Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University - Doctor of Physical Therapy Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Doctor of Physical Therapy School of Health Professions 7443 Picardy Avenue Baton Rouge LA 70808 United States
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Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University of Baton Rouge, Louisiana, is an independent, private Catholic College founded by the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady. The University is a student-centered academic community guided by their Franciscan values, faithful to the commitment to the truth and common good found in Ex corde Ecclesiae and devoted to excellence in learning.

The University engages students in an educational experience that cultivates the spirit of scholarly inquiry, ongoing reflection, and a commitment to life-long learning and service. The University seeks to promote a learning environment informed by the concepts of collegiality, community, democracy, social justice, and the culture of life that encourages individual and collective responsibility.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University is an entry-level professional degree to prepare students for entry into the profession of physical therapy. The program is 100 credit hours over 8 semesters and utilizes a hybrid curriculum design with components of a traditional and case-based curricular design. The coursework of the first year focuses on basic biomedical knowledge and principles of the profession of physical therapy. Year two coursework provides in depth knowledge of the clinical specialization of physical therapy in caring for patients in the four major practice patterns; musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, cardiopulmonary, and integumentary. The third year is mostly clinical education with 36 weeks of formal, clinical practice under the supervision of a licensed physical therapist. DPT students are also given the opportunity to receive individualized, specialized knowledge through elective offerings and the mandatory completion of a scholarly project.
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Institution is private; therefore, state residency is not a factor in admission.
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