Briona Daugherty’s (MS-SLP ’22) speech-language pathology (SLP) path began on board a cruise ship. Daugherty graduated from San Diego State University with a bachelor’s degree in theatrical performance. She studied opera and musical theater, originally wanting to be a touring singer for Broadway-style shows. After spending time as a professional singer in Las Vegas and New York City, she began a career performing on cruise ships, including five years in China, Japan, Korea and Thailand. The longer she worked on cruise ships, the more she aided other vocalists in adjusting to life onboard. This included helping entertainment employees maintain their voices for more than two hours a night in a 2,000-seat theater. After witnessing Read more
Take the next step toward career success at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences (USAHS) by enrolling in one of the top physical therapy graduate schools in Texas.
Innovation and Compassion: DPT Programs in Texas
Ready to explore a rewarding career at the intersection of service, science, and technology? USAHS’ Doctor of Physical Therapy programs in Texas offer an efficient way to earn your PT qualifications in a fully accredited school known for excellence in the rehabilitative sciences. The largest PT school in the country1, USAHS offers coursework and real-world patient experiences designed to build your clinical thinking skills. Not only will you graduate with a valuable physical therapy degree—you’ll also be ready to take the licensing exam and enter the profession as a fully capable and confident practitioner.
USAHS’ DPT program features blended coursework and hands-on labs in our clinical simulation centers. Becoming a physical therapist is about more than understanding movement, anatomy, and physiology—it’s about working with patients to achieve their goals. Guided by our faculty clinicians, you’ll learn manual skills even as you expand your understanding of patient care and ethical standards.
Interested in meaningful, interesting, and rewarding work? Start with USAHS as you explore Texas universities offering a doctorate in physical therapy.
1Based on total DPT degrees conferred, as reported by the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Data is captured by IPEDS through interrelated surveys conducted annually by the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics (NCES). https://nces.ed.gov/ipeds/
Learn Your Way: Residential vs. Flex
Fast-Track Your Education: Residential DPT in Texas
If you want to immerse yourself in full-time physical therapy education, consider enrolling in the Residential Doctor of Physical Therapy program offered by USAHS in Texas. With the Residential format, you can earn your degree in under three years.* Under the mentorship of USAHS’ expert faculty-practitioners, you’ll develop practical skills, further your understanding of anatomy, and build a foundation of clinical knowledge. All the while, you’ll have access to cutting-edge digital tools and simulation technology to ensure a well-rounded academic experience.
Your Education, Your Timeline: Flex DPT Program
No matter your personal responsibilities or professional obligations, the Flex DPT format can allow for a seamless transition into your new career as a physical therapist. Engage in online coursework, plus in-person labs held on select weekends each month, all while receiving the same institutional support as a traditional Residential student. Prepare for a new career without sacrificing the lifestyle you already have, and explore the very best of USAHS’ on-campus resources and learning opportunities.
Earn Your Graduate Degree in Texas
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences brings first-class PT education to two iconic Texas cities. Centers of culture and innovation, Austin and Dallas are ideal places to launch a career in the rehabilitative sciences.
Austin: Texas’ Cultural Capital
The city’s motto may be Keep Austin weird, but there’s nothing weird about moving to one of the country’s most diverse, dynamic metropolitan areas. A music capital, tech hub, and city of natural wonders, Austin is one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation.
Ready to explore doctor of physical therapy schools in Texas? The USAHS Austin campus provides the very latest in innovative PT learning. From our clinical simulation lab to our Anatomage Tables and SafeGait movement support system, you’ll get practical experience using top-of-the-line rehabilitative equipment.
Dallas: A Hub of Innovation
Lush parklands, freshwater lakes, and a world-class culinary scene make Dallas one of the most desirable places to live in the United States. Enjoy a stunning arts district, local markets, and a rich international culture. The USAHS campus is located on Lake Carolyn in Irving, between Dallas and Fort Worth. There’s always something to explore in Dallas, whether you’re savoring amazing BBQ or walking your favorite trail.
Requirements for admission into USAHS’ graduate OT programs include:
- A bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, either completed or in progress
- An official GRE score report from within the past five years
- A current resume
- A statement of purpose, outlining why you wish to pursue a career in PT, and more specifically, a graduate degree at USAHS
- Prerequisite courses in health and social sciences, with a grade of C or better in each
- Two references, at least one from a licensed physical therapist
- 80 volunteer, work, or observation hours in a clinical setting
- A comprehensive background check and drug screening
And applying just got easier: The GRE requirement is now suspended for all OT graduate degree programs!
DPT Program Texas Accreditation
The Doctor of Physical Therapy programs (both Residential and Flex formats) on USAHS’ Austin and Dallas campuses are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Upon program completion, USAHS graduates are eligible to take the national licensing examination administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT). Upon licensure, students become certified physical therapists, in accordance with state and federal requirements.
*Time to completion may vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable.