The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at University of Lynchburg, in compliance with Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, including changes made by the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act of 2008, does not discriminate against qualified individuals with disabilities.
Student physical therapists must be able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodations, each of the Essential Functions in order to effectively participate in our program and successfully fulfill the requirements of the professional curriculum.
An offer of admission may be withdrawn and or a student may be dismissed from the program if it becomes apparent that the student cannot complete the Essential Functions even with reasonable accommodation; the needed accommodations are not reasonable and would cause undue hardship to the College; or that fulfilling the functions would create a significant risk of harm to the health or safety of others.
Essential Functions are applicable in classroom, laboratories, and clinical settings. University of Lynchburg Doctor of Physical Therapy Program uses independent clinical education sites that may or may not be able to offer the same reasonable accommodations that are made available by the College.
Individuals who have questions regarding reasonable accommodations should contact the Support Services Coordinator in the Academic and Career Services Center at 434.544.8419.
All Essential Functions should be able to be completed in highly complex and distracting environments and within time frames consistent with current clinical practice.
- American Physical Therapy Association. Minimum Required Skills of Physical Therapist Graduates at Entry Level. BOD G11-05-20-449.
- American Physical Therapy Association. Guide to Physical Therapist Practice. Alexandria, Virginia, 2008.
- AASIG Technical Standards, Essential Functions Document. Section on Education, September 1998.
- Ingram, D. (1997). Opinions of Physical Therapy Program Directors on Essential Functions, Physical Therapy, 77(1).