Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program

 

Graduate Goals and Outcomes


Graduate Goal 1

Demonstrate competence in the examination, evaluation, diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention of the movement system across the lifespan within all available practice settings.

  • Outcome 1: Graduates of the Program will demonstrate entry-level competence through the successful completion of the curriculum, including all written and practical exams as well as the comprehensive exam, and will demonstrate entry-level competence in all clinical skills upon completion of the clinical practice courses.
  • Outcome 2: Graduates of the Program will demonstrate entry-level competence through the passage of the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) 

Graduate Goal 2

Embrace best practice standards, that include the integration of best available research, clinical expertise, and patient centered values and goals.

  • Outcome 1: Graduates will have demonstrated adherence to evidence-based principles and practices during formal clinical education experiences as determined by clinical faculty.
  • Outcome 2: Graduates will consistently apply the current best evidence and best practice guidelines to the care of individual patients as per self/employer assessment 

Graduate Goal 3

Collaborate with other health professionals, consumers, and community organizations to address the health challenges of society as autonomous DPTs who are characterized by independent thinking, self-determination, altruistic service, and who embody the highest standards of ethical and moral practice.

  • Outcome 1: Graduates and students of the Program will engage in regular collaboration with other healthcare providers and the community to address society's healthcare needs.
  • Outcome 2: Graduates and students of the Program will recognize health disparity and promote advocacy in practice, education, and research.
  • Outcome 3: Graduates and students of the Program will perpetuate evidence to support the comparative effectiveness of physical therapy, to offer creative solutions to enhance health services delivery and to increase the value of physical therapy to society society 

Graduate Goal 4

Engage in the persistent, lifelong acquisition of authentic knowledge and skill to advance the art and science of Physical Therapy and its role in the delivery of health care and health promotion

  • Outcome 1: Graduates will engage in self-reflective clinical practice that advances their knowledge and skill in the delivery of health care and health promotion.
  • Outcome 2: Graduates will pursue new knowledge through continuing education that advances their knowledge and skill in the delivery of health care and health promotion.
  • Outcome 3: Graduates and students of the Program will pursue a scholarly agenda, including dissemination, that advances their knowledge and skill in the delivery of health care and health promotion




Effective November 12, 2014, Alvernia University has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). Candidacy is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation.




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