Methodist University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
5400 Ramsey St Fayetteville NC 28311 United States
Phone+1 910.480.8493
CAPTE Accredited

As of May 18, 2018, Methodist University was granted full accreditation status by The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).   

"This page is intended for college transfer students and graduates ONLY. High school students MUST contact the institution directly for information about the guaranteed freshman-entry program. Do not apply using PTCAS."

Program Description
Methodist University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is dedicated to graduating competent clinicians that demonstrate model character, assume professional leadership roles, and accept their societal responsibilities. Our graduates will embody the distinct knowledge and skills of the physical therapy profession and engage in critical thinking that incorporates evidence-based, autonomous decision making. The character traits of our graduates will enable them to internalize and unite professional and Christian tenets that support critical thinking, ethical and legal behaviors, compassionate decisions, and respect for diverse cultural traditions. As autonomous practitioners and servant-leaders, our graduates will collaborate within the medical system to enhance health care delivery, empower patients and families, advance the profession of physical therapy, and enrich the communities they serve.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is housed in the brand new Thomas R McLean Health Sciences Building. The building was designed with the intention of providing innovative, collaborative, and inviting learning spaces to meet the needs of all of the Physical Therapy Program.

The Program welcomes a new cohort of 40 students starting every August. The 3 year (36 months), 8 semester program consists of 108 didactic credits and 19 clinical credits, which includes 38 weeks of clinical rotations. The curriculum provides learning opportunities designed for the synthesis of content in a sequential and progressive manner and strikes an integrated balance between foundational, applied, clinical, and behavioral sciences.

Our philosophy of education embraces the core value that learning is a shared responsibility between the faculty and students. The curriculum embraces beliefs in the learner as a self-directed adult ready to initiate learning and assume responsibility of learning. The curriculum and teaching strategies support these principles, allowing the student the opportunity to experience learning from many facets and levels, and through repetition. While the faculty guides learning opportunities, students are expected to be highly motivated and committed to the profession of physical therapy. We believe that this approach will enable the Doctor of Physical Therapy program to consistently challenge, engage, and empower the physical therapists of tomorrow.
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Program gives interview preference to Methodist University Pre-Physical Therapy Track students.

Methodist University holds articulation agreements with the following institutions (further information available on website):

• Baptist Memorial College of Health Sciences
• Bridgewater College
• College of Saint Elizabeth
• Lyndon State College
• Waynesburg University
• Winthrop University
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