Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

A degree program that trains students to become licensed physical therapists who help patients with mobility, pain management, and rehabilitation after injury or illness. The program covers various areas such as anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and therapeutic exercises. Students gain practical experience through clinical rotations in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and clinics.

Program Educational Objectives

In 3 to 5 years after graduation, graduates of the B.S. Physical Therapy are expected to fulfill professional responsibilities in: 

  1. patient/client care in various settings for different populations 
  2. education of individuals and groups; 
  3. administration and management of physical therapy programs, institutions and facilities, including  private practice and delivery of home health care services 
  4. lifelong learning for the development of the professional 
  5. health promotion 
  6. advocacy for the advancement of the profession 
  7. community service and development; and 
  8. research

Program Outcomes

A Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy graduate should be able to:

  1. apply knowledge of physical sciences, social sciences, health sciences and natural sciences to the practice of physical therapy.
  2. demonstrate consistent competence in conducting a comprehensive examination, evaluation, and assessment of patients/clients across the lifespan within a broad continuum of care.
  3. demonstrate consistent competence in planning and implementing appropriate physical therapy interventions for patients/clients across the lifespan within a broad continuum of care.
  4. apply teaching-learning principles in different learning environments.
  5. practice beginning management and leadership skills in various practice settings.
  6. demonstrate research-related skills in the application of best practice evidence in the performance of various roles in different practice settings.
  7. promote health and improved quality of life through the practice of the profession.
  8. actively engage in lifelong learning activities.
  9. work effectively in an inter-professional collaborative setting.
  10. demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication skills as well as reading and listening.
  11. demonstrate social and professional responsibility and ethical behaviors in multi-cultural settings and scenarios.
  12. maximize the use of innovative technology in the practice of the profession.