Jul 19, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog 
2023-2024 Catalog

Department of Physical Therapy


Michael Furtado, PT, DPT, EdD
Program Chair and Associate Professor

Shelley Smith, Assistant to the Chair

Contact Information:
Phone: (817) 735-2952
Fax: (817) 735-2518


Contact Information:
Phone: (817) 646-1495
Email: admissions@unthsc.edu 


Creating solutions for a healthier community by producing highly qualified doctors of physical therapy, and leading in education, professional service, clinical service, and research activities.


Be the team of choice for education, discovery, and health care.


The faculty of the Department of Physical Therapy embrace the seven core professional values as stated by the American Physical Therapy Association. These values are recognized as tenants of a doctoring profession. Faculty model these values and integrate them into the curriculum, while encouraging our students to do the same. These core values are integrated and synthesized through evidence-based learning and service learning opportunities. The seven core professional values are:

  • Accountability
  • Altruism
  • Compassion/caring
  • Excellence
  • Integrity
  • Professional duty
  • Social responsibility

About the Department of Physical Therapy