College of Rehabilitation Sciences
The BS Physical Therapy program, a PAASCU-accredited four-year baccalaureate degree course, hones students’ skills in helping people to develop, maintain and restore maximum movement and functional ability throughout the lifespan. This includes providing services in circumstances where movement and function are threatened by aging, injury, diseases, disorders, conditions or environmental factors. The academic and clinical training program for PT is concerned with identifying and maximizing quality of life and movement potential within the spheres of promotion, prevention, treatment/intervention, habilitation, and rehabilitation. This encompasses physical, psychological, emotional, and social well-being. It involves the interaction between the physical therapists, patients/clients, other health professionals, families, care givers, and communities in a process where movement potential is assessed and goals are agreed upon, using knowledge and skills unique to physical therapists (World Confederation for Physical Therapy, 2011).
The BS Occupational Therapy is a four-year baccalaureate degree program in the Philippines which trains students in enabling people to participate in the activities of everyday life. The course educates students in the medical, social behavioral, psychological, psychosocial, and occupational sciences which equip them with the attitudes, skills and knowledge to work collaboratively with people, individually or in groups or communities. Occupational therapy practice is focused on enabling individuals to change aspects of their person, the occupation, the environment, or some combination of these to enhance occupational participation.
The academic and clinical training program for OT is concerned in enhancing the ability of the students in helping people to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement. The academic and clinical training program for OT is concerned in enhancing the ability of the students in helping people to engage in the occupations they want to, need to, or are expected to do, or by modifying the occupation or the environment to better support their occupational engagement what students learn in the classroom. The program supports and guides the students while allowing them to progress on their own pace based upon their experiences and interests.
The BS Speech and Language Pathology is a four-year baccalaureate degree course that promotes the effective functioning of the speech, hearing and language mechanism of individual persons by properly evaluating, identifying, managing, and preventing speech, language, voice, fluency, cognitive, and other related communication disorders, as well as feeding and swallowing problems. De La Salle Medical and Health Sciences Institute is one of the four institutions in the Philippines that offers BSSLP program under the College of Rehabilitation Sciences. The Speech and Language Pathology is responsible in treating various communication disorders from infancy to adulthood. It also offers a well-rounded education that blends hospitals, clinics, research and classroom experience. The course is not yet regulated by Professional Regulatory Commission (PRC) however, the demand for the service is needed in our country and abroad.