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Faculty (Dr. Susan Smith) and Class of 2017 students (Hope Alexa and Kelly Joiner) represents the School of Physical Therapy at the Mass of Holy Spirit 2014. Symbol for the physical therapy profession is an anatomical model of a hand.

Catholic Education

Education Excellence in a Context of Faith

As a private Catholic institution, the University of the Incarnate Word is committed to educational excellence in a context of faith in Jesus Christ, the Incarnate Word of God. Recognizing the value of diversity and global interaction, the University of the Incarnate Word School of Physical Therapy welcomes people of all faith traditions. As a health profession, Physical Therapy supports the mission of Jesus Christ in serving the needs of patients, clients and society as a whole.

Human Dignity and Moral Responsibility

Faculty, staff, and administrators within the School of Physical Therapy serve as role models to students as they create an environment that values human dignity across diverse social backgrounds and foster moral responsibility and academic excellence. Discussions of values, ethics and social justice and global issues are integrated within the curriculum.

Community Engagement

Students plan and facilitate community outreach projects and participate in community service opportunities. The School of Physical Therapy also provides opportunities for students to worship and pray together, growing in their own faith.