Doctor of physical therapy programs aren’t all the same. Ours has one focus: You.
Have you set your sights on a physical therapy career? At Wingate University, you can earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree in three years. During that time, you prepare for the field by attending three semesters per year. Right from the start you’ll notice our student-centered approach that sets this program apart from other doctor of physical therapy programs.
At the end of your first week, you participate in a Professional Commencement Ceremony signifying the beginning of your professional career by donning your student’s white coat. From that point on, you and the other members of your cohort learn from faculty members who are distinguished practitioners with one goal: Your success.
The curriculum provides you with the foundation of knowledge you need to perform the essential functions of a physical therapist. It’s a hands-on approach, and our facilities are designed to support your hands-on experience. You can learn about the human body in the Human Anatomy Lab and practice physical therapy techniques on members of your cohort in interactive labs. You gain stronger practical skills with 43 weeks of training in four different types of clinical settings. This program is designed to get you ready for the National Physical Therapy Exam when it’s time for you to take it.
Wingate University offers two residency programs for postgraduate training for qualified physical therapists who hold membership in the American Physical Therapy Association and earned their degree from a CAPTE-accredited institution. The Faculty Residency is designed for those who intend to work within an academic setting. The Neurologic Residency is intended for those who seek advanced knowledge as they work to become leaders in the field of physical therapy.
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Do you have more questions about the program? You’ll find answers on these pages. We also encourage you to schedule a visit to tour the facilities and meet students and professors during our information sessions.
If you still have general questions about the program, or want to see how our compares to other doctor of physical therapy programs, please reach out to us by email or call us at 704-233-8358. Have questions about admissions? Call Ms. Natalie Clark at 704-233-8647 or complete the form below.