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Mission and Philosophy


Our Vision:

The vision of the ASU PT Program is to graduate entry level general practitioners who develop life long learning skills adapt to the ever changing health care environment and  utilizes evidence based practice in serving the diverse population with emphasis on the medically underserved areas/populations.

Our Mission:

Alabama State University Physical Therapy program recognizes the expanding role of the physical therapist, the increasing complexity of healthcare delivery, and the ever changing health needs of society. The Mission of ASU PT program is to develop faculty to prepare and graduate physical therapy practitioners from diverse backgrounds who are lifelong learners and can provide physical therapy services in a global society.

Educational Goals

To achieve the  Program Mission,  the goals of the Alabama State University Physical Therapy Program are to prepare graduates to be reflective practitioners who:

  • Practice in an ethical, legal, safe, caring, and effective manner;
  • Screen, examine and evaluate a patient/client in order to make an appropriate physical therapy diagnosis or referral to appropriate health care service;
  • Design and manage a comprehensive effective physical therapy plan of care;
  • Recognize the influence of social, economic, legislative, and demographic factors on the delivery of healthcare to effect change in the profession of Physical Therapy;
  • Collaborate with other healthcare professionals in ways that reflect one’s role and responsibility as a professional physical therapist;
  • Advocate for health care promotion and disease prevention throughout the lifespan and across populations
  • Professionally interact with diverse audiences demonstrating sensitivity and awareness of individual differences.
  • Participate in consultative, educational, administrative/managerial, and supervisory roles in diverse practices and educational environments;
  • Develop leadership skills to impact health care change in their community and Professional organization
  • Promote lifelong learning through self reflection and personal development
  • Assist, perform, or participate in research to add to the general body of knowledge; and
  • Advance the profession through critical analysis of published literature and research to integrate appropriately into daily clinical practice


1. Faculty Development

2. Student Development

3. Service Learning

4. Interdisciplinary Learning

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