Physical Therapy, D.P.T. Student Learning Outcomes

College Health and Human Sciences
Major Physical Therapy
Degree D.P.T.
Date Revised October 1, 2020

Student Learning Outcomes and Proposed Methods for Collecting Data (from Assessment Plan)

Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Practice in a manner that is culturally competent, is consistent with established legal and professional standards, and it based on current evidence and best practice.
  2. Perform physical therapy patient examinations using evidence-based tests and measures and evaluating exam data to make clinical judgments to generate a diagnosis and prognosis that guides patient management.
  3. Establish and implement a physical therapy plan of care that is effective, safe, and based on current best evidence of practice, and proficiently modifying throughout the course of intervention.
  4. Communicate effectively and professionally in a manner that is congruent with situational demands, while seeking and incorporating feedback from multiple sources.
  5. Perform self-evaluation and utilize ongoing feedback from multiple sources, with critical self-reflection to improve clinical practice and professional development.

Methods of Assessment

  • National Physical Therapy Examination(NPTE) (1,2,3)
  • Clinical Performance Instrument (1-5)
  • Practical Examinations (1-5)
  • Scholarly project (1-5)
  • Graduate review of program (1-5)
  • Alumni surveys (1-5)
  • Employer survey (1-5)
  • Licensing practice exam (1-5) 

Last Updated

AAE updated August 2021

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