- To graduate exceptional autonomous practitioners, who are leaders in the profession and community, and capable of treating diverse populations.
- To support and empower our educators to exemplify excellence in clinical practice, advocacy, mentorship, leadership, and professionalism.
- To engage all stakeholders to employ evidence-informed decision making by seeking to discover, synthesize, preserve, apply, and disseminate knowledge that reflects best practice.
- Outcome #1: Will demonstrate entry-level competence necessary to practice physical therapy as an independent member of the healthcare team in diverse settings, per the following metrics:
- obtaining an average final mark at or above “entry-level” performance on the Clinical Performance Instrument (CPI) for PT 793.
- accomplishing a first-time pass rate of 85% or greater on the National Physical Therapy Exam.
- achieving an average score of 3.5/5 on the 6-month Employer Survey.
- Outcome #2: Will demonstrate commitment to the profession by participating in professional organizations, scholarship, education, and advocacy, per the following metrics:
- achieve an average score of 3.5/5 on the 6-month Employer Survey, items #3 and #19.
- 85% of the respondents on the One-Year Graduate Survey report taking at least one continuing education course.
- 85% of respondents on the Five-Year Graduate Survey report participation in professional advocacy activities.
- Outcome #3: Become effective communicators and teachers of patients, families, peers, students and community, per the following metrics:
- achieve an average score of 3.5/5 or higher on the 6-month Employer Survey, items #1 and #5.
- achieve an average mark of “entry-level” performance on the PT 793 CPI, item #4 “Communication.”
- Outcome #4: Will adhere to core values, legal and ethical standards, per the following metrics:
- achieve an average score of 3.5/5 or higher on the 6-month Employer Survey, items #2 and #3.
- achieve an average mark of “entry-level” performance on the PT 793 CPI, items #2 “Professional Practice- Professional Behavior” and #3 “Professional Practice – Accountability.”
- Outcome #1: Will demonstrate excellence in preparation and delivery of quality PT education per the following metrics:
- score a minimum 3.5/5 on average on instructor peer evaluations
- score a minimum of 3.5/5 on average on student evaluations of teaching
- Outcome #2: Will demonstrate contemporary expertise in clinical practice as measured by:
- 30% of the faculty will be ABPTS Certified Clinical Specialists
- 50% of the core faculty will practice part-time clinically
- All core faculty will obtain 24 hours of continuing education credits every two years.
- Outcome #3: Will encourage “best practice” through engagement in the preservation, discovery, synthesis, dissemination and/or application of knowledge to said practice by:
- All core faculty will generate 5 or more peer-reviewed scholarly products in a 10-year period.
- Outcome #4: Will participate on at least two School, College, University or professional committees (e.g. community, state, or national level).
- Outcome #1: Will graduate 85% of the students entering the program each year.
- Outcome #2: Will report that 85% of graduates taking the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) pass on the first attempt.
- Outcome #3: Will report that 95% of students are employed as a physical therapist 6 months after passing the NPTE licensure exam.
- Outcome #4: Will report on the Clinical Education Annual Survey that 80% of clinical instructors (CIs) rate our students’ clinical performance at or above students from other PT programs.
- Outcome #5: Will report an average score of 85% or higher on Item #1 of the graduate exit survey indicating that students feel prepared to start Physical Therapy Clinical Practice.
- Outcome #6: Will report 75% or higher average score on Item #10 of the One-Year Graduate Survey indicating overall quality of the education provided by the Marshall School of Physical Therapy Program.
Three Year Program Outcomes
Student Assessment Matrix