Mount DPT graduates are known for their compassion and professionalism
Mission and Philosophy
The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program’s mission and philosophy grow from the College of Mount St. Joseph's liberal arts and sciences tradition. From the inaugural graduating class of 1999 to today, the College has been privileged to participate in the education and development of physical therapists who embody the seven Core Values as defined by the American Physical Therapy Association: accountability, altruism, compassion/caring, excellence, integrity, professional duty, and social responsibility.
This comprehensive degree trains compassionate, caring professionals who practice autonomously, holistically and collaboratively. Students learn to effectively apply scientifically validated therapeutic skills and techniques, respect individual uniqueness, dignity, and diversity and understand the responsibilities of a health care provider in the 21st Century.
The College of Mount St. Joseph established its Physical Therapy Program and accepted its first class of students in 1995. In accordance with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) guidelines, the College was granted accreditation in 1999, subsequently graduating its inaugural Master of Physical Therapy class in August 1999. In January 2005, CAPTE re-accredited the program as a Doctor of Physical Therapy Program for a 10-year period.
The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
- 1111 North Fairfax Street
- Alexandria, VA 22314
- Telephone: 703-706-3245
- Website: www.apta.org/CAPTE