The DeSales DPT program boasts top-notch facilities fully equipped with the most advanced physical therapy technology available.
DeSales Human Gross Anatomy Lab
Through cadaver dissection, DPT students become familiar with the shape, texture, structure and inter-relationships of the components of the musculoskeletal system. Students develop a comprehensive knowledge of functionality of the human body, an appreciation of the body as a 3-dimensional form, and learn to recognize the results of disease processes and the variations inherent in each unique individual. The benefits of this hands-on learning would not be accomplished without the generosity of those who have donated their bodies to science. The DeSales University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program appreciates the benevolence that these individuals have shown in advancing the educational opportunities of future healthcare providers.
DeSales Simulation Lab
The Health Care Simulation Lab features state-of-the-art technology, including mannequin simulators, audio/video technology, integrated simulation management, and skills-evaluation software. The advanced capabilities of the sim lab greatly improve the learning experience by providing life-like situations in a low-risk setting. This gives our students the confidence they need to provide high-quality patient care when they eventually perform procedures on actual patients.
Most of the Physical Therapy classes at DeSales will take place in dedicated physical therapy classroom, skills, and research laboratory facilities in Chappuis Hall. Our facilities are outfitted with new, contemporary equipment currently used in physical therapy practice settings.
The Gambet Center
Our new 77,000 sq. ft., $27 million facility includes state-of-the-science simulation laboratories to replicate clinical scenarios specific to adult, pediatric and birthing care for undergraduate and graduate health care degree programs. The Center is a showcase of green architecture featuring environmentally advanced design consistent with the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification standards of the U.S. Green Building Council.