Physical therapy is a multi-faceted helping profession that aims to prevent or alleviate pain and dysfunction in individuals suffering from injury or disease. To this end, education of the provider and the recipient is critical to the success of the treatment program. The curriculum must be updated on a continuous basis so that students enter the profession as caring, thinking, analytical and questioning individuals who can function in a health care system with a sound background of knowledge. Students must actively participate in their educational experiences so that they not only develop confidence in their own abilities, but they are also prepared to evaluate their learning experiences and offer constructive criticisms. The faculty should function as facilitators of the learning process and as role models for students, to promote their development to the highest possible level of competence through their own participation in clinical, research, teaching, administrative and service activities. Learning is a life long endeavor. In order for graduates from this program to continue to be competent professionals, they must be committed to the pursuit of personal and professional development.