Graduates of our DPT degree program leave as exceptional clinicians fully prepared to work in any setting. These statistics demonstrate their success.
The Washington University School of Medicine’s Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program is nationally accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). CAPTE is recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation as an accrediting agency for physical therapy programs leading to the DPT degree.
All states and territories of the United States and Washington, DC, require that applicants take and pass the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) as a requirement for licensure. To be eligible to apply for the NPTE, an individual must have a degree from a CAPTE accredited institution or have an education that has been determined to be substantially equivalent by a recognized credentialing agency.
The Washington University School of Medicine Program in Physical Therapy has determined that, as a result of its CAPTE accreditation, its DPT program curriculum meets the educational requirements to sit for the NPTE and to pursue licensure in all states and territories of the United States and Washington, DC.
Each year, 100% of our DPT students are employed within six months of passing their licensure exam.
National Physical Therapy Examination
To obtain a license to practice physical therapy in the United States a person must have a degree in physical therapy from an accredited physical therapist education program and pass the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE).