Licensure

This information is provided in good faith to applicants as of May 27, 2020.

The Arcadia DPT Online program leads to a Doctor of Physical Therapy degree. The designed outcome is to ensure that upon graduation, you will have met all coursework and clinical requirements as outlined by the Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). This program is designed to lead to exam eligibility for the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) and not an individual license. In most states the above will fulfill requirements for licensure, though state specific requirements may vary.

The table below provides a state by state breakdown of comparable licenses, including a determination of eligibility for licensure. This information provided is designed as a baseline determination of whether the program meets individual state specific requirements. Licensure requirements, the type of license to apply for, and appropriate pathway to pursue are subject to change and may differ based on individual student backgrounds, including coursework taken outside the scope of the program. Students should do their own due diligence and determine the appropriate pathway and license type for themselves.

Alabama

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) approved program of physical therapy education

Examination(s):

  1. National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE)
  2. Jurisprudence Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Alabama - State Regulation

State Board: Alabama Board of Physical Therapy

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Alaska

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements:

  1. Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association; or
  2. American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Examination(s): Examination prepared by a national testing service approved by the board such as the National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE)

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Alaska - State Regulation

State Board: Alaska Board of Physical Therapy

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Arizona

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Must be accredited by a national accreditation agency approved by the board such as Commission on Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE )

Examination(s): National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Arizona - State Regulation

State Board: Arizona State Board of Physical Therapy

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Arkansas

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Must be accredited by a national accreditation agency approved by the board such as Commission on Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Examination(s):

  1. National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE)
  2. Jurisprudence Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Arkansas - State Regulation

State Board: Arkansas State Board of Physical Therapy

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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California

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Examination(s):

  1. National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE)
  2. Jurisprudence Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: 18 weeks of full-time experience with a variety of patients

State Regulation: California - State Regulation

State Board: Physical Therapy Board of California

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Colorado

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Examination(s): National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Colorado - State Regulations

State Board: Colorado State Physical Therapy Board

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Connecticut

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)

Examination(s): National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Connecticut - State Regulation

State Board: Connecticut Dept. of Public Health

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Delaware

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Examination(s): National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Delaware - State Regulation

State Board: Delaware Examining Board of Physical Therapists

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Additional Important Information: CPR certification required

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District of Columbia

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Accredited by an agency recognized by the Department of Education

Examination(s):

  1. National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE)
  2. Jurisprudence Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: District of Columbia - State Regulation

State Board: District of Columbia - DC Board of Physical Therapy

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Additional Important Information: District of Columbia Licensure examination in Physical Therapy required as well as national exam

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Florida

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Examination(s): National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Florida - State Regulation

State Board: Florida Board of Physical Therapy

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Georgia

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Examination(s):

  1. National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE)
  2. Jurisprudence Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Georgia - State Regulation

State Board: Georgia State Board of Physical Therapy

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Hawaii

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Examination(s): National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Hawaii - State Regulation

State Board: Hawaii Dept of Professional and Vocational Licensure

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Idaho

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Nationally accredited school, including

  1. American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  2. Council on Medical Education and Hospitals of the American Medical Association; or
  3. Accrediting agency recognized by Department of Education

Examination(s): National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Idaho - State Regulation

State Board: Idaho Bureau of Professional License

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Illinois

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Examination(s): National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Illinois - State Regulation

State Board: Illinois Dept of Professional Regulation

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Indiana

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Examination(s): National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Indiana - State Regulation

State Board: Indiana Physical Therapy Board

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Iowa

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Must be accredited by a national accreditation agency approved by the board such as CAPTE (Commission on Physical Therapy Education)

Examination(s): National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Iowa - State Regulation

State Board: Iowa Board of Physical Therapy

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Kansas

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE ) approved program

Examination(s): National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Kansas - State Regulation

State Board: Kansas Board of Healing Arts

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Kentucky

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Must be accredited by a national accreditation agency approved by the board such as CAPTE (Commission on Physical Therapy Education)

Examination(s):

  1. Board-approved examination
  2. Jurisprudence examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Kentucky - State Regulation

State Board: Kentucky Board of Physical Therapy

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Additional Important Information: Requires fingerprints to be done before exam, and state jurisprudence exam

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Louisiana

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Examination(s): National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Louisiana - State Regulation

State Board: Louisiana Physical Therapy Board

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Maine

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Nationally accredited school, including

  1. Post-secondary application; or
  2. Approved by the board; or
  3. Accrediting agency recognized by Department of Education

Examination(s): National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Maine - State Regulation

State Board: Maine Professional and Financial Regulation

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Maryland

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements:

  1. American Medical Association (AMA)
  2. American Physical Therapy Association (APTA)
  3. Commission on Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Examination(s): Board-approved examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Maryland - State Regulation

State Board: Maryland Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Massachusetts

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Examination(s): National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Massachusetts - State Regulation

State Board: Massachusetts Board of Allied Health Professionals

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Michigan

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Examination(s):

  1. National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE)
  2. Jurisprudence Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Michigan - State Regulation

State Board: Michigan Board of Physical Therapy

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Additional Important Information: Training in identifying victims of human trafficking

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Minnesota

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Examination(s): National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Minnesota - State Regulation

State Board: Minnesota Board of Physical Therapy

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Mississippi

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Accredited by an agency recognized by the Department of Education

Examination(s):

  1. National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE)
  2. Jurisprudence Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Mississippi - State Regulation

State Board: Mississippi State Board of Physical Therapy

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Missouri

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Examination(s):

  1. National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE)
  2. Jurisprudence Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Missouri - State Regulation

State Board: Missouri Advisory Commission for Physical Therapy

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Montana

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Accredited school approved by the board

Examination(s):

  1. National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE)
  2. Jurisprudence Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Montana - State Regulation

State Board: Montana Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Nebraska

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Examination(s):

  1. National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE)
  2. Jurisprudence Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Nebraska - State Regulation

State Board: Nebraska Dept of Health and Human Services

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Nevada

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Program of professional education for physical therapists approved by the Nevada Physical Therapy Board

Examination(s): National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Nevada - State Regulation

State Board: Nevada Physical Therapy Board

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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New Hampshire

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Commision on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) or another board-approved accrediting agency

Examination(s):

  1. National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE)
  2. Jurisprudence Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: New Hampshire - State Regulation

State Board: New Hampshire Office of Licensed Allied Health Professionals

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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New Jersey

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Program accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education

Examination(s):

  1. National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE)
  2. Jurisprudence Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: New Jersey - State Regulations

State Board: New Jersey Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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New Mexico

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Examination(s):

  1. National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE)
  2. Jurisprudence Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: New Mexico - State Regulation

State Board: New Mexico Board of Physical Therapy

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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New York

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Program registered by the department or accredited by an acceptable accrediting agency

Examination(s): National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: New York - State Regulation

State Board: New York Office of the Professions

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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North Carolina

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Program accredited by an agency recognized by the United States Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education

Examination(s): National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: North Carolina - State Regulation

State Board: North Carolina Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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North Dakota

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Program accredited by national physical accreditation agency such as Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Examination(s):

  1. National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE)
  2. Jurisprudence Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: North Dakota - State Regulation

State Board: North Dakota Board of Physical Therapy

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Ohio

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Program accredited by national physical therapy accreditation agency such as Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Examination(s):

  1. National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE)
  2. Jurisprudence Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Ohio - State Regulation

State Board: Ohio Physical Therapy Board

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Oklahoma

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Examination(s): National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Oklahoma - State Regulation

State Board: Oklahoma Board of Physical Therapists

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Oregon

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Examination(s): National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Oregon - State Regulation

State Board: Oregon Physical Therapist Licensing Board

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Pennsylvania

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) or another national organization recognized by the board

Examination(s): Examination approved by the board

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Pennsylvania - State Regulation

State Board: Pennsylvania Board of Physical Therapy

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Rhode Island

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Examination(s): National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Rhode Island - State Regulation

State Board: Rhode Island Board of Physical Therapy

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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South Carolina

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Physical Therapy Educational Program approved by the board

Examination(s): Examination approved by the board

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: South Carolina - State Regulation

State Board: South Carolina Board of Physical Therapy

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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South Dakota

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Not Specified

Examination(s): National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: South Dakota - State Regulation

State Board: South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Tennessee

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Examination(s): National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Tennessee - State Regulation

State Board: Tennessee Board of Physical Therapy

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Texas

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Examination(s):

  1. National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE)
  2. Jurisprudence Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Texas - State Regulation

State Board: Texas Board of Physical Therapy Examiners

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

Additional Important Information: Graduates of CAPTE programs outside of Texas will submit Letter of Completion signed by registrar or program director with license application

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Utah

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Accredited by a recognized accreditation agency

Examination(s): National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Utah - State Regulation

State Board: Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Vermont

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Examination(s): National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Vermont - State Regulation

State Board: Vermont Office of Professional Regulation

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Virginia

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Examination(s): National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Virginia - State Regulation

State Board: Virginia Board of Physical Therapy

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Washington

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Examination(s): National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Washington - State Regulation

State Board: Washington Dept. of Health

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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West Virginia

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Examination(s): National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: West Virginia - State Regulation

State Board: West Virginia Board of Physical Therapy

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Wisconsin

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) approved program

Examination(s): National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE) Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Wisconsin - State Regulation

State Board: Wisconsin Dept of Safety and Professional Services

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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Wyoming

What is Issued: License

Name of Credential: Dr. of Physical Therapy (DPT)

Accreditation Requirements: Commission on Accreditation of Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Examination(s):

  1. National Physical Therapy Exam (NPTE)
  2. Jurisprudence Examination

Curriculum Requirements: The curriculum plan includes a series of organized, sequential and integrated courses designed to facilitate achievement of the expected student outcomes, and the clinical education component provides experiences coordinated with the didactic component of the curriculum.

Field Experience Requirements: The clinical education component of the curriculum includes a minimum of 30 weeks of full-time clinical education experiences (per CAPTE)

State Regulation: Wyoming - State Regulation

State Board: Wyoming Board of Physical Therapy

Federal Disclosure: Meets State Requirements

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