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Email: dpt@wju.edu
Phone: 304-243-7201


Doctor of Physical Therapy Program



Greetings! Welcome to the Department of Physical Therapy at Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU). We are excited to share with you our exceptional curriculum, faculty, and facilities. We are confident in our curriculum which utilizes the well researched theories of adult learning. The Problem-Based Learning curriculum model has been successfully used in many professional education programs including medicine, law, and business. In 1996, WJU became the first accredited problem based physical therapy curriculum in the USA. Today the program accepts an average of 50 students per class a year.

Wheeling Jesuit University physical therapy graduates are prepared to deliver physical therapy services to diverse populations throughout the continuum of prevention, wellness and rehabilitation. They are generalists who are able to practice in a variety of settings, including those areas underserved by the health care system. The Wheeling Jesuit University physical therapy graduates demonstrate skills in problem-solving and life-long learning which prepare them for leadership within the health-care system.

The Department of Physical Therapy embraces the Wheeling Jesuit tradition of education excellence in the preparation of entry-level physical therapists for service to others, the betterment of society, and ethical leadership.

The physical therapy program at Wheeling Jesuit University is accreditede by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.


M2 Muscle Energy for the Ribs, Thoracic, Cervical Spine, and Shoulder Interface
September 6-7, 2014
Presented by Thomas K. Ockler P.T.
Muscle Energy Technique is one of the most effective and valuable manual techniques for the identification and correction of somatic asymmetry and hypomobility. These techniques have been refined over the years and are even more accurate, efficient and effective than in their original form. These techniques can be used immediately to find and correct the causes of all types of pain. These are not cover up procedures, but rather, techniques that cure the problem with dramatic results. This course is one quarter lecture and three quarters demonstration and practicum. Learn More

APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program
September 6-7, 2014
This Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program (CCIP) is being sponsored by the CAMC and the PTA program at Mountwest Community and Technical College. The CCIP is a voluntary program designed for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants interested in or involved with clinical education. The course involves 12 hours of interactive classroom experience and a 3 hour Assessment Center. Learn More


Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Stone Center, 1025 Market Street, Wheeling, WV 26003





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