Per CAPTE: "This program has begun the process toward accreditation by submitting an Application for Candidacy. A review of the Application for Candidacy is scheduled and a determination on candidacy is anticipated prior to their stated matriculation date. Submission of an Application for Candidacy does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved."
Should the program not obtain Candidate for Accreditation status and not be eligible to admit students, applicants to the program will not be refunded the PTCAS application fee paid to apply to the program.
"This page is intended for applicants who will graduate college before starting physical therapy training. High school students cannot apply using PTCAS."
The School of Physical Therapy (SOPT) at PNWU supports the university's mission of educating and training health care professionals emphasizing service in rural and medically underserved communities throughout the Northwest. The student-focused, patient-centered, dynamic, and collaborative learning environment centers around PNWU's established culture of interprofessional education, compassion, innovation, and social responsibility, resulting in a new wave of physical therapists capable of revolutionizing the health of our communities.
By demonstrating the value of movement and function for health and longevity, translating evidence from practice into action, and advocating for access to physical therapy in rural and medically underserved communities, PNWU Physical Therapists will impact health and health care delivery across lifespans. As movement system experts, PNWU DPT graduates will infuse innovative, evidence-informed practice in rural and medically underserved communities throughout the Northwest.
All applicants invited to interview with PNWU-SOPT are interviewed in groups of five or six with two panelists per group. Interview panelists are provided a list of names prior to visitation day to determine any conflict of interest.
Visitation day is an opportunity for PNWU to get to know applicants and for applicants to get to know PNWU. Opportunities to communicate directly with faculty and staff will be provided. The dress for the day is professional.
This is a nonrefundable deposit that is credited toward first semester tuition.
PNWU-SOPT seeks students compatible with the University mission and who have the prerequisite knowledge, skills, and abilities to assure a reasonable probability of success. Applications from all qualified individuals will be considered; however, in order to meet the mission of the School of Physical Therapy, priority will be given to applicants from Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, or from rural or medically underserved areas.