Rooted in an Urban Culture, we serve through
Engaged Learning, Scholarship, and Practice
Catalyst for Change toward Optimizing Health
Compassion, Innovation, Dedication, Collaboration, Excellence and Professionalism.
The Cleveland State University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program embodies the core values of:
Compassion: as caring, empathy, kindness & respect for all human beings. Recognizing the individuality of every person, appreciating diversity including ethnic, religious, socioeconomic, & sexual preferences. The dignity of individuals & groups of individuals should be supported & protected.
Innovation: as courage of individuals to be forward thinkers, open minded, & creative. Encouraging expansive and insightful thought that includes reflective practice to benefit patients/clients, self and society.
Dedication: as persistence & commitment of individuals.
Collaboration: as team cooperation within the program, school & community. Encouraging inter-professional education & service with students, colleagues and the community.
Excellence: as high quality practices within the education provided, scholarship endeavors, practice including pro bono care & other service commitments.
Professionalism: as integrity in lifelong learning for all individuals, advocacy for those who need it, accountability for all actions & social responsibility.