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Educational Objectives & Goals


The overall goal of the department is to prepare students to practice evidence-informed contemporary physical therapy and to demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and behaviors required to serve in a global society today and in the future. To do this, students must become licensed in the appropriate legal jurisdiction.  Currently, all jurisdictions in the United States require licensure. 


Texas State University graduates, residents and faculty will:


  • Effectively evaluate, apply, and integrate information related to physical therapist practice from the molecular to the societal level.


  • Contribute to knowledge in physical therapy and provide information to improve the health and wellness of society by conducting and sharing research and scholarship activity.


  • Contribute to the physical therapy profession, associated professions, and the community through service and advocacy.


  • Provide quality patient care to improve the health of society.