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.


Class 2014


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.

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

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.

  1. 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.

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

Beverly Scarborough
Administrative Assistant
(915) 747-8207

Loretta Dillon, PT, DPT, Clinical Associate Professor, PT Admissions Committee
(915) 747-8207

Revised on 1/16/2015