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Doctor of Physical Therapy



Welcome to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program at Western Kentucky University. The purpose of the DPT Program, an entry level professional program, is to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to become skilled physical therapists. The DPT Program consists of 118 credit hours over 3 years. The mission of the WKU DPT Program is to prepare physical therapists who improve the quality of life of their patients and clients, especially in rural and underserved communities.


The DPT Program at WKU accepted their Inaugural DPT Class in June 2013. 



The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Western Kentucky University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.

If you are needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 270-745-3188 or email elizabeth.norris@wku.edu.

The program is classified as a public Institution (PU).





Complaints that fall outside of due process should be directed to Dr. Beth Norris, Physical Therapy Program Director and Chair, at elizabeth.norris@wku.edu or Dr. Tania Basta, Dean of the College of Health and Human Services at tania.basta@wku.edu. Retaliation following complaint submission is prohibited.




Monday - Friday
7:30 AM - 4:30 PM


 If you have any questions or concerns please contact 
Office Coordinator, Audra Coil.
Office Associate, Daniel Hurd



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 Last Modified 6/13/24