Faculty


Nestor B. Balboa Jr., MSPT, PTRP
Chairperson


Pretzel K. Zuñiga, PhD
Associate Professor


Genebe Marie E. Albino, MHRM, PTRP
Assistant Professor

Jan Brosnan A.  Quirante, PTRP
Instructor


Jeza Danielle E.  Balazo, PTRP
Instructor


Kishel Mae C. Mamentong, PTRP
Instructor

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

Topnotch Students Produced by Our Department

Program Description

The Bachelor of Science in Physical Therapy is a four-year degree program consisting of general education and professional courses. It also includes internship program that involves assigning students to different CHED-accredited affiliation centers that cater to various patient/client populations for a minimum of 1500 hours. The intern/student, during the training, must have exposure to variety of opportunities that will prepare them to different roles expected of them upon graduation (CMO 55 s 2017).

Physical therapy is services provided by physical therapists to individuals and populations to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. The service is provided in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by ageing, injury, pain, diseases, disorders, conditions or environmental factors and with the understanding that functional movement is central to what it means to be healthy [World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT)].

Vision

An accredited Adventist paramedical course that will meet the Physical Therapy standards and practices in the local, national, and international community.

Thrusts

  1. To provide a home for academic growth using sound and effective teaching methods that enhances student participation in applying theories and concepts towards a humane and holistic approach in the rehabilitation of patients/clients.
  2. To establish a learning venue that attracts individuals and to maximize their potentials in their quest for excellence in the physical therapy education.
  3. To encourage students involvement in hands on activities in various PT settings for themto perform optimally in local and international examinations and in clinical practice.
  4. To instill in the students’ mind the value of researches that are particularly aimed to develop and improve theories, techniques, and devices to improve human function and capacity at home or in the community;
  5. To develop strong linkages among students and between the plethora PT clinicians here and abroad by encouraging participation in various forums, conventions, seminars, and training activities;
  6. To offer a physical therapy program that caters to the typical demand of the youth in their search for meaningful service in the community;
  7. To enhance students’ sense of community responsibility by actively organizing private and government sectors through the college Community-Based Rehabilitation (CBR) programs towards the development of a sustainable and productive means of helping persons with disabilities (PWDs) in the society;
  8. To instill to Physical Therapy students the kind of values, attitudes, and skills, that prepare them for quality and efficient service locally nationally and internationally;
  9. To produce physical therapy graduates that shall serve with utmost devotion, commitment, loyalty, integrity and infidelity; and
  10. To develop curricular and co-curricular activities that is God-centered, wholesome, ethical and spiritually enduring.

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.

Outcome

The minimum standard for BSPT program at AMC College are expressed in the following minimum set of learning outcomes:

PT1. Apply knowledge of physical sciences, social sciences, health sciences and natural sciences to the practice of physical therapy.

PT2. Demonstrate consistent competence in conducting a comprehensive examination, evaluation, and assessment of patients/clients across the lifespan within a broad continuum of care.

PT3. Demonstrate consistent competence in planning and implementing appropriate physical therapy interventions for patients/clients across the lifespan within a broad continuum of care.

PT4. Apply teaching-learning principles in different learning environments.

PT5. Practice beginning management and leadership skills in various practice settings.

PT6. Demonstrate research-related skills in the application of best practice evidence in the performance of various roles in different practice settings

PT7. Promote health and improved quality of life through the practice of the profession.

PT8. Actively engage in lifelong learning activities.

PT9. Work effectively in an inter-professional collaborative setting.

PT10. Demonstrate proficiency in oral and written communication skills as well as reading and listening.

PT11. Demonstrate social and professional responsibility and ethical behaviors m multi-cultural settings and scenarios.

PT12. Maximize the use of innovative technology in the practice of the profession.