DPT Introduction

Physiotherapy: A Hands-On Profession

A Physiotherapist (PT) is a health care professional who provides direct patient care to persons who have disorders of movement, mechanical, physiological and developmental impairments and functional limitations, whether caused by injury or disease, to help them achieve maximum physical function and mobility.

Program Vision

To be a recognized leader in evidence based, clinically integrated, physical therapy education through collaboration among uniquely specialized professionals and institutions.

 

  • To deliver best available physical therapy practice for improving movement, function and health across diverse individuals and communities.
  • To engage in the continual acquisition of knowledge, skills, and abilities to advance the science of physical therapy and its role in the delivery of health care.
  • To prepare the DPT graduate as an evidence-based, primary care practitioner who:
  • Goal 1: Promotes health and wellness, examines, evaluates, diagnoses, prognoses, and provides intervention with physical therapy services for individuals with movement dysfunction.
  • Goal 2: Functions in a professional, ethical, legal, and patient-centered manner and demonstrates commitment to society and the profession.
  • Goal 3: Communicates and educates the individuals, families, and community about rehabilitation, better health, and prevention of disuse abnormalities.