FAMU has received notice that its Division of Physical Therapy has resolved all concerns and is fully compliant with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). FAMU had received a warning about its pass rate on the licensing exam and was given two years to comply with the national standard. The University has a pass rate of 90 percent. The program has always been accreditation.
“I am so very proud of the physical therapy faculty,” said Cynthia Hughes-Harris, Ph.D., dean of the School of Allied Health Sciences. “The time, effort and hard work devoted to strengthening the physical therapy program has certainly paid off as evidenced by the recognition and accolades reported by the accrediting agency. It is most noteworthy that the 2018 pass rate is 90 percent and we expect it to continue to increase as the program grows and develops.”
CAPTE is an accrediting agency that is nationally recognized by the U.S. Department of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. It grants specialized accreditation status to qualified entry-level education programs for physical therapists and physical therapist assistants and determines whether, or not, the quality of education provided meets standards for programs nationally.
“This is an excellent outcome for our program and places FAMU in the ranks of programs of excellence in the country,” said Dawn Brown-Cross, Ed.D., Physical Therapy Divison Director. “It’s a great accomplishment for our faculty and students.”
The FAMU Physical Therapy Program will hold its first Alumni Reception with the American Physical Therapy Association Combined Sections Conference on January 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. All alumni are invited to come and celebrate this accomplishment.