Physical Therapy

The Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy is a pioneer and flagship program when AMCC (formerly MSH – CMAFI) opened in 1994. Physical Therapy is a course which prepares the students to assess, care for, and treat physical disability which may be the result of a neuromuscular, musculoskeletal, or cardiopulmonary dysfunction. It views these disorders in the context of how the normal human movement and function have been altered and how the individual’s capabilities to interact with and within the environment, have been changed. It is in this area that the physical therapists function to help the patient achieve a balance between ability and disability. The therapists will work with a wide range of age groups – from the pediatric to geriatric. They will treat permanent and temporarily disabled individuals. They will consider the structure and characteristics of the patients they work with. The therapists must be trained to take on various roles and be highly prepared intellectually as well as emotionally.

BS Physical Therapy graduates posed for a picture together with Professors Nestor Balboa and Pretzel Zuniga

Department’s Vision

To be come an accreditted Adventist paramedical course that will meet the Physical Therapy standards and practices in the local, national, and international community.

Department’s Mission

To equip all Physical Therapy students with humane attitude and necessary knowledge and skills providing excellent manpower in the educational, research, and clinical settings.

What Physical Therapists do?

  1. Diagnose and manage movement impairments and improve abilities.
  2. Rehabilitate and preserve patient’s optimal function for peak movement and health.
  3. Identify and prevent the onset and progression of dysfunction, limitations and disabilities.
  4. Work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, schools, fitness facilities or impairment rehabilitation facilities.
  5. Develop individualized patient care plans including goals and outcomes.

Promising Careers in Physical Therapy

Employment opportunities for physical therapy graduates are expected to grow 40% by 2024, much faster than the average occupation, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In the Philippines, the demand for physical therapists is expected to rise as a result of the growth in the number of individuals with disabilities or limited function who require therapy services.

Prospects for Career Advancements

An experienced Physical Therapist can be promoted as Head Physical Therapist or be a manager or director of a wellness and rehabilitation center/clinic.

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