Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
(The Doctor of Physical Therapy program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education)**
Today, the demands on Physical Therapists are greater than ever. The future will require PTs to know more – and do more. Looking ahead to meet the growing demands of the profession, the American Physical Therapy Association envisions the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) as the profession’s entry-level degree, replacing the Master of Physical Therapy (MPT).
The Department of Physical Therapy accepts that vision and has created a substantive Doctor of Physical Therapy curriculum that is grounded both in today’s practice and in the profession’s expanding role in patient diagnosis and care.
The DPT coursework will provide you with the substantial base of knowledge you’ll need to enter the profession. We’ll take you through movement and neuroscience to diagnostic imaging and orthopedics. Our graduates will enter the profession with a thorough understanding of the human body, the nature of injury, and the therapies that lead to recovery and improved function.
Admission to the DPT program is competitive, and only a limited number of applicants will beadmitted. Each applicant’s strengths are evaluated under a number of factors associated with successful completion of our program and passing the licensure examination.
The program takes approximately three years to complete; each admitted class will begin its coursework in the first Summer Semester following admission.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2006-07 Edition, Physical Therapists, on the Internet
at http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos080.htm (visited May 24, 2007).
APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program: May 31 and June 1, 2013
The Department of Physical Therapy in the College of Health and Human Services at Governors State University will sponsor the APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program on Friday, May 31, 2013, and Saturday, June 1, 2013, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Room D 34050.
This program is recognized by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) as a Credentialed Clinical Instructor Program. It takes 15 hours to complete the entire program for CI Credentialing.
Who Should Attend
Physical therapists or physical therapy assistants who are clinical instructors with at east one year of clinical experience. Directors of clinical education and center coordinators of clinical education are also welcome. Class size is limited to the first 30 registrants. Occupational therapists and speech therapists are also welcome; however, they will not complete the Assessment Center or earn the APTA credential. They will receive credits for 12 contact hours of continuing education.
About the Program
The program addresses issues of planning and preparing for physical therapy students during their clinical education experiences; developing learning experiences and supporting ongoing learning through questioning and effective feedback. Skills of evaluation are discussed, as well as the identification and management of students with exceptional situations. The program closes with a brief look at legal implications for clinical educators, including issues presented by ADA legislation.
Ann Vendrely, PT, DPT, Ed.D
Jeannette Elliott, PT, DPT, MS
Note: All participants must attend each session its entirely and complete the assessment center to be eligible for credentialing.
Registration Deadline: Monday, May 6, 2013
For complete details and registration information, download the Program Brochure, the 2013 APTA Participant Dossier, and the 2013 APTA Fee Sheet, below.