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New therapies. New approaches.

Anne Swisher from the Division of Physical Therapy is working to address opioid misuse in an unconventional way: through physical therapy. Enhanced physical therapy instruction at WVU emphasizes the profession’s role in preventing and treating opioid use disorder.

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  • 100%
    of Division of Medical Laboratory Sciences students are employed or enrolled in graduate school
  • Aquatic Therapy
    Exercise Physiology has the only Aquatic Therapy Program in the U.S.
  • 1000+
    Physical Therapy graduates in 43 years

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