The UMHB Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program aspires to be recognized as the program of choice for individuals seeking to become competent, effective and ethical physical therapy practitioners with a foundation based in Christian principles and values.
The mission of the program is to prepare individuals for service as Doctors of Physical Therapy who will collaborate with other members of the interdisciplinary healthcare team, contribute to critical inquiry, and serve in leadership roles within the profession and the community. Consideration for addressing the needs of underserved communities in a global society will serve as a guiding principle for program faculty, staff, students and graduates. The program will be offered in a Christian environment guided by faculty who teach and mentor with integrity, sensitivity and a commitment to excellence.
The program is guided by the profession's vision statement:APTA Vision Statement for the Physical Therapy Profession:
Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience
American Physical Therapy Association, 2013
Effective July 21, 2015, the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at University of Mary Hardin-Baylor has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.