Top 10 Reasons to Enroll in the DPT Program at Hardin-Simmons University: FIRST entry-level professional Doctor of Physical Therapy program in Texas, Louisiana, New Mexico and Oklahoma. An opportunity to advance your professional development. Incredible faculty dedicated to teaching: All are licensed, practicing PTs.; 3 faculty members have been named Most Outstanding Educator in Texas, 1 faculty member earned the Most Outstanding Researcher Award in Texas, 1 faculty member has been recognized as the Most Outstanding PT in the state, 1 faculty member has been named the Most Outstanding Clinical Educator in Texas and 1 faculty member has been recognized nationally as the Most Outstanding Educator by the Geriatric Section of the APTA. A great environment for learning; including Anatomy, EMG, Musculoskeletal and Physiology labs and a Learning Resource Center. Look beyond the walls! Tradition of achievement: 2 students have earned the Most Outstanding PT Student Award in the United States, 8 students have earned the Most Outstanding PT Student Award in Texas, 1 student has earned the Most Outstanding Research Award from the APTA's Geriatric Section, 1 student has earned the APTA's Private Practice Section's National Student Award, 1 student has earned the Most Outstanding Minority Student in the United States, 1 student has earned the Young Investigator Award from the Performing Arts Medical Society. and many manage their own successful PT clinics, including one who has been recognized as the Most Outstanding Private Practitioner in the state and the nation! Personalized Clinical Rotations—no random draw! Graduation in December - little competition for employment. Unbelievably successful graduates: 100% Employment & 98% Pass Rate on State Licensure Exam. Small Class Size offering a family environment. THE DPT degree in 28 months! Your success is our #1 concern.