School of Health Professions
HomeHealth ProfessionsDoctor of Physical Therapy

Our Program


IMPORTANT Announcement: Starting in 2016, the TTUHSC DPT Program will ONLY accept applications through the PTCAS system.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program is a three year entry-level professional program. Graduates of the TTUHSC DPT Program are qualified to apply for State Licensure and sit for the National Physical Therapy Licensure Examination (NPTE). 

The mission of the DPT program 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.

physical-therapy-2017The DPT program is offered on three campuses: Lubbock, Amarillo and Odessa. The physical facilities at the three campuses include modern, high tech teaching and laboratory equipment designed to facilitate an optimal learning environment.  

The TTUHSC DPT Program was ranked as the #1 DPT Program in the United States for 2016 and 2017 based largely on student satisfaction surveys by

Consistent with the TTUHSC Mission and School of Health Professions (SHP) Mission, faculty of the DPT program are committed to teaching, research, and service. The Center for Rehabilitation Research, within the School of Health Professions, consists of four clinical research laboratories (Clinical Biomechanics, Clinical Postural Control, Clinical Musculoskeletal, and Clinical Anatomy). This center serves as one of many resources for faculty to productively pursue scholarship.

dpt_badgeFor more information or answers to questions directly related to the DPT program or curriculum, please view the DPT FAQS under Program Resources. If you have further questions, please e-mail the program director, Dr. Kerry Gilbert.

:  The TTUHSC DPT Program Prerequisites, Application Requirements, and Application deadlines have changed.  Click here for more information.

Graduation Year Program Completion (Graduation) Rate Licensure Examination Pass Rate Employment Rate (6 months after passing the licensure examination)

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314: telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:

The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, masters, doctoral, and professional degrees. Contact the
Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097, or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. The commission should be contacted only if there is evidence that appears to support the institution's significant non-compliance with a requirement standard.

A member of the Texas Tech University System, TTUHSC has been accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges as a separate institution from Texas Tech University since 2004. TTUHSC received its reaffirmation of accreditation from SACSCOC in 2009. The next reaffirmation is scheduled for 2019.