The Physical Therapy curriculum is designed to prepare entry-level physical therapists to become an integral part of the medical rehabilitation team. Successful completion of the degree requirements and clinical internships qualifies one to write the State of California licensing examination to practice as a physical therapist.
The program is within the College of Health and Human Services .
To prepare entry-level physical therapists who demonstrate exemplary critical thinking and clinical skills and are able to address the societal needs of a diverse community while adhering to the evolving professional standards of practice.
To graduate clinical doctorate physical therapists who are highly-valued professionals who practice autonomously in a highly diverse community. Graduates will provide care in consideration of scientific evidence and will assume social responsibility in their communities.
2011: 88%, one student still matriculated, will be 92%
Ultimate pass rate from 2007-2010 is100%.
2007-2009 = 100%
2011: 100% of those taking examination (3 graduates have not taken yet and 1 moved out of state)
100% of those passing NPTE examination
1. Demonstrate comprehension of the foundational, behavioral and clinical sciences for application to the physical therapy clinical setting.
2. Demonstrate skills necessary for entry-level doctoral practice.
3. Apply principles of critical thinking and evidence based practice to clinical decision making.
4. Communicate in a professional manner to a diverse population in clinical settings.
5. Apply ethical and legal standards of practice to patient care.
California State University, Long Beach is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
The MPT program and DPT program at CSULB is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: email@example.com; website: www.capteonline.org.
CAPTE has “standards that assure quality and continuous improvement in the entry-level preparation of physical therapists, and reflect the evolving nature of education, research, and practice."
While the Academic Council of the APTA recognizes that there are proprietary organizations that rank physical therapist education programs, the profession encourages prospective students to provide their own comparisons through careful examination of information on program and APTA websites, and visits to the campuses to talk with enrolled students and program faculty.
Department began the entry-level doctor of Physical Therapy degree program in May, 2012.
The Department received full approval from the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) to begin the entry-level Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. The last M.P.T. class which entered in fall, 2011, will graduate in 2014.
Sam is Associate Professor, Radiology, Orthopaedic Surgery and Bioentineering, UC San Diego. He is active in studying the mechanics and architecture of muscle. Sam is also a member of the CSULB PT Department Advisory Board and funds the annual biomechanics award for graduating MPT students.
Noel is offering a continuing education course on "Impacting Health Related Quality of Life Through the Use of Adaptive Ridiang Equipment" on February 2, 2013 and will be co-teaching another class"Getting off the Bench & into the Game: Linking Sensory Processing, Autism, & Paticipation" in June, 2013 at Pediatric Therapy Network in Torrance, CA.
Mike is chair and instructor of the Adapted Kinesiology Program at Saddleback College, Mission Viejo, CA. He is using his physical therapist expertise to educate kinesiology department staff and students in wellness activities for persons with disabilities. He also continues to work as a per diem therapist and enjoys spending time with his wife and daughters.