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The Physical Therapy Program Mission
The mission of the professional education program in physical therapy at Franklin Pierce University is to graduate one physical therapist at a time who is a knowledgeable, compassionate, self-assured, adaptable, reflective, and service-oriented practitioner. This graduate by virtue of the integration of mind, body, and spirit, critical thinking, life-long learning, and ethical values, renders independent judgments concerning patient or client needs, promotes the health of the client, and enhances the professional, contextual and collaborative foundations of practice.
These practitioners contribute to society and the profession through practice, teaching, administration, community service, and the discovery and application of new knowledge related to physical therapy.
Note: This mission statement is adapted from the model mission statement developed by the Coalitions for Consensus conferences facilitated by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA).
Physical Therapy Program Philosophy
The Philosophy of the Physical Therapy Program states that its members believe: