Doctor of Physical Therapy: Accreditation Status
The University of Mount Union has secured approval from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) to offer the Doctor of Physical Therapy. Provisional authorization was granted by the Ohio Department of Higher Education contingent upon approval by HLC and approval for candidacy by the specialty accreditor. 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; firstname.lastname@example.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.