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physical therapy accreditations and outcomes

Accreditation and Outcomes

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program (DPT) at Seton Hall University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314 703-706-3245 email: If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (973) 275-2051 or email

The program's accreditation has been granted for a period of ten (10) years effective November 17, 2010.

Our Outcomes

  • Graduates take the National Physical Therapist Examination. Our pass rates for classes 2015, 2016 and 2017 are 100%.
  • 100% of our graduates from classes 2015, 2016 and 2017 who passed the NPTE reported employment within one year after licensure.
  • Our graduation rates are as follows:
    • 96.8% for May 2015
    • 93.1% for May 2016
    • 84.4% for May 2017
    • 100% for December 2017

"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 use best practices in a safe, ethical and legal manner.

2.        be a critical consumer of the literature and producer of new information.

3.        serve all patients/clients with care, sensitivity and respect.

4.        become an active contributor and leader in the healthcare system and community.

5.        be an educator, consultant and collaborator.

6.        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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