Accreditation and Licensure

  • The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Gannon University in Erie, PA 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.

    The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Gannon University in Erie, PA is accredited by CAPTE through May 2019. We currently are completing our self-study review in preparation for the re-accreditation site visit in September 2018.

     

    Licensure

    To achieve licensure as a physical therapist, program graduates must successfully complete and pass a comprehensive licensure examination administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy. 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 any restrictions to practice that may apply to them.