Physical Therapy Program Mission & Goals

Mission Statement

The Physical Therapy Program at Seton Hill University embraces patient-centered care of the whole person in the Judeo-Christian tradition.  Physical Therapy Program graduates are prepared to think and act critically, creatively and ethically, as highly-competent clinicians committed to transforming the world. 


Students who graduate from Seton Hill’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program will have the ability to practice autonomously in all settings, and will embrace:

  • lifelong learning 
  • use of evidence to maintain contemporary expertise
  • shared decision-making through patient/client collaboration
  • public service to promote community health and wellness


Seton Hill University has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). For further information regarding Seton Hill’s accreditation status visit

For more information on the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, fill out the online Request for Information Form. You may also contact the DPT Program directly at or 724-552-4450. Ready to apply? Apply online now!