Physical Therapy Program Curricular Outcome Objectives
- Apply the ICFDH and Patient/Client Management Models in the delivery of physical therapy services.
- Integrate biological, physical, ethical, social and psychological principles and theories to assist the individual to optimize his/her capacity to function within the environment.
- Use interaction and communication skills in all professional relationships.
- Use critical thinking and discriminatory judgment when making decisions in the practice of physical therapy and within the health care arena.
- Value and continuously develop the existing and evolving roles of the physical therapist as a teacher, researcher, consultant, administrator, and advocate.
- Practice in a reflective fashion and pursue ongoing professional development and life-long learning experiences.
- Demonstrate a sense of responsibility in regards to contemporary health issues and participate in activities that advance physical therapy and serve the community.
DPT Program Curricular Threads
- Patient centered care (using the ICFDH and Patient Management Models)
- Attention to individual differences including life span position and cultural competency
- Ethical and professional behavior and professionalism (PT and program core values)
- Effective interaction and communication skills
- Evidenced based practice
- Health promotion, prevention and wellness
- Professional development and life long learning