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

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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 (2013)

 Graduates
Master's Degree28
Doctorate Degree0

Students by Gender (2013)

 Graduates
Male10
Female18

Students by Race (2013)

 Graduates
Black2
Hispanic1
White17
Unknown8

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: 240
    • Average Hourly Rate: $38.80
    • Average Annual Salary: $80,700

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 = Doctorate Degree (PhD,MD,...)

Elon University

Elon, NC
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 38 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physical Therapy (D)

Duke University

Durham, NC
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Private College
  • 61 students completed this program

Programs

  • Physical Therapy (D)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 34 students completed this program

Programs

  • Occupational Therapy (M,D)
  • Physical Therapy (M,D)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Counseling (M,D)

East Carolina University

Greenville, NC
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 30 students completed this program

Programs

  • Music Therapy (D)
  • Occupational Therapy (D)
  • Physical Therapy (D)
  • Therapeutic Recreation (D)

Western Carolina University

Cullowhee, NC
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School Details

  • Type: 4-Year Public College
  • 26 students completed this program

Programs

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

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