Accreditation Information & CAPTE Statement

Graduation from a physical therapist education program accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandra, Virginia 23305-3085; phone, (703) 706-3245; is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure examination, which is required in all states.

The University of Arizona is seeking accreditation of a new physical therapist education program from CAPTE. The program is planning to submit an Application for Candidacy, which is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation stage, on December 1, 2024. Submission of this document does not assure that the program will be granted Candidate for the Accreditation status. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is required prior to implementation of the professional phase of the program; therefore, no students may be enrolled in professional courses until Candidate for Accreditation status has been achieved. Further, though achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status signifies satisfactory progress toward accreditation, it does not assure that the program will be granted accreditation.

7.2 Definition of Candidate for Accreditation: Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status, awarded prior to enrollment of students in the professional phase of the program, which indicates that the physical therapy education program is making satisfactory progress toward and likely to attain full accreditation. All credits and degrees earned and issued by a program holding candidacy are considered to be from an accredited program.

Anyone wishing to make a comment or complaint regarding the University of Arizona program should contact CAPTE here

Complaints that fall outside of due process, for example complaints about the DPT program from prospective students, individuals associated with clinical education sites not directly related to a specific student incident, employees of graduates and the public should submit their complaint directly to the University of Arizona using the “contact us” link on the website.