Applications ARE CLOSED for admission May 2015. The deadline was November 3. The next admission cycle will begin in July 2015.


If you are interested in learning more about UTEP DPT Program's unique model of integrating Spanish language training in our curriculum, please read:

Pechak CM, Diaz D, Dillon D. Integrating Spanish Language Training Across a Physical Therapist Curriculum: A Case Report of One Program’s Efforts to Promote Linguistic Competence. Phys Ther. 2014;94(12):1807-1815.


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY CLASS OF 2014 GRADUATES!

Class 2014


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY CLASS OF 2015!

Class 2015

The Class of 2015 participated in their White Coat Ceremony on October 22, 2014 prior to leaving for their first full-time clinical experience.

CONGRATULATIONS TO DR. LORETTA DILLON!


Dr. Loretta Dillon receives the “William Gould Memorial Outstanding Physical Therapy Faculty Award” at the Texas Physical Therapy Association Annual Conference on October 17, 2014.

THANK YOU TO THE DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY CLASS OF 2015 FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY RESEARCH IN TEXAS!

The Class of 2015 donated $2,500 to the Texas Physical Therapy Foundation in Fall 2014 to support physical therapy research in Texas. Thank you for your commitment! See page 8 of the TPTA Winter 2014 Synergy newsletter to learn more: http://issuu.com/tpta/docs/tpta_winter2014_newsletter_final


Accreditation:
The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Texas at El Paso is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.


Where to Find Us:

The Health Sciences and Nursing Building opened on main campus in 2011. While the Physical Therapy Program uses the state-of-the-art simulation labs at that building, our offices and classrooms REMAIN off of the main campus at 1101 N. Campbell which is called Campbell Building. Faculty and staff offices are located on the 3rd floor of Campbell Building.

Note that our MAILING address is:
UTEP Physical Therapy Program
500 W. University Ave
El Paso, TX 79968



Physical Therapy, as a member of health care professions, provides services to mankind through quality health care by means of restoration, prevention, and maintenance. The academic preparation to provide these services is brought to fruition through an educational program that is based on a broad and comprehensive foundation from the liberal arts and the sciences.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Texas at El Paso recognizes that individual and cultural differences influence perspectives on wellness and disability. The educational program is designed to prepare the student to be a competent physical therapist and an integral member of the health care team concerned with the total rehabilitation of every patient by enhancing the autonomy of the consumer in reaching realistic functional outcomes, and respecting the rights of individuals.

Deborah S. Diaz
Program Director and Associate Professor
(915) 747-7248
dsdiaz@utep.edu

Beverly Scarborough
Administrative Assistant
(915) 747-8207
bscarborough@utep.edu

Loretta Dillon, PT, DPT, Clinical Associate Professor, PT Admissions Committee
(915) 747-8207
ldillon@utep.edu

Revised on 1/16/2015