Physical therapy is a health profession dedicated to the improvement of the quality of life through the prevention, rehabilitation, and management of acute or prolonged movement dysfunction, pain, and other health-related conditions.
Clarke University offers a pre-professional physical therapy program with the ability to move seamlessly into Clarke’s doctor of physical therapy degree (DPT) program. Students apply for and enroll in Clarke’s pre-professional physical therapy program when they apply for undergraduate admission. During undergraduate years at Clarke, students have a number of undergraduate degree options as part of their program of studies in physical therapy. It is necessary that students complete the baccalaureate degree within four years and the physical therapy doctoral degree within six years.
Graduates from the DPT program have requisite skills to practice physical therapy as generalists who can appropriately adapt to practice across all health care settings and patient conditions. It is essential that graduates are prepared to collaborate with other health professionals in the delivery of healthcare services. Physical therapy graduates are expected to be culturally sensitive, professional, and service oriented practitioners who demonstrate safe and effective practice within an ethical framework. Clinical management, communication, and scholarship form the foundation for professional practice.
The Clarke University Physical Therapy Program was fully accredited in 1998 by the Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
For more information on this program, please contact the admissions office at (800)383-2345 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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