Physical and Occupational Therapy
Physical Therapy Interim Chair and Associate Professor: Gerber
Physical Therapy Program Director and Clinical Associate Professor: Gerber
Occupational Therapy Interim Chair and Assistant Professor: Henscheid
Occupational Therapy Program Director and Professor: Kornblau
Associate Professors: Devine, Dye, Foley, Gerber, Jackman, Seiger
Assistant Professors: Canavan, Harris, Henscheid, Jepson, Ralphs, Woolstenhulme, Clarke
|Doctor of Physical Therapy||Degree||DPT|
|Master of Occupational Therapy||Degree||MOT|
|Master of Science in Athletic Training / Doctorate of Physical Therapy||Degree||MSAT/DPT|
Mission Statements and Learning Outcomes
Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Prepare entry-level physical therapists who optimize human movement and function by providing educational opportunities in practice, service, and research.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for the DPT program are:
- SLO #1 Obtain the foundational knowledge and skills to sit for the national physical therapy licensure examination required to assume roles as competent entry-level physical therapists.
- SLO #2 Gain experience in diverse practice settings or with a variety of patient populations.
- SLO #3 Be skilled in patient education.
- SLO #4 Develop habits of critical reflection and self-directed learning.
- SLO #5 Acquire professional advocacy and inter-professional collaboration skills.
Master of Occupational Therapy Program
Prepare entry-level clinicians competent to meet the diverse needs of people locally, nationally, and globally by upholding the standards of occupational therapy education. The program is committed to providing high-quality student-centered interdisciplinary education, scholarship, lifelong learning opportunities, and respect for cultural diversity.
Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for the MOT Program are:
- SLO #1 Graduates will apply foundational concepts, knowledge of occupation, and reflective practice to competently practice as an occupational therapist.
- SLO #2 As effective consumers of the scientific literature, graduates will incorporate evidence-based decision-making into their occupational practice.
- SLO #3 Graduates will promote awareness of the impact of psycho-social issues, as part of interdisciplinary practice, on the provision and outcomes of occupational therapy in existing and emerging practice areas.
- SLO #4 As reflective practitioners, graduates will foster self-assessment skills related to professional development and a commitment to lifelong learning.
- SLO #5 Graduates will promote awareness of the unique challenges of occupational therapy practice and occupational participation in rural settings.
- SLO #6 In their provision of occupational therapy services, graduates will respect, apply, and incorporate principles of diversity and cultural competence.