"The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Texas at El Paso is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE), 1111 North Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Virginia 22314; telephone: 703-706-3245; email: email@example.com; website: http://www.capteonline.org. Reaffirmation of Accreditation was granted April 24, 2002 and is valid through June 30, 2013. The program hosted a site visit in December 2012 and will be on the Commission on Accreditation for Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) agenda for reaffirmation of accreditation at the Spring 2013 meeting."
Graduates of the Physical Therapy Program are eligible to sit for the National Physical Therapy Examination (NPTE) administered by the Federation of State Boards of Physical Therapy (FSBPT). After successful completion of the examination, the individual will then hold the title of Physical Therapist and be eligible for employment. An outcome for CAPTE is that graduates are employed within 6 months of licensure. The CAPTE minimal required pass rate for the NPTE is an average of 80% over 3 years; UTEP's current 3 year average is 96.7%.
The table below describes the reportable CAPTE Graduate Outcomes for the last 3 years for the graduates of the UTEP Physical Therapy Program:
|Graduating Year||Number of UTEP PT Graduates (MPT)||Total Percentage of Candidates in Graduation Class Who Took the NPTE and Passed *||Employment Rate (within 6 months of passing the NPTE)|