Demonstrate appropriate effective written, oral and non-verbal communication which reflects sensitivity and awareness to individual and cultural differences in all aspects of physical therapy services (Affective).

Provide safe, competent interventions and patient education, based on the plan of care established by the PT to minimize risk to the patient, self and others and insure appropriate patient outcomes (Psychomotor /Cognitive).

Demonstrate clinical problem-solving skills in order to adjust the plan of care established by the PT, provide supervision of the physical therapy aide and work effectively on an interdisciplinary team (Cognitive).

Provide quality, efficient and cost effective physical therapy services utilizing human and material resources, computer technology and current knowledge of reimbursement and regulatory requirements and state practice acts (Psychomotor/Affective).

Perform data collection techniques as outlined in the plan of care, reported through accurate, timely and legible documentation (Psychomotor).

Participate in professional development based on self-assessment, performance appraisals and demonstration of behaviors reflecting conduct outlined in the Code of Ethics and Guide for Professional Conduct of the APTA (Affective).



Program outcomes are used to develop all needed graduate skills by using domains of learning applicable to everyone:

  • Cogntive (thinking)

  • Affective (feeling, willing)

  • Psychomotor (purposeful movement, doing)

The outcomes also rely heavily on the Perceptual domain (involves all senses including vision, auditory and kinesthetic).

All students have different backgrounds, life experiences and learning styles. PTA's must develop their professional behaviors and skills to provide a helpful, caring and supportive environment during the delivery of treatment interventions.

















Important Information about Health Sciences Programs: The Health Sciences (HS) Programs consist of open enrollment courses (general education and division specific) and program specific courses with limited enrollment. The open enrollment courses may be taken prior to entry into the limited enrollment courses. To qualify for entry to limited enrollment courses, please see the program specific information packet located on each HS program's webpage.