Accreditation & Program Outcomes

Accreditation

The MUSC Doctor of Physical Therapy program at MUSC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). For questions or concerns about the program's accreditation or to make any reports to CAPTE, please visit their site.

MUSC’s Doctor of Physical Therapy degree program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). This accreditation means that our degree program meets or exceeds established national standards for a professional program leading to the Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. Whereas accreditation applies to training programs, licensure applies to individuals. Our program prepares students for and makes them eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE), which all individuals must pass in order to practice physical therapy. Passing the licensure exam is necessary, but it may not be sufficient to practice physical therapy in a given state. You can find additional requirements for practicing physical therapy in each state at the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
703-706-3245
accreditation@apta.org
www.capteonline.org

PT Student Handbook (PDF)

 

Program Outcomes

National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE)

Overall pass rate of the NPTE exam by Doctor of Physical Therapy graduates each year.
 Year Overall Pass Rate
 2019 98.4%
 2018 96.7%
 2017 98.7%
 2016 100%

Graduation Rates

Graduation rates by year for the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.
 Year Students Entering Students Graduating Percentage Graduating
 2019  64 63 98.4%
 2018  63 61 96.8%
 2017  64 63 98%
 2016  64 63 98%

Employment Rates

Graduates passing the licensing examination (NPTE) and seeking employment have demonstrated a 100% employment rate.