We are pleased to announce that the UTEP Doctor of Physical Therapy Program has recently received notification of the reaffirmation of accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). For more information, please check the Doctor of Physical Therapy program site FAQs. The program was also commended for the quality of the self-study report and for its curricular innovations in integrating Spanish and cultural competence for working with the Hispanic population.
- Congratulations to DPT Class of 2012 graduates Dr Katherine Carson and Dr Marcos Lopez for being accepted into competitive post-graduate residency programs! Dr Carson is currently in the AT Stills University Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program in Mesa, Arizona. Dr Marcos Lopez, DPT was accepted into the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center - Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency Program. Both programs prepare the residents to sit for the American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties’ Specialist Certification in Orthopaedics.
Congratulations to the Class of 2013 who received their white coats and APTA pins prior to leaving for the first full-time clinical placement (October)
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 offices are located on the 3rd floor of Campbell Building, and our newly renovated lab and classroom spaces on the 1st floor opened in May 2012.
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 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.
Loretta Dillon, PT, DPT, Clinical Associate Professor, PT Administion Chair