The University of Mount Union‘s Physical Therapy (PT) program has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). The program offers reportedly the first professional doctoral degree offered at the university, located in Alliance, Ohio.
The accreditation comes as a result of several site visits that assessed the university’s educational quality in the following areas: students, faculty, curriculum, clinical education sites, policies and procedures, resources, administration, assessment, and outcomes.

“This accreditation is the result of countless hours of faculty and staff dedication,” says Dr Robert Frampton, associate professor, chair and program director of the PT program at the university, in a media release. “The journey began in January of 2014; I have been blessed to work with a talented, devoted team of professionals focused on student success and creating a one-of-a-kind program in physical therapy education.”

“The faculty and staff of the PT program did an exceptional job of preparing for the accreditation and engaging with the visiting team while they were on campus as part of their review,” adds Dr Jeffrey Breese, vice president for academic affairs at Mount Union. “Bob Frampton’s experience and leadership was especially crucial to this successful outcome.”

Mount Union’s PT program recently graduated its first cohort at the institution’s Commencement, according to the release.

[Source(s): University of Mount Union, PR Newswire]