- Provide physical therapy services in a manner that is consistent with the American Physical Therapy Association’s Standards of Practice and the Guide to Physical Therapist Practice to maximize patient outcomes.
- Employ critically reflective thinking strategies in the provision of physical therapy services and in the pursuit of personal and professional development.
- Effectively function as primary care practitioners with direct access to patients in jurisdictions where allowed.
- Promote wellness and healthy behaviors while providing preventive and rehabilitative care.
- Effectively interact, communicate, and practice in collaboration with a variety of health care professionals, patients/clients, and laypersons.
Demonstrate inclusivity and sensitivity to cultural, social, economic, and ethnic differences during professional and personal interactions with other professional, patients/clients, family members and others.
- Develop and conduct appropriate and effective educational programs for patients/clients, family caregivers, other healthcare professionals, students, governmental agencies, and the community.
- Adhere to legal practice standards and practice ethical decision-making that is consistent with the American Physical Therapy Association’s Code of Ethics, Standards of Practice, and Guide for Professional Conduct.
- Engage in critical inquiry and embrace the philosophy of learning as both a lifelong endeavor and a professional responsibility.
- Contribute to the body of knowledge that influences client and patient care by participating in basic and/or clinical research, and justify and support treatment approaches and methodologies by effectively engaging in outcome analysis.
- Assume leadership roles within the profession and the community, and successfully adapt to a changing healthcare environment.
- Consistently reflect upon the relationship between personal values and professional behavior and modify those values and behaviors as necessary to meet personal, practice, and professional expectations.