Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Radford U., Carilion To Offer PhD in Physical Therapy

Carilion Clinic night view (SFCS photo).^

Radford University, working with Carilion Clinic and Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke will team to offer a doctorate degree in physical therapy next year.

The DPT program will be located in Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital, sharing space, services and resources with Jefferson College of Health Sciences.

Carilion Clinic Chief Operating Officer Nancy Agee says, "We have a long history with RU, working together in health professions education. We’re pleased to be able to jointly bring this new doctoral program to the Roanoke Valley. The three-year program will admit 25 students per year for a total of 75 students at full enrollment.

"It will not only help us meet an important patient need, [but] it sets the stage for future opportunities to collaborate. With these doctoral students joining our JCHS Nursing and Health students, Virginia Tech Carilion and University of Virginia medical students, Carilion Clinic Medical Education residents and fellows, we are building a remarkable center for health professions and medical education here in the Roanoke Valley."

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