Disclosures Regarding Students

Disclosure policies for students in the Physical Therapy Program are provided below. For other policies, visit the Bulletin of the School of Medicine.

Technical Standards for Matriculation

Washington University Program in Physical Therapy does not discriminate against qualified people with disabilities in the admissions process. We do require all students to meet the Program’s technical standards with or without reasonable accommodations. These standards are necessary to allow success during the academic and clinical phases of study, and the capacity to pass licensure requirements and attain future employment. The standards are intended to protect the health safety of students, faculty, and patients. An offer for admission may be withdrawn if an admitted student is not able to articulate how he or she would meet the program’s goals and objectives, even with accommodation. The faculty expects graduates to be prepared to function in a broad variety of clinical situations and render a wide spectrum of patient care. Please find the full text of our technical standards for matriculation here.

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 “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 attended
  • 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)

Please find the full text of the FERPA policy at Washington University here.


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 Statistics Reports are available from Protective Services.

Disclosures Regarding Participation in Research

As a component of the Washington University School of Medicine, the Program in Physical Therapy is committed to the highest standards for conducting research. Please see the Institutional Statement of Commitment To the Protection of Human Participants in Research (PDF).

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 Links to Third-Party Websites

Washington University School of Medicine does not endorse or guarantee the accuracy of information contained on websites of non-affiliated external sources. Read the School of Medicine’s Policy on Links to Third-Party Websites to learn more.