Texas Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Campus Programs
Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Graduate Schools award masters degrees, doctorate degrees and graduate certificates in dynamic fields where rehabilitation, injury prevention and wellness are key. In most programs, students study theory and the clinical skills basic to their technical area.
Those who work towards their physical and occupational therapy degrees on campus could benefit from the in-person format. Aside from the community of students and faculty, live demos, campus facilities and interactive lab courses could help students learn by doing.
Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Graduate Schools & Degrees
Some Physical and Occupational Therapy Graduate Schools could offer degrees in more than one area, but you can also find universities that don’t, so you may want to search by category.
- Athletic Training Graduate Schools
- Kinesiology Graduate Schools
- Occupational Therapy Graduate Schools
- Physical Therapy Graduate Schools
Below are some examples of physical therapy and occupational therapy degrees that could be offered. Most programs presume students have earned a bachelors degree. That said, you should be alert to any other required material as well as application deadlines.
Athletic Training Graduate Schools
Athletic training graduate schools might offer a degree such as the Master of Science in Exercise and Nutrition Science. Students who work towards this degree could explore the link between both fields as they relate to the optimization of athletic performance. In their courses, students might learn about sports nutrition, strength training, physiology and research methods. This type of athletic training degree might prepare learners to take several exams upon graduation. Two examples are the Certified Sports Nutritionist (CISSN) and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) exams.
Kinesiology Graduate Schools
Kinesiology Graduate Schools could offer a program such as the Master of Science in Kinesiology degree. In some kinesiology schools, this type of program could focus on sport and human performance. Students who work towards this degree might study to advance their grasp of the links between movement and exercises that occur in the contexts of development, learning, rehabilitation, and training.
Physical Therapy Graduate Schools
Physical therapy graduate schools tend to offer Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Programs. The DPT degree is considered an entry-level professional physical therapy degree.i Typically, a DPT is a 3-year, full-time program. It could start out with a core of basic science courses that span gross anatomy, kinesiology, biomechanics and more. As the program moves on, students could also take clinical content/lab courses, and applied clinical integration courses.
Occupational Therapy Graduate Schools
Occupational therapy graduate schools may award degrees such as the Doctor of Occupational Therapy (DOT) degree, which is a terminal degree for OTs. Some DOT degree programs stress advanced leadership, pedagogy, and clinical knowledge. For instance, courses could highlight advanced geriatric practice, and pediatric or behavioral health interventions. To apply, students may need to possess a bachelors or masters in occupational therapy (or school approved background). Also, a valid license as an occupational therapist and work experience may be required.
Accreditation for Physical and Occupational Therapy Graduate Schools
Many physical and occupational therapy graduate schools are regionally or nationally accredited. This level of approval usually speaks to the financial stability of a school, faculty, student services and curricula. In terms of individual program accreditation, this could come from distinct agencies. For instance, the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) accredits some Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree programs.i And, some occupational therapy programs are approved by the Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education.ii
Find Your Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy Graduate School
To earn any one of these degrees, you will need to find the physical and occupational therapy graduate schools that offer them. Do this easily with the on-page tools. Conduct a location search to find physical and occupational therapy graduate schools by city, state or country. Refine by degree level, then look over the programs. Last, contact schools directly as soon as possible so you don’t miss the next program start date.
[i] bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/physical-therapists.htm | [ii] bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/occupational-therapists.htm
- Huntsville, TXHuntsville, TX
Sam Houston State University
The Master of Science in Kinesiology emphasizes sport and human performance.
- Waco, TXWaco, TX
PhD in Kinesiology, Exercise Nutrition, and Health Promotion...
- San Antonio, TXSan Antonio, TX
Army - Baylor University
Q: What is the U.S. Army-Baylor University Doctoral Program in Physical Therapy?A: This 27-month accredited program focuses on three distinct arenas:...
- San Angelo, TXSan Angelo, TX
Angelo State University
The Master of Physical Therapy program is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. A baccalaureate degree is requi...
- Lubbock, TXLubbock, TX
Texas Tech University
This interdisciplinary program leads to the Master of Science degree with a major in sports health.
- Austin, TXAustin, TX
University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences offers a flexible way to obtain your Master of Occupational Therapy (MOT) degree Online through our Flex distance education program.
- Austin, TXAustin, TX
University of Texas at Austin
The Department of Kinesiology and Health Education offers a variety of areas of study in the Kinesiology program, including Exercise Physiology, Sport...
- Odessa, TXOdessa, TX
University of Texas of the Permian Basin, The
The Master of Arts degree in Kinesiology accommodates a wide range of student interests and aspirations.
- Abilene, TXAbilene, TX
Abilene Christian University
ACU's Occupational Therapy program is a professional degree designed to prepare students to sit for the NBCOT Licensing Exam.
- Arlington, TXArlington, TX
University of Texas at Arlington
The MS in Exercise Science is a research-based program that allows students to refine their research skills.
- Arlington, TX
- Houston, TXHouston, TX
Texas Southern University
- Fort Worth, TXFort Worth, TX
Texas Christian University
The graduate program in Kinesiology provides students the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of the theoretical basis of human movement.
- San Marcos, TXSan Marcos, TX
Texas State University-San Marcos
The Department of Physical Therapy offers the Master of Science in Physical Therapy (MSPT) with a major in physical therapy.
- San Marcos, TX
- San Antonio, TXSan Antonio, TX
University of Texas At San Antonio
The program is designed for students seeking advanced preparation for teaching physical and health education in school and community settings and purs...
- Canyon, TXCanyon, TX
West Texas A & M University