Health Professions

Accreditation

Institutional Accreditation 

UT Health San Antonio is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, to award certificates and baccalaureate, master's, doctoral and professional degrees. The institution was last reviewed and reaffirmed in 2018. The institution's accreditation extends through 2028 and includes all programs offered on the institution's main campus as well as those offered at all extended program sites.

Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur,  GA 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500for questions about the accreditation of the Health Science Center. Note: The Commission should only be contacted 1) to learn about the institution's accreditation status, 2) to file a third-party comment at the time of the institution's accreditation review, or 3) to file a complaint against the institution for alleged non-compliance with a standard or requirement. All normal inquiries about admission requirements, financial aid, educational programs, etc. should be addressed directly to the Health Science Center and not the Commission's office.

Program Accreditation 

Graduation from an accredited program is required to sit for the national exam. The UT Health San Antonio Doctor of Physical Therapy program is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). This accreditation allows graduates to sit for the national licensure examination.

The national licensing exam allows initial professional licensure in any state.

CAPTE accreditation is important because:

  • It helps students and their parents select programs that will provide the education necessary to enter the profession.
  • It fosters quality educational experiences and helps to assure that the program is taught by qualified faculty, has the resources it needs to support the curriculum, meets its mission, has acceptable student outcomes, and provides accurate information to the public.
  • It provides students and others a place to complain if an accredited program fails to meet its obligation to maintain compliance with CAPTE's Evaluative Criteria.
  • Graduation from a CAPTE-accredited program is required for eligibility to sit for the licensing exam. It is also required in order to provide physical therapy services to patients/clients on Medicare.

 

CAPTE contact information

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at UT Health San Antonio 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: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org. If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call 210-567-8750 or email ernstg@uthscsa.edu.

 

Graduates of our DPT program are eligible to sit for National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE), given by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy and the Jurisprudence Exam, given by the Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners. A license to practice physical therapy in Texas is contingent on the successful completion of these examinations.

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Program Outcomes
Graduation Year 1st Time Passing Rate 1st Time Ultimate Passing Rate 2-year average Graduation Rate 1-year Employment 2-year average
2021 95.5% 100% 100% 100%
2020 100% 100% 90.7% 100%
2019 94.3% 89.65% 94.3% 97.15%
2018 85% 100% 95% 100%