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The mission of the Harding University Physical Therapy Program is to graduate physical therapists who are prepared to practice contemporary Physical Therapy from a service oriented Christian World View guided by scientific evidence, professional ethics, and responsibility.

The Vision of the Physical Therapy Graduate Program will be recognized nationally for its leadership and innovation in Christian physical therapy education and scholarship as well as for its service to society and the profession. To accomplish this vision the Harding University Physical Therapy Program embraces the following University goals:

  1. Generally, the integration of faith, learning and living - developing the whole person through a commitment to Christ and to the Bible as the Word of God, an emphasis on lifelong intellectual growth, and the encouragement of Christian service and world missions through a servant-leadership lifestyle.
  2. Specifically, the development of Christian scholarship - while acknowledging dependence on God, stressing Christian commitment to intellectual excellence through a strong liberal arts foundation and effective professional preparation.
  3. The promotion of Christian ethics - creating an atmosphere that emphasizes integrity and purity of thought and action.
  4. The development of lasting relationships - fostering personal and social relationships through interaction among faculty, staff and students; and stressing a lifelong commitment to marriage and the Christian family.
  5. The promotion of wellness - emphasizing that the body is the temple of the Holy Spirit and that lifetime health habits contribute to a better quality of life.
  6. The promotion of citizenship within a global perspective - developing a Christian understanding of and respect for other cultures through an emphasis on liberty and justice.

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