Accreditation and Licensure

  • The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Gannon University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.

    To achieve licensure as a physical therapist, program graduates must successfully complete and pass a comprehensive licensure examination administered by each state. To assist graduating students in preparing for the licensure examination, the program offers a series of practice licensure examinations prior to graduation.

    To practice as a physical therapist in the United States, many states require a clean criminal record, with no misdemeanors or felonies. Individuals with criminal records should contact the physical therapy licensing board of the state where they would like to practice prior to applying for admission to the DPT program so that they may fully inform themselves of the any restrictions to practice that may apply to them.