Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)


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WCU puts extensive thought into the design of our campus facilities. Our philosophy is that our buildings - just like every other aspect of the University - must support, promote and encourage student success and academic excellence. At WCU, students learn various skills and procedures by using the wide range of modern equipment provided for our physical therapy program.

The physical therapy program is located at the Vermont campus in Los Angeles, CA. The 80,000 square foot facility houses the departments of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and pharmacy.

The physical therapy program has approximately 16,000 square feet which includes three lecture classrooms, a skills clinic, a faculty and student research lab, three dedicated laboratories, and four private student study and meeting rooms. Industry standard equipment is provided in this modern facility to implement optimal physical therapy teaching and instruction as well as student comfort. A rehabilitative ultrasound imaging unit is available for student and faculty directed research as well as improving clinical information instruction. All didactic classrooms and labs contain full integrated computer/video systems, wi-fi enabled, interactive white boards and overhead projectors.

Lecture Classroom

Dedicated lecture classrooms have ergonomic chairs, outlet placements for laptops, integrated computer/video system, interactive white board, overhead projector, and additional flat screens on room pillars for added student visual comfort.

Teaching Laboratory

Dedicated teaching laboratory areas are equipped with an integrated computer/video system, interactive white board, overhead projector, and adjustable hi-lo tables for optimal ergonomic positions for presentations and laboratory techniques and procedures. Labs are equipped with cameras with the ability to record practical examinations, instructor techniques, for group/class participation, discussion and feedback.

Research Laboratory

A research laboratory which is approximately 1,160 square feet that will support the scholarly agenda of the core faculty.

Skills Clinic

Dedicated skills clinic for students to learn the physical therapy diagnosis and therapeutic approaches to patient care with the use of an integrated computer/video system to achieve an entry-level autonomous practitioner.

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