Accreditation

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Important Note Regarding DPT Accreditation

Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; 703-706-3245; accreditation@apta.org) is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

Effective November 9, 2016, the Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Plymouth State University has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.

NOTE: Students admitted and matriculating into the the program in 2017, 2018 and 2019 should be aware that if the program fails to achieve accreditation that they will not be eligible to sit for the licensure examination to practice physical therapy. Candidacy allows the program to start educating students so the program can be evaluated for initial accreditation. There is no guarantee of initial accreditation following candidacy, but based on the rigor of the process, since 2012 100% of candidacy programs have achieved initial accreditation.

Filing a Complaint with CAPTE

Any person may file a complaint with CAPTE if that person believes that the Department of Physical Therapy program at PSU is failing to fulfill its commitment to CAPTE standards.

To file such a complaint, follow this link http://www.capteonline.org/Complaints/