Texas Woman's University Reviews of Master's in Physical Therapy

  • 5 Reviews
  • Denton (TX)
  • Annual Tuition: $15,050
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Martin Castaneda
  • Reviewed: 10/11/2015
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"The following applies to TWU-Houston DPT Program. Pros: #1 Great location. The Texas Medical Center (TMC), allows us to immerse ourselves in diverse physical therapy settings. Everything from wound care serving low-socioeconomic patients to treating patients with neurological disorders at the world-renown Institute for Research and Rehabilitation (TIRR). This translates into great PT experiences before we graduate. Furthermore, the TMC offers a very diverse culture environment, both within the student body and patient population. #2 Tuition affordability. All in all, the program costs around $40K, after parking fees and books and extra supplies are taking into account for the 8-semester program. This makes it a great value for the education received when compared state-wide and nation-wide with other PT programs. #3 Clinical affiliations. With over 400 affiliations across the country, TWU offers clinical rotations in every and any physical therapy setting imaginable in almost every state. This makes it possible to travel back home for a rotation or, maybe travel to a different state for a new and exciting experience. #4 Experienced faculty. Just about every PT professor has a PhD in their field and over ten years of experience. The program emphasizes evidence-based practice. This is great because what is being taught is the best method, currently, to treat various pathologies. As students, we also have the opportunity to volunteer in various research projects during the first year and ultimately be part of a research team during our last 2 years. #5 It's an academically rigorous program. 44 credit hours are taken just within the first 3 semesters. This is by no means an easy feat to accomplish, but the knowledge gained makes it absolutely worth it. Your patients will thank you later. Cons: #1 It's an academically rigorous program. It's no joke, you'll spend more time studying than doing anything else. Your family, friends and significant others will miss you. You'll get to know your classmates more than you would like to, but it's all good because you know you're not alone. #2 Affordability of living. If you plan to live alone in the TMC plan to pay near $1K for a decent place. I have classmates who pay around $600, but live together. Obviously, the further away the less you pay, but plan ahead for traffic and construction. #3 Commuting into the medical center. There is always traffic and construction. I don't live in the medical center, and what should be a 12 minute commute turns out to be almost 30 minutes in the morning. Afternoon rush hour is worse. Riding your bike is always an option, which is what I do, but be warned Houston is not bicycle friendly. Wear your helmet."
Shannon Lawson
  • Reviewed: 1/28/2015
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"TWU is in a great location and has a brand new facility with all the equipment a student could ever need to learn effectively. The program is tough and fast paced but you come out with so much knowledge and more prepared than other programs. I love TWU. I went there for my undergraduate program in Kinesiology and I still love it now."
Ryan Pontiff
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2014
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"Excellent program with top notch faculty and facilities. You will be exposed to so much in the classroom as well as outside thanks to its great location. Cannot beat the price either. Difficult but worth the time and energy to graduate from such a stellar program."
Meagen Williams
  • Reviewed: 9/18/2014
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"Pros: TWU Houston is located in the heart of the Houston Medical Center and has great working relationships with all of the top hospitals in Houston. Your exposure and hospital hands on experience is limitless. In addition the staff is very involved and truly invested in you succeeding. Cons: TWU is a very competitive and vigorous program. You will have a very high work load in addition to several hours of clinic work each semester. Time management is key."
Marissa Grooms
  • Reviewed: 7/2/2013
  • Degree: Physical Therapy
"Texas Woman's physical therapy program is very competitive. The professors there have a reputation of not only preparing students for the rehabilitation process, but also how to deal with insurance companies, how to gauge a patient's personality and how to interact with the individual at a personal level, and the tools required to run your on business."