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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), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085; 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 June 2029.

    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.