DOCTORAL PROGRAM IN PHYSICAL
Our goals for the program are divided into 3
components: (1) Goals for the overall Program, (2) Goals related to the Program
faculty, and (3) Goals related to our students/graduates.
related to the overall program
Provide an educational environment that reflects the American Physical Therapy
Association’s (APTA) Vision 2020 and the core values of the physical therapy
profession as described in Professionalism
in Physical Therapy: Core Values.
Provide students with the skills and knowledge to become entry-level physical
therapist practitioners who meet the physical therapy needs of clients in an
evolving health care environment.
Develop and sustain the necessary infrastructure and resources to support the
mission of the program and achieve the educational, scholarship and service
aims of the program.
related to the faculty
program faculty will:
Serve as role models and mentors who emulate the core values of the physical
Strive for teaching excellence to advance the learning of their students by
providing optimal resources and learning experiences for students.
Engage in scholarly activity that contributes to the body of knowledge in
physical therapy practice and education.
Collectively engage in service to the profession, community and university.
related to program students/graduates:
Embrace and enact the core values of the profession: accountability, altruism,
caring and compassion, excellence, integrity, professional duty and social
Be knowledgeable, skillful, reflective practitioners who make sound clinical
decisions and practice legally and ethically.
Seek out and apply current evidence and theory to support clinical practice and
be capable of engaging in scholarship to advance the body of knowledge in
Engage in service activities that promote the wellbeing of their patients and
contribute to the advancement of their community and the profession.