Welcome UTC DPT

Class of 2019!


The fall 2017 application cycle

is now closed. Applications for fall 2018 will open in July of 2017.

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About Our Program

UTC DPT - The Mapp Building

Learn about our program and facilities!

Accreditation Status 

Accredited by CAPTE - Click for detailsThe Department of Physical Therapy at UTC is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22341; telephone: 703-706-3245; e-mail: accreditation@apta.org; website: www.capteonline.org. We received our initial accreditation by CAPTE in 1992, and have been continuously accredited since that time.  UTC has been awarding the DPT since 2003. 

APTA Student Membership Challenge badge for 2014

Our DPT graduates have achieved 100% pass rate on the National Licensure Exam for eleven of the past twelve years! 

Student Outcomes

  • Graduation Rates:  Average graduation rate of 100.0% for the last three graduating classes (2014, 2015, 2016)
  • Licensure examination pass rates:  100% first-time pass rate on the National Physical Therapy Exam for the classes of 2014 and 2016; 99% ultimate pass rate for the last three years. Click here for NPTE Pass Rates by State. (Scroll to the bottom.)
  • Employment rate: 100% of licensed graduates employed within six months of passing the licensure exam

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of physical therapists is projected to grow 34% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. Demand for physical therapy services will come from the aging baby boomers, who are staying active later in life. In addition, physical therapists will be needed to treat people with mobility issues stemming from chronic conditions, such as diabetes or obesity.


Filing a complaint with CAPTE:

If you have a question about the department's accreditation status or wish to express a concern about accreditation, you are encouraged to contact CAPTE.