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Doctor of Physical Therapy – Oregon


Application Deadline: June 3, 2024

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The College of Health Sciences-Northwest Doctor of Physical Therapy program educates caring and culturally sensitive professionals who are committed to life-long learning and employing evidence-based practice so that they may best address the health care needs of their patients.


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Physical Therapy Curriculum

Your education at CHS-Northwest will be future-focused and responsive to the demands of modern Physical Therapy practice. Experience a variety of teaching methods including:

  • classroom lecture and discussion
  • laboratory experiences
  • web-based education
  • clinical experiences
  • research opportunities

The three-year program includes clinical education experiences in a variety of clinical sites from coast to coast. You will be prepared as a generalist practitioner with exceptional problem-solving and critical thinking skills necessary for autonomous practice.

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Physical Therapy Philosophy & Practice

At WesternU Oregon, we embrace innovation in education, clinical practice concepts, scholarship, and health care. At our state-of-the art facilities, we use inter- and intra-professional collaboration and experiential learning to develop leaders among physical therapists who engage in practice that is reflective, evidence-based, inclusive, collaborative, innovative, and holistic, with a keen focus on advocacy, diversity, and inclusion. Our faculty, staff, and students embody our mission to serve rural communities, focusing on the underserved.

  • Specializations in serving rural and vulnerable communities
  • Small class sizes, individualized instruction
  • Patient care programs serving Lebanon & surrounding communities
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Your Career as a Physical Therapist

Physical therapy is a dynamic profession with an established theoretical and scientific base and widespread clinical applications in the restoration, maintenance, and promotion of optimal physical function.

PTs provide care for people in a variety of settings, including but not limited to hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, schools, sports and fitness facilities, work settings, and nursing homes.

  • 7th best healthcare career in the U.S. (U.S. News & World Report)
    • One of the fastest growing professions in the nation (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
      • National median salary $99,700 (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)
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  • Passionate for Helping Others
  • Focused on Health/Wellness
  • Problem Solving that Changes Lives for the Better

You may already qualify to begin earning your Doctor of Physical Therapy at WesternU Oregon if you have a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution in any field of study with a recommended GPA of 3.00 — conditional admissions may be granted pending degree completion. No GRE scores are required for your application.


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Get more information on WesternU Oregon’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program today.
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