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Thank you for your interest in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at the WVU School of Medicine. We offer an accredited entry-level DPT program that requires 3 years of study after the completion of a bachelor’s degree. For 50 years, our program has been committed to excellence in physical therapist education. We encourage you to browse our website to learn more about our diverse and experienced faculty, our comprehensive curriculum, and our excellent student outcomes. We invite you to attend one of our virtual open house events for prospective students; dates for the open houses will be posted below.

Why Choose WVU?

Commitment to a Culture of Inclusion

Open House Events

We will be hosting two open house events this fall for students who are applying during the 2020-2021 admissions cycle or considering applying in the future. These events are an opportunity to meet program faculty and admissions committee members and to learn more about the WVU DPT program. We hope you will be able to join us for one of the following events:

  • Friday, September 18, 5 PM to 6 PM
  • Friday, October 23, 4 PM to 5 PM

Due to the public health emergency, we will be hosting these events virtually. To register, click the button below to open the online registration form; we will email you the Zoom connection information. 

Registration Form 

We look forward to meeting you!

How to Apply

Applications for admission to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program must be submitted via the PT Centralized Application Service (PTCAS). Applications will be available in July for students wishing to enter the program the following summer. To apply, visit the PTCAS website

Potential applicants should first carefully review our website, including links to the right to review our Admissions Requirements, Prerequisite Courses, and Frequently Asked Questions. Applicants should also view our program's PTCAS directory page.

Please note we have adjusted some of our admissions policies for the 2020-2021 admissions cycle in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A summary of these adjustments is posted under COVID-19 and Applications for 2020-2021.

Applicants should visit the PTCAS website and carefully review the instructions for submitting their application.

Application Deadline

For the 2020-2021 admissions cycle, our application deadline is November 2, 2020.

Contact Information

If you have questions (after reviewing this website and our PTCAS profile page) please contact:

  • Ms. Brenda Wolfe, Advising Specialist at 304-293-1690 or bswolfe@hsc.wvu.edu
  • Ms. Kim Klaus, Assistant Director of Admissions at 304-293-3257 or kklaus@hsc.wvu.edu


The admissions committee will select well-qualified candidates to invite for interviews, which will be scheduled for late 2020 and early 2021. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, most interviews will be conducted by video web conferencing. If you are invited for an interview, you will be notified via email (using the primary email address listed on your PTCAS application) with instructions for scheduling. Please make sure you are checking your email (and its spam folder/filter) regularly.