Mission, Vision & Values
Mission & Vision
Mission: To prepare exceptional physical therapists who will optimize the health, well-being and movement ability of individuals and society.
Vision: The GVSU DPT program will develop autonomous, collaborative and reflective physical therapists who are specialists in assessing, diagnosing, and treating the human movement system using evidence-based practice. Our graduates will be recognized in their communities as the provider of choice to prevent and manage movement-related disorders across the lifespan, thereby optimizing health and function at both the individual and community levels. As life-long learners, they will be professional and community leaders who effect change in their organizations and communities to best meet the healthcare needs of a diverse, multi-cultural society.
· Professional and ethical behavior
· Respect and appreciation for diversity
in all forms
· Life-long learning
· Excellence in teaching, scholarship,
· Collegiality and collaboration
· Social Responsibility
· Evidence based practice
· Reflective practice