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Program Goals & Outcomes

  • Goal

    Demonstrate competence in techniques, concepts and knowledge specific to Physical Therapy.

  • Outcome
    1. Students will demonstrate the appropriate level of clinical competence for placement in curriculum

  • Demonstrate the ability to access, analyze, synthesize and evaluate information effectively

    1. Students will demonstrate the ability to access, analyze and integrate material from prior learning into current course content and clinical placements

  • Demonstrate research skills and methods through the ability to gather documents, investigate, analyze, interpret and evaluate information

    1. Students demonstrate the ability to access, understand and apply research knowledge as a routine part of clinical care and generate clinically relevant information throughout the curriculum with assignments of increasing complexity

  • Disseminate and communicate information effectively in oral and written form

    1. Students will demonstrate competence in oral and written communication throughout the curriculum with assignments of increasing complexity

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the implications of a diverse society to the profession and demonstrate the skills to address the moral and ethical challenges within the profession

    1. Students will demonstrate an understanding of how individual and cultural differences affect delivery of health care and respond with appropriate sensitivity in all aspects of patient care

    2. Students will identify and analyze ethical dilemmas in the U.S. health care system and specifically in physical therapy practice.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Mount Saint Mary’s DPT graduates are eligible to sit for the National Physical Therapy Exam in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Licenses are granted by the licensing authority in individual states and those licensing boards might require an additional exam on laws and regulations specific to that state. The Physical Therapy Board of California is the licensing authority for California and requires an exam on the laws and regulations for practice of physical therapy in California. Contact information for the licensing authorities in other jurisdictions can be found on the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy website here. Mount Saint Mary’s University is also in the process of researching professional licensure requirements in others states.