Learning Outcomes | Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

Chatham University

Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Learning Outcomes

Graduates will be able to:

  • Practice in an ethical, legal, safe, professional, and effective manner
  • Screen individuals to determine the need for habilitation, rehabilitation, referral, and/or care to promote fitness, health and wellness
  • Effectively examine a patient/client.
  • Formulate the physical therapy diagnosis.
  • Design a comprehensive physical therapy plan of care.
  • Manage a comprehensive plan of care
  • Demonstrate effective written, oral, and nonverbal communication with patients/clients and their caregivers, colleagues, other health providers, payers, and the public
  • Apply principles of management in the provision of physical therapy to individuals, organizations, and communities
  • Apply concepts of teaching and learning theories in designing, implementing, and evaluating learning experiences used in the education of patients/clients, students, colleagues, and the community
  • Apply the principles of evidence-based practice to collaborative clinical decision making
  • Develop personal and professional self-assessment skills and formulate/implement a career development plan