School of Health Sciences

DPT Mission, Vision & Values

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Mission

Within an urban context, the mission of the CSU Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is to educate, serve, discover, and grow by providing high quality entry level and post professional physical therapy education and engaging in scholarship and service to the Program’s diverse communities.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Vision

The CSU Doctor of Physical Therapy Program vision is to strive to become the Northeast Ohio center for leadership and innovation in physical therapy education, research, and practice.  The Program will guide and educate autonomous physical therapy practitioners, working as collaborative team members throughout the continuum of care, who will render services influenced by the best evidence available to improve quality of life for all. They will provide patient centered, culturally sensitive care distinguished by trust, respect, and an appreciation for individual differences, and a commitment to comprehensive and accessible health care for all.  The Program will strive to bridge the chasm between practice and education by fostering the development and application of new knowledge through research and education, and through actively supporting the growth of the physical therapy profession.

Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Values

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program embraces the profession’s core values of accountability, altruism, compassion/caring, excellence, integrity, professional duty, and social responsibility. In addition, the program promotes the values of reflection, growth, cooperation, and respect.