Doctor of Physical Therapy Mission Statement


The Department of Physical Therapy at Wheeling Jesuit University (WJU) embraces the Jesuit tradition of educational excellence in the preparation of doctoral level therapists for professional and ethical leadership, the betterment of society, and services to others, including areas underserved by the health care system. The Department faculty members are involved in advancing knowledge in the field of physical therapy through research and/or clinical practice.

WJU physical therapy graduates are prepared to practice a holistic approach in delivering physical therapy services to diverse populations throughout the continuum of health, wellness, injury, and disease. Through the use of a unique learning style, WJU physical therapy graduates demonstrate exemplary professionalism, exceptional skills and problem solving, and the ability to access and utilize knowledge, reflective of a commitment to life-long learning.