Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

Doctor of Physical Therapy Goals

Student and Graduate Goals

  • Goal 1: Students will demonstrate the requisite knowledge and skills to practice safely and effectively as entry-level physical therapists.
  • Goal 2: Students and graduates will demonstrate effective communication skills and professional behavior when interacting with patients, families, professional colleagues, and the public.
  • Goal 3: Students and graduates will practice in a legal, ethical, and fair manner.
  • Goal 4: Students and graduates will demonstrate a commitment to the profession through advocacy and community service.
  • Goal 5: Graduates will engage in lifelong learning and professional development opportunities.

Faculty Goals

  • Goal 1: Actively engage in professional practice, service, and/or continuing education to maintain and expand clinical competence and expertise.
  • Goal 2: Promote academic excellence that optimizes student learning and teaching effectiveness.
  • Goal 3: Disseminate peer-reviewed scholarly products via professional journals and conferences.
  • Goal 4: Participate in service and leadership opportunities at the institution, community, and/or professional level.

Program Goals

  • Goal 1: Cultivate experiences that promote resiliency, engagement, intuitiveness, and adaptability.
  • Goal 2: Enhance opportunities and resources to advance and promote justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Goal 3: Sponsor professional development activities for clinical faculty and area clinicians to foster lifelong learning.
Last Updated: 4/23/24