Chatham University

Entry-Level Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program

As an integral member of a dynamic health care system, the physical therapy profession is dedicated to the promotion of health and prevention of movement dysfunction through practice that emphasizes consumer education, restoration, and maintenance of function considering the total needs of the individual.
We view learning as an evolving, collaborative and continuous process, one that integrates the learner's needs and goals and that extends beyond the climate of formal education. The student, therefore, is charged with the shared responsibility to establish learning objectives and the necessary collegial relationships to meet both academic and professional standards. The faculty is responsible for providing experiences that engage students in the teaching-learning process and that prepare students for competent, ethical, and evidence-based practice. Such preparation includes:

We believe that faculty members should continually grow in their roles as educators, professional advocates, mentors, and researchers through active participation in educational, clinical, research, professional, and community activities.