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physical therapy accreditations and outcomes

Accreditation and Outcomes  

The Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program of the School of Health and Medical Sciences is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The program's accreditation has been granted for a period of ten (10) years effective from November 17, 2010.

The following student outcomes support our continued accreditation by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy (CAPTE).

Our Outcomes

  • 100% of DPT graduates from 2013-2015 who passed the National Physical Therapists Examination (NPTE) reported employment within one year after licensure.
  • From 2013-2015, the graduation rate of our students was 95.6%.
  • Graduates take the National Physical Therapist Examination. Our students' three-year pass rate for 2013-2015 is 97.7%.

"The mission of PT professional education is to graduate knowledgeable, service-oriented, self-assured, adaptable, reflective practitioners who, by virtue of critical and integrative thinking, lifelong learning, and ethical values, render independent judgments concerning *patient/client needs that are supported by evidence; promote the health of the patient/client; and enhance the professional, contextual, and collaborative foundations of physical therapist practice. These practitioners contribute to society and the profession through practice, teaching, administration, and the discovery and application of new knowledge obtained from physical therapy experiences of sufficient breadth and depth to allow for the acquisition and application of essential knowledge, skills, and behaviors consistent with the practice of contemporary physical therapy. Learning experiences are provided under the guidance and supervision of competent faculty, in both the classroom and the clinic."

Program Goals:

The curriculum prepares the graduate to:

  1. be an autonomous Doctor of Physical Therapy who practices in a safe, ethical, and legal manner.
  2. use best practice in the delivery of physical therapy.
  3. be a critical consumer of the literature and producer of new information.
  4. serve all patients/clients with care, sensitivity and respect.
  5. become an active contributor and leader in the health care system and community.
  6. be an educator, consultant, and collaborator.
  7. accept the responsibility for continuous professional development.

Seton Hall University embraces the principle that effective and meaningful assessment is an integral part of the educational process. This principle is at the heart of our commitment to meet our responsibilities to our students, professions, and the communities that we serve. University Assessment Site »

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