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Flexible Doctor of Physical Therapy Clinical Excellence through Graduate Education


Flexible options for future Physical Therapists This part-time, flexible Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program provides students with the same curriculum as our full-time DPT program, but in a flexible delivery format. Our curriculum builds upon itself, offering students foundational courses such as: anatomy, biomechanics and pathology. Students then enter into their clinical coursework, which highlights a broad spectrum of areas such as pediatrics, geriatrics, orthopaedics, clinical neuroscience, wellness and more. The culmination of the program ends with clinical internship rotations and electives in specialized areas of your choosing. The University’s pioneering efforts in Physical and Occupational Therapy education brought distance education and its associated technologies to our degree and nondegree programs. By using distance education, we are able to bring education anytime, anywhere and to supplement all programs with the ability to review and study online. Our students, even when on clinical affiliation, continue to receive instruction from the University through our distance education platform. We strive to offer the highest quality classroom instruction and online courses while taking pride in making the entire educational experience accessible and interactive for students. This blended learning approach allows our students to have a vast range of learning techniques at their fingertips. All online courses were developed with an in-depth understanding of the educational needs of our students, how they will best retain the information provided to them and the ease of accessibility to key university support services and staff to offer assistance along the way. Our lab classes are taught in a hands-on setting, while some portions of the course content are presented through a variety of interactive distance activities and augmented by in-class discussions. All courses utilize some online learning component. This program consists of a combination of online learning with weekend lab classes held on either our San Marcos, CA or St. Augustine, FL campuses. This part-time program can be completed in just twelve trimesters, or four years! To learn more about Blended Learning, please visit www.usa.edu/blendedlearning.


University Mission Statement

The mission of the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is the development of professional health care practitioners through innovative, individualized, and quality classroom, clinical, and distance education.

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Physical Therapy is a health profession involved in prevention, evaluation and treatment of physical dysfunction and injury. The practice is based in movement sciences. Physical therapists aid patients from pediatrics to geriatrics in the best methods of restoring an optimum quality of life

Upon completion of the Doctorate of Physical Therapy Program, graduates will demonstrate the ability to:

• Engage in personal and professional development and lifelong learning activities. • Practice physical therapy in a manner that supports cooperative relationships with patients/clients, other health care providers, and the community. • Perform evidence-informed physical therapist practice based on foundational knowledge and professional clinical skills. • Interact in a professional manner that demonstrates effective communication for various audiences and purposes. • Implement principles of ethical and professional behavior in physical therapist practice. • Display qualities of leadership in physical therapist practice to advance the profession of physical therapy and the well-being of society. • Apply critical thinking to evidence-informed decision making in physical therapist practice.

Possible Career Opportunities for Physical Therapists

• Private Practice • Rehabilitation Centers • Hospitals • Home Health Agencies

• Nursing Homes • School Systems • Pediatric Burn Centers • Wellness Facilities


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Accreditation The entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy degree and the entry-level Flexible Doctor of Physical Therapy degree programs are accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314, telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org. The University is institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council (DETC). The Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council is listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency, and is a recognized member of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). This national accreditation helps ensure that the school has been carefully evaluated and has met nationally recognized standards of education. For more information contact The Distance Education and Training Council at 1601 18th Street, NW, Ste. 2, Washington, DC 20009, 202-234-5100, www.detc.org.

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