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Physical Therapy

Welcome to the Department of Physical Therapy at Eastern Washington University. We at Eastern Washington University offer a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (DPT) The Physical Therapy program at Eastern Washington University is  accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE),  1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:

The graduates of the DPT will be eligible to sit for state licensure examinations.  We admit 38 students each Fall. 

Our website contains information about various aspects of the Physical Therapy Program, clinical education, faculty and staff, research and application materials.

Eastern Washington University's Doctor Physical Therapy Program is dedicated to quality graduate education in Physical Therapy.  Our faculty represent the major sub-disciplines of physical therapy practice (musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiovascular and pulmonary, integumentary and research) and the state of the art Health Science Building on the Riverpoint Campus provides exceptional clinical lab and research facilities. 

Please feel free to contact the department office at any time.  We encourage you to come for an information session to see what EWU's Physical Therapy Program has to offer.  It is a quality program at a quality institution.

What is it like to attend our program?  Visit a blog by students of the class of 2015

For information on the Doctorate of Physical Therapy, please fill out this form.

Prerequisites for the program

How to apply


Student Outcomes

Interested in visiting EWU's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program?  Email Type "Information Session" in the subject line.  In the body of the email tell Debra which information session you would like to attend.  After you RSVP additional information will be provided.

Currently scheduled sessions:  Held on Fridays from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

January 24, 2014

February 21, 2014

Open house Saturday, March 8, 2014 by invitation only

April 11, 2014

May 16, 2014

June 27, 2014

July 18, 2014

Information sessions are not held in August and September when classes are not in session.

Check back with us, if these fill up, more will be scheduled.

What are the degree options?

Our choice of the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree will enable us to provide the graduate with the theory and practical skills to become a true resource within the health care system. The graduate will practice with autonomy, pride and the satisfaction that helping people brings.

Whether you are a high school student, an intrigued college freshman or a prospective student applicant we hope that the information you find on this site will encourage you and provide the necessary information to answer most of your questions. We are excited to have you visit our site and hope that you will contact us with any questions.

What can I do with my degree?

Here in the Department of Physical Therapy at Eastern, we understand that the future means integrating more technology into our lives. We also believe that personal contact and our small student to faculty ratio create a more dynamic learning environment. We prepare our students by incorporating relevant clinical experiences throughout their education. This is done by providing students with the opportunities to work hand-in-hand with licensed physical therapists to examine and evaluate patients, as well as developing treatment plans for those patients.

The strong foundation laid down by our curriculum enables our students and faculty to head into a very bright and promising future. Come on in, tour our department, talk to our students and faculty, and operations manager and ask questions. We ensure that it will be a very enjoyable time.

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