Dr. Megan Salvatore

Teaching Area(s): Doctor of Physical Therapy

I’m happy to see that Mount Union is actively involved in preparing students to be life-long learners.

Doctor of Physical Therapy

We are very excited to announce that ‪‎the University of Mount Union's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program is still accepting applications for an inaugural class to launch in fall 2016 (pending appropriate approvals)!

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There is clearly a demand for physical therapists nationwide, and the University of Mount Union is heeding the call with the development of a Doctor of Physical Therapy Program scheduled to begin in the fall of 2016 pending the appropriate approvals.

Physical therapy is a rewarding field, and one that provides a definite return on investment for students. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that job growth in physical therapy will exceed 30% in the next 10 years, making it the 26th fastest growing occupation. More than 56,000 new physical therapy jobs are expected within the next 10 years. Physical therapy is also listed among the Buckeye Top Fifty: 2008-2018 among Ohio’s high-wage occupations in demand.

Mount Union graduates will be prepared to fill this need in our society. The program pursues academic, clinical and professional excellence that will lead to a meaningful, professional career.

The Mount Union DPT program’s mission is to prepare sensitive, responsive Doctors of Physical Therapy to utilize evidence and best practices for lifelong service to patients, clients and society. The University of Mount Union has a long tradition of preparing students to be compassionate, caring humanitarians, and this is the foundation for Mount Union’s DPT program. Mount Union’s DPT curriculum is structured with opportunities for inter-professional education with our nursing, physician assistant and exercise science pre-professionals to name a few.

With Mount Union’s new state-of-the-art science facility, long-term working relationships with the Alliance Community Hospital and Cleveland Clinic (Medical Technology Program) and cooperative relationships with Canton and Youngstown area hospitals, it builds its foundation for a successful Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program.

Accreditation Status:
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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