Category: School of Physical Therapy

A group of Langston University representatives pose with hardhats and shovels at the Groundbreaking Ceremony for the new building for the School of Physical Therapy in 2015.


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By Christina Gray, Media Relations Specialist

LANGSTON, Okla. – Langston University began a new chapter in its history with a formal groundbreaking ceremony for its School of Physical Therapy building located at the Langston, Oklahoma campus. Construction for the new facility has begun, it is located adjacent to the wetlands pond and island and south of the E. L. Holloway Agricultural Complex. Fencing and construction trailers are currently mobilized at the construction site. The building will contain three classrooms, one anatomy lab, two clinical laboratories, a computer lab, a cardio lab, informal learning spaces and much more.

“Today is a momentous occasion, here at dear Langston. We are breaking ground on the future home of the School of Physical Therapy”, said Kent J. Smith, Jr., President of Langston University. “I am pleased with the progress our University is making and will continue to make. The Physical Therapy building will be more than an educational facility, but a way to influence the lives of our future medical professionals.“

This building will offer Langston Physical Therapy students the extraordinary opportunity to develop the existing academic programs, grow student activities, expand community engagement, and eventually serve a greater number of education seekers in the region who lack convenient, affordable access to high-quality education.

Speakers for the event included Ailya Chaudry, Ph.D., and University President, Kent J. Smith, Jr., Ph.D. Those attending included Rick Davis, Chairman of the Board of Regents for the Oklahoma A&M Colleges and Universities, Jason Ramsey, Chief Executive Officer of the Board of Regents for the Oklahoma A&M Colleges and Universities, Andy Lester, Regent for the Oklahoma A&M Colleges and Universities, Alicia Sumlin, Mayor of Langston, Oklahoma, Lucy Swanson, a representative of the Guthrie Chamber, as well as the Physical Therapy students and faculty.

The Langston University Doctor of Physical Therapy program is one of only two programs offered in the state of Oklahoma. It prepares students for a career in Physical Therapy, and to achieve their professional and personal goals. Programs and services support the economic growth of the community in response to changing needs. Langston University is located 12 miles east of Guthrie, Oklahoma. Langston offers more than 38 degree programs, including 5 master’s degrees and one doctoral program. If you are interested in learning more about Langston University’s School of Physical Therapy, please visit For more information about Langston University, visit .