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Gaining Accreditation through CAPTE

Effective 4/30/2024, Manchester University's Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Candidacy for Accreditation status has been withdrawn by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education. Manchester University has filed a request for reconsideration of this decision, which stays CAPTE’s decision to withdraw. Until a final decision has been made on the reconsideration, Manchester’s candidacy status remains intact.

3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia 22305-3085
Phone: 703-706-3245

If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 260-470-2700  or email Dr. Thomas Ruediger, DPT DSc.

Candidate for Accreditation is an accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status does not assure that the program will be granted Initial 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