School of Health Sciences

Vision Statement

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.