Doctor of Physical Therapy

Increases in the professional responsibility of the physical therapist created a need for continued development of physical therapy professional educational programs across the United States. This development led to the transition of the physical therapy programs from bachelor's degree programs to master's degree programs and finally to doctoral degree programs.

The mission of the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is to educate students to be autonomous, evidence-based practitioners who improve the health of people through the application of their clinical skills, collaboration with other health care professionals, and commitment to life-long learning and community service.

Our Program

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Admission Requirements

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The professional curriculum of the TTUHSC DPT Program consists of 100 semester equivalent hours of academic and clinical education.

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The Profession

Physical Therapy is a profession aimed at restoring maximum function and functional ability to patients following injury, illness, disease, or surgery.

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Tuition & Fees

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Contact our Office of Admissions and Student Affairs at or call 806-743-3220 for more information regarding the DPT program.