Hands-on learning and a student-centered curriculum are two of the hallmarks of the Department of Physical Therapy and our approach to education.

a physical therapy student practices on a patientThe doctoral program for physical therapy and our postgraduate training programs are designed to prepare Wingate students to meet the latest demands of the profession. Students have the opportunity to hone their skills in the classroom, well-equipped labs and in four different types of clinical settings during their education.

The Doctoral Pathway

The doctoral pathway is a three-year, nine-consecutive semester approach which culminates in awarding successful candidates with the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree.

Our curriculum offers students 43-weeks of experiential learning in the clinical setting. This is three more weeks than the national average. Additionally, the consecutive-semester academic calendar ensures that students have every opportunity to learn and retain vital theory and practical concepts.

Postgraduate Training Pathway

For physical therapists seeking to advance their education and clinical practice, Wingate University offers a Neurologic Residency to provide this advanced education and hands-on training.

The mission of the Neurologic Residency is to elevate the clinical enterprise, enhance the quality of rehabilitative services and produce leaders in the field of physical therapy. This residency is in partnership with Carolina Healthcare System and has been granted candidacy status by the American Board of Physical Therapy Residency and Fellowship Education.