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    Efficient and rigorous

    The structure of our program allows you to earn your DPT in just 30 months.

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    DPT students experience practical professional learning in three clinical experiences during their program.

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    Our program is housed in the newly redesigned and completely updated Ernest Wilbur Building.

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Intro

Western Michigan University's Department of Physical Therapy is now accepting applications for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, which welcomed its inaugural cohort in summer 2019. This new program allows you to earn your DPT in only 30 months. While the rigorous curriculum presents challenges to students and faculty, we know that our graduates will be highly-qualified practitioners, prepared to meet the challenges of today's PT landscape.

Information sessions

We have scheduled three virtual information sessions where you can learn more about WMU's doctor of physical therapy program and the application process from Sarah Anderson, manager of recruitment and outreach.

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CAPTE pre-accreditation status

Effective April 30, 2019, the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Western Michigan University has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (269) 387-7352 or email pt-info@wmich.edu.

Candidate for Accreditation is an accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program may matriculate students in technical/professional courses.  Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status does not assure that the program will be granted Initial Accreditation.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy degree at Western Michigan University will satisfy educational prerequisites for professional licensure as a physical therapist in all 50 US states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia and the US Virgin Islands.

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  • 2022

    Now accepting applications for the 2022 cohort

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    Earn your DPT in just 2.5 years (30 months)

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    Three clinical experiences with expert practitioners

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    Small cohorts of 30 students for focused instruction

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