Since its inception, the Physical Therapy Department has been dedicated to the success and professional development of all students so that they are prepared to provide excellent care to the diverse communities they serve. Over the years, Sacramento State’s physical therapy graduates have been destined for jobs in their choice of practice setting. Our program is one of the few to use a state-of-the-art simulation lab to educate physical therapy students, along with nursing students, in caring for and responding to emergencies with patients in an acute-care environment. Finally, Sacramento State was the first California State University campus to receive the requisite authorization to offer an independent Doctorate in Physical Therapy program.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic our program and our students have had to adapt to a new way of learning. There have been changes in clinical placement sites, no clients are being seen in our pro bono clinics, and classes have moved to a virtual setting. This shift has been challenging for our students but the Department of Physical Therapy will persevere and is committed to helping our students be successful during this time of adversity.
Please consider supporting the Department of Physical Therapy General Fund. This fund allows the department chair to allocate funds to the greatest needs in the Department—and during these times those needs are focused on our students. So many students are experiencing financial hardship due to this pandemic and your support can directly and immediately help them. Thank you in advance for your support.