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Health Sciences Information and Admissions Office
Eastview Campus
Building 8000, Room 8356
3401 Webberville Road
Austin, TX 78702
Phone: 512.223-5700 or
toll-free 888.626-1697
Program Goals


To facilitate the development of the values, caring behaviors, critical-thinking skills and competencies consistent with the Physical Therapy profession and essential for the successful pursuit of a career in physical therapy.


  1. Graduate entry-level physical therapist assistants who demonstrate technical competence, make sound clinical decisions, and provide safe and effective health care in a variety of settings.
  2. Prepare physical therapist assistants to practice in an ethical manner within the scope of practice as defined by the profession and licensure requirements.
  3. Prepare physical therapist assistants to work collaboratively as a member of the healthcare team in the best interest of the patient.
  4. Graduate physical therapist assistants who are sensitive to and knowledgeable about different patients from diverse backgrounds.
  5. Initiate and support activities that encourage lifelong learning among healthcare professionals.
  6. Graduate physical therapist assistants that demonstrate a commitment to professional growth.
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