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Welcome to the developing Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program at Western Kentucky University. The purpose of the DPT Program, an entry level professional program, is to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to become skilled physical therapists. The DPT Program consists of 118 credit hours over 3 years. The mission of the WKU DPT Program is to serve the health care and preventative needs of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, including the rural and under-served areas, by developing culturally competent, caring, and autonomous physical therapists who will engage in critical thinking, evidence-based practice, professional behavior, life-long learning, and community/professional service.
The DPT Program at WKU accepted their Inaugural DPT Class in June, 2013, the second cohort of students June, 2014, and the third cohort June, 2015. Applications for the 2015 Summer cohort were accepted by PTCAS beginning early July 2014 through November 2014.
Application information for the Summer 2016 class will be available at portal.ptcas.org beginning July 2015. Please visit the Admission Requirements & Application Procedures pages for more important content.
Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; 703-706-3245; firstname.lastname@example.org is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.
Effective April 24, 2013, Western Kentucky University has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: email@example.com). Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program may matriculate students in technical/professional courses and that the program is progressing toward accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.
Monday, May 18 - Friday, June 5
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM (CST)
Monday, June 8 - Friday, August 14
Mon - Thurs: 7:30 AM - 4:00 PM (CST)
Fri: 7:30 AM - 12:30 PM (CST)
Message from the Director
Welcome to WKU's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Thank You for taking the time to read about our Program. We are working hard to develop a high quality DPT Program at WKU. We now have Admissions, Application, and Curricular information on our website. If you're a prospective DPT student, make sure you look through our Admissions information. Please check back as we continue to develop our website.
- Dr. Harvey Wallmann, PT, DSc, SCS, ATC, CSCS
Program Dates of Interest:
Spring 2015 Term Begins
Spring 2015 Term Ends
January 26, 2015
May 15, 2015
Summer 2015 Sessions:
7 Week Session
June I Session
July II Session
May 18 - July 2
June 8 - July 10
July 13 - Aug 13
Fall 2015 Term Begins
Fall 2015 Term Ends
August 24 , 2015
December 11, 2015
PTCAS Application Cycle:
Opening Date for Applications:
July 1, 2015
Application Completion Date:
November 2, 2015
*** Completion of all required PTCAS Application materials and The WKU Graduate School Online Application must be received by the November 2, 2015 deadline.
November 30, 2015 (midnight CST) is the extended deadline for all Supplemental Application materials
Supplemental Application Materials Include:
1. WKU Prerequisite Course Work Form
2. GRE Scores to both:
WKU PTCAS GRE School Code: 0557
WKU Graduate School GRE Code: 1901
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