The Department of Physical Therapy began in January of 2011. The Department currently consists of internationally renowned faculty and the world-class Human Biomechanics and Physiology Laboratory (HBAPL). The HBAPL is home to High Point University’s first research institute: The Institute of Human Health and Sports Science Research. The Institute is dedicated to impactful research in the areas of injury prevention and performance enhancement in active individuals. The HBAPL also houses our clinical entity: Targeted Enhanced Athletic Movement (TEAM). TEAM translates the evidence produced by the Institute and by other scientists from around the globe into the clinical practice of injury prevention, athletic development, and rehabilitation. We are growing rapidly driven by an innovative vision so please visit with us regularly as we continue our exciting journey.
The High Point University Department of Physical Therapy will be a student-centered, community-engaged, globally-involved educational, research, and clinical leader dedicated to the improvement of health and well-being through the advancement of knowledge in rehabilitation science and the practice of physical therapy.
The mission of the Department of Physical Therapy is to promote excellence in clinical practice by:
· Recruiting and developing leaders within the health professions who actively engage in meaningful interdisciplinary educational, research, or clinical experiences.
· Creating autonomous, ethical, and compassionate evidence-based clinicians and scientists who maximize the quality of life in the communities they serve
As a Department, we value integrity, honesty, kindness, respect, hard work, independence, responsibility, trust-worthiness, intrinsic motivation, humility, collegiality, skill, and excellence. We are committed to applying these values in all interactions as we strive to accomplish our mission.