International evangelical medical mission trip participation is one of the unique opportunities available through the physical therapy program at SBU. The PT mission trips usually take place during the second or third year of the program. DPT students along with alumni and faculty practice both their new professional skills and their Christian faith as a part of a PT-focused mission team meeting the physical and spiritual needs of people less fortunate than themselves. Students raise funds to cover travel and participation expenses for the mission. In the past, SBU PT students have traveled to India, Venezuela, El Salvador, Peru, Brazil, and Haiti.
Our Healing Mission: The physical therapy department at SBU is dedicated to providing society with physical therapists who engage in the art and science of physical therapy with a Christian worldview. The graduate will be a clinician generalist who is prepared to provide physical therapy services for a diverse population in an evolving society and health care environment.