The mission of San Diego State University is to provide research-oriented, high quality education for undergraduate and graduate students, and to contribute to the solution of problems through excellence and distinction in teaching, research, and service.
The university strives to impart an appreciation and broad understanding of the human experience throughout the world and the ages. This education extends to diverse cultural legacies and accomplishments in many areas such as the arts and technology; the advancement of human thought including philosophy and science; the development of economic, political, and social institutions; and the physical and biological evolution of humans and their environment.
San Diego State University pursues its mission through its many and diverse departments and interdisciplinary programs in the creative and performing arts, the humanities, the sciences, and the social and behavioral sciences. (Graduate Bulletin_2016_Introduction, p. viii).
The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is committed to academic excellence and expression by fostering evidence-based practice, research, teaching, service and public engagement. We are committed to cultivating inquiry and professional leadership in our students, faculty, staff, and alumni. Our mission is to enhance the health and function of the people of California and the global community by generating new knowledge and preparing physical therapists for general practice who are experts in the human movement system.
The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at San Diego State University will be recognized as a regional and national leader in physical therapy education, research, and service to the profession and community. We will be a diverse and engaged community of faculty, students, clinicians, and alumni in whom the highest moral and ethical values prevail.