Physical Therapy Program

This program begins in the Summer of each year

Physical therapists work to diagnose and manage movement dysfunction; restore, maintain and promote optimal physical function; promote wellness and fitness; and prevent the onset and progression of impairments, functional limitations, and disabilities due to various diseases, injuries, conditions or disorders. They perform examination, evaluation, and the establishment of a diagnosis and a prognosis in order to determine the most appropriate intervention(s) for patients/clients with neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, cardiovascular/pulmonary and integumentary disorders.

Physical therapists intervention involves coordination, communication and documentation; patient/client-related instruction; and procedural interventions. These interventions are chosen on the basis of patient examination and re-examination findings and the goals and expected outcomes of a particular patient/client diagnostic group.

The Physical Therapy application is now on PTCAS.

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100

Alexandria, VA 22305-3085

telephone: 800-999-2782;