ERIC Number: ED381060
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Physical Therapy Program Review, State University System of Florida. Consultant's Report and Recommendations.
Bork, Christopher E.
This report reviews the degree programs in physical therapy offered by five State University System of Florida (SUS) institutions. The evaluation is based on self-study reports submitted by the universities, site visits, interviews, and school records. The report includes an overview of the physical therapy profession, system-wide analysis and recommendations for the SUS, and individual analyses and recommendations for the five schools that participated in the study (University of Florida, Florida A&M University, University of Central Florida, Florida International University, and the University of North Florida). System-wide recommendations include: (1) a moratorium on the development of any additional SUS physical therapy programs; (2) the expansion of current programs; (3) the offering of the master of physical therapy (MPT) as a first professional degree; (4) clinical affiliations between SUS programs and clinical institutions, such as hospitals; (5) a common SUS physical therapy student application; (6) 12-month contracts for faculty; and (7) increased faculty salaries where necessary, to be competitive with national norms. Appendixes contain the author's curriculum vitae, a sample MPT curriculum, curriculum-based instructional needs, community college articulation guidelines, a graduate and employer survey, the SUS coordinators of physical therapy review, and supplemental information from Florida A&M University. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: State Univ. System of Florida, Tallahassee.