally proficient and linguistically competent care in our border region and beyond in order to serve under-served populations.
COMMITMENT TO STUDENT SUCCESS:
Our faculty and staff are deeply committed to excellence in education and the success of our students. Students benefit from evidence-based teaching strategies, close faculty mentoring, small-class sizes, and our “UTEP DPT Family” atmosphere.
Our highly experienced and professionally engaged DPT faculty strive to be role models. We demonstrate leadership at local, state, national, and international levels within the physical therapy profession. All faculty are also actively engaged in mentoring students in research in order to produce graduates who are ready for evidence-based practice.
The UTEP DPT degree has been designed to develop leaders who are committed to patient-centered care, evidence-based practice, our community’s health, life-long learning, and the advancement of the physical therapy profession. Students complete 9 consecutive semesters, taking a full-time course load in a lock-step manner. Students enter as a cohort in May and graduate 3 years later in May. Under normal circumstances, all didactic coursework is completed face-to-face. During the current pandemic, we have implemented a combination of remote and on-campus coursework to maximize both safety and learning outcomes. We encourage you to explore our Website to learn in depth about our curriculum.
The DPT Program is housed in the Campbell Building at 1101 North Campbell about a mile from the main UTEP campus. The Campbell Building has undergone various multi-million dollar renovations over the past several years, including the Human Anatomy Teaching Laboratory. Additionally, we regularly use the state-of-the-art hospital simulation lab at the Health Sciences and Nursing Building on main campus.
El Paso is a very friendly community to live in and has a very affordable cost-of-living. It is consistently rated as one of the top 3 safest cities of its size in national rankings. We are located at about 3700 feet in elevation, and our nearby mountains are much higher. Franklin Mountain State Park offers hiking and mountain biking within the city limits of El Paso.
We are located where Texas, New Mexico, and the country of Mexico meet. Driving just a few hours from El Paso gets you to many other great places, including Carlsbad Caverns and White Sands National Monument. For cooler temperatures and more outdoor recreation, you can drive just 2 hours to Cloudcroft NM for hiking in the Lincoln National Forest at 9000 feet elevation, or in 3 hours go skiing at Ski Apache at 11,500 feet.
We hope you consider receiving your physical therapy education with us!
To learn more about our Program, please browse this Website and join us for our next annual On-Site Visit.
DPT STUDENT APPLICATION:
In order to ensure that each applicant has an equal opportunity to receive a timely and accurate response from the Admissions Committee, we utilize email to communicate. Therefore, if you still have questions after thoroughly reviewing our Website, please email us at UTEP DPT Admissions.
Given the high number of potential applicants, we are unable to advise potential applicants in person & cannot provide individual tours.
UTEP By the Numbers during the Past Three Years:
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|The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at University of Texas at El Paso is accredited by the
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Following graduation, students are eligible to take the national licensure exam (National Physical Therapy Exam).
CAPTE Accreditation information can be found