Student Outcomes | Physical Therapy
The graduate of this curriculum will be able to:
- Examine patients/clients of all ages through the process of obtaining a history, performing relevant systems reviews, and selecting and administering specific tests and measures.
- Make clinical judgments based on data gathered during examination/reexamination (i.e. evaluation), and formulate diagnoses by organizing results of evaluation to help determine the most appropriate intervention strategies, including referral to other health professionals.
- Make prognoses by determining the level of optimal improvement that might be attained through intervention and the amount of time required to reach that level.
- Establish patient-directed measurable goals which lead to functional and optimal outcomes within a specified time frame.
- Implement interventions with the patient/client/caregiver using various physical therapy methods and techniques to produce changes in the condition that are consistent with the diagnosis and prognosis.
- Utilize interventions which take into account the patient’s/client’s physical and psychological status and cultural background.
- Obtain and utilize outcome measures to facilitate remediation of functional limitation and disability, optimization of patient/client satisfaction, and prevention.
- Act as a case manager, educator, consultant, and patient advocate in diverse settings.
- Effectively interact with patients/clients, family and support systems, payers, and others professionals in the health care system.
- Supervise and manage support personnel, including the delegation of appropriate tasks.
- Provide education using a variety of teaching methods that are commensurate with the needs and unique characteristics of the learner(s).
- Communicate with patients/clients, family, caregivers, other professionals, consumers, and payers with cultural sensitivity.
- Complete accurate, analytically sound, concise, timely, and legible documentation that follows the specific forms required by a practice setting.
- Demonstrate professional behaviors in all interactions with patients/clients, families, caregivers, other professionals, students, other consumers, and payers.
- Adhere to all safe, legal, and ethical practice standards.
- Promote optimal health by providing information on wellness, prevention, impairment, functional limitation, disability, and health risks related to age, ability, gender, culture, and lifestyle.
- Understand the importance of participation in professional organizations/activities and the legislative process.
- Demonstrate social responsibility by advocating for patients/clients and by providing pro bono services.
- Pursue personal and professional development by self-assessment, peer assessment, continuing education, and by participating in the clinical education of students.
- Develop critical thinking skills in the area of clinical reasoning and in the evaluation of published studies, new techniques, and technology.
- Be capable of planning, budgeting, and establishing a marketing plan and public relations activities.
* 2 year (2020 and 2021) graduation rate = 97.9%
National PT Examination (NPTE) Pass Rates, Pacific University Physical Therapy Program
* 2 year (2020 and 2021) first time pass rate = 98.9%; ultimate pass rate = 100%
National PT Examination (NPTE) Rates, National Average
|Class||Employment Upon Graduation||At Six Months|
* 2 year (2019 and 2020) employment rates = 100%
Data is accurate as of 9/22/2021