The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Saint Francis University is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: firstname.lastname@example.org; website: www.capteonline.org. Saint Francis University physical therapy graduates are eligible to sit for the National Physical Therapy Licensure Examination. Licensure is required to practice.
PASS RATES ON NPTE
First - Time Pass Rate
100% placement is reported by our alumni who have completed a survey 1 year after graduation.
The Essential functions outlined in this document are the activities
that a student physical therapist must be able to perform in partial
fulfillment of the requirements for successful completion of the
professional curriculum. Every student must be able to perform these
essential functions, with or without reasonable accommodations, while
practicing safely, ethically, and in a legal manner. Reasonable
accommodations are based on individual need, program essential
requirements, public safety and must not pose an excessive financial
burden to the University or interfere with the nature or operation of
the University as an educational institution. The University uses
independent clinical education sites that may or may not be willing or
able to offer the same reasonable accommodations that are made available
by the University. The fact that the University offers reasonable
accommodations to allow a student with a disability to complete an
educational program is not a guarantee, implied or otherwise, that a
graduate will be able to secure subsequent employment offering those
If a student is unable to perform these essential functions, it is the student's responsibility to:
The ability to perform essential functions is expected of students in
the classroom, labs, simulated clinical settings, and while on clinical
education assignments. The Department of Physical Therapy essential
functions are summarized below. A complete description of the Essential
Functions is available on request, and is printed in the Department of
Physical Therapy Student Handbook and through a link on the Department
All physical therapy majors in the three-year pre-professional
curriculum must meet the following academic requirements in order to
have a guaranteed seat in the professional curriculum. Failure to meet
the progression standards will result in dismissal from the major. This
includes all majors/concentrations leading to the Doctor of Physical
Therapy approved by the University.
A student dismissed from the Physical Therapy major should contact the Office of Advising and Retention
to select another major. A seat in the professional curriculum of the
physical therapy major is not guaranteed for a student who does not meet
these progression standards.
Any student dismissed from the physical therapy major may apply for readmission according to the Physical Therapy Department Internal Transfer Policy or as a graduate admission.
*The cumulative math/science QPA is based on courses taken at
SFU; BIOL 111, 205, 206, CHEM 103,104, EXPH 305, PHYS 104,105, STAT 205,
MATH 110 or higher.
All physical therapy majors in the three-year professional curriculum
must meet the following academic requirements. Failure to meet the
progression standards will result in dismissal from the major.
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