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Physical Therapy

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 serve the health care and preventative needs of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, including the rural and under-served areas, by developing culturally competent, caring, and autonomous physical therapists who will engage in critical thinking, evidence-based practice, professional behavior, life-long learning, and community/professional service.


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), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; 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).


Holiday Schedule – DPT Office CLOSED – December 15, 2018 – January 1, 2019 

Regular Office Hours

Monday - Friday 

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (CST)




If you have questions or concerns   please contact our Office Coordinator,     Virginia Pyzola.


 If you have ADMISSIONS questions or concerns please contact our Office Associate, Audra Coil.



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 Last Modified 12/14/18