Why UIW School of Physical Therapy?

The School of Physical Therapy combines the best possible scientific foundation with unmatched clinical experience — delivered across many types of primary and specialty care settings and serving diverse patient needs and populations.

Success Within Reach

San Antonio offers a great place to learn and practice physical therapy. Our region offers a large, fast-growing economy that includes a significant population of seniors and military (active duty and retired).


  • Our Graduates Thrive

    You’ll find UIW School of Physical Therapy graduates working across a range of settings and specialties, both regionally and nationally.

    • Hospitals and Medical Centers
    • Rehabilitation Services
    • Outpatient practices
    • Sports Therapy
    • Traveling Physical Therapy
    • Higher Education
    • Pediatrics
    • Senior Services
  • Hands-On Learning

    Problem-based learning treats you as a highly capable and self-aware adult.

    • You learn alongside a small group of (six to eight) peers guided by experienced faculty and confront and solve one-of-a-kind problems in the form of a clinical patient case.
    • You take active responsibility for learning and mastering content as applied in clinical settings.
    • You get comfortable with group work and gain mindfulness in how you interact with peers.

Human Dignity

As a faith-based school of physical therapy, we offer an approach to classroom and clinical training designed to transform you from a student to a fully reflective physical therapist. That’s why we:

  • operate an on-site clinic for underserved patients
  • keep sight of the mind-body-spirit connection, for patients as well as you, the emerging professional
  • hire more qualified faculty who love to teach and model what it means to honor the dignity of every person
  • foster professional identity formation
  • recruit one of the nation’s most diverse and mission-driven student bodies
  • awaken in you a sense of social accountability and cultural awareness

“I think service has a big impact on change … this is Mission in action.” – Founding Dean Dr. Caroline Goulet