Per CAPTE: This program has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE - 3030 Potomac Avenue, Suite 100, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.
Whitworth University's developing Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) is located at the hub of the Inland Northwest in Spokane, Wash., featuring a state-of-the-art, 38,000 square-foot health science building. With an innovative learner-centered curriculum rich in evidence-based practice, this program will prepare and empower compassionate health science professionals to collaborate and lead teams with confidence and sensitivity to diversity, inclusivity, and equity as it relates to human movement.
Our Mission: Whitworth University Doctorate in Physical Therapy (DPT) graduates integrate mind, heart and hands as movement system experts. Their professional roles embody reflective servant leadership, global citizenship, and integration of faith and learning, to challenge the injustices of societies and the inequities of health systems. Graduates join the faculty as an inclusive community of scholars, engaged in critical inquiry to empower innovation and clinical reasoning that optimizes the human experience throughout the lifespan and advances the profession of physical therapy.
Our graduates will:
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Interviews will be scheduled between December and March. The interviews will be performed in a group, with an on-demand essay portion. In-person interviews are preferred, but virtual interviews may be offered on a case-by-case basis.
Deposit will be applied to first semester tuition and fees
Deposit is refundable if the applicant withdraws 60 days prior to class start date
Applicants will be selected through a holistic process that recognizes that academic achievements, leadership skills, extracurricular involvement including work and service experiences, and mission fit. This process will involve a review of the application to determine interview invitations. The interviews and essays will assist in selecting applicants who fit the mission of Whitworth University and the DPT Program.