Doctor of Physical Therapy

Student Learning Outcome Stated in Measurable Terms Assessment Method and Procedures
Results
(Data Summary and Interpretation)
Demonstrate Competency in Communication by expressively and receptively communicating in a culturally competent manner with patients/clients, family members, caregivers, practitioners, interdisciplinary team members, consumers, payers, and policymakers. How measured:

  • Interactions in the classroom with guest patients/families.
  • Performance on written patient notes
  • Performance in the clinic with patient experiences supervised by faculty
  • Performance on laboratory practical exams supervised by faculty
  • Performance in the clinical environment as measured on the Clinical Performance Instrument (CPI)

Level of achievement:

  • 100% of students will achieve entry-level or higher ranking on the CPI during the final internship.
  • 100% of students will achieve satisfactory performance in classroom laboratory practical exams.

Who will measure:

  • Clinical instructors and faculty in classroom
Demonstrate competency in the practice of cultural competence by identifying, respecting, and acting with consideration for patients’/clients’ differences, values, preferences, and expressed needs in all professional activities. How measured:

  • Interactions in the classroom with guest patients/families.
  • Performance in the clinic with patient experiences supervised by faculty
  • Performance in the clinical environment as measured on the Clinical Performance Instrument (CPI)

Level of achievement:

  • 100% of students will achieve entry-level or higher ranking on the CPI during the final internship.
  • 100% of students will demonstrate appropriate behavior in the classroom with guest patients/families.

Who will measure:

  • Clinical instructors and faculty in classroom
Develop competency in clinical reasoning ability. How measured:

  • Grades in academic courses
  • Performance on practical exams supervised by faculty
  • Performance in the clinical environment as measured on the Clinical Performance Instrument (CPI)

Level of achievement:

  • 100% of students receive a B or better in academic courses
  • 100% of students will achieve entry-level or higher ranking on the CPI during the final internship.

Who will measure:

  • Faculty teaching courses
  • Clinical instructors
Demonstrate competency in Evidence-based Practice. How measured:

  • Testing in the three courses in Evidence Based Practice
  • Performance on patient cases administered and graded by the faculty
  • Performance in the clinical environment as measured on the Clinical Performance Instrument (CPI)

Level of achievement:

  • 100% of students receive grades of B or better in all three Evidence Based Practice courses
  • 100% of students will achieve entry-level or higher ranking on the CPI during the final internship.

Who will measure:

  • Faculty in Evidence Based Practice courses
  • Clinical instructors
Demonstrate effective education of others using culturally appropriate teaching methods that are commensurate with the needs of the learner. How measured:

  • Performance in class presentations
  • Performance in the clinic with patient experiences supervised by faculty
  • Performance in the clinical environment as measured on the Clinical Performance Instrument (CPI)

Level of achievement:

  • 100% passing classroom presentations
  • 100% of students will achieve entry-level or higher ranking on the CPI during the final internship

Who will measure:

  • Faculty
  • Clinical Faculty
Demonstrate social responsibility and advocacy How measured:

  • Performance on service projects in the curriculum

Level of achievement:

  • All students participate in service projects during the 3-year curriculum

Who will measure:

  • Faculty
  • Those hiring our graduates
Demonstrate competency to practice physical therapy How measured:

  • Performance on practical exams supervised by faculty
  • Performance on a summary practical exam supervised by the faculty prior to clinical experiences
  • Performance in the clinical environment as measured on the Clinical Performance Instrument (CPI)
  • Performance on the Licensure Exam

Level of achievement:

  • 100% of students will achieve entry-level or higher ranking on the CPI during the final internship
  • 100% of graduates will pass the Licensure Exam

Who will measure:

  • Clinical Faculty
  • Faculty