• Indiana University - School of Health & Rehabilitation Sciences

    Program Information

    Contact Information
    Deanna Hart
    Director, Student Enrollment Services
    IU DPT Admissions Committee
    Indiana University
    1140 West Michigan Street
    CF 120
    Indianapolis, IN 46202
    (317) 274-4702
    shrsinfo@iupui.edu
    http://shrs.iupui.edu/admissions/apply/doctorate-physical-therapy/requirements.html
    General
    Deposit Required Yes
    Deposit Amount Required for Accepted Applicants $500.00
    Program conducts interviews as part of the admissions process? Yes
    PT program start date for entering class 05/14/2018
    Size of most recent entering class 42
    Anticipated size of next entering class 40
    Additional information about the class profile The Indiana University Doctor of Physical Therapy program does not utilize preferred admission standards based on residency, gender, race, institution attended, or undergraduate major.
    Social networking
    Facebook Page for PT Program https://www.facebook.com/iupuiSHRS/
    Facebook Page for Parent University/College/School https://www.facebook.com/IUPUI
    Program Description
    Department of Physical Therapy Philosophy The Department of Physical Therapy’s philosophy relates to its tri-fold mission of excellence in teaching and learning, research and creative activity, and community and professional engagement. Existing demands of health care call for educational programs of sufficient breadth and depth at a level that fosters autonomous practice. The faculty believe that commitment and collaboration of students and faculty in a process that integrates contemporary educational methods, didactic and experiential learning, self-reflection, and clinical reasoning using the best available evidence prepares students for this autonomy. To meet these expectations, the faculty have created a comprehensive, evolving curriculum designed to synthesize knowledge with the physical therapy core professional values. To support the evolving nature of the art and science of physical therapy, the faculty engage in the discovery and dissemination of scholarly activities with the goal of enhancing the quality of healthcare for the state, nation, and beyond. Students integrate research evidence into clinical decision making through critical assessment. The faculty believe that effective and efficient clinical practice is best delivered by an evidence-based clinician capable of evaluating and implementing research outcomes. Students interested in an in-depth understanding of research have opportunities to assist faculty with ongoing projects; however, faculty believe active participation in original scholarly research is not a required element for successful clinical practice. The faculty believe that education transcends the boundaries of a physical classroom requiring students to engage in community and professional activities. Student learning is impacted through interactive experiences within clinical, community, and professional environments. Real-life situations deepen the level of understanding with the intent of producing culturally-competent, life-long learners prepared to meet the challenges of a complex healthcare system. The following commitments have been established to guide the enactment of the program philosophy. Program Commitments: 1. Implement an educational program of sufficient breadth and depth at a level that fosters autonomous practice 2. Engage in the discovery and dissemination of scholarly activities with the goal of enhancing the quality of healthcare for the state, nation, and beyond 3. Create a comprehensive, evolving curriculum designed to synthesize knowledge with the physical therapy core professional values 4. Integrate best practice and empirically tested knowledge from research evidence for effective clinical decision-making 5. Foster student engagement into community and professional activities 6. Produce culturally-competent practitioners committed to serving a diverse patient population 7. Internalize the value of Life-long learning and adapting practice to ever changing evidence Faculty Commitments: The faculty of the Department of Physical Therapy enacts the philosophy by: 1. Mentor and facilitate students to become competent, autonomous professionals 2. Conduct and disseminate findings of scholarly activities relevant to health, wellness and rehabilitation 3. Participate in a collaborative model of education creating a supportive learning atmosphere in which students and faculty share responsibility for meeting educational goals 4. Model APTA core values in teaching and learning, research and creative activity, and service 5. Contribute to the development of the profession at the state, national and international levels 6. Appreciate diverse life experiences fostering the curricular integration of cultural competency