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Doctor of Physical Therapy

White Coat Ceremony 2015Singapore Trip WCPT Conference KPTA Conclave 2015 All-Academic TeamNeuro Classroom Cadaver LabLet the Classes BeginClass 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.

For the first time in WKU DPT history, Class of 2016 students, Professor Don Hoover, and one WKU undergraduate student traveled internationally to Singapore for the WCPT Conference to present their research projects!

DPT students complete their second "Ramp-It-Up" project for a community member in need

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:

2016 Summer Hours

May 16 - June 3, 2016 
Monday - Friday
7:30 AM - 3:00 PM (CST)
June 6 - August 12, 2016 
Monday - Thursday
7:30 AM - 4:00 PM (CST)
Friday Hours
7:30 AM - 12:30 PM (CST)


Office Hours - Fall and Spring Semesters

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM (CST)

Message from the Director

Welcome to WKU's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Thank You for taking the time to read about our Program.  We are working hard to develop a high quality DPT Program at WKU.  We have Admissions, Application, and Curricular information on our website.   If you're a prospective DPT student, make sure you look through our Admissions information.  

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


 Program Dates of Interest: 

 Summer 2016 Sessions:

 7 Week Session (G3)

     June I Session (G1; G2)

 July II Session(G1; G2; G3)


May 16 - July 1

June 6 - July 8

July 11 - Aug 11

Fall 2016 Term Begins

Fall 2016 Term Ends

August 22, 2016

December 9, 2016

Spring 2017 Term Begins

 Spring Break March 13-17  

Spring 2017 Term Ends

January 23, 2017


May 12, 2017


2017 Applicant


 White Coat Ceremony

Class of 2018

6:00 PM Friday

May 5, 2017

 Class of 2017


Hooding and Awards

1:00 PM Friday

May 12, 2017


2016 Applicant Wait List

Next Offers beginning at # 25


If you have questions or concerns please contact

Virginia Pyzola, Office Coordinator, 270-745-4071.

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