Mission of the Department of Physical Therapy

The Department of Physical Therapy at Samuel Merritt University serves students, the public, the profession and the University by educating highly skilled and compassionate doctors of physical therapy. Our graduates provide patient-centered care using evidence-informed practice to positively transform society and the experience of care in diverse communities. We are dedicated to advancing the profession through a commitment to life-long learning, critically reflective practice, scholarship, service and socially responsible action on behalf of patients, the public, and the profession.

Revised & Adopted August 2014, Department of Physical Therapy Faculty


Samuel Merritt University's Mission, Vision and Values

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