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Physical Therapy Degree at Winston - Salem State University (WSSU)

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  • FAFSA School Code: 002986
  • Phone: (336) 750-2000

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  • Phone: (336) 750-2070

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  • Phone: (336) 750-3280

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Physical Therapy Degree

The physical therapy program at Winston - Salem State University prepares students for a career as a physical therapist, consultant, educator, administrator, and clinical scholar. The program focuses on alleviating physical and functional impairments and limitations caused by injury or disease through the design and implementation of therapeutic interventions to promote fitness and health. Program courses include: anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, neuroscience, pathological physiology, physical growth process, physical therapy modalities, rehabilitation psychology, physical therapy administration, and professional standards and ethics. Get more details below including other North Carolina colleges that offer physical therapy degrees.

The Physical Therapy program at WSSU is accredited by the American Physical Therapy Association, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education since 1995.

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Students Enrolled in the Physical Therapy Program

Get more details below regarding enrollment, academics, and school demographics. WSSU has offered the following academic levels for students:

  • Master's Degree
  • Doctorate Degree
  • Students by Academic Level (2010-2011)

     Graduates
    Master's Degree0
    Doctorate Degree0

Career Options for Graduates

Upon completion of the Physical Therapy program at Winston - Salem State University, most students have pursued careers in the following fields:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary

  • Description:

    Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.

Physical Therapists

  • Description:

    Assess, plan, organize, and participate in rehabilitative programs that improve mobility, relieve pain, increase strength, and improve or correct disabling conditions resulting from disease or injury.

  • Career Outlook & Projects ():

    According to the BLS, physical therapists employment is expected to grow at a rate of 39.0% from 2010 to 2020

  • Salary & Wages
    • Winston-Salem, NC
      • Total Employment: 260
      • Average Hourly Rate: $38.49
      • Average Annual Salary: $80,050

Source: Job descriptions, estimated salary and wages, and projected job growth are taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Other schools offering Physical Therapy Programs in North Carolina

Physical Therapy programs are available at the colleges and universities listed below.

C = Certificate or Award | A = Associate Degree | B = Bachelor's Degree | M = Master's Degree | D = Doctor Degree (Ph.D.,M.D.,...)

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Elon University

Elon, NC
Type: 4-Year Private College

39 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Physical Therapy (D)
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Duke University

Durham, NC
Type: 4-Year Private College

53 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Physical Therapy (D)
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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC
Type: 4-Year Public College

36 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Occupational Therapy (M,D)
  • Physical Therapy (M,D)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling (M,D)
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East Carolina University

Greenville, NC
Type: 4-Year Public College

29 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Music Therapy (D)
  • Occupational Therapy (D)
  • Physical Therapy (D)
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Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC
Type: 4-Year Public College

25 students completed this program

Programs Offered
  • Physical Therapy (M,D)
  • Therapeutic Recreation (M,D)