Doctor of Physical Therapy - Goals

Student 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, prognosis  and 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 practice patterns.

 Faculty Goals

 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 underserved populations.

 Program Goals

1. After successful candidacy and accreditation, program graduates will pass the licensure exam.

 2. After successful candidacy and accreditation, graduates who seek employment will be employed within 6 months after graduation from the DPT Program.

 3. After successful candidacy and accreditation, Graduates will work in rural and/or underserved areas upon graduation from the DPT Program.