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Doctor of Physical Therapy

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program within the School of Allied Health Sciences (SOAHS) at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) 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-ling learning and community service.

The 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.

Consistent with the TTUHSC Mission and School of Allied Health Sciences (SOAHS) Mission, faculty of the DPT program are committed to teaching, research, and service. The Center for Rehabilitation Research, within the School of Allied Health Sciences, 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.

Should you have any questions related to prerequisites, application deadlines, or the application process, please e-mail our Office of Admissions and Student Affairs at: For more information or answers to questions directly related to the DPT program or curriculum, please view General Overview or DPT FAQS under Program Resources. If you have further questions, please e-mail the program director, Dr. Kerry Gilbert.

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:

Attention:  The TTUHSC DPT Program Prerequisites, Application Requirements, and Application deadline has changed.  Click here for more information.

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