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; email@example.com is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.
Campbell University is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. The program will submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage. 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/technical phase of the physical therapy program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional or technical courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.
Accreditation Calendar for Campbell DPT program
- Submit application for candidacy-by June 1, 2013
- CAPTE site visit: July/August
- CAPTE decision regarding candidacy status: after fall meeting (late November or early December 2013)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, www.capteonline.org, or phone at 703-706-3245.