Accreditation

Doctor of Physical Therapy

Accreditation

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.

Effective November 6, 2013, Campbell University has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314; phone: 703-706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org). Candidacy is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation. Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program is progressing toward accreditation.

Process for Filing a Complaint with CAPTE

A formal written complaint may be filed with CAPTE in the format provided on the accreditation website at the address below. Complaints may not be submitted anonymously.

The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education
Department of Accreditation
American Physical Therapy Association
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314-1488

CAPTE will take action only when it believes the program may not be in compliance with: 1) Evaluative Criteria for Accreditation, 2) Statement on academic integrity related to program closure, or 3) Statement on academic integrity in accreditation. Copies of these documents can be obtained by contacting CAPTE at accreditation@apta.org, www.capteonline.org, or phone at 703-706-3245.

Program Complaint Resolution

Campbell University’s CPHS has a specific published policy with regard to complaints regarding the various health programs (CPHS Academic Bulletin, page 92). Written complaints can be taken by anyone within the College. Upon receipt of a complaint, the program director/chair is notified and expected to investigate the complaint. Upon completion of the review, the appropriate action or resolution, if any, is implemented (per Bob Cogswell, Campbell Office of Legal Affairs, 3-1-13). Anonymous complaints will not be accepted.

If a faculty member receives a complaint they are to report the concern to the Department program director/chair. The director/chair has discretionary authority to gather additional information and to make a judgment about the appropriate action or the need for involvement of the Dean or other University official. Should the complaint involve the program director/chair, the written grievance should be submitted to the Dean of the College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences.

Complaints regarding the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program should be addressed to: 

Campbell University
Program Director-Department of Physical Therapy
P.O. Box 1090
Buies Creek, NC 27506-1090