Physical Therapy accreditation
Graduation from an accredited program is required to sit for the national exam. The UT Health San Antonio Doctor of Physical Therapy program is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). This accreditation allows graduates to sit for the national licensure examination.
The national licensing exam allows initial professional licensure in any state.
CAPTE accreditation is important because:
- It helps students and their parents select programs that will provide the education necessary to enter the profession.
- It fosters quality educational experiences and helps to assure that the program is taught by qualified faculty, has the resources it needs to support the curriculum, meets its mission, has acceptable student outcomes, and provides accurate information to the public.
- It provides students and others a place to complain if an accredited program fails to meet its obligation to maintain compliance with CAPTE's Evaluative Criteria.
- Graduation from a CAPTE-accredited program is required for eligibility to sit for the licensing exam. It is also required in order to provide physical therapy services to patients/clients on Medicare.
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Graduates of our DPT program are eligible to sit for National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE), given by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy and the Jurisprudence Exam, given by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. A license to practice physical therapy in Texas is contingent on successful completion of these examinations.
CAPTE contact informationCandy Bahner, PT, DPT, MS, Associate Director, PT Programs Department of Accreditation American Physical Therapy Association 1111 North Fairfax Street Alexandria, VA 22314-14 703-706-3242 firstname.lastname@example.org www.capteonline.org
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