Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT)
The mission of the Doctor of Physical Therapy
program is to provide a supportive, student-focused learning
environment that encourages and educates individuals to
develop into compassionate, clinically and culturally
competent licensed physical therapists who are productive
citizens. The physical therapy curriculum will allow
opportunities for scholarship, community engagement, and
professional service, in addition to in-depth learning in
human movement. The program will emphasize ways in which
future physical therapists can contribute to the health
equity of all, including rural and/or underserved
Graduation from a physical therapist education program
accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical
Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street,
Alexandria, VA 22314; phone; 703-706-3245;
is necessary for eligibility to sit for the licensure
examination, which is required in all states.
Indiana State University is seeking accreditation of a new
physical therapist education program from CAPTE.
The program will submit an Application for Candidacy, which
is the formal application required in the pre-accreditation
stage. Submission of this document does not assure that the
program will be granted Candidate for Accreditation status.
Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status is
required prior to implementation of the
[professional/technical] phase of the program; therefore, no
students may be enrolled in [professional/technical] 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