The mission of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is to educate and form entry level Doctor of Physical Therapy practitioners in a faith-based academic community. Students are educated to become highly-skilled, ethical servant leaders who are valued contributors to the health professions and to the community.
As a premier health professional education program, the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University will meet the following program goals:
- The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program will achieve a two-year average graduation rate of greater than 85%.
- The Program graduates will have a two-year average ultimate licensure exam pass rate of greater than 90%.
- The Program graduates will sustain a first-time licensure exam pass rate of greater than the national average.
- The Program graduates will have a two-year average employment rate of greater than 95% among graduates who are actively seeking employment in the field of physical therapy within one year of graduation.
- As a community-engaged campus, 85% of the program faculty and students will be engaged in service to the community and profession at the institutional, local, state and/or national levels on an annual basis.
Upon completion of the DPT program graduates will be able to:
- Practice in a manner that meets legal standards and demonstrates ethical action and decision-making.
- Utilize best evidence in making sound clinical judgments, as well as create scholarly material through scientific inquiry.
- Apply entry-level knowledge and skills in the examination and evaluation of patients and clients to formulate accurate physical therapy diagnoses.
- Create effective, evidence-based intervention plans that optimize an individual’s physical and emotional well-being and participation in society.
- Administer effective physical therapy services through communication, interdisciplinary collaboration, servant-leadership and sound business acumen as autonomous, reflective practitioners in an ever-hanging healthcare environment.