As the first DPT program in Berks County, the program will assume the responsibility of serving as a resource for the local physical therapy community. To accomplish this goal, the program will provide formal and informal consultation, regular continuing education, and join with others to advocate for the autonomy of the profession in accordance with Vision 2020.
To assist clinicians with the attainment of their professional CEU’s to maintain licensure, the program will offer annual, clinically-based, continuing education workshops with the inaugural course offered in the Spring of 2016.
In addition to the annual DPT Research Symposium, other planned educational seminars include CI training, teaching and learning conferences, and clinically-based workshops. Educational seminars for practicing clinicians will involve collaborative efforts across multiple disciplines culminating in unique active learning opportunities for local PT’s and students alike.
The Alvernia University DPT Program understands the importance of collaborating with local Physical Therapy clinicians in the Berks County region for ensuring that the most authentic, evidence-based, and clinically relevant principles and procedures are included within the curriculum. Along with participating as clinical instructors in the supervision of students during clinical internships, local Physical Therapy expert clinicians will also serve as associated faculty and on the advisory board within the program and become an integral resource throughout the curriculum.
The Alvernia University Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program will advance an ongoing association with local clinical affiliates. The DPT Program currently has/is working on the development of a relationship with numerous clinical sites in the Berks County area.
Effective November 12, 2014, Alvernia University has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org). Candidacy is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation.