Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Accreditation

Gaining Accreditation through CAPTE

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.

Manchester University is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist [assistant] education program from CAPTE. The program is planning to submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage, on December 1, 2022. 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 program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in [professional/technical] 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.

Reporting an Accreditation-related Complaint with CAPTE

Anyone, including Doctor of Physical Therapy program students and their parents or legal guardians, can file a formal complaint against the Manchester University DPT Program using the CAPTE website if they feel the program is non-compliant or violating accreditation standards, required elements, policies, or procedures