Called to Restore

Have you been called to help people heal and restore? William Carey University’s physical therapy program enables you to learn from exceptionally qualified faculty in a team-oriented, hands-on environment. Enter a strong, caring profession and make a difference in your community with Carey Physical Therapy.

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Doctor of Physical Therapy

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Whether you are a first-time student or a working professional seeking to advance your career, William Carey College of Health Sciences has a place for you. We are excited to connect with you and guide you on your way toward joining the next generation of leaders and difference-makers in the global community!

At William Carey DPT, you will encounter knowledgeable professors, a caring and compassionate culture, and a passion to develop learners who will carry these characteristics to the patients and clients of our region. As a Christian institution and program, we honor the student’s God-given calling to the healing ministry of Jesus Christ, and value intellectual, emotional, and spiritual growth as highly as professional development.

Our faculty are American Board of Physical Therapy Specialist Certified in their respective practice areas, and most continue to provide patient care on a regular basis. We also enjoy a number of academically prepared faculty who guide the program in best practice educational strategies focused on active learning. Finally, our clinical instructors locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally provide supervision and oversight as our students journey from novice to expert clinicians during experiential learning.

Whether you are a current student, a prospective student, parent, or potential employer we think you’ll find a lot to like in our program. We invite you to visit our new College of Health Sciences facilities and consider making our program your choice!

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Meet the Director

Dr. Judy Prehn

Dr. Prehn has been employed by William Carey University since 2014. She has served as physical therapy faculty, Director of Clinical Education, and Program Director. Before coming to William Carey, Dr. Prehn owned a private physical therapy practice specializing in pediatrics. She is from North Carolina, and has practiced in North Carolina, Alabama, and Mississippi.

Degrees and Certifications:

  • Doctor of Science in Rehabilitation Science from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Master’s Degree in Pediatric Rehabilitation Science from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
  • Baccalaureate Degree in Physical Therapy from the Medical University of South Carolina
  • Board Certified Clinical Specialist in Pediatric Physical Therapy
  • NIDCAP Certified (Neonatal Individualized Developmental Care and Assessment)

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710 William Carey Parkway | Hattiesburg, MS 39401
  physicaltherapy@wmcarey.edu  |    (601) 318 - 6584


The Physical Therapy Program at William Carey University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA 22305-3085, (703-706-3245); email accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.

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