We envision USI College of Physical Therapy to be the center of excellence recognized
nationally and globally as an acknowledged expert in Physical Therapy education, teaching, public
community service, and evidence-based health research.
Our mission is to help advance the health and well-being of the citizens of the nation and
beyond through active participation in research and the preparation of highly competent Vincentian
Physical Therapists well-equipped for general practice and who are committed advocates of persons
living in poverty.
PHILOSOPHY, GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The Philosophy of the USI College of Physical Therapy is anchored on the belief that Physical
Therapists are an integral part of an inter-professional health care team and should be prepared to serve
as the entry-point into the health care system with a concomitant Vincentian social responsibility to
collaborate and consult with other health care professionals, patients, caregivers, and the community.
The COLLEGE OF PHYSICAL THERAPY subscribes to the statement of Mission, Goals, objectives
and Guiding Principles of the St. Louise de Marillac Educational System – USI. It shall enhance the
competencies of its internal/external clientele/stakeholder through empowering activities, leadership
and excellence in relevant Physical Therapy education, and development program, research, continuing
education and community extension services.
Its goal is to produce Physical Therapists who strive toward individual growth, learning and
scholarship, and collective service to the University, community and profession while maintaining the
highest moral and ethical values.
Specifically, the College of Physical Therapy, aims to prepare Physical Therapy graduates who will:
- Be reflective practitioners that demonstrate the ability to think critically, challenge assumptions, offer alternative solutions and assess outcomes
- ave a common and cohesive framework for efficient clinical decision-making that reflects best available evidence, a concern for patient-centered care, and is grounded in current best practice.
- Act in a professional, ethical, and responsible manner in patient/client interactions, in peer collaborations, and in practice management.
- Function effectively in the multifaceted roles of a physical therapist including clinician, scholar, administrator, consultant, educator and advocate.
- Hold themselves accountable for independent decision-making with responsibility for inter- professional collaboration, consultation, and referral to others to optimize patient outcomes.
- Respect and act with consideration for how differences, values, preferences, and expressed
needs of a patient/client, family or group may influence or are influenced by the judgment,
recommendations or decisions of the physical therapist.
- Be able to apply principles of health, wellness and rehabilitation across the lifespan in a dynamic
health care environment.
- Contribute to the community and the profession through service and by exercising leadership
- Embrace the values of active and life-long learning to enhance professional development.