WILLIAMSBURG, Ky. — The University of the Cumberlands is proud to announce the launch of a new Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program with classes beginning in January 2023*. Applications for the program are being accepted now through September 2022 through the Physical Therapy Centralized Application Service.
Those interested in learning more about the program or application process may register for an info session by visiting www.ucumberlands.edu/dpt-info-sessions.
Cumberlands’ Doctor of Physical Therapy is a full-time graduate program. Applicants must have completed their bachelor’s degree, but a master’s degree is not required for admission. The DPT program at Cumberlands is an accelerated curriculum that takes two years (six semesters) to complete, delivered in a blended format that includes instruction online, on-campus, and in physical therapy settings.
During the first full year of Cumberlands’ DPT program, students will participate in online classes and early integrated clinical experiences and will attend intensive lab immersions held on Cumberlands’ main campus in Williamsburg, Kentucky. During the second year of the program, students will participate in online classes, on-campus lab immersions, and three full-time clinical experiences. Full-time clinical experiences will be held throughout Kentucky and across the United States.
The program has an integrated case-based curricular model and learner-centered approach to prepare physical therapists who integrate mind, heart, and hands, collaborating within healthcare teams, to improve patient/client and community health, with a focus on service for medically underserved and rural populations. The service-oriented program aims to work closely with students to develop clinical experiences in the communities where they live.
At University of the Cumberlands, graduate programs in health sciences are designed to prepare professionals to be servant-leaders in their disciplines and communities, linking research with practice and knowledge with ethical decision-making. The DPT degree reflects the university’s commitment to nurturing healthcare professionals with the knowledge, skills, and ethical clarity needed for pragmatic leadership in a complex and dynamic modern world. Moreover, through the focus of the DPT program, Cumberlands has a new means to express and promote Christian values as it seeks to foster humane and altruistic health care for individuals and society.
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