Goal 1 : To prepare students for graduate studies in physical therapy that includes rigorous academics with a team approach.

  • SLO 1 : Demonstrate the capability to apply knowledge of biological, physical and behavioral sciences in preparation for graduate studies in physical therapy.
  • SLO 2 : Provide evidence of in-depth study and understanding of a body of knowledge in an academic area of the student’s choice through the completion of a minor.
  • SLO 3 : Analyze the importance of rigorous academic preparation and personal growth in preparation for graduate studies in physical therapy.
  • SLO 4 : Demonstrate effective oral communication in the delivery of basic health information.
    • a. Organization is clearly and consistently observable within the presentation.
    • b. Language choices are imaginative, memorable, and compelling, and enhance the effectiveness of the presentation.
    • c. Language and content in presentation are appropriate to audience.
    • d. Delivery techniques make the presentation compelling, and speaker appears polished and confident.
    • e. Central message is compelling (precisely stated, appropriately repeated, memorable, and strongly supported.)
  • SLO 5 : Demonstrate critical thinking through the comprehensive exploration of issues, ideas, artifacts, and events before accepting or formulating an opinion or conclusion.
    • a. Issue/problem to be considered critically is stated clearly and described comprehensively, delivering all relevant information necessary for full understanding. 
    • b. Information is taken from source(s) with enough interpretation/evaluation for analysis or synthesis. Viewpoints of experts are questioned thoroughly.
    • c. Thoroughly (systematically and methodically) analyzes own and others' assumptions and carefully evaluates the relevance of contexts when presenting a position.
    • d. Specific position is imaginative, taking into account the complexities of an issue.  Limits of position are acknowledged. Others' points of view are synthesized within position.
    • e. Conclusions are logical and reflect student’s informed evaluation and ability to place evidence and perspectives discussed in priority order.

Goal 2 : To engender students with enthusiasm for their future graduate studies in physical therapy.

  • SLO 6 : Demonstrate the ability to effectively access and use key resources and databases for scholarly works referenced in healthcare practice.
  • SLO 7 : Submit a research paper demonstrating the use of format and style as outlined by the AMA style guide.
  • SLO 8 : Apply the knowledge of normal and pathologic states of the human body and the healthcare language that describes those pathologies.

Goal 3 : To establish clarity for students the knowledge base and behaviors necessary for graduate studies in physical therapy.

  • SLO 9 : Demonstrate an awareness of disparities in healthcare cost, access and quality across socioeconomic, racial and ethnic, age, and gender divides.
  • SLO 10 : Integrate information on the impact of healthcare cost, access and quality across the lifespan and special populations as it relates to healthcare service delivery.
  • SLO 11 : Delineate the characteristics of the physical therapy profession, including education and licensure requirements, structure and regulation of state and national organizations.
  • SLO 12 : Identify healthcare provider roles and the importance of interprofessional care.
  • SLO 13 : Implement a self-directed plan for professional development which includes self-assessment, self-correction and self-direction in preparation for graduate study.
  • SLO 14 : Demonstrate the behaviors necessary and the ability to provide service to the community as a tenet of professional practice.