Pacific Northwest University of Health Sciences School of Physical Therapy
200 University Parkway Yakima WA 98901 United States
Phone+1 509.249.7888
Fax+1 509.249.7907
CAPTE Candidate

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: 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.

"This page is intended for applicants who will graduate college before starting physical therapy training. High school students cannot apply using PTCAS."

Program Description

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.

Program offers a guaranteed freshman admission pathway?
Dual Degrees
Will the professional (entry-level) PT program offer a satellite or branch campus to applicants during the upcoming admissions cycle?
Admission Interviews
Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process?
Additional information about interviews

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.

Is a Deposit Required for Accepted Applicants?
Total cumulative deposit
Additional Information about Deposit
This is a nonrefundable deposit that is credited toward first semester tuition.
Deposit Refundable?
Due Date of First Required Deposit
Total Cost of Education for In-State Students
Total Cost of Education for out of State Students
Incoming Class Profile
Anticipated Size of the Next Entering Class
Size of Most Recent Entering Class
Additional information about the class profile
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.
Minority-Serving Institution (MSI) Status
Program housed at a Minority-Serving Institution No
Employees100 to 500