Doctor of Physical Therapy Mission Statement


The mission of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program is to graduate competent practitioners who are prepared to enhance the physical health and functional abilities of the members of the public. Our graduates render independent judgment in collaboration with others to advocate for and meet the needs of the patient/client and to ensure equal access for all individuals. They critically analyze, appropriately utilize, and contribute to evidence-based practice. Our graduates embrace life-long learning and consciously apply ethical values. They contribute to society and the profession in practice, teaching, administration, community service, and the discovery and application of new knowledge related to physical therapy.


Physical Therapy Program Goals


Program Goal:
Graduate proficient doctors of physical therapy prepared to practice in today’s health care environment
Faculty Goals
1.      Demonstrate excellence in teaching

2.      Promote the visibility and advancement of the Physical Therapy profession


Expected Graduate Goals and Outcomes:

Graduates of the FPU DPT program will:

1.      Be proficient to practice as effective and safe autonomous practitioners

a.      Achieve 100% ultimate pass rate on the NPTE.

b.      Employed as autonomous practitioners in a variety of practice settings

c.      Integrate current research, clinical expertise and patient values into practice

2.      Demonstrate empathetic and compassionate practice

a.      Adhere to the APTA Code of Ethics

b.      Respect and treat each patient as an individual, without regard to gender, race, color, sexual orientation, or religious affiliation.

3.      Demonstrate commitment to the physical therapy profession

a.      Promote the profession through education

b.      Possess skills to advocate for the profession