Mission: The mission of the College of Health Professions Department of Physical Therapy program is to educate entry-level PT generalists who practice in a variety of health care settings. Through academic and clinical course work, students assimilate knowledge, acquire skills, and develop professional judgment and behaviors appropriate for safe and ethical practice to engage with diverse populations in an ever-changing social and health care environment.
Goal: The goal of the Physical Therapy Program is to prepare students with the basic skills, knowledge, and attitudes to function effectively in the multifaceted role of an entry-level physical therapist.
The foundations upon which the program is built are the mission of:
Objectives: Each student is expected to make progress toward the achievement of these objectives. This achievement will be measured throughout the didactic and clinical curriculum in accordance with specific course objectives and evaluation criteria.
Satisfactory performance in the program prepares the graduate to:
Accreditation: The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) granted the WSU PT program another ten years accreditation through 2021. WSU's PT program has maintained accreditation status since its establishment.
Licensure: Licensure requirements are a function of state governments through a physical therapy board. To identify requirements, individual graduates must contact the state physical therapy board of the jurisdiction(s) where they plan to practice. Graduation from an accredited program is only one requirement; satisfactory completion of the physical therapy program does not guarantee licensure for graduates. A list of boards, contact information, and licensure examination information is readily accessible at the Federation of Physical Therapy Boards web site at http://www.fsbpt.org