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Western Kentucky University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Western Kentucky University Department of Physical Therapy 1906 College Heights Blvd #21031 Bowling Green KY 42101 United States
Phone+1 270.745.3234
Fax+1 270.745.3497
Public
CAPTE Accredited
Program Description

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Western Kentucky University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.

The entry-level Program is 3 years, (6 semesters and 3 summer sessions) consisting of 118 credit hours and 36 weeks of full time clinical education. The WKU DPT Program strives to prepare physical therapists who are generalists and who demonstrate competence, integrity, ethics, professional behaviors, and empathetic attitudes in their practices. The Mission of the WKU Doctor of Physical Therapy program is to prepare physical therapists who improve the quality of life of their patients and clients, especially in rural and underserved communities.

General
Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
No
Dual Degrees
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
No
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
No
Deposits
Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Yes
Total cumulative deposit
$500
Additional Information about Deposit
Accepted applicants will receive detailed information regarding the $500 non-refundable deposit in January or with the offer of acceptance.   The $500 will be applied to the first year's Fall semester tuition and fees.
Deposit Refundable?
No
Deposits collected on a rolling basis after offer of admission made?
No
Due Date of First Required Deposit
01/20/2023
Cost
Total Cost of Education for In-State Students
$78574.00
Total Cost of Education for out of State Students
$106894.00
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
30
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
30
% of IN-STATE applicants accepted
80%
% of WICHE (Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education) applicants accepted
0%
% of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) U.S. applicants accepted
20%
% of CANADIAN applicants accepted
0%
% of INTERNATIONAL (non-U.S/non-Canadian) applicants accepted
0%
Sex
% Male
43%
% Female 
57%
Race/Ethnicity
% Hispanic 
3%
% African-American/Black (Non-Hispanic)
3%
% White (Not of Hispanic Origin) 
94%
Additional information about the class profile
We give preference to applicants that have attended / or are attending WKU. 

WKU offers its own internal Early Acceptance process.  A LIMITED NUMBER of Early Acceptance class spaces will be available.  Please refer to WKU Early Acceptance information on the WKU Program page, the WKU DPT webpage, or contact the WKU DPT department for additional details.  
Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No
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Founded2013
Employees1 to 25
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