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First Cohort Begins WKU’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

wku gray black borderBOWLING GREEN, Ky. (6/25/13) - The first cohort of WKU’s Doctor of Physical Therapy program is wrapping up its first class and ready to start its second this summer.

The class of 30 began its first session June 3 in the journey toward a May 2016 graduation, according to program Director Harvey Wallmann.

“There is a lot of excitement with the students and faculty as we start the program and prepare to move into a state-of-the-art facility on the Medical Center campus for the fall semester,” he said.

The PT program will join the School of Nursing in The Medical Center-WKU Health Sciences Complex, a 73,000-square-foot facility that will open in August. The Medical Center is constructing the new facility to house the university’s programs and to provide educational space for the hospital.

“With the onset of the fall semester, we’ll have four faculty ready to instruct in the program,” Dr. Wallmann said.

Interest in WKU’s third practice-based doctorate remains high, he said. The program received more than 200 applications and conducted 107 interviews to fill the 30 slots. Applications for the second cohort, which will be selected for summer 2014, will be accepted starting in July. The application deadline is Nov. 1 with interviews expected in February.

Following is the inaugural DPT class roster with hometowns and undergraduate degree and institution:
•Whitney Allen, Elizabethtown, Ky., biology, WKU
•Alexis Anderson, Lancaster, Ky., biology, Centre College
•Devin Bell, Columbia, Ky., biology, WKU
•Lorelei Boone, Brentwood, Tenn., biology, WKU
•Rett Coode, Maryville, Tenn., kinesiology, University of Tennessee
•David Dahl, Bowling Green, Ky., biology and chemistry, WKU
•Katie DiTommaso, Fort Wright, Ky., chemistry, WKU
•April Ford, Bowling Green, Ky., biology and chemistry, WKU
•Dominique Goutsis, Coquitlam, British Columbia, kinesiology, University of Maine
•Tim Hall, Nebo, Ky., Health, Austin Peay State University
•James Harlan, Owensboro, Ky., corporate communications, WKU
•Jacob Hicks, Owensboro, Ky., biology, WKU
•Emily Hubbuch, Nashville, Tenn., exercise science, University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
•Tom Jones, Bowling Green, Ky., business management, WKU
•Chris Macke, Las Vegas, Nev., kinesiology, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
•Lauren Caudill McReynolds, Brownsville, Ky., chemistry, WKU
•Terry Muse, Somerset, Ky., kinesiology, Alice Lloyd College
•Allison Pare, Tompkinsville, Ky., psychology, WKU
•Brianne Porter, Beechmont, Ky., exercise science, WKU
•Melissa Reece, Waterloo, Ill., exercise science, Murray State University
•Megan Riffey, Bowling Green, Ky., marketing, WKU
•Shannon Sims, Bowling Green, Ky., hospitality management and dietetics, WKU
•Laura Smith, Bowling Green, Ky., chemistry, WKU
•Wesley Smith, Leitchfield, Ky., exercise science, WKU
•Patrick Stalcup, Burkesville, Ky., biology, Lindsey Wilson College
•Kelli Vittitow, Boston, Ky., exercise science, WKU
•Kristi Vittitow, Boston, Ky., exercise science, WKU
•Kimberley Wilson, Greensburg, Ky., liberal studies, Bellarmine University
•Emily Rigney Wright, Danville, Ky., human performance-exercise science, Milligan College
•Jason Wright, Bowling Green, Ky., exercise science, WKU

About WKU’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program: The purpose of the DPT Program, an entry-level professional program, is to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to become skilled physical therapists. The DPT Program consists of 118 credit hours over three years. The mission of the WKU DPT Program is to serve the health care and preventative needs of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, including the rural and under-served areas, by developing culturally competent, caring, and autonomous physical therapists who will engage in critical thinking, evidence-based practice, professional behavior, life-long learning, and community/professional service. WKU’s program has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), which will conduct its initial accreditation visit in spring 2016.

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