The University of Texas at El Paso Physical Therapy Program endeavors to graduate ethical, competent practitioners who are prepared to practice autonomously and effectively in our unique border region and in our country’s rapidly changing healthcare environment. We seek to develop life-long learners who are committed to evidence-based practice, cultural competency, community service, and professional growth throughout their careers.
While considering teaching to be our first priority, we are also committed to scholarship and service in order to improve physical therapy practice, physical therapy education, and the health of our communities in our region and beyond. We value diversity among our faculty and students, and take particular pride in our contribution to increasing the representation of the 21st century demographic in the physical therapy profession.
Reflecting our institution’s dedication to both access and excellence, The University of Texas at El Paso Physical Therapy Program will be recognized nationally as a leader in providing outstanding physical therapist education to a predominately Hispanic student population. Further, we endeavor to capitalize on our border location and the College of Health Sciences’ growing international collaborations in order to create a unique global health education model for preparing students of all backgrounds to practice in varied multicultural settings with underserved populations. In alignment with The University of Texas at El Paso’s greater Doctoral/Research-Intensive mission, we also seek to conduct quality, collaborative, and clinically applicable research that addresses the needs of the El Paso border region and beyond.