At Wichita State University the Doctor of Physical Therapy entry-level program prepares students to examine, evaluate, diagnose, and treat people with disabling conditions resulting from injury, health problems or disease. Students learn to assess their client's and patient's movements in order to apply appropriate plans that target individual needs.

Key Program Features

  • Close proximity to clinical sites. The PT Program at WSU affiliates with a variety of clinical sites throughout Kansas. This give students close access to gain real-world experience in their profession.
  • Clinical education. Students have the opportunity to learn quality physical therapy care through a variety of clinical learning experiences facilitated by clinical instructors.

Program FAQ's

Frequently Asked Questions about the Program
Question Answer
Program Entry Point Summer
Program Length 3 years
Study Plan Options Full-time study for a period of 36 consecutive months
Clinical Observation 20 hours in one or more physical therapy departments
Application Deadlines * October 2, 2018 for the PTCAS application
November 1, 2018 for the Qualtrics Survey
December 8, 2018 for WSU's Graduate School application
Class Size 40
Application Ratio 7:1
Minimum GPAs to apply 3.00 GPA in overall prerequisites
3.00 GPA in math/science prerequisites
3.00 GPA in last 60 credit hours

Required for admission: Graduate Record Exam (GRE)
GRE taken within last 5 years with a minimum verbal and
quantitative combined score of 290.
Required to practice: National Physical Therapy Exam

Degrees required

Bachelor's Degree

* See the "Admissions" under Program Details for further information.