Program in Physical Therapy
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Disclosures for all areas of our operations are posted here. Disclosures related to specific areas also are posted within the relevant areas, Education, Research, and Practice.

Disclosures Regarding Students

Washington University Program in Physical Therapy is committed to providing a world-class education in a supportive and intellectually stimulating environment. Our disclosure policies are provided below. For other policies, visit the Bulletin of the School of Medicine.

Essential Skills

For the professional DPT Program, All students are expected to develop essential knowledge, clinical skills, personal and professional behavior, and social responsibility to fill the role of a successful physical therapist who is a general practitioner. The achievement of the curriculum objectives in the areas of knowledge, clinical skills, and responsibility shall meet or exceed the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education criteria. All students in the program must be able to accomplish all of these objectives with reasonable accommodation for known disabilities.

FERPA and Privacy

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act is a federal law that protects student information. The law also gives individual students certain rights.

  • the right to inspect and review education records
  • the right to seek the amendment of education records
  • the right to consent to the disclosure of education records
  • the right to obtain a copy of the school’s FERPA policy
  • the right to file a complaint with the FERPA Office in Washington, D.C.

While most information about a student is considered private and no one outside the University may have access to it without the written consent of the student, certain categories of information designated as “directory information” may be disclosed by Washington University without obtaining the prior consent of the student. Through WebSTAC, WU students have control over the release of directory information. The following items are included in this designation:

  • Full Name
  • Home and local addresses and telephone numbers
  • Email address
  • Photographic, video, or electronic image (picture)
  • Academic division and major field of study
  • Dates of attendance
  • Previous schools attened
  • Graduation dates and degrees received at Washington University
  • Class (affiliated degree year)
  • Academic Awards
  • Participation in intercollegiate activities
  • Height and weight (NCAA Division III athletes only)

Click here to see the full text of the FERPA policy at Washington University.


Washington University encourages and gives full consideration to all applicants for admission, financial aid and employment. The university does not discriminate in access to, or treatment or employment in, its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, veteran status, disability or genetic information. Inquiries about compliance should be addressed to the university's Vice Chancellor for Human Resources, Washington University, Campus Box 1184, One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, MO 63130.

The Program in Physical Therapy is committed to recruiting, enrolling and educating a diverse student body.

Security Reports

Under the federal "Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act", US post-secondary educational institutions must compile and make public annually statistics on the reported occurrences of certain offenses. Campus Crime Statisitics Reports are available from Protective Services.

Disclosures Regarding Participation in Research

As a component of Washington University School of Medicine, the Program in Physical Therapy is committed to the highest standards for conducting research.

Institutional Statement of Commitment To the Protection of Human Participants in Research

Disclosures Regarding Your Protection as a Patient

Washington University Physical Therapists strive to deliver compassionate, respectful and responsive clinical care. It is our objective to maintain your trust and confidence in the course of your physical therapy treatment.

We have adopted a number of policies and statements designed to ensure that your clinical care is not affected by external influences, and that your privacy and safety are paramount. These include the following:

Policy on Patient Privacy (HIPAA)

Policy on Web Site Privacy