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Outcomes

Student Outcomes Data for Past Five Years

National Physical Therapy Exam Pass Rates (as reported by Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy)

PT outcomes 2015-2019

 

WCU's graduating students had a first time pass rate of 100% for the first five years of the DPT program with an average 98.5% first time pass rate over the past two years. This accomplishment indicates that students are well-trained to tackle the working world or apply to specialization programs called residencies. Residencies are intensive training opportunities that allow clinicians to specialize in one of many areas such as pediatric, neurologic, cardio-pulmonary, women's health, and orthopedic physical therapy. The applicant pools for residencies consist of the best students from across the country, and the process of being chosen is highly selective.

Residency Programs Our Graduates Have Attended

Class of 2020

  • Jack Faught - PT Solutions Orthopedic Residency, Asheville, NC
  • Gina Medefindt - PT Solutions Orthopedic Residency, Asheville, NC
  • Trae Mingus - ATI Sports Physical Therapy Residency, Greenville, SC

Class of 2019

  • Whittney Correll - ATI Sports Physical Therapy Residency, Greenville, SC
  • Shannon Icenhour - Duke Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency, Durham, NC
  • Hannah Pollard - University of Mississippi Medical Center Neurologic Residency, Jackson, MS
  • Kelsey Sivley - Emory University’s Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency, Atlanta, GA
  • Whitney Ward - East Tennessee State University and James H. Quillen VA Orthopaedic Residency Program, Johnson City, TN

Class of 2018

  • Hannah Bowen – Neurologic residency at Harris Health System in Houston, Texas
  • Johnny Morris - Orthopedic resident for the Eastern Tennessee State University / Mountain Home V.A. Residency in Johnson City, Tennessee
  • Brittany Pace - Orthopedic residency at Coury and Buehler Physical Therapy in Brea, California
  • Kelly Yerkes - Geriatrics residency at Brooks Rehabilitation in Jacksonville, Florida

Class of 2017

  • Collin Clark - Carolinas HealthCare System and Wingate University Clinical Residency in Neurological Physical Therapy
  • Ansel Clayton - East Tennessee State University and Mountain Home VA Orthopaedic Physical Therapy Residency 
  • Allison Cochran – Pediatric Physical Therapy Residency with the Division of Physical Therapy in the Department of Allied Health Sciences and the UNC Hospitals
  • Kenneth Flinchum – Emory University Neurologic Physical Therapy Residency
  • Jenna Floyd – Mercer Residency in Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Physical Therapy at Piedmont Hospital in Critical Care
  • Chanchai Hongdoxmai – Duke Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency
  • Tyler Matherne – Orthopedic Physical Therapy Residency with the Division of Physical Therapy in the Department of Allied Health Sciences and the UNC Hospitals

Class of 2015

  • Rebeca Bermudez – Duke Women’s Health Physical Therapy Residency
  • Joshua Jones – Nxt Gen Institute of Physical Therapy Orthopedic Residency

Class of 2014

  • Doug Kurz – UIC Department of Physical Therapy – Orthopedic Manual Therapy
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