Entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy students begin professional practice education at the end of the third semester of the program and graduate with 44 weeks of clinical experience and patient interaction.

The variety and quality of the School of Physical Therapy faculty, facilities and clinical programs position you for success.

Community Clinic

The School of Physical Therapy’s Community Clinic allows you to gain confidence and skill from the first semester in the program while providing care to San Antonio residents who would otherwise be unable to afford treatment.

Care provided:

  • Orthopedic and spine care
  • Injury screening
  • Manual therapy
  • Vestibular rehab
  • Chronic pain management
  • Metabolic conditioning

Clinical Instructors

UIW partners with over 500 clinical instructors who precept students in a variety of clinical settings across the United States.

Education Focus

Our problem-based-learning method means that your education focuses on patient cases, experience and open dialogue, rather than lectures

San Antonio Health Centers

  • CHRISTUS Santa Rosa Health System

    San Antonio’s only faith-based, not-for-profit healthcare system, with five hospitals as well as several primary care and specialty health clinics, and an array of community outreach services.

  • University Health System

    Primary teaching hospital for The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, with 100 affiliated hospitals, clinics and healthcare facilities in South Texas.

  • San Antonio Military Medical Center

    At Fort Sam Houston, San Antonio, Texas, part of the U.S. Army Medical Command and home to the U.S. Army Institute of Surgical Research Burn Center.

  • South Texas Veterans Health Care System

    Audie L. Murphy Memorial VA Hospital in San Antonio and Kerrville VA Hospital in Kerrville, Texas, serving 80,000 unique Veterans.

  • Methodist Healthcare Ministries of South Texas

    UIW School of Physical Therapy partners with Methodist Healthcare Ministries, partly owned by the largest healthcare system in South Texas, the Methodist Healthcare System, to provide physical therapy services to individuals who cannot afford health insurance at the Dixon Health and Wellness Clinic on the south side of San Antonio.


Partnership with Methodist Healthcare Ministries — the Dixon Wellness Center, where we work to restore function and optimize movements for patients.

Alumni Quote

“It is one thing being taught by our professors in a classroom, but learning is amplified in clinic alongside the faculty. The professors know our capabilities and push us to our fullest potential every moment during our shift.” - Katherine Crocker, PT, DPT (UIW Class of 2018)