Dr. Robert Frampton

Teaching Area(s): Doctor of Physical Therapy

The reason I went into education years ago was to help students learn the complicated concepts in physical therapy education in a way that made an impact on them and changed the way PT’s interact with patients and clients.

Doctor of Physical Therapy: Accreditation Status

The University of Mount Union has secured approval from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)  and authorization from the Ohio Department of Higher Education to offer the Doctor of Physical Therapy. The University has begun the accreditation process with the specialty accreditor for Physical Therapy; Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

The University of Mount Union is considered to be a Developing Program by the CAPTE. There are several phases that are involved in the Preaccreditation Process. As the program completes the various phases of the pre-accreditation process leading to full accreditation the updated status will appear below.

Mount Union’s Current Phase of the Accreditation Process Per CAPTE

Effective August 5, 2016, the University of Mount Union Physical Therapy Program 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.


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