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Students

DPT Student group photo in front of a wall with the American Physical Therapy Association's NEXT Conference and Expo signage
DPT students in the Class of 2020 attend the American Physical Therapy Association's NEXT Conference and Expo, Orlando, FL, June 2018

The Division of Physical Therapy offers a 3-year professional curriculum that prepares Doctors of Physical Therapy who are experts in human movement.  The program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, a specialized body recognized by the Council on Postsecondary Accreditation. Forty full-time students are admitted  in a typical annual admissions cycle.

Students admitted into the program complete three years of combined classroom, laboratory, and clinical education, and part-time and full-time supervised clinical practice in various clinics in West Virginia and other states. A doctor of physical therapy (D.P.T.) degree is awarded upon completion of the program which entitles the graduate to apply for examination for state licensure.

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