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White Coat Ceremony 2015KPTA Conclave 2015 All-Academic TeamClass of 2018 Orientation Photo

WKU DPT Homecoming Booth 2015

The First Annual WKU DPT White Coat Ceremony was held to recognize and honor the Inaugural Class of 2016. For more information, photos, and complete video footage, visit our White Coat Ceremony page.

Congrats to Alexandrea Lewis, James Harlan, & Jennifer Harrington for making the KPTA All-Academic Team!

Orientation Day--WKU DPT Class of 2018

August 2013 - Night View - Medical Center Health Complex

 Medical Center - WKU Health Complex


Welcome to the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program at Western Kentucky University. The purpose of the DPT Program, an entry level professional program, is to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to become skilled physical therapists. The DPT Program consists of 118 credit hours over 3 years. The mission of the WKU DPT Program is to serve the health care and preventative needs of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, including the rural and under-served areas, by developing culturally competent, caring, and autonomous physical therapists who will engage in critical thinking, evidence-based practice, professional behavior, life-long learning, and community/professional service.


The DPT Program at WKU accepted their Inaugural DPT Class in June 2013. 



The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Western Kentucky University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:

Office Hours - Fall and Spring Semesters
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (CST)



Message from the Director

Welcome and thank you for taking the time to look at the DPT Program at WKU.  We have developed a high quality program that graduated its first class in 2016.  If you are a prospective DPT student, make sure you look through our Admissions information.  

   - Dr. Harvey Wallmann, PT, DSc, SCS, ATC, CSCS


 Program Dates of Interest: 

Spring 2018 Term Begins

 Spring Break March 12-16  

Spring 2018 Term Ends

January 22, 2018


May 11, 2018

 White Coat Ceremony

Class of 2019

6:00 PM Friday

May 4, 2018

 Class of 2018


Hooding and Awards


1:00 PM Friday

May 11, 2018

 Summer 2018 Sessions:

 7 Week Session (G3)

     June I Session (G1; G2)

 July II Session(G1; G2; G3)


June 11 - July 23

June 4 - July 6

July 9 - Aug 9

Fall 2018 Term Begins

Fall Break Oct 11-12

Thanksgiving Break Nov 21-23

Fall 2018 Term Ends

August 27, 2018



December 14, 2018


If you have questions or concerns please contact
Virginia Pyzola, Office Coordinator, 270-745-4071.


If you have ADMISSIONS questions or concerns please contact our Office Associate, Audra Coil.

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