Message from the Department of Physical Therapy Education Chair – Oregon
On behalf of the administration, faculty, and staff, I would like to welcome you to WesternU Oregon Department of Physical Therapy Education (DPTE) located in Lebanon, Oregon. WesternU Oregon is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
Our stunning new campus is in the beautiful Willamette Valley. The WesternU Oregon physical therapy program will be developed in the humanistic tradition where students will be prepared to deliver collaborative person-centered care with respect, empathy, and trust. We are creating an on-site blended learning curriculum that incorporates online education, in-class active learning that emphasizes problem-solving and evidence-based practice, labs that provide experiential learning opportunities with clients / patients, and service-learning where students learn through hands on experiences while giving back to the community. Interprofessional education, where students learn with, from, and about other professions, will be threaded throughout the curriculum so students graduate ready to provide team-based care. Our entry-level curriculum will be well balanced so our students graduate as movement specialists who are prepared to meet the needs of patients across the lifespan and can thrive in the rural communities of the Pacific Northwest.
Chad Lairamore, PT, PhD, FNAP
Board-Certified Clinical Specialist in Neurological & Geriatric Physical Therapy
Department of Physical Therapy Education
College of Health Sciences
WesternU – Oregon is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. The program is planning to submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage, on 12/1/2020. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.
Department of Physical Therapy Education – Oregon
E-Mail: Department of Physical Therapy Education – Oregon
Western University of Health Sciences Department of Physical Therapy Education – Oregon
2665 S. Santiam Hwy SE
Lebanon, OR 97355 (909) 469 -5300 (Office)
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