Whitworth DPT

Whitworth's DPT program is an intensive, full-time program. Complete it in eight semesters. Accreditation Status www.whitworth.edu/dpt-accreditation

Operating as usual


Interested in becoming a Physical Therapist? Our next virtual info session is coming up on February 13th. Go to www.whitworth.edu/dpt to register. Its not too late to apply for the Fall! Attending an info session is a great way to get all your questions answered.

Photos from Whitworth DPT's post 02/01/2024

Our students are starting a new tradition of sharing a meal together once a month between classes. This month the theme was "Country Thursday". They made a country breakfast with pancakes, omelets, potatoes and bacon. Many thanks to Silas for organizing it all!

Photos from Whitworth DPT's post 01/24/2024

Last week our students honored MLK day by doing a service project and packing 48 compassion bags to hand out to those in need.

Photos from Whitworth DPT's post 01/22/2024

DPT class of 2025 had the opportunity to go to parasport Spokane and learn how to play wheelchair basketball!


Its flannel Friday in MSK I today!


The class of 2026 shared some of their favorite moments from their first semester in the program.

Photos from Whitworth DPT's post 01/10/2024

Our spring classes are in full swing! Today in Movement Systems II students did a motor learning lab where they each brought a skill to teach to other cohort members.


Happy New Year from Whitworth's DPT program!


Merry Christmas from Whitworth's DPT program!


The priority application deadline is fast approaching! Go to www.whitworth.edu/dpt to learn more about how to apply to be part of the Whitworth DPT class of 2027!


Student Spotlight!

Today we are featuring Kylie Kondra DPT class of 2026! Kylie says "Coming to Whitworth I have been overwhelmed with the amount of support I have received not only from the faculty but those in my cohort and other programs. This program has continued to make me the best version of myself, both as a student and as a clinician. I have enjoyed getting to know my cohort both in and out of the classroom and many of them have become some of my closest friends. "


Finals week can't stop the class of 2026 from having a little fun! In professional formations today the class got all dressed up in their best Christmas sweaters.


Its the last week of full time clinicals for the class of 2025! Here is Clay at Deaconess Hospital in Spokane!

Photos from Whitworth DPT's post 12/05/2023

The class of 2025 is almost done with their first clinical rotation. Here is Macy at PT Solutions in Hillsboro, OR. Lauren and Jay at Riverview Retirement Community in Spokane and Ethen at Trios Health Southridge Hospital in Kennewick, WA.


Student Spotlight!

Chandler Roselli DPT class of 2026! Chandler said that finding Whitworth felt like finding a diamond in the rough. He feels a complete sense of family and togetherness which he could not find at any other university. He said he has grown as an individual and has gained so many new life-long friends, network possibilities and colleagues.

Photos from Whitworth DPT's post 11/29/2023

The class of 2025 has been out on their first full time clinicals this semester. Dr. Hook, our Director of Clinical Education has been traveling around and visiting some of our students. Here is Itzel at PT Solutions in South Lake Union, WA and Kaitlyn at Concerntra in Puyallup WA!


Happy Thanksgiving from Whitworth's DPT program!


Student Spotlight!

Kendall Gantz DPT Class of 2026 says "I chose Whitworth because of the amount of support and resource available to me in this program. I love that we start clinical experiences early; this allowed me to practice my skills with patients in different settings. This program has become a second family to me, and I enjoy spending quality time with my cohort in school and outside of school!"

Photos from Whitworth DPT's post 11/14/2023

Dr. Choma spent last week in Tampa, FL at the Gerontological Society of America conference and presented results from her mixed methods interventional balance study. She attended sessions and connected with fellow researchers from diverse backgrounds (nursing, medical, social work, PT, and public health) who are passionate about improving health outcomes, inclusion, and quality of life for older adults and their caregivers.

Fun fact: Tampa also has a yearly pirate festival in January called Gasparilla! 🏴‍☠️ S’go Bucs!


Student Spotlight!

Josh Mendoza Class of 2026! Josh chose Whitworth because the staff is very friendly and caring and the atmosphere is very welcoming. So far in the program he said he has been given an appreciation for time and extensive knowledge involved with medicine related fields. The most valuable aspect about his experience in the DPT program so far is the drive that has developed for knowledge and the camaraderie with his fellow cohort mates.


Student Spotlight!

Brock Lords Class of 2026! Brock said "The amount of support I felt I had at my disposal was a reason why I chose Whitworth. So far I have gained an extension of my family in my cohort, the most supportive and trusting faculty, and an increased depth of knowledge I did not realize was available to me. My favorite memory so far is playing spikeball after class with my cohort!"

Photos from Whitworth DPT's post 10/31/2023

Happy Halloween from the class of 2026!


Student Spotlight!

Emma Brummer, Whitworth Alum and DPT class of 2026 said "Cadaver dissection has been the most valuable thing about my experience here so far. I came into the program with a whole year of cadaver experience under my belt, and 2 years of learning and TA'ing with them. I knew that because my faith grew so much during undergrad with the use of the Lord's greatest creation as a learning tool, it was going to be a similar case pursuing my DPT degree here. It has been just that and more! It is more material thus a deeper understanding and appreciation of the Lord's precise and intentional work." Emma also said she has gained incredibly close friendships with people she knows are experiencing the same highs and lows, obstacles and highlights, and pursuing similar goals and dream. The class of 2026 is a tight knit group of people who hold each other accountable on homework and actions and love to spend time together outside of the classroom and cheer each other on.


For National PT Month we asked some of our faculty why they love being a PT. Here is what Dr. Carrie Clark Hawkins, Chair of Whitworth's DPT program had to say!

I love being a PT because I can help people regain function or stay as functional as possible, to help them live their best lives. As a part of the faculty in a DPT program, I love thinking that I am a part of improving many peoples’ function by educating the next generation of physical therapists.


The crowd funding page is now live! Your support will fund short-term travel and housing costs, allowing our students to pursue clinical/fieldwork rotations beyond the Spokane metro region. Donate anytime from now until February 21. Link in our bio! We appreciate all of your support for our Graduate Health Science Students!


We love seeing cohorts become not only classmates but friends. The class of 2026 gathered for a bonfire and yummy food to soak in the beautiful fall weather!


Today we are featuring Dr. Kelsey Barks!

Dr. Barks is an adjunct for Whitworth’s DPT program. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biomedical Science from Southeast Missouri State University and a Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Missouri State University in 2012. She has completed a certification in pain science and Orthopedic Manual Therapy and is an orthopedic clinical specialist candidate. She is currently working through the International Academy of Orthopedic Medicine towards becoming a Fellow in the American Academy of Orthopedic Manual Physical Therapists and is also currently completing her terminal degree, Doctorate of Science in Rehabilitative Science, with an emphasis on education, from Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center. She also enjoys helping patients reach their goals at Cornerstone Physical Therapy and mentoring students while on their clinical internship.

Photos from Whitworth DPT's post 10/13/2023

Did you know that when you support our students during the One Pine Day fundraiser 100% of funds raised will go directly to the students? One Pine Day is coming on October 19th! Swipe to see typical costs associated with clinical experiences.

Support students in our graduate health science degree programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy and athletic training by creating clinical/fieldwork experience travel grants. connect.whitworth.edu/travel-grants

Photos from Whitworth DPT's post 10/12/2023

Last week the class of 2025 participated in a splinting lab.

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Favorite moments of first semester
Our DPT students kicked off their Professional Formation Course with an exhilarating team building activity! Titled "Do ...
Class of 2026! Meet Dr. Paul Werhane. #whitworthuniversity #physicaltherapy
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In Exercise Science & Perscription Class the DPT students are practicing resistance training prescription and dosage met...
Class of 2026! Meet Dr. Dominic Severino.#whitworthuniversity #physicaltherapy
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Class of 2026! Meet the Director of Clinical Education, Dr. Jonathan Hook. #whitworthuniversity #physicaltherapy





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