Mission and Core Values




Our DPT Program Mission is linked to the Missions of the University and the Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions (see below):

We are committed to preparing knowledgeable, skillful, reflective and ethical physical therapists who make sound clinical decisions to enhance the health, function and well-being of their patients. We seek to cultivate professionals dedicated to life-long learning and professional development, patient advocacy, and the betterment of society.

In pursuit of this mission we embrace the core values of the physical therapy profession: accountability, altruism, caring and compassion, excellence, integrity, professional duty, and social responsibility. 


Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow College of Health Professions Mission:

Dedication to the development of professionals who contribute to a healthy society through practice, leadership, education and service.  


Central Michigan University Mission:

At Central Michigan University, we are a community committed to the pursuit of knowledge, wisdom, discovery and creativity. We provide student-centered education and foster personal and intellectual growth to prepare students for productive careers, meaningful lives, and responsible citizenship in a global society. To achieve this mission, we adhere to the core values of integrity, respect, compassion, inclusiveness, social responsibility, excellence, and innovation. 

APTA - Professionalism in Physical Therapy: Core Values