Program Overview

Mission

The Mission of the Department of Physical Therapy at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science is to prepare entry-level and graduate autonomous physical therapist practitioners and leaders that promote health and wellness in society, and excel in evidence-based, inter-professional, culturally competent, patient centered practice. The Department of Physical Therapy is committed to excellence in education, for the provision of quality physical therapy care, scientific inquiry, service, and professional and societal leadership.

Vision

The Department of Physical Therapy at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science will be recognized for excellence, leadership and innovation in physical therapy and inter-professional education, practice, scholarship and service to the community and society. We will continue to strive to sustain, perpetuate and enhance the Department’s legacy of quality in all endeavors.

Philosophy

 

The Department of Physical Therapy adheres to the ideal that health care is a right of all persons, and that physical therapy is an essential component of the health care system.

The Department of Physical Therapy believes academic and clinical preparation should promote the development of a well-qualified doctoring practitioner for current health care delivery environments, as well as for new and expanded physical therapy roles in future health care systems.

In keeping with the responsibilities inherent in being a health care professional, every student’s sense of professional duty should be fostered to, 1) deliver quality performance as a health care professional, 2) engage in scientific inquiry and discovery, and 3) serve as community and societal leaders.

We believe in the importance of innovative education which extends beyond the classroom to serve all members of the community and global society in a manner that is patient/client-centered, collaborative, interprofessional and future focused.

Core Values

 

 We uphold the core values of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science and those put forth by the American Physical Therapy Association for the profession.

 Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Excellence • Integrity • Communication • Professionalism

Scholarship • Scientific Curiosity • Diversity

American Physical Therapy Association

 Accountability • Altruism • Compassion/Caring • Excellence

Integrity • Professional Duty • Social Responsibility



Program Outcomes

· Innovative, high quality, learner-centered education programs that attract and retain excellent   students with high potential for success in the Program, and foster a life-long commitment to    professional development and learning.

  · Skilled, ethical and professional graduates that are well qualified for contemporary, evidenced-based, autonomous, interprofessional practice.

 · Physical Therapists (alumni and faculty) whose sense of professional duty includes responsibility to use research in practice and to engage in scientific inquiry and discovery.

 · Physical Therapists (alumni and faculty) whose sense of professional duty includes responsibility to serve in leadership roles for the profession and for society.

 · Judicious administration and use of resources to support education, research and service functions of the Department.

Tuition

The annual tuition as of the 2013-2014 Academic year is $25,331.00 per year.

Additional costs can be anticipated for housing, books, related supplies, and potential out-of-town clerkships

Licensure 

All graduates are eligible to complete national board licensing examination and state licensing requirements for the practice of physical therapy.  The Program's ultimate pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) is 100% for the graduating classes on 2009-2011.



Graduation Rates for the most recent four years:

     2009: 91.4%

     2010: 94.4%

     2011: 97.1%

     2012: 100%

Employment rate for graduates: Class of 2012 is 100% for graduates that took and passed the NPTE

Program Accreditation

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, Physical Therapy Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone 703-706-3245; email accreditation@apta.org; http://www.capteonline.org
 

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association


A complaint is a formal expression of dissatisfaction with the Program or allegation against the Program. Complaints about the Program are acknowledged upon receipt and should be brought to the attention of the Program Director. The Program Director will note complaints, examine the nature of each complaint, and work with appropriate personnel to resolve the complaint.  Any individual may also contact CAPTE to express any issues or concerns related to our Program.

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education Contact Information:

Department of Accreditation

American Physical Therapy Association

1111 North Fairfax Street

Alexandria, VA 22314-1488

Phone: 703/706-3245

E-mail: accreditation@apta.org

 

 

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