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Accreditation

Statement on Accreditation

Effective October 29, 2019, the Doctor of Physical Therapy at Oklahoma City University has been granted Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA, 22313; phone: 703-706-3246; email: accreditation@apta.org). If needing to contact the program/institution directly, please call (405) 208-6276 or email ptprogram@okcu.edu.

Candidate for Accreditation is a pre-accreditation status of affiliation with the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education that indicates that the program is progressing toward accreditation and may matriculate students in technical/professional courses. Candidate for Accreditation is not an accreditation status nor does it assure eventual accreditation.

Program Timeline

Oklahoma City University's timeline for Candidate for Accreditation:

  • June 1, 2019: Submit Application for Candidacy with CAPTE
  • July 1, 2019: Student applications open for the first cohort
  • July 15-17, 2019: CAPTE candidacy visit
  • October, 2019: CAPTE meeting for the decision on candidacy
  • November 1, 2019: Student application deadline for first cohort
  • November 13, 2019: Program notified of CAPTE decision on candidacy
  • January, 2020: Applicant Interviews & Selection of first DPT cohort
  • June 1, 2020: DPT Program begins classes at Oklahoma City University
  • 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 charter class
  • January 2023: Date of first licensure examination for which graduates would be eligible to sit