Physical therapy program sees expansion with WSU Old Town construction

Renovations are under way in Wichita State’s Department of Physical Therapy space at WSU Old Town to expand the space in anticipation of significant growth in the program. Wichita State’s Department of Physical Therapy will increase the number of students in each class from 40 to 60 students and expand the number of faculty, administrative support team members and graduate teaching assistants. The first expanded class will begin June 2024.

Expanding the physical therapy program at WSU is a significant step toward meeting the growing demand for skilled physical therapists and improving health care in the region. Physical therapists are integral members of health care teams and provide highly specialized services, and they are playing increasingly vital roles in emergency departments, at times serving as primary health care providers, particularly in rural areas. WSU’s physical therapy program holds the highest first-time pass rate for the National Physical Therapy Examination in the region.