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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: email@example.com; 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 (4 year average, 2010-2013)
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 same accommodations.
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 website.
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.
A student dismissed from the physical therapy major may appeal the decision according to the Department of Physical Therapy policy. This is initiated by submitting a letter to the program chair.
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, PHTH 300, 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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