Health Science Pre-PT Program Outcomes
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.