Admissions Information

The application for the 2016 entering class will open in July 2015. The deadlines for receipt of the application and application processing fee are as follows:

Priority Consideration October 1, 2015
Final Day to Submit Application January 15, 2016

The DPT Program at UNTHSC will participate in the Physical Therapist Centralized Application Service, known as PTCAS, in the 2015-16 admissions cycle.  Applicants applying to the entry-level physical therapist education program for the 2016 entering class will apply online using the PTCAS application beginning in July 2015. To learn more about the PTCAS application process,

Admissions Requirements

  1. Bachelor's Degree from a regionally-accredited U.S. college or university
  2. Minimum 3.0 GPA in last 60 hours of coursework
  3. Completion of specific prerequisite coursework with a minimum of 3.0 GPA
  4. A completed PTCAS Application including at least two letters of reference
  5. Non-refundable $35 application processing fee, payable only by check or money order issued to UNT Health Science Center*
  6. Admissions Interview (by invitation)

    Please note that the GRE is not a requirement for admission and will not be considered in our selection process.

    *Application processing fees can be mailed to our program at the address below.

    PT Admissions
    UNT Health Science Center 
    3500 Camp Bowie Blvd. 
    Fort Worth, TX 76107

Required Prerequisite Courses

General Course Requirements Semester Hours
Psychology 6
Science Course Requirements
Biology (with lab) 8
Chemistry (with lab) 8
Physics (with lab) 8

Non-science major coursework does not typically satisfy mandated requirements for biology, chemistry, and physics.

Biology courses include General Biology, Zoology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Genetics, Ecology, Immunology, Parasitology, Anatomy and Physiology, and Pathophysiology. Biology courses should cover the cellular and molecular aspects, and the structure and function of living organisms.

Strongly Recommended Courses

These courses are not required for admission but may contribute to success in physical therapy education:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biomechanics
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Statistics
  • Medical Terminology

Additional Information

In addition to updated information posted on this site, you may contact the School of Health Professions Admissions Office via e-mail at or by phone at (817) 735-2003 with further questions about the program. Please see our FAQ where many of your inquiries may be answered.

Nondiscrimination Policy

It is the policy of the University of North Texas Health Science Center not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, or disabled veteran of the Vietnam era status, in its educational programs, activities, admissions or employment policies. Questions or complaints should be directed to the Equal Employment Opportunity Office at (817) 735-2357.

*Please be aware that the application fee is payable only by check or money order.  Online or phone payments are not available at this time.  Temporary or starter checks are not accepted. Application fees must be mailed to the Office of Admissions and must be received on or before the published application deadline.

This page last updated 13th Mar 2015