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. 


Core Values

·      Professional and ethical behavior
·      Respect and appreciation for diversity
       in all forms
·      Life-long learning
·      Excellence in teaching, scholarship,
       and practice
·      Collegiality and collaboration
·      Social Responsibility
·      Evidence based practice
·      Reflective practice
·      Advocacy
·      Leadership

students in lab

students in lab

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