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Physical Therapy

Western Carolina University

33 months
Duration
23338 USD/year
23338 USD/year
10850 USD/year
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About

A career in physical therapy gives you a chance to work in environments from hospitals to nursing homes helping people restore motor functions that allow them to return to work, participate in recreational activities and regain functionality of daily motor skills. We offer a phd degree in Physical Therapy at Western Carolina University. 

Overview

Western Carolina University’s Doctor of Physical Therapy is a program that prepares students to become physical therapist clinician generalists capable of practicing in a wide variety of settings.

Key Features 

  • The D.P.T. is a 113-semester hour, 33-month program (including summers) that includes a 34-week, full-time clinical internship. The curriculum covers basic sciences, physical therapy sciences, scientific inquiry, clinical logic and clinical practicum experiences. 
  • In addition to the academic requirements, students are expected to adhere to the technical and professional standards of the program. The program is intended to be a lockstep curriculum, but should circumstances arise students have six years to complete the degree.

Programme Structure

  • Physical Therapists have a multitude of career options available. You could work with athletes, the elderly or the general population in environments from professional sports teams to a rehab facility in your hometown. 
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics states the average salary for physical therapists is $83,940 and is predicting job opportunities in the field to grow by 36% by 2020.

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 33 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants for the physical therapy program are required to complete the Graduate School application, pay the application fee and submit official scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) through the Graduate School’s online process, “Apply Yourself”.  
  • In addition, applicant’s must apply through the Physical Therapy Central Application Service (PTCAS).  The PTCAS requires that applicants list all undergraduate and graduate courses and verify with an official transcript; and list three references who will be expected to submit a reference online.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    23338 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11669 USD per semester during 33 months.
  • National

    23338 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 11669 USD per semester during 33 months.
  • In-State

    10850 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5425 USD per semester during 33 months.

Living costs for Cullowhee

900 - 1400 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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