The University of Mount Union announces that its physical therapy (PT) program has received accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE).
The university, located in Alliance, Ohio, now offers the university’s first professional doctoral degree (Doctor of Physical Therapy).
The CAPTE accreditation is the 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, in a news story from the Canton Repository.
“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 graduated its first cohort at the institution’s Commencement on May 18, and PT graduate Ivan Haggins II, of Hudson, spoke on behalf of the graduate student body, per the news story.
[Source: Canton Repository]