Mission and Vision

Physical Therapy Education Mission Statement
The mission of the Division of Physical Therapy Education at the University of Nebraska Medical Center is to improve the health of Nebraska by:

UNMC Mission
“We are Nebraska Medicine and UNMC.
Our mission is to lead the world in transforming lives to create a healthy future for all individuals and communities through premier educational programs, innovative research and extraordinary patient care.”

Vision Statement and Principles for the Physical Therapy Profession
Adopted by APTA's House of Delegates in 2013, the following vision statement demonstrates how the profession and society will look when this vision is achieved:
     “Transforming society by optimizing movement to improve the human experience.”

The APTA states the profession’s belief that movement is a key to optimal living and quality of life for all people that extends beyond health to every person's ability to participate in and contribute to society. The complex needs of society, such as those resulting from a sedentary lifestyle, beckon for the physical therapy profession to engage with consumers to reduce preventable health care costs and overcome barriers to participation in society to ensure the successful existence of society far into the future. While this is APTA's vision for the physical therapy profession, it is meant also to inspire others throughout society to, together, create systems that optimize movement and function for all people. The principles supporting the profession’s vision are Identity, Quality, Collaboration, Value, Innovation, Consumer-centricity, Access/Equity, and Advocacy. These are described more fully at http://www.apta.org/Vision/.UNMC Values