The physical therapy advisors are:
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for physical therapists will grow by 36% over the next 10 years.
Physical therapists (PTs) are highly-educated, licensed health care professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility – in many cases without expensive surgery and often reducing the need for long-term use of prescription medications and their side effects.
Physical therapists can teach patients how to prevent or manage their condition so that they will achieve long-term health benefits. PTs examine each individual and develop a plan, using treatment techniques to promote the ability to move, reduce pain, restore function, and prevent disability. In addition, PTs work with individuals to prevent the loss of mobility before it occurs by developing fitness- and wellness-oriented programs for healthier and more active lifestyles.
Physical therapists provide care for people in a variety of settings, including hospitals, private practices, outpatient clinics, home health agencies, schools, sports and fitness facilities, work settings, and nursing homes. State licensure is required in each state in which a physical therapist practices.
The Department of Physical Therapy began in January of 2011. The Department currently consists of internationally renowned faculty and the world-class Human Biomechanics and Physiology Laboratory (HBAPL). The HBAPL is home to High Point University’s first research institute: The Institute of Human Health and Sports Science Research. The Institute is dedicated to impactful research in the areas of injury prevention and performance enhancement in active individuals. The PT Doctoral program at HPU is under development and is scheduled to accept its first cohort in 2017.
Shadowing may occur at any point in the student’s academic journey and students should contact their advisor for more details.
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“High Point University helped me achieve my goals by preparing me inside and outside the classroom. At HPU, I have been surrounded by some amazing faculty members who have influenced me as a student to constantly improve and work hard. They have also made learning unique and exciting. Additionally, HPU has offered one of the best Biomechanics Laboratories around with state-of-the-art equipment which has allowed me and my classmates to participate in experiential learning.”
High Point University sophomore Laura Santiago presented research on the diagnostic accuracy of various medical imaging services at the North Carolina Physical Therapy Association annual conference, held in Greensboro.
Some of the programs that HPU students have been accepted to for a Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) include:
High Point University courses that are prerequisites for Physical Therapy Schools:
Each DPT program has its own unique set of prerequisite courses for application. This list was designed to assist students in translating the most common DPT prerequisite requirements, BUT does not account for every DPT program. The student should review the prerequisite course work required for their targeted DPT programs to best understand application requirements.