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Program Goals & Objectives

  1. The program will provide Physical Therapy practitioners the opportunity to advance their professional degrees.
    • Students will be able to successfully complete all requirements of the curriculum leading to a degree.
    • Students will be able to acquire leadership skills enhancing their professional status.
  2. The program will provide the theoretical and applied expertise to participate in clinical research
    • Students will be able to design and execute a research project.
    • Students will be able to assess and critically analyze literature relevant to their topic.
    • Students will be able to formulate and present an effective presentation of their research material.
  3. The program will develop critical thinking and problem solving skills in the area of Health Care Administration.
    • Students will be able to integrate and apply management principles as they relate to the health setting.
    • Students will be able to compare and contrast leadership styles in the management of health.
    • Students will be able to identify various components (agencies) relevant to current health care delivery.
  4. The program will enhance communication skills and information literacy through evidence-based practice.
    • Students will be able to integrate research evidence and clinical expertise into patient care.
    • Students will be able to demonstrate skills in the use of technology to locate research evidence.
  5. The program will provide the professional student with theories of teaching and learning as they apply to classroom and clinic.
    • Students will be able to integrate theories of adult development into teaching methods that address characteristics of learners.
    • Students will be able to choose appropriate teaching strategies based on environment and characteristics of the learners.
    • Students will be able to integrate information on learning theories, motivation, memory, and learning styles and apply it to actual teaching situations.
  6. The program will enhance clinical expertise.
    • Students will be able to critically analyze their clinical skills.
    • Students will be able to demonstrate advanced skills in various treatment areas.