Student Learning Outcomes

Doctor of Physical Therapy
  • Develop knowledge and performance of contemporary physical therapy practice that is safe, legal, ethical, effective and compassionate which includes screening, examination, evaluation, physical therapy diagnosis, development of the plan of care, intervention and assessment of outcomes (practice)
  • Demonstrate professional behavior and interactions (professional behavior)
  • Develop the ability to communicate effectively with a variety of audiences through writing, listening and speech (communication)
  • Adapt delivery of physical therapy services with consideration for patient's differences, values, preferences and needs (cultural competency)
  • Demonstrate technological ability to access information and demonstrate basic skills in research methodology that will allow the graduates to evaluate data and draw conclusions for relevance to practice (evidence-based practice skills)
  • Develop critical thinking skills by making professional and practice decisions, through analysis of data relevant to their practice (critical thinking)
  • Educate others regarding physical therapy practice, prevention, health and wellness using relevant and effective teaching methodologies (education)
  • Manage resources to achieve physical therapy goals while understanding economic factors that impact the delivery of service (resource management)
  • Provide autonomous care and appropriately address patients' needs for services with the use of support services and/or outside referral (autonomous practice)
  • Participate in interprofessional collaboration and consultation in order to achieve better outcomes including health promotion in a constantly changing health care environment (interprofessional/consultation)
  • Demonstrate commitment to life-long learning in physical therapy, through scholarship and participation in professional organizations, exchanges, and/or development (life- long learning)
  • Demonstrate commitment to the current and future needs of local and global communities through service (service)