Applications for 2014 entering class will be made available on May 1, 2013. The deadlines for receipt of the application, supporting documents and application fee are as follows:
|Priority Consideration||October 1, 2013|
|Final Day to Submit Application||January 15, 2014|
- Bachelor's Degree from a regionally-accredited U.S. college or university*
- An official transcript from every college or university ever attended
- Minimum 3.0 GPA in last 60 hours of coursework
- Completion of specific prerequisite coursework with a minimum of 3.0 GPA
- A completed online application
- Two letters of professional reference
- Non-refundable $35 application fee, payable only by check or money order issued to UNT Health Science Center**
- Admissions Interview (by invitation)
Letters of recommendation as well as transcripts should be mailed to the Office of Admissions directly from each source. Letters of recommendation must be composed on official letterhead, signed, and sealed in an envelope with the author's signature across the back seal. Unsealed or opened letters will not be accepted. Transcripts and recommendation letters are not accepted by fax or e-mail.
The address for transcripts, letters of recommendation and application fees is:
UNT Health Science Center
Physical Therapy Admissions
3500 Camp Bowie Boulevard
Fort Worth, TX 76107
Please note that all application materials must be physically received by the Office of Admissions on or before the application deadline. Materials that arrive on our campus after the published deadline will not be accepted - there are no exceptions. It is the responsibility of the applicant to confirm receipt of application materials prior to the published deadline. The Office of Admissions strongly recommends that applicants apply well in advance of the published deadline.
Required Prerequisite Courses
|General Course Requirements||Semester Hours|
|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
- Exercise Physiology
- Medical Terminology
In addition to updated information posted on this site, you may contact the School of Health Professions Admissions Office via e-mail at PTAdmissions@unthsc.edu 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.
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 note that the catalog indicates the conditions under which a student may be awarded the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree. The catalog incorrectly states that a student must have completed six academic years of credit at an accredited college or university, of which, at least three were at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth. The catalog should state that a student must have earned a baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited U.S. college or university and have completed the professional DPT curriculum at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth.
**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.