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Summer 2022


The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) has been an active program at Western Michigan University for three years. Using data from the first cohort that completed the DPT program, the Curriculum and Program Evaluation and Assessment Committee (CPEAC) is reviewing the DPT course content and sequencing within the curriculum for efficiency and effectiveness. This grant will fund a model comprised of (a) data analysis and (b) a retreat to discuss results with faculty instructors. The model will improve best-practice in higher level education curricular assessment, engage faculty, assess student outcomes, and provide a curricular assessment blueprint for other university departments.


Dr. Amy Heath, chair and assistant professor, and Dr. Carrie Barrett, assistant professor, both from the Department of Physical Therapy, were recipients of one of the 2022 WMU Assessment Mini Grants, awarded to conduct research on assessment of student learning outcomes. Attached is the final project report, and the presentation shared during the 2023 Measures of Success Series.