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.


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.

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
DPTadmissions@utep.edu


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


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.