MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University Division of Physical Therapy is celebrating the success of its 2013 graduates, who earned a first-time pass rate of 97.5 percent on their licensure exam.

Of the 39 recent graduates, 38 passed the National Physical Therapy Examination. One graduate also received a perfect score.

“We are very proud of the Class of 2013,” MaryBeth Mandich, P.T., Ph.D., Division of Physical Therapy chairperson and professor, said. “Their 97.5 percent first-time pass rate exceeded the national average of 91 percent. This achievement is a testament to the collective efforts of our faculty members and students.”

As part of the WVU School of Medicine Department of Human Performance and Applied Exercise Science, the Division of Physical Therapy has 41 years of experience in professional physical therapy education. Faculty members integrate basic science with real-life, clinical experience, educating students to become professional physical therapists.

“This is a remarkable achievement,” Arthur J. Ross III, M.D., M.B.A., dean of the School of Medicine, said. “Kudos to Dr. Mandich and all of the program’s outstanding faculty and staff. Their dedicated support of our students, coupled with our fine students’ desire to achieve at the highest level, served as the formula for this sweet success.”
For more information: Amy Johns, Director of Public Affairs, 304-293-7087
ah: 08-07-13