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  • The Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Clarkson University is accredited by The Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email:; website:  The program was originally accredited on Nov. 16, 2001, and reaffirmed on Oct. 28, 2009. CAPTE is the sole accreditation agency for physical therapy programs in the nation. It is our policy to maintain accreditation, and our next site visit is scheduled for 2016. Licensure through the state is required for practice as a physical therapist. Licensure is gained through successful completion of the National Physical Therapy Examination offered by the Federation of State Boards in Physical Therapy.

  • Student Outcomes

    • Graduation Rate: 91.3% of admitted students to the Doctor of Physical Therapy program graduated (2 year average from 2014-2015).

    • Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy National Physical Therapy Licensure Exam Pass Rate: 95.2% of the graduates passed the licensure exam (2 year average from 2014-2015).

    • Employment: Of those program graduates responding to surveys 100% are employed as Physical Therapists if they desire to be so (2 year average from 2014-2015).

  • Comments about the Clarkson University - PT Program can be mailed to the American Physical Therapy Association, Attention: Accreditation Department, 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1488; Fax: 703/684-7343; or e-mailed to