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Physical Therapy (D)

Physical therapy is a hands-on health care profession that promotes optimal health and function through the application of scientific principles to prevent, identify, assess, correct or alleviate acute or prolonged movement dysfunction. The goal of physical therapy is to help individuals reach their maximum potential and to contribute to society while learning to live within the limits of their capabilities. With population changes over the next few decades, physical therapy is expected to provide numerous diverse career opportunities.

Career Profile

Employment of physical therapists is changing with the evolving health-care environment. Growth will occur as new medical technologies save more people, who then need therapy to resume their lives. As technologies permit more disabling conditions to be treated, and as the population grows and ages, physical therapists will play a vital role. Interest in health promotion also increases demand for physical therapists to evaluate environments, develop exercise programs, and teach safe habits to the population. Job prospects in physical therapy are expected to be excellent.

Program Application Requirements

Resume/CV, Statement of Purpose, 3 Letters of recommendation

Additional Application Information


Application Deadlines

Fall Deadline

August 15

English Proficiency Requirements

All applicants whose first language is not English must provide proof of English language proficiency. WVU accepts either the TOEFL or the IELTS for this purpose. Learn more about our English language proficiency requirements.

Accreditation Information

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

WVU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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