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


 


Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Alvernia University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. The program's current status is probationary accreditation; for more information see http://www.capteonline.org/WhatWeDo/RecentActions/PublicDisclosureNotices/. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 610-568-1546 or email christopher.wise@alvernia.edu

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