Physical Therapy


“Physical therapy is treatment provided by a physical therapist or physical therapist assistant that helps people improve their movement and physical function, manage pain and other chronic conditions, and recover from and prevent injury and chronic disease.”

Physical Therapists work throughout the health care system in hospitals and acute care facilities,  outpatient clinics, nursing homes, schools, sports and fitness facilities, corporate offices, and more!

Sourced from the American Physical Therapy Association.

Admission Requirements

See admission and prerequisite course requirements for the DPT program.

Student Admission Profile

View statistics from previous cohort(s) regarding what a typical "admitted" student to the program looks like.

Undergraduate Advising

Texas State students interested in a career in Physical Therapy must first decide on a baccalaureate degree prior to pursuing a Doctor of Physical Therapy. When selecting your undergraduate degree, be sure to select one that you will be happy with in case you decide Physical Therapy is not right for you. 

Pre-Physical Therapy students are encouraged to meet with an advisor in the College of Health Professions once Physical Therapy is chosen as a possible career. The Health Professions advisors will be helpful in explaining the requirements for admission to the Physical Therapy program and the admission process. 

However, students will still be required to meet with the advisor for their undergraduate major in order to discuss semester scheduling, graduation requirements, and other matters related to their Bachelor's degree. 

Individual stepping forward to use walking rails in Texas State's Physical Therapy Clinic at Round Rock,

For more information

Please visit the Department of Physical Therapy website.