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Statement on Accreditation

Effective October 29, 2019, the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at Oklahoma City University has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (3030 Potomac Ave., Suite 100, Alexandria, VA, 22305-3085; phone: 703-706-3245; email: [email protected]). If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (405) 208-6280 or email [email protected].

Candidate for Accreditation is an accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates the program may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Achievement of Candidate for Accreditation status does not assure that the program will be granted Initial Accreditation.

Program Timeline

Oklahoma City University's timeline for Candidate for Accreditation:

  • October, 29, 2019: Candidacy Status granted by CAPTE
  • June 1, 2020: Inaugural cohort of the DPT Program began classes
  • July 1, 2020: PTCAS Application cycle opened
  • November 2, 2020: PTCAS Application closes
  • January, 2021: Applicant Interviews & Selection of DPT cohort
  • June 1, 2021: Classes begin for second cohort of the DPT program
  • Fall 2022: CAPTE’s initial accreditation decision will occur prior to the graduation date; in some cases, it may occur within thirty (30) days after the graduation date
  • December 2022: Graduation of inaugural class
  • January 2023: Date of first licensure examination Class of 2022 graduates would be eligible to take