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Physical Therapy, which is the care and services provided by or under the direction and supervision of a physical therapist, includes: 1) examining and evaluating patients with health-related conditions, impairments, functional limitations, and disability in order to determine a diagnosis, prognosis, and intervention; 2) alleviating impairments and functional limitations by designing, implementing, and modifying therapeutic interventions; 3) preventing injury, impairments, functional limitations, and disability, including promoting and maintaining fitness, health, and quality of life in all age populations; and 4) engaging in consultation, education, and research. (Adopted by the American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) board of directors in March 1995 (B.D. 03-95-24-64).
The university offers a post-baccalaureate entry-level doctor of physical therapy degree (D.P.T.) program. Information on the graduate program in physical therapy is available in the ETSU Graduate Catalog and on the department web site: www.etsu.edu/crhs/physther.