Washington University Program in Physical Therapy DPT graduates embrace their professional identity as leaders in their community, dedicated to advancing human health by preventing, diagnosing, and managing movement problems across the lifespan


Patient and Client Care: Provide informed, compassionate, effective, and efficient person-centered care for the management of movement problems and the promotion of health and wellness

Knowledge for Practice: Integrate knowledge from established and evolving movement and other relevant biomedical, clinical and epidemiological and social-behavioral sciences to guide practice.

Practice-Based Learning and Improvement: Evaluate one’s delivery of care, appraise and assimilate scientific evidence, and continuously improve performance based on self-evaluation

Interpersonal and Communication Skills: Use effective interpersonal and communication skills to interact and collaborate with others

Adhere to ethical and legal principles, model professional    behaviors, and demonstrate a commitment to citizenship within the profession and the community

Systems-Based Practice: Function effectively and proactively within evolving systems and environments that affect the health of individuals and populations.


Interprofessional Collaboration: Engage within interprofessional teams as an effective member and collaborative leader.


Personal and Professional Development: Demonstrate the attributes required to engage in lifelong personal and professional growth.