Student Assessment

The Division of Physical Therapy is committed to the ongoing formative and summative assessment of student learning. The faculty believes that assessment is critical to the future of the program, and as such, the division chairperson has allocated time and resources to the assessment process. Assessment is ultimately the responsibility of the whole faculty; however,  the division Curriculum Committee is directly responsible for oversight of student assessment. The results of the assessment process are used to help make informed decisions about how to modify and improve the physical therapy curriculum. The results are also used to demonstrate effective learning and clinical competency of our students and graduates to all stakeholders.

Formative program evaluation includes:

  • Student Evaluation of Instruction surveys for each course
  • End of semester curriculum meetings with student representatives
  • End of semester faculty review of student feedback and performance
  • Bi-annual reviews at a winter (2-4 hours) and summer (1-3 days) retreat
  • Review of clinical education performance/feedback

Summative evaluation includes:

  • Licensure/board exam pass rates
  • Exit surveys from graduating students
  • Comprehensive exam results from graduating students
  • One year graduate surveys
  • Employer surveys and/or focus groups
  • Graduation rate
  • Employment rate

Please see our Program Statistics page for a summary of our student outcomes.