Wheeling University Physical Therapy Department
316 Washington Avenue 316 Washington Avenue Wheeling WV 26003 United States
Phone+1 304.243.2432
Email dpt@wju.edu

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Program Description

Wheeling University (WU) is the only Catholic University in the state of West Virginia. The Physical Therapy program emphasizes a whole person approach to the investigation of clinical issues primarily using a Problem-Based Learning (PBL) format. The PBL format encourages teamwork, open discussion, and researching appropriate resources to acquire the essential didactic knowledge. However, the classroom activities may vary between a more instructor-center approach, to a more student-centered approach based upon the complexity of the material. Our program admits students from a number of different undergraduate fields of study, professional backgrounds, and levels of maturity. Diversity and variety of life experiences are most valuable in this program.

Our program exposes students to a variety of opportunities through class, volunteer/service projects, service learning and clinical education experiences. With a diverse faculty, the students are able to learn about various practice settings, and integrated into our program, are different levels of service learning experiences. These experiences bring the students in contact with people from several cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds, exposing them to the inconsistency of the availability, access, and utilization of basic health care and public services in a community.

Participation in research is a key component of the program, and our students are required to contribute to the body of knowledge. All students work with faculty on research projects. Opportunities to present their doctoral research at state, national and international levels and to publish the results in professional literature are possible.

WU physical therapy graduates are prepared to practice a holistic approach in delivering physical therapy services to diverse populations throughout the continuum of health, wellness, injury, and disease. WU physical therapy graduates demonstrate exemplary professionalism, exceptional skills in manual therapy, critical thinking, problem solving skills, and the ability to access and utilize knowledge reflective of a commitment to life-long learning.

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The $500.00 deposit will be posted toward the Term I tuition.
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