Doctor of Physical Therapy - Goals
1. Students will practice in
an ethical and legal manner utilizing effective oral and
written interdisciplinary communication skills to patients
and stakeholders within the profession including those in
rural and underserved areas.
2. Students will demonstrate
competent entry-level patient care skills and will be able
to critically reason in examination, evaluation, diagnosis,
intervention while functioning as autonomous practitioners.
3. Students will promote
health and wellness in their community.
4. Students will demonstrate
competence in accessing evidence based literature,
appraising the literature, and implementing it to enhance
1. Faculty will develop and
implement a scholarly agenda and contribute to the body of
knowledge as it relates to Physical Therapy.
2. Faculty will demonstrate
continuous professional development by engaging in advanced
education and credentialing, and by being involved with
professional service at the community, university, state,
and national levels.
3. Faculty will engage in
clinical practice/community service to rural and/or
1. After successful candidacy and
accreditation, program graduates will pass the licensure
2. After successful
candidacy and accreditation, graduates who seek employment
will be employed within 6 months after graduation from the
3. After successful
candidacy and accreditation, Graduates will work in rural
and/or underserved areas upon graduation from the DPT