Five Year Program The course consists of two years of general education, two years of major Physical Therapy subjects, and one year internship in an accredited government or private hospital or rehabilitation centers.
The clinical internship exposes students to clinical cases and actual application of Physical Therapy concepts and principles.
In line with the vision-mission of the Institute of Medicine in addressing the need for a more comprehensive and relevant health care system, the Board of Trustees of the Far Eastern University – Dr. Nicanor Reyes Medical Foundation approved a resolution on March 21, 1994 that the Dean of the Institute of Medicine apply with the Commission on Higher Education for the approval of a course leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy. Full Government Recognition (GR No. 123. Series of 1999) was issued on June 3, 1999. Dr. Editha C. Dizon was appointed Head of the School of Physical Therapy in June 1995.
From 1994-2008, the first two years of the course were offered in the Far Eastern University, Manila. The next two years were spent in the School of Physical Therapy, FEU-NRMF where major physical therapy subjects and basic medical sciences are taught. The last year involves the internship program which exposes the students to clinical cases and PT application in different accredited government and private institutions. In 2006, the School of Physical Therapy started to accept first year applicants in FEU-NRMF under the Associate in Health Science Education Program.
Editha C. Dizon, MD Dean
To maintain excellence in the Physical Therapy Education, the FEU-NRMF School of Physical Therapy has highly qualified instructors with years of experience both in clinical practice and classroom teaching. They provide the fundamental preparations for the professional career of future graduates of FEU-NRMF School of Physical Therapy through provision of programmes of academic study and practice-based learning which lay the foundation for career-long professional development and lifelong learning, to support best professional practices and the maintenance of physical therapy professional standards.
Excerpts taken from World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) position statement, Section 4: Curriculum 4.3
Full Time Editha C. Dizon, M.D. Leonilo F. Pallasigui, PTRP, MRS Patrick M. Bonnevie, PTRP Christopher James V. Dimla, PTRP Arlene G. Ladislao, PTRP Richard V. Madariaga, PTRP John Christopher S. Serrano, PTRP
Part Time Kristin Mae U. Decena, PTRP, RPT Romina Ethley DM. Figueroa Ptrp Yuta A. Harada, PTRP Kermaigne T. Miranda, PTRP
Administrative Staff Hermina C. Soliven Anna Rita B. Guanlao
PT Technician Benjamin P. Malabrigo
Physical therapist entry-level educational programmes integrate theory, evidence and practice along a continuum of learning. This begins with admission to an accredited physical therapy programme. The FEU-NRMF School of Physical Therapy curriculum is designed to prepare future physical therapists to practice in a variety of health care settings including, but not limited to, institutional, industrial, occupational, and primary health care seeting that encompass urban and rural communities. Consideration is also be given by the school in preparing future physical therapists to work in environments that reflect the delivery models that operate in different countries. As an FEU-NRMF SPT student, you become equipped with the essentials of the profession which includes preparatory courses covering Basic and Foundational Sciences (Anatomy, Histology, Physiology, Pathology, Imaging, Pharmacology), Behavioural and Social Sciences (Psychology, Ethics, Sociology), Movement Sciences (Kinesiology, Biomechanics, Exercise Science), Research Methodology and Communication and Decision-making Skills to work in collaboration with their patients/clients, carers, other professionals, and colleagues. Aside from this, FEU-NRMF School of Physical Therapy mandates life-long learning, commitment to professional development, multiprofessional and interprofessional learning experiences and evidence based practice as paramount components of the school’s professional education in order to meet the ever changing needs of the community we serve.
*Adapted from the World Confederation for Physical Therapy (WCPT) position statement, Section 3: The Nature of Physical Therapy Education
CLINICAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
FEATURES OF THE CLINICAL INTERNSHIP PROGRAM The clinical internship program utilizes the facilities of the different rehabilitation centers designated as affiliation centers by the Office of the Director and which cater to different conditions such as those involving pediatrics, geriatrics, cardiopulmonary, neurological, orthopedic, rheumatic, but which are not limited only to the former.
The SPT Clinical Internship Coordinator/s will ascertain the monthly schedule of rotation and the corresponding number of weeks in the various affiliation centers designated by the Office of the Director.
The clinical internship program utilizes FEU-NRMF Community Based Rehab to expose interns on Rural Medicine.
Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) Level I Formal Accredited Status
Philippine Association of Colleges and Universities Commission on Accreditation (PACUCOA) Level II First Reaccredited Status
Achievements / Awards of the School
Top Attendance in the seminar entitled “OSCE” held at FEU-NRMF, Internal Medicine, Fairview, Quezon City
Top Attendance in the seminar entitled “Outcome Based Assessment” held at FEU-NRMF, Internal Medicine, Fairview, Quezon City
Top Attendance in the seminar entitled “Color Personality” held at FEU-NRMF, Internal Medicine, Fairview, Quezon City
The FEU-NRMF School of Physical Therapy has consistently maintained excellence in Physical Therapy Education. This is evidenced by garnering an above national passing rate on the yearly conducted licensure exam for Physical Therapy. The SPTalso boasts a long list of Board Certified Topnotchers and Achievers in their respective fields of practice and expertise. Among the school’s achievements are as follows:
Ranked First Place in the Physical Therapist Licensure Examination given by the Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy, Professional Regulation Commission