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All programs interested in starting a physical therapy program are required to submit an Application For Candidacy (AFC) to the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). If CAPTE approves the program’s AFC, Candidacy status is granted. Candidacy status is required by CAPTE to matriculate students into a DPT program.

Subsequently, an application for full accreditation is required by all candidate programs. This application must be submitted in the penultimate semester of the first cohort’s program. Each application is followed by an onsite visit by an accreditation team, typically consisting of 2-3 members to verify information in the report. CAPTE meets two times each year, in April and October. Decisions regarding candidacy and accreditation status are made during these meetings.

  •  Submission of Application for Candidacy Status - December 1st, 2022
  • CAPTE candidacy site visit - Jan 2023
  • CAPTE decision April 2023
  • Matriculation of Charter Class - August 2023
  • Submission of Application for Accreditation - December 2025
  • CAPTE Accreditation Visit - Fall 2025
  • CAPTE Accreditation Decision - May 2026
  • Charter Class Graduation - May 2026
  • Charter class eligible to sit for the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) - July 2026