For upcoming continuing competency courses for licensed physical therapists, please click here.


DPT student application submission opens July 1, 2015 for admission May 2016. The deadline to apply is November 2, 2015. Applications must be submitted through PTCAS.

You may learn more about our application process at this website under “Prospective Students” and at our PTCAS directory site is found at: http://www.ptcas.org/ptcas/public/Listing.aspx?seqn=1252&navid=10737426783.
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 DPTadmissions@utep.edu.
Given the high number of potential applicants, we are unable to advise potential applicants in person & cannot provide individual tours.

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.


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.

Loretta Dillon
Interim Program Director and Associate Clinical Professor
ldillon@utep.edu

Celia Pechak
Interim Associate Program Director and Assistant Professor
cmpechak@utep.edu

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

Michelle Gutierrez, PT, DSc, Clinical Assistant Professor, DPT Admissions Chair
Please communicate with program via email  at DPTadmissions@utep.edu

Congratulations to UTEP Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2012 Graduates
Dr Katherine Carson, Dr Marcos Lopez, and Dr Francisco (Pancho) Melendez!

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Each has earned certification as an Orthopaedics Clinical Specialist (OCS) after passing a rigorous national examination. This is an outstanding accomplishment for each of them, and we applaud them for serving as role models for our current students.

 


Welcome Class of 2017! The new cohort of 36 Doctor of Physical Therapy students began their physical therapy studies on May 26, 2015.

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Kiersten GarrandCONGRATULATIONS to CLASS of 2016 DPT STUDENT KIERSTEN GARRAND!

Kiersten received a competitive Summer Research Assistant Award from the UTEP Graduate School. Kiersten will be investigating disability competence in physical therapy education in collaboration with Class of 2017 DPT student Liliana Jimenez, Dr Celia Pechak (UTEP), and Dr Nancy Gell (University of Vermont).


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE DOCTOR OF PHYSICAL THERAPY CLASS OF 2015!

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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!

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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.