The Hanover curriculum incorporates areas of intention that make the Hanover DPT experience unique.
Service is an integral part of the mission of the Hanover College and DPT program. To develop and foster the "spirit" of giving back, assignments, classroom discussions and group projects are embedded throughout the DPT curriculum. Service within the physical therapy field has many forms. This thread includes the importance of APTA membership, patient advocacy, community education, support for the American Physical Therapy Association, and attendance at local or national physical therapy events.
Interprofessional Education (IPE)
Learning activities that integrate IPE are in six different courses in the curriculum. Students will have the opportunity to work with exercise physiologists, nutritionists, orthotists, engineers, and other health professionals to encounter real-world experiences. The IPE journey begins in Professional Competencies I and finishes in the Capstone course. Work with the IPE team to conduct fitness testing, health care screens, brace modifications, and community education.
In alignment with the innovative, accelerated and hybrid nature of the program, the adoption of new knowledge and technologies are a part of student training. Students will learn how to use different interactive platforms that foster active learning. Exploration of various technologies will help prepare students for clinical practice and patient management.
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, telehealth is now recognized as an important way to stay connected with patients. Students will learn guidelines, billing, documentation, and the benefits of video teleconferencing. Sprinkled throughout the curriculum, students will have the opportunity to practice telehealth visits and mindfulness of the professional relationship between the physical therapist and the patient.
Deadline: May 15, 2023
Program Launch: August 21, 2023