Doctor Of Physical Therapy Program Receives Accreditation

campbell-dpt-12-2The Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences’ Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program has received official accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).

“We are very excited about the accreditation and what it means for our program,” said Michael L. Adams, PharmD ’96, dean of the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences. “This accreditation allows our DPT graduates to take the National Physical Therapy Exam in order to obtain their licensure. It also allows our DPT program to join the American Council of Academic Physical Therapy (ACAPT), an organization that impacts policy and the future of the physical therapy profession.”

Greg Dedrick, PT, ScD, director of the DPT program and associate professor of health studies, said, “I’m proud of our faculty and staff who have worked tirelessly during the last three years in developing a unique program designed to improve healthcare in rural communities. We are committed to interprofessional education and the mission of Campbell University in preparing graduates for the challenges of modern healthcare delivery.”

The inaugural DPT class of 36 students will graduate on Dec. 17.

The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) is an accrediting agency that is nationally recognized by the US Department of Education (USDE) and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). CAPTE grants specialized accreditation status to qualified entry-level education programs for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants.

Campbell University College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences is committed to preparing students to excel in the ever-expanding world of healthcare. In addition to the doctor of pharmacy program, the College offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in clinical research and pharmaceutical sciences, a master’s degree in public health, and professional degrees in nursing, physician assistant, and physical therapy.