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Program Goals

Education and Training

Graduate

  1. Graduates demonstrate skills necessary to practice autonomously with competence, integrity, and compassion in a variety of settings across the life span.
  2. Graduates will communicate effectively and appropriately, in a culturally sensitive manner with diverse populations including colleagues, patients and the public.

Faculty

  1. Faculty will teach in their area of content expertise.
  2. Faculty will engage in continuous professional development

Program

  1. The program will offer an outstanding graduate teaching-learning experience through its diverse faculty and students.
  2. The program will maintain an environment for learning that fosters the professional development of students and faculty.
  3. The program will demonstrate a commitment to the profession of physical therapy through teaching, service, leadership and advocacy.
Research and Knowledge Creation

Graduate

  1. The graduate will critically analyze published literature and utilize best available evidence to inform his/her practice.

Faculty

  1. The faculty will engage in scholarly activities and the promotion of evidence-based practice

Program

  1. The program will support faculty efforts to produce and disseminate scholarly information designed to enhance evince based physical therapy practice and training.
  2. The program will develop and implement a research agenda that aligns with its mission of serving under-represented minority populations.
Leadership and Community Service

Graduate

  1. Graduates will demonstrate a commitment to service to the profession, patients, and the community.

Faculty

  1. 1. Faculty will participate in activities related to service to the university, the profession and the community.

Program

  1. The program will produce graduates who represent and serve a multicultural society.
  2. The program will support faculty and student efforts to serve the profession and the community.