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Message from the Department of Physical Therapy Education Chair – Oregon

Chad Lairamore, PT, PhD, FNAP

 

On behalf of the administration, faculty, and staff, I would like to welcome you to the Western University of Health Sciences (WesternU) Oregon campus Department of Physical Therapy Education (DPTE) located in Lebanon, Oregon. The WesternU-Oregon campus 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 located in the beautiful Willamette Valley where are constructing a state-of-the-art building. The WesternU-Oregon campus 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 a blended learning curriculum that incorporates online / web-based education, in-class active learning that emphasizes problem-solving and evidence-based practice, labs that provide experiential learning opportunities, 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.

Thanks,

Chad Lairamore, PT, PhD, FNAP

Chair/Associate Professor

Department of Physical Therapy Education
College of Health Sciences
Western University of Health Sciences – NW Campus

Chad.Lairamore@westernu.edu


Accreditation

Western University for Health Sciences NW campus 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 12/1/2021. 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.

 

 

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Department of Physical Therapy Education
E-Mail: Department of Physical Therapy Education

Western University of Health Sciences
Department of Physical Therapy Education
200 Mullins Dr.

Lebanon, OR 97355
909.469.5300 (office)


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