Based on its mission, the Physical Therapy Program has developed goals for students, graduates, faculty members, and the Program.

  1. Students and graduates will be competent in providing physical therapy services to a diverse population across all levels of the healthcare continuum.
    »  Graduates will pass the National Physical Therapy Examination.
    »  Students and graduates will actively engage in interprofessional collaborative practice.
    »  Students and graduates will be engaged in community outreach programs.
    » Students and graduates will be engaged in health promotion, prevention, or wellness activities.
  2. Students and graduates will demonstrate professionalism, independent judgment, clinical problem solving, and leadership.
    »  Students and graduates will demonstrate professional behavior.
    »  Students and graduates will utilize evidence-based practice by critically applying scientific research and other forms of best evidence to improve their practice.
    »  Graduates will assume leadership roles in the community or profession.
    »  Graduates will assume leadership roles in the clinical setting.
    »  Graduates will be members of the American Physical Therapy Association.
  3. Graduates will have the ability to contribute to didactic and clinical education of future practitioners and to the body of knowledge in the profession.
    »  Graduates will become clinical educators.
    »  Graduates will publish in professional magazines or journals or give presentations at local, state, or national meetings.
    »  Graduates will participate in post-professional continuing education programs.
    »  Graduates will participate in residency and/or fellowship programs, and obtain ABPTS specialist certification.
  4. Faculty members will provide high-quality teaching and professional standards, scholarship, and service to the University, community and profession.
    »  Faculty will provide high-quality teaching.
    »  Faculty will disseminate scholarly products.
    »  Faculty will provide service to the University, community and profession.