Department of Physical Therapy

Focused on student centered learning, the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is dedicated to developing exceptional clinicians through a challenging curriculum built on inter-professional collaboration, evidence-based practice, and community engagement. Throughout their studies, our students are supported by faculty who are committed to their success in a dynamic learning environment. 

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Mountain Area Pro Bono Physical Therapy Clinic

Mountain Area Pro Bono Physical Therapy Client with Doctors

MAPPT is a free physical therapy clinic staffed by WCU's Department of Physical Therapy and serves uninsured or under-insured individuals in western North Carolina, regardless of socioeconomics or health status. 

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Balance and Fall Prevention Clinic

Doctor with Balance and Fall Clinic Patient

Providing evaluation, treatment, and consultation services for individuals who have fallen or are at risk for falling. Our team provides integrated care to help identify risk factors and other contributing factors associated with balance disorders.


Current Doctoral Program Projects

Explore the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Explore the current projects in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program such as community college training, migrant worker outreach and community-based health and wellness promotions driven by students. 


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