The DPT program is currently seeking accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)* and is also pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).
The mission of the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is to educate and form entry level Doctor of Physical Therapy practitioners in a faith-based academic community. Students are educated to become skilled, ethical servant leaders who are valued contributors to the health professions and to the community.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University believes in student-centered learning and has a strong devotion to developing lifelong learners in entry-level DPT graduates. Some of the courses will be taught in the more traditional lecture/laboratory style initially, and supplemented with online activities to generate student engagement. These will transition to more active, student-focused techniques that engage students through search of literature, group collaborations and case-based/problem based formats that require students to solve real world problems. Students will also engage in interdisciplinary simulation exercises in our Simulated Environment Teaching Hospital (SETH), where they will interact with students from a variety of clinical and non-clinical programs on cases that challenge their expectations and beliefs.