“Program Objectives” is the term we use to describe what you, the student, will have learned by the time you have completed your degree with us. Your course of study will be long (119 hours) and challenging. But the rewards will make the journey one well-worth taking. When you walk to the podium and receive your doctorate degree, you and your fellow healthcare professionals will know you have mastered each of the following skills.
Program Objectives/Expected Student Outcomes
At the conclusion of the DPT program, the student will be able to:
- Screen, examine, evaluate, and diagnose individuals with impairments, functional limitations and disabilities related to movement, physical dysfunction, health and wellness.
- Plan and implement standard and innovative interventions for individuals with impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities related to movement, physical dysfunction, health and wellness.
- Determine the optimal level of improvement in function and the amount of time to reach that level for a patient with an impairment, functional limitation or disability related to movement.
- Instruct individuals and groups in the prevention of impairments, functional limitations and disabilities related to movement, physical dysfunction, health and wellness.
- Demonstrate social responsibility, citizenship, and advocacy including participation in community and human service organizations and activities.
- Integrate scientific and clinical evidence in physical therapy practice, and contribute to the evidence for practice.
- In professional interactions:
- Exhibit moral, ethical and legal behavior
- Display sensitivity to individual differences and values
- Communicate appropriately
- Display effective leadership skills
- Display effective administrative and consultative behaviors
- Effectively use contemporary technology
- Demonstrate effective teaching skills that are culturally appropriate and meet the needs of the learner.