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Wingate University’s physical therapy program holds Open House

2/20/2014
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Doctor of Physical Therapy program lobby
NEWS RELEASE
Contact: Kim Williams
Communications Writer
k.williams@wingate.edu 704-233-8320

Wingate, N.C. – Wingate University’s will hold an Open House tomorrow, Friday, Feb. 21, from 1 – 3 p.m. to showcase the new Doctor of Physical Therapy program. The program, with new faculty and a brand new curriculum, also got newly-renovated space.

The second floor of the Burnside-Dalton building on the main campus was completely remodeled to accommodate the program, with new offices, labs and classrooms. A state-of-the art human anatomy lab has two cameras for a birds’ eye view and an angled view from across the room for instruction display on monitors all around the room. Dr. Kevin Brueilly, founding director of the program, designed the curriculum from scratch using his years of education and experience. “The curriculum is founded on sound educational principles,” Brueilly said. “I was able to teach across the country, applying and picking up knowledge, seeing what works, taking it to the next level.”

Wingate University is the only higher education institution in the Charlotte region offering this type of program. The three-year program launched the inaugural class last month with 42 students. A professional white coat commencement ceremony was held on Jan. 18. Here is a video of that event: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywhaKMVIm6M.

Students, faculty and staff will be present to answer questions during the open house. Directions to the Open House http://dpt.wingate.edu/visit/. See the link at the bottom of the page: Please click here for directions to our facility.

Wingate University
Wingate University, ranked as the 8th "best value" in the South by U.S. News & World Report, serves more than 3,000 students on three campuses in Wingate, Charlotte and Hendersonville, N.C. Founded in 1896, the University offers 35 undergraduate majors, 37 minors and career concentrations, numerous pre-professional programs, graduate degrees in business, accounting, education, physician assistant studies and sport administration, and doctorates in pharmacy, physical therapy and education. With a 14 to 1 student/teacher ratio, Wingate students gain the tools and support needed to excel in academics and apply that learning toward an extraordinary career and life.

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In addition to a robust intramural athletics program, Wingate student athletes compete in 22 NCAA Division II sports. The University has won the South Atlantic Conference Echols Athletic Excellence Award for the past seven years. For more information, go to www.wingate.edu.