Accreditation and Outcomes
Read about the outcomes data for graduates of the University of Kansas doctoral program in physical therapy.
Accreditation and Student Outcomes
The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Kansas is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, Virginia, 22305-3085; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 913-588-6799 or email email@example.com. (711 TTY)
Documents relating to accreditation status are available at the department office by request.
KU's doctoral program in physical therapy meets the educational requirement to apply for licensure in all 50 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Graduates of this program are eligible to take the National Physical Therapy Examination from the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy.
Each state has its own additional licensing requirements.
- For information on licensing in Kansas, please see the Kansas Board of Healing Arts.
- The Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy provides information on specific state licensure requirements.
CAPTE Program Outcomes Data
For the four most recent academic years in which data is available, the performance of graduates of the KU Doctor of Physical Therapy program, as provided on the annual accreditation report to the American Physical Therapy Association, was as follows:
|Graduation rate||98% (2022-2023)||98%||98%||100%||100%|
|First-time licensure exam pass rate||84% (2022-2023)||83%||85%||92%||94%|
|Ultimate licensure exam pass rate||99% (2022-2023)||98%||100%||98%||98%|
|Employment rate within two years of passing licensure exam||100% (2022-2023)||100%||100%||100%||100%|