Walsh University Graduate Catalog 2012-2013
The Vision of the Walsh University Doctor of Physical Therapy program focuses on educating competent, ethical, and compassionate physical therapists, prepared as primary health care practitioners, to: provide leadership for the delivery of physical therapy services in a variety of settings in this and other countries; contribute to the advancement of knowledge of the profession; and advocate for their patients and the profession to both the internal and external communities.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Walsh University operationalizes their vision by providing service learning opportunities for students, by exposing each student to a state of the art curriculum, which reflects the future needs and direction of the profession of physical therapy, by providing mentored research opportunities for future understanding and consumption of evidence, and by building a community of learners that is focused on the vision of the university and the division.
Building on a solid grounding in the liberal arts, the graduate level program focuses on the development of students emphasizing those values and characteristics that will enable the graduate to function as a competent provider of physical therapy services.
Based on the values of Walsh University and the faculty, the following goals were developed:
To achieve these goals, the students must demonstrate the general knowledge, skill, and mindfulness of a competent physical therapist who exhibits the Judeo-Christian values of Walsh University.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Since our outcomes are directly related to our student’s ability to demonstrate entry-level competence in physical therapy, we call our intended accomplishments “Program Student Learning Outcomes (PSLOs).” The following PSLOs have been adopted as the key learning outcomes for Walsh University Doctor of Physical students: