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WVU PT Students in Simulation Lab

1st Year WVU Physical Therapy Students learning in the Health Sciences Center State-of-the-Art Simulation Lab.

Relay for Life

WVU Physical Therapy students “Give Back” through participation in the 2014 Relay for Life.


Burt Reed PT, OCS, FAAOMPT was selected as the 2014 recipient of the Mary Lou Barnes Award for Distinguished Professional Service. The award was presented by Professor Scott Davis PT, EdD, OCS (Director of Professional Education).

Class of 2015

The Class of 2015 participated in the Clinical Pathways “White Coat” Ceremony on April 12, 2014. This ceremony signifies that the students are ready to participate in full-time clinical education.

Elizabeth Marshall SPT

Elizabeth Marshall SPT receives her White Coat and is congratulated by Professor MaryBeth Mandich PT, PhD (Chairperson) and Burt Reed (Keynote Speaker).

Alex Hauser SPT

After receiving her White Coat, Alex Hauser SPT gives Professor John J. Petronis PT, MS (Assistant Chairperson) a heartfelt hug.

John Petronis PT, MS

John Petronis PT, MS (Professor and Assistant Chair) has announced his plan to retire from full-time faculty status following the spring 2014 semester. Mr. Petronis with student Anthony Gianni at the Class of 2014 Clinical Pathways Ceremony.


Faculty member receives Fulbright Award

WVU School of Medicine faculty member receives Fulbright Award, Professor Anne Swisher first in Division of Physical Therapy

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Upcoming Continuing Education Course March 6-8

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Physical Therapy Student Orientation (Class of 2018)

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Welcome to the Division of Physical Therapy

The Department of Human Performance and Applied Exercise Science consists not only of the Division of Physical Therapy, but also includes the Divisions of Exercise Physiology and Occupational Therapy. This administrative arrangement expands the Division’s resources and opportunities for students.

We have 40 years of experience in professional physical therapy education and have been recognized both within and outside the University for our high quality program. Our students, faculty, and staff belong to something bigger than just themselves... and we're happy to share this tradition of excellence by serving the public, the profession, and you.

MaryBeth Mandich, PT, PhD
Professor and Chairperson

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