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.
What is a PT?
Physical therapists diagnose and treat people of all ages who have injuries, medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their ability to function and move properly in their daily lives. Physical therapists develop recovery plans and provide treatment and therapy to improve movement and manage pain.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org). If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (269) 387-7352 or email email@example.com.
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.
Now accepting applications for the 2022 cohort
Earn your DPT in just 2.5 years (30 months)
Three clinical experiences with expert practitioners
Small cohorts of 30 students for focused instruction
PIO Part-time Instructor I
Department: Physical Therapy
- Develop and deliver course content specific to thrust- and non-thrust manipulation of the spine and extremity joints , temporomandibular joint dysfunction, and headaches in accordance with requirements outlined by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
- Develop methods and conduct student assessment of learning of content in the cognitive, affective, and psychomotor areas of skill acquisition and proficiency (including safety).
- Licensed as a physical therapist in the state of Michigan
- Possess a Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree (entry level or post professional)
- Evidence of advanced training and certification in specialized content (e.g. completion of an orthopaedic manual therapy residency or fellowship)
- Experience teaching at the graduate or post-graduate level
- Ability to teach during evening hours from September through December 2021.
- Willingness to comply with all university and departmental policies and procedures related to the coronavirus pandemic (distancing if applicable, use of PPE, hand hygiene practices, etc.)
- Experience working with a diverse patient population from which to build classroom teaching examples
- Experience working with a diverse student population .
- Experience with remote classroom management
Required Applicant Documents
- Cover Letter highlighting your qualifications
- Curriculum Vitae
- List of References
Posting Date: July 9, 2021
Closing Date: July 16, 2021
WMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, veterans, individuals with disabilities and all other qualified individuals are encouraged to apply