Doctor of Physical Therapy program at University of the Cumberlands receives Candidate for Accreditation status | Lafollette

The new Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at University of the Cumberlands recently received Candidate for Accreditation status by the Commission on Accreditation on Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE). Classes for the DPT program begin January 2023, with students able to finish their degree in just six semesters. Consideration for admission in January is open through December 2nd. To apply, visit www.ucumberlands.edu/apply.

“We are excited to earn this candidate for accreditation status and begin offering this new program to students,” said Vicki LaFay, PT, DPT, PhD, who is chair and director for the University of the Cumberlands’ DPT program. “There is a need for highly skilled physical therapists who can knowledgeably and compassionately optimize the health and well-being of their patients and clients. We look forward to helping students accomplish that through an innovative, career-focused education. We seek to share our deep commitment to the profession and prepare PTs who can meet the needs of rural and medically underserved communities in the local Appalachian region and beyond.”

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