The Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy program covers general education and professional courses. It includes an internship program that involves assigning students to different CHED-accredited affiliation centers that cater to various patient/client populations for a minimum of 1500 hours. The intern/student during the course of the training must have exposure to a variety of opportunities that will prepare him/her for the different roles expected of him/her upon graduation. The University may require a minimum of 1200 hours of clinical experiences which include patient/client evaluation and management from different populations, including but not limited to neurological, musculoskeletal cardiopulmonary, pediatric, geriatrics, well population and community-based rehabilitation. A minimum of 160 hours to a maximum of 300 hours will be used to provide training opportunities in a combination of other roles (non-clinical rotation).
The Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy program aims to produce a graduate who:
- adheres to the standards of the physical therapy profession;
- provides suitable habilitation and rehabilitation services with compassion;
- delivers holistic quality healthcare with the highest degree of professional, moral and ethical standards;
- leads in rehabilitation-related researches;
- supports community building through rehabilitation programs; and
- advocates excellence in the physical wellness field.
- Professional Duty
- Social Responsibility
The Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy program aims to produce physical therapists who are competent to fulfill professional responsibilities in the following:
- patient/client care in various settings for different populations;
- education of individuals and groups;
- administration and management of physical therapy programs, institutions and facilities, including private practice and delivery of home health care services;
- lifelong learning for the development of the professional;
- health promotion;
- advocacy for the advancement of the profession;
- community service and development; and
Graduates of the program can land a job as physical therapy general practitioners, educators, researchers, or community-based therapists. The may also land a job in medical sales. The program is likewise a preparatory course for medicine.