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
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.

The University of Mount Union is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. The program is planning to submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage, on March 1, 2016. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.

 

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