THE MISSION OF THE DPT PROGRAM
The mission of the Department of Physical Therapy is to advance physical therapist practice by providing outstanding entry-level and post-graduate education, translating science to deliver quality clinical services, leading federally funded rehabilitation research, and training the next generation of rehabilitation researchers and leaders of our profession. The mission of the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is to educate outstanding entry-level physical therapists who provide excellent physical therapy services, integrate scientific inquiry into their clinical practice and have a well-developed sense of professionalism and social responsibility.
DPT PROGRAM GOALS & OBJECTIVES
Goal 1: The DPT Program will graduate students who demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and behaviors to:
- practice in a wide range of practice settings
- use evidence in guiding their clinical decision making
- behave professionally and in a socially responsible manner, and
- seek advanced training
Goal 2: The Department of Physical Therapy will recruit, train, and graduate individuals who will become outstanding physical therapists capable of meeting the needs of our profession and the patients we serve.
Goal 3: The Department of Physical Therapy will maintain outstanding Physical Therapy clinics that support the education of Doctor of Physical Therapy students and physical therapists, supports rehabilitation research, and provides service to the community.
Goal 4: The tenure-track core faculty in the Department of Physical Therapy will be national leaders in conducting outstanding federally and non-federally funded rehabilitation research and will train the next generation of outstanding rehabilitation researchers and physical therapy educators.