ROANOKE, Va. — "It's the right program in the right place at the right time." That's how Radford University President Penny Kyle describes a new partnership with Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke.
Wednesday afternoon, the two schools joined Carilion Clinic in announcing a new doctoral program in Physical Therapy that will be based in Roanoke.
Jefferson College now has about a thousand students. The school moved from its old location to Carilion Roanoke Community Hospital over the summer.
The new doctoral program will build on a longstanding relationship between Carilion Clinic and Radford University, and serve a growing demand for physical therapists.
By locating in the midst of a growing medical community in Roanoke, Kyle said the doctoral program is exactly where it needs to be.