The mission of the Department of Physical Therapy is to prepare a competent, reflective physical therapist professional, who is able to effectively practice both independently and interdependently in an ever-changing healthcare environment.
All students in the program must have advisement in order to enroll. Group advisement sessions are held regularly for students interested in applying for entrance into the program. The advisement schedule is available on the department website. Inquiries also can be directed to the department by email. All faculty members serve as academic advisors.
The physical therapy profession contributes to the health needs of society. It focuses primarily on individuals whose impairment is related to the neuromusculoskeletal, pulmonary, integumentary and cardiovascular systems, on methods of evaluating the functions of these systems, and on the selection and application of the appropriate therapeutic procedures to maintain, improve or restore these functions.
The PT program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education as an entry-level PT program for the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree.
Clubs and Societies
The CSUN PT club is an active student organization, which helps students interested in the profession. The group hosts annual information sessions.
All new admissions are for the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree only with a deadline of October 1st.
Chair: Sheryl Low
Jacaranda Hall (JD) 1537