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Mission of the Department of Physical Therapy

The Department of Physical Therapy at Samuel Merritt University educates highly skilled, compassionate Doctors of Physical Therapy who provide patient-centered care in diverse communities using best clinical practices. Graduates and faculty serve students, the public, the profession, and the University with dedication to life-long learning, critically reflective practice, scholarship, and socially responsible action on behalf of patients and the public.

Revised & Adpoted September, 2007, Department of Physical Therapy Faculty


Samuel Merritt University's Mission, Vision and Values

Review SMU DPT Program information on the Commission of Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) web page