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TWU Houston DPT III student, Ryan Pontiff presents poster at APTR conference in DC

TWU Houston DPT III student, Ryan Pontiff, presented a poster at the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) conference held in DC last week.  His presentation: "Using the PRECEDE-PROCEED Model for Development and Implementation of a Community Health Fair for Individuals with Chronic Conditions at an Urban Adaptive Recreation Center in Houston, Texas" was related to a student project that he co-led as part of the community health promotion service learning course, PT 6152 in Fall 2013. Ryan and his classmates worked on this project under the mentorship of course coordinator, Ms. Rupal Patel, PT, MS, Associate Clinical Professor, School of Physical Therapy, Houston, Campus.

Last year, Ryan was one of only 3 DPT students selected from across the country as a Paul Ambrose Scholar, a multi-disciplinary group of medical/health professional students selected to receive this award and attend a symposium that taught them skills related to public health and prevention.

Congratulations to Ryan and his classmates that worked on this project!

Charity Maqueda talks about the opportunities that TWU PT offers

The Application Deadline for Fall 2014 DPT Program Has Passed

Application Deadlines for Fall 2015

  • July 1, 2014 - Begin accepting applications for fall 2015
  • September 1, 2014 -(Postmarked) Early Application deadline for individuals desiring an early review of their application materials.  These applications will be reviewed once they are completed and those who meet exceptional criteria will be notified by Oct. 31 that they have been accepted.  Others will continue to be reviewed during the subsequent evaluation period.
  • November 1, 2014 - (Postmarked) Final Application deadline.  Only completed applications received by this date will be reviewed by the School of PT Admissions Committee for acceptance to the 2014 Incoming class.
  • December 15, 2014 - Target date for notifying accepted students
  • January 30, 2015 - Target date for notifying Alternates

Send all application materials to:

Regular Mail
Texas Woman's University
School of Physical Therapy
P.O. Box 425766
Denton, Texas 76204-5766

FED Ex  
Texas Woman's University
School of Physical Therapy
Human Development Building
1202 Old Main Cir RM 202
Denton, TX 76204

OR email to:

Academic / Administrative Complaints & Appeals

Course Rotation (pdf)

School of PT has identified 5 DPT Graduate Outcomes that prepare our students to be good physical therapists.

Essential Functions (pdf) describe the program's expectations of its PT students and provides some contact information.

18 Doctoral Characteristics



Memorial Hermann Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation is the corporate sponsor for the Houston Campus PT Research Conferences for 2011-2013.

TWU DPT students meet the Reach100 Membership Challenge for 2014. This is a nationwide challenge to encourage APTA student membership. Programs that have reached 80-100% membership are honored.