The physical therapy program at William Carey University is committed to preparing students to become autonomous and competent entry level practitioners by providing high quality academic and clinical educational experiences based on adult learning principles. Our education program encourages students to become self-directed and to assume responsibility for their own learning, with the faculty guiding the educational process with rich, diverse and interactive learning experiences. Core to the professional educational program at William Carey is engagement in experiences that foster:
In concert with the William Carey University mission statement, the mission of the physical therapy program is to create a challenging and caring academic community, while preparing students to become lifelong learners, responsible leaders and to engage in local and and global health and wellness issues.
William Carey University offers the preferred entry level physical therapy program, the DPT. Primary content areas in the curriculum include biology/anatomy, cellular histology, physiology, exercise physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology, neuroscience, pharmacology, pathology, behavioral sciences, communication, ethics/ values, management sciences, finance, sociology, clinical reasoning, evidence-based practice, cardiovascular and pulmonary systems, integumentary systems, neuromuscular and musculoskeletal structures and function.The traditional program is a 4+3 program and is a full time course of study (36 continuous months). The curriculum consists of 119-122 hours, with 36 of these dedicated to clinical education. The program begins in the Fall trimester of each year.
An alternative professional educational tract (3+3) will also be offered for freshmen enrolling in William Carey University commencing in the fall of 2020. This program will allow qualified undergraduate students to participate in the competitive application process and be admitted to our DPT program as a senior while completing their BS degree and completing basic sciences courses required for matriculation through the DPT curriculum.
This deposit is non-refundable and will be applied towards tuition.
William Carey gives preference to applicants who:
* Live in or have spent considerable time in rural or under-served areas.
* Graduated from William Carey or have completed coursework at William Carey