Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy

General

Program Description

Physical Therapy is a Science and Art of treatment by means if therapeutic exercise, heat, cold, light, water, manual manipulation, electricity, and other physical agents. It is an allied medical profession which develops, coordinates, and utilizes selected knowledge and skills in planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating programs for the care of individuals whose ability to function is impaired or threatened by disease or injury.

Physical Therapy requires an in-depth knowledge of human growth and development, human anatomy and physiology, neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, biomechanics and abnormal psychological responses to injury, sickness and disability, and the cultural and socio-economic influences of the individual. The goal of Physical Therapy is to help the patient reach maximum potential and to assume her/his due place in society while learning to live within the limits of such capabilities.

The Physical Therapist works under the supervision of the Physiatrist, the Rehabilitation Medicine specialist. The Physical Therapist functions in these general types of positions:

1. as staff in a supervisory position who provides direct services to the patient in a hospital setting;

2. as teacher in a clinical and academic setting; and

3. as administrator of a program in an educational institution, a clinical department, or a health agency.

Statement of Philosophy

The faculty of the SU Physical Therapy Program believes that:
The human being is created in the image and likeness of god --- a unique yet unified whole with spiritual, biological, mental, emotional, socio-cultural and environmental components. As a member of a family, a community and the world, his day-to-day encounter with life affects the wholeness of an individual. Physical Therapy is a humanistic science that seeks to assist the person in meeting his/her health needs and problems. This is achieved through independent practice or in collaboration with health and non-health disciplines by promoting and restoring health, preventing illness and treating disease conditions, and by improving functional capabilities that provide the best care through rehabilitative techniques. Physical Therapist is one who has acquired the essential knowledge, skills and desirable attitudes so that he/she can function efficiently in any work setting.

Physical Therapy Program Level Objectives

Level I

General: At the end of the first year, the student now recognizes that the human being is a unified yet unique whole with biological, psychological, socio-cultural and spiritual needs and that, as an individual, he has a responsibility towards himself, his family, community and the world.

Level II

General: At the end of the second year, the student is expected to be and his environment; in addition to his acquisition beginning skills in research together with the positive attitude to the self for his role as a future health personnel.

Level III

General: At the end of the third year, the student is expected to enough knowledge to understand man as a biological being in the light of health concepts, as well as develop the beginning skills and positive attitudes pertinent to Physical Therapy practice.

Level IV

General: At the end of the fourth year, the student is expected to have learned professional skills in Physical Therapy; acquire the knowledge on the rehabilitative significance of specific diseases, and recognize his moral and ethical responsibilities in the practice of his profession.

Cost & Fees

Foreign students are subject to additional fees

Entry Requirements

All applicants for admission must meet the basic criteria to enhance the attainment of the individual and Program objectives. Thus,

  1. High School graduates need:
  • a high school general average of 85% and above;
  • satisfactory SU Admission and Placement Examination (SUAPE) results;
  • satisfactory PT Admission Test results;
  • results of Personal Interview at 75% level of competence;
  • character references from two (2) respected members of the community; and
  • physical examination results as conducted by SUMC.
Students shifting to BSPT curriculum must:

Those who have a history and/or are presently diagnosed to have a serious communicable disease, any mental illness, epilepsy, cardiac diseases, or other physical conditions that hinder the performance of the physical therapist’s function are not qualified for admission.

  • follow requirements 1c, 1d, 1e, 1f as listed above;
  • have a cumulative QPA of at least 2.5;
  • have a grade of at least 2.0 in all Science, Mathematics, and English subjects;
  • have a grade of at least 1.8 for the rest of the general education subject; and
  • present a duly accomplished shifting form.
Students from other schools and universities must:
  • follow requirements 1c, 1d, 1e, 1f as listed below;
  • have a cumulative QPA of at least 2.5 or its equivalent
  • have a grade of at least 2.0 or its equivalent in all Science, Mathematics, and English subjects;
  • have a grade of at least 1.8 for the rest of the general education subject; and
  • have all subjects taken from the previous school validated by the Registrar’s Office for credit purpose.
Last updated Nov 2017

About the School

Silliman University is a melting pot of cultures and religions. Of its overall population of more than 9,000, over 300 are international students from 23 different countries.

Silliman University is a melting pot of cultures and religions. Of its overall population of more than 9,000, over 300 are international students from 23 different countries. Read less