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Doctor of Physical Therapy Degree and Accreditation

Students who satisfactorily complete the program will be awarded the Doctor of Physical Therapy from the University of Mississippi and are eligible to apply to take the examination for licensure to practice as a physical therapist in all 50 states.

The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at the University of Mississippi Medical Center, School of Health Related Professions is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 N. Fairfax Street., Alexandria, VA 22314; Telephone: (703) 706-3245; email: accreditation@apta.org; website: http://www.capteonline.org.  If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (601) 984-6330 or email lbarnes@umc.edu.

The physical therapy program has a policy for addressing program complaints that excludes complaints for which there is an established university, school or program policy or procedure, such as grade appeals, academic dismissal appeals or allegations of racial, sexual or gender harassment. To file a complaint, submit a written statement to:

  • Chair, Department of Physical Therapy
    School of Health Related Professions
    University of Mississippi Medical Center
    2500 N. State St.
    Jackson, MS 39216-4505

There will be a response to the complaint within 10 working days. However, for comments or concerns about the physical therapy program related specifically to one or more of the Evaluative Criteria, to the Statement on Integrity in Program Closure, or to the Statement of Integrity in Accreditation, contact CAPTE and appropriate forms and information will be provided.

Department of Physical Therapy - Student and Graduates Outcome Rates

License Pass Rate*

Graduation Rate

Reported Employment Rate
2018 - 95.9%2018 - 98%2018 - 100%
2017 - 98%2017 - 98%2017 - 100%
2016 - 100%2016 - 94%2016 - 100%
* Taken from the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy data