• Winston-Salem State University

    Program Information

    Contact Information
    Ms. Natisha Melchor
    University Program Associate
    Department of Physical Therapy
    333 FL Atkins Bldg.
    Winston-Salem State University
    601 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive
    Winston Salem, NC 27110
    (336) 750-2190
    Deposit Required Yes
    Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants $250.00
    Additional Information about Deposit Deposit is applied toward the first semester's tuition.
    PT program start date for entering class 01/10/2019
    Size of most recent entering class 28
    Anticipated size of next entering class 28
    % of IN-STATE applicants accepted 85%
    % of OUT-OF-STATE (non-resident) applicants accepted 15%
    Program Description
    Winston Salem State University's Department of Physical Therapy serves the people of North Carolina and the nation by providing an entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy degree (DPT). The Department is committed to providing an integrative education program that is well-grounded in the basic, social and clinical sciences in order to produce competent and compassionate clinicians who are skilled in the areas of critical thinking and inquiry, clinical problem-solving, research, education, management and treatment delivery to address health disparities. This innovative and unique 125 semester hour program incorporates applied learning techniques across the curriculum using human patient simulation housed in a virtual hospital, I-PAD-based electronic learning technology, and student-directed community clinic learning labs supervised by program faculty. Students also have access to a state-of-the-art Human Movement and Biodynamics Lab that provides opportunity for faculty and student research and advanced clinical practice in pediatric spasticity assessment. The faculty of the WSSU Department of Physical Therapy envision a program that provides students with the educational and experiential foundation to practice physical therapy in a proactive, competent, ethical, and compassionate manner. Primary values inherent within the curriculum, modeled by the faculty and staff, and developed within the students, include integrity, dedication, responsibility, leadership, accountability, wisdom, commitment to personal and professional growth, and willingness to serve a diverse society. The DPT degree will prepare graduates to deliver both primary and interdisciplinary health care to diverse populations within a variety of practice settings and health-care delivery systems. The rigorous 36-month program challenges and develops students year round. A new class is admitted each January, while our strongly recruited seniors graduate in December of year three. Clinical experiences at over 200 affiliated sites are interspersed throughout the curriculum. Students spend approximately 36 weeks at several different clinical sites under the direct supervision of highly experienced and dynamic clinical instructors.