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Doctor of Physical Therapy Goals

Thank you for your interest in the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University.

The DPT program is currently seeking accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)* and is also pending approval by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

* 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.
Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University 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 December 1, 2017. 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.

Program Goals

As a premier health professional education program, the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University will meet the following program goals:

  1. The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program will achieve a two-year average graduation rate of greater than 85%.
  2. The Program graduates will have a two-year average ultimate licensure exam pass rate of greater than 90%.
  3. The Program graduates will sustain a first-time licensure exam pass rate of greater than the national average.
  4. The Program graduates will have a two-year average employment rate of greater than 95% among graduates who are actively seeking employment in the field of physical therapy within one year of graduation.
  5. As a community-engaged campus, 85% of the program faculty and students will be engaged in service to the community and profession at the institutional, local, state and/or national levels on an annual basis.

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