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The Walsh University Physical Therapy program is committed to providing an educational program that both challenges and enhances a student's ability to learn through a student-centered, values-based teaching environment that focuses on clinical-decision making, evidence based practice, professionalism and service to the wider community.
The Walsh University Physical Therapy curriculum, an intensive three-year (8 semester) program, including summers, leads to a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. A variety of active learning strategies are implemented to enhance student learning and critical thinking. Coursework builds upon a foundation of basic sciences and problem-solving skills integrated through a series of practice-based courses centered on major body systems. Productive scholarship and licensure preparation are also keystone components to the program. Upon successful completion of the academic and clinical components of the curriculum, graduates are qualified for the licensure examination, required in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and in the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and Guam.
MESSAGE FROM THE PROGRAM DIRECTOR
Thank you for your interest in the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Walsh University. Our goal is to help guide future physical therapists to become excellent and caring professionals. Rooted in the belief that all people matter, our program not only encompasses all of the components of physical therapy practice, but also never forgets the human qualities that are essential to holistic health care.
What sets Walsh's DPT program apart from the rest?
Our program lives the mission of Walsh University. As a Catholic institution, the campus environment embodies the spirit of the founding Brothers of Christian Instruction, whose aim was to provide education and service to others. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to providing growth opportunities in a values-based, supportive environment.
For more information about our program, visit https://www.walsh.edu/doctorate-physical-therapy.html.
Interviews are by invitation only and will be held in the fall of 2022 and in the winter of 2023. Fall interviews are scheduled for November 4, 2022 and November 11, 2022. The winter interview date is TBA. Additional information will be available at https://www.walsh.edu/admissions-process .
Applicants who are accepted into the program are required to provide a non-refundable deposit to hold their position. Deposit will go towards the first semester tuition.
Our program adheres to the Walsh University policy of non-discrimination and equal preference is given to both in-state and out-of-state applicants. Students attending Walsh University for their pre-physical therapy undergraduate education have the advantage of being involved in program activities.