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Physical Therapy Accreditation

Walsh Accreditation Process

Most professional educational programs participate in an accreditation process that assures that the educational program has met minimal standards on the evaluative criteria used in accreditation. Typically the Walsh accreditation process looks at the curriculum, the qualifications of the faculty, the facilities and equipment available to the program, the program's admission standards, the institution's financial support for the program, the protection of individual's rights who participate in the program, and so forth. In physical therapy education, the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) American Physical Therapy Association carries out the evaluation process for accreditation.

Accreditation affects the physical therapy graduate's ability to practice. All individuals applying for licensure in all 50 states, the territory of Puerto Rico and the District of Columbia must graduate from an accredited program to sit for the licensing examination.

Program Accreditation Status

On November 1, 2000 the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) granted Accreditation to the physical therapist educational program at Walsh University. Based on Walsh's 2005 Self-Study, CAPTE re-accredited the program for a full 10-year cycle (accredited through 2015) in November 2005.

Should you have any questions regarding the accreditation status of this program, please contact the Walsh University program faculty or the Department of Accreditation, Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314 or visit the APTA website.

Outcomes Information


Graduation rate from your program:  

For the class of 2009, there were 21 students enrolled and 20 graduated for a graduation rate of 95%. For the class of 2010, there were 22 students enrolled and 18 graduated for a graduation rate of 81% and for the class of 2011, there were 25 students enrolled and 20 graduated for a graduation rate of 80%.

Overall licensure pass rate of your graduates:  

For the graduating classes of our DPT program from 2009 to 2011, it is 100%.

Graduates employed as PTs within 6 months of passing the licensure examination:  

It is 100%.

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