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Physical Therapy Program Goals and Expected Program Outcomes

Physical Therapy Program

  1. Graduates will practice independent competent physical therapy
    • Graduates will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for independent, competent physical therapy practice.
    • Graduates will demonstrate appropriate professional behavior.
  2. Students/graduates will contribute to and advocate for the health and wellness of society through education, consultation, and community outreach.
    • All students will develop, implement, and analyze a community outreach wellness program.
    • All students utilize current best evidence to develop age-appropriate fitness prescriptions which can be used for education and consultation in the community.
  3. Graduates will access, utilize and contribute to the scientific literature for clinical decision-making.
    • Graduates will demonstrate the ability to access the scientific literature for clinical decision-making.
    • Graduates will demonstrate the ability to utilize scientific literature for clinical decision-making.
    • Graduates will demonstrate the ability to contribute to the scientific literature for clinical decision-making.
  4. Faculty members will be engaged in teaching, scholarship, and service.
    • Faculty will provide high quality teaching.
    • Faculty will disseminate scholarly products on a regular basis.
    • Faculty will provide service to the University and the profession.
  5. The Midwestern University Physical Therapy Program will deliver an accredited, entry-level physical therapist education program which embraces the core values of the profession.
    • The Midwestern University Physical Therapy Program will maintain accreditation.
    • The Midwestern University Physical Therapy Program provides a comprehensive curriculum in Physical Therapy Education.
    • The American Physical Therapy Association's Core Values content exists throughout the Midwestern University Physical Therapy Program curriculum.