School of Health Professions
HomeHealth ProfessionsTransitional Doctor of Physical Therapy

Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy Pathway

tDPT Admissions Information

The tDPT program admits students three times a year, in the Summer, Fall and Spring. Please visit the link below for deadline information. The online application and all supporting documentation must be received by the deadline.

Admissions Requirements

1. Online Application

SHP application information can be accessed through the following link: Please make sure that all information on your application is correct before selecting "Submit." Once you submit the General Information section of the application you cannot edit any information. If a change needs to be made, please email

2. Application Fee

The TTUHSC Application Fee of $40 can be paid through the online application by credit card. You may also pay by check or money order by selecting the "Money Order" option; mail a check or money order to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs (3601 4th Street MS 6294, Lubbock, TX 79430). Please make checks and money orders payable to "TTUHSC." Your application will not be considered for admission until your fee has been paid.

3. Official Transcripts

The Office of Admissions and Student Affairs must receive a current, official transcript from every institution that you've attended. If you have attended TTU or TTUHSC, you only need to send official transcripts from the other institutions you've attended. Transcripts must be in a sealed envelope from the institution and must have been printed within the last year. Please send all official transcripts to the following address:

TTUHSC SHP Admissions and Student Affairs
3601 4th Street MS 6294
Lubbock, TX 79430
4. Official GRE Scores

The GRE is not required for the tDPT program.
5. Degree

Either a Bachelor's or Master's professional (entry-level) degree in physical therapy.
6. Minimum GPA

A minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 is required; this includes all courses taken at every institution attended

7. Licensure

Applicants must be licensed to practice physical therapy within the United States. Documentation must be submitted in order for your application to be reviewed. You can email proof of licensure to

8. Letters of Recommendation

At least one letter of recommendation from a current/former employer or a professional colleague in the field of physical therapy is required for an application to be complete. Letters of recommendation are submitted online through the SHP Application. A recommender's name and email address will be required. Your recommender will receive an email with a link to our recommendation form for them to submit electronically.

9. Resume

Applicants are required to submit a recent resume. You can email a copy of your resume to

10. Essay

An essay will be required and should define the applicant's personal/professional goals in 500 words or less. You will complete this in the online application.

11. Interview

Applicants may be offered the opportunity to interview, if they so choose, in order to demonstrate appropriateness for admission to the Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy program.

12. International Applicants

All foreign coursework must be evaluated by a Foreign Credential Service. It is also required for applicants that are internationally trained (in a non-English speaking country) to submit Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or International English Language Testing Service (IELTS) scores regardless of residency. TOEFL and IELTS scores are valid for only two years. Scores are considered on a case by case basis. Please refer to our International Applicants webpage for more information:

We will no longer accept foreign transcript evaluations from Foreign Credentialing Commission on Physical Therapy, Inc. (FCCPT).

For those students submitting TOEFL scores, it is strongly preferred that the writing skill score be at or above 24. The TOEFL test recognizes this as demonstration of “good” proficiency in writing. This is also consistent with minimum scores required for physical therapy licensure in the state of Texas.

Application Process

Applications are considered on a rolling basis for acceptance into the program. Individual applications are reviewed once materials have been received; therefore, it is in the applicant's best interest to complete their application, including submission of required documentation, as early as possible.


Application Submission Checklist

1. Online Application (
2. Application Fee
3. Official Transcripts
4. Proof of Licensure
5. Letters of Recommendation - at least one required
6. Resume
7. Essay

Contact Information

Questions regarding the application process should be directed to the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs. Please contact our office by phone at 806-743-3220 or email at