The Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the University of Texas at El Paso is accredited by
Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE),
1111 North Fairfax Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314;
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 98.3%.
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)|