Class of 2022 Oath CeremonyApr 7, 2021
Physical Therapy Professional Oath
In the presence of fellow classmates and in the view of the honored profession of physical therapy that you are entering into, you solemnly and willingly pledge the following as an oath of commitment:
I commit myself to the highest ideal of service, learning, and the pursuit of knowledge.
I will strive to achieve excellence in the practice of physical therapy.
I will perform physical therapy in an ethical manner and will expect the same of my colleagues.
I will respect diverse values, beliefs, and cultures.
I will do no harm to another.
I will hold all confidences in trust.
I will strive for improved quality of life for all my patients.
I will strive to approach each patient with compassion, encouragement, respect, and patience.
I will respect the rights, knowledge and skills of other colleagues and healthcare professionals and seek consultation whenever the welfare of the patient may be advanced. I will strive to be a lifelong learner, seeking to advance my own knowledge as well as that of the profession.
I will approach each day with my future in mind and look to faculty, mentors, and colleagues to guide me towards my professional goals.
With this oath, I freely accept all the obligations and the many rewards which will accompany the practice of physical therapy. Having spoken these words, I am prepared to embark upon the professional education program that will guide me towards my goal of becoming a Doctor of Physical Therapy.