The *Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: [email protected]; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call or email the Chair of the Institute of Physical Therapy at 904-826-0084 x1230 or [email protected].
Graduates are eligible to take the national licensing examination administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT). In addition, all states require licensure to practice. After successful completion of the national exam and receiving state licensure, the individual will be a Physical Therapist (PT). A felony conviction may affect a graduate’s ability to sit for the FSBPT examination or attain state licensure.
*Currently accredited programs include:
- University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences-Florida (Parent program: St. Augustine, and expansion programs St. Augustine Flex and Miami)
- University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences-Austin, Texas (Parent program Austin and expansion program Austin Flex)
- University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences-California (Parent program San Marcos and expansion San Marcos Flex)
Additional information regarding this accreditation is available by contacting:
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
American Physical Therapy Association
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, VA 22314
email: [email protected]
Dallas, TX Developing DPT Program Proposed Launch Fall 2020 – Not Currently Admitting Students
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 protected] is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.
The University of St. Augustine for Health Sciences is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE for its Dallas, TX campus. The program is planning to submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage, on December 1, 2019. 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 phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.
Complaints about the program may be submitted to CAPTE by requesting the Procedures for Handling Complaints about an accredited or developing physical therapy program. This document can be obtained by writing to CAPTE at 1111 N. Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22314, by calling 703-706-3245, or by visiting www.apta.org.
For more information visit our Accreditation page.